Punters usually aren’t associated with pancakes, unless you’re talking about the kind you eat.
But in the case of Florida punter Johnny Townsend, he’s been known to enjoy football’s version of a pancake — flattening someone who moves into your path like a pancake.
Townsend pancaked someone in last Saturday’s game at Kentucky. He has shared a tape of it on Twitter. It shows the 6-foot-1, 211-pound Townsend heading downfield after launching a 61-yard punt and two Kentucky blockers confronting him in the middle of the field, trying to block him. Townsend then pancakes one of them, knocking him flat on his back.
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“Johnny, he’s not a normal punter,” senior wide receiver Brandon Powell said. “You see him in the weight room, he’s one of the strongest players on the team. He’s fast and quick. All summer in our agility drills, Johnny’s one of those that is in the top competition for who can do this the fastest or the quickest.
“I wasn’t surprised. You see that double team for a reason. He’s down there making tackles on the punt team, punting the ball and going to make the tackle. I wasn’t surprised seeing Johnny pancaking people.”