It’s an odd title to hold, but Tennessee punter Trevor Daniel has earned the right to be called the most athletic punter in college football thanks to a video on Twitter that has now gone viral.
Daniel is a redshirt senior punter for the Vols who has had some truly impressive punts over the last two seasons for the Vols. But as impressive as he’s been on the field, it’s something he did off it that grabbed attention this week. Specifically, it’s something he did on a basketball court that’s turned heads.
Thanks to a tweet by redshirt senior offensive lineman Thomas Edwards, everyone was treated to a video of Trevor Daniel slamming down a 360 degree dunk. If you haven’t seen it yet, here it is in all its glory:
— Thomas P Edwards (@bigtpedwards) May 8, 2017
Daniel is listed at 6-foot-1, 248 pounds on his official Tennessee bio. So by basketball standards, the redshirt senior punter isn’t exactly tall. But the video doesn’t lie; Trevor Daniel can jump. Not only that, but he has the athleticism at 6-foot-1 to not only dunk a basketball, but also to slam down a difficult dunk as well.
While his dunking skills are drawing attention right now, head coach Butch Jones and Vol fans alike hope Daniel churns out more spectacular and efficient punts in his last season as a Vol in 2017. Thus far in his career, Daniel has averaged 45.1 yards per punt on 130 punts over two seasons. His longest punt traveled 70 yards, and 43 of his punts have gone for over 50 yards. He also has had 53 of his 130 punts be downed inside the 20-yard line, and another 44 have been fair caught.