The Washington Redskins added a second punter in the roster in the form of 27-year-old Sam Irwin-Hill. Irwin-Hill spent the 2017 offseason with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Washington Redskins announced on Friday that they have signed free agent punter Sam Irwin-Hill.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Irwin-Hill, 27, previously spent time with the Dallas Cowboys although he has never appeared in a regular season game. During the 2017 preseason, the 27-year-old appeared in four games to register 15 punts for an average of 38.3 yards per kick. Five of his punts were caught for fair catches and five were downed inside the 20-yard line.
Prior to his time in Dallas, Irwin-Hill split his college career between City College of San Francisco and the University of Arkansas. During his time at City College, the 6-foot-3, 218 pounder averaged more than 40 yards per punt as the Rams won a CCCAA state title with a perfect 12-0 in 2015.
After Irwin-Hill transferred to Arkansas, the Bendingo, Australia, native averaged 44.3 yards per punt on 46 punt. 20 of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line which led the SEC.
In 13 games during his senior season, Irwin-Hill appeared in 13 games and averaged 40.1 yards per punt on his 58 punts. Twenty-seven of those punts were downed inside the 20-yard line.
With his addition to the roster, the Redskins now have two punters on the roster. Tress Way, of course, has been Washington’s punter for the last five seasons. In total, the Oklahoma native has punted 279 times with the Redskins with an average of 46.2 yards per punt.