Oregon dips into transfer portal to add another punter
For the second time in as many days, Oregon has added a punter.
On Wednesday, the Ducks landed junior college punter Ross James. On Thursday, the Ducks pulled former Temple punter Adam Barry from the transfer portal. He’ll spend his final year of college ball in Eugene after becoming one of the American Athletic Conference’s better punters.
— Adam Barry (@AdamBarry82) May 19, 2022
After playing his freshman season for Independence Community College in 2018—the team featured on Season 3 of Netflix’s “Last Chance U”—Barry joined Temple prior to the 2019 season. His first year, he averaged 37.8 yards per punt as a sophomore. In 2020, he improved drastically on the field, bumping his average up to 44 yards a punt. Last season, he averaged 42 yards a punt on 63 attempts. Barry also worked as the Owls’ field goal holder last year.
The 6-foot-6 Barry will look to compete with James for Oregon’s starting punter spot. Tom Snee was the starter for the Ducks last season, averaging 43.1 yards per punt on his 44 attempts. During the spring, coach Dan Lanning said he was dealing with a personal issue away from the team. As of this publication, he is still listed on the Ducks’ online roster.