ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed fifth-round draft pick P Johnny Townsend, the club announced Monday.
Townsend was selected 173rd overall by the Raiders in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in 44 games over his four-year career at Florida, totaling 240 punts for 11,090 yards (46.2 avg.) with 90 punts placed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. Townsend finished his collegiate career as Florida’s all-time leading punter in yards and punts, and ranks first in SEC history in career punting average.
As a senior, the native of Orlando, Fla., was named a consensus second-team All-American after appearing in 11 games and leading the nation for the second straight year with 3,043 punting yards on 64 punts (47.5 avg.).