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Saskatchewan Roughriders sign decorated Australian punter Korsak

Rutgers punter Adam Korsak talks to reporters during an NCAA college football news conference at the Big Ten Conference media days, at Lucas Oil Stadium, Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Indianapolis. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Darron Cummings

REGINA - The Saskatchewan Roughriders signed Australian punter Adam Korsak on Friday.

The six-foot, 185-pound Korsak was Saskatchewan's first pick, third overall, of the 2023 CFL global draft. The Australian joins the Riders after attending rookie minicamps with the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Korsak, 25, captured the Ray Guy award last season at Rutgers as American college football's top punter. His net punting average of 43.4 yards was third in the NCAA ranks but he held opponents to minus-11 returns yards (tops in NCAA) and allowed just one positive return over 75 attempts.

Korsak also had 32 punts inside the opposition's 20-yard line, third-best in the NCAA. He finished his tenure at Rutgers as the NCAA career leader in punts (349) and yards (15,318).?

Korsak was a team captain for three years and twice named special-teams MVP.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 19, 2023.

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