Mississippi State Australian punter Keelan Crimmins visiting Purdue

On3 imageby:Tom Dienhart04/19/24


GoldandBlack.com has learned that Mississippi State punter Keelan Crimmins is visiting Purdue this weekend.

The 6-3, 215-pound Crimmins entered the portal on Tuesday, the first day it opened. He has three years of eligibility. Crimmins was recruited to Starkville by the late Mike Leach.

Crimmins averaged 40.9 yards on 49 punts last year for the Bulldogs as a true freshman. And 13 of his punts landed inside the 20-yard line while 28 were fair caught. Only nine were returned and his long was 55 yards.

MORE: Crimmins Mississippi State bio

The 23-year-old Crimmins is a native of Melbourne, Australia, and a product of Prokick Australia, which has sent numerous punters to the states since it began in 2007. Crimmins played cricket and Australian rules football and became one of the top punters in his country before coming to America.

Purdue is in the market for a punter after Australian Jack Ansell opted not to return for his final season. As of now, Purdue has just one punter on the roster: walk-on Bennett Boehnelin. Ideally, it’s believed Purdue special teams coach Chris Petrilli would like to have three punters, three kickers and three long-snappers on the roster with one on scholarship at each position.

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