Arkansas punter Max Fletcher enters the transfer portal

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The Razorbacks lost their third player to the portal following spring practice on Thursday. On3Sports reported that Arkansas punter Max Fletcher entered his name in the transfer portal after two years with the Hogs. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

Fletcher made his way to Arkansas from his home in Melbourne, Australia, as the sixth-best punter in his class, per 247Sports composite rankings. He followed his brother Mason — another punter — across the Pacific after Mason committed to the University of Cincinnati. They even reunited once when Cincinnati came to Fayetteville in 2022.

During his time as a Razorback, Fletcher had highs and lows, but the stats didn't show much of the lows. As a freshman, he averaged 37.5 a punt in nine games, which was slightly below average. To make up for it, Fletcher kicked three punts of at least 50 yards.

However, last season, the Aussie was much more consistent. Fletcher earned All-SEC Second Team honors after bumping his average punt up to 46.9 yards a punt and pinning the defense in the red zone 19 times.

With Fletcher's departure, Devon Bale is set to take over the punting responsibilities. Arkansas now has eight open scholarships to use.