ARIZONA STATE FOOTBALL

Former ASU punter Michael Turk transfers to Oklahoma Sooners

Aug 13, 2021, 10:02 AM | Updated: 11:14 am

Arizona State Sun Devils punter Michael Turk (35) punts the ball during the college football game b...

Arizona State Sun Devils punter Michael Turk entered the transfer portal less than a month before the football team’s season begins and in an Instagram post announced his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners.

Turk, who is a graduate transfer with a year of eligibility remaining, returned to the ASU program in June despite declaring for the NFL Draft, participating in the NFL Scouting Combine, signing with an agent and going undrafted.

That’s because Turk was granted a waiver from the NCAA, largely on the basis that COVID-19 affected his chances of being drafted due to his inability to be a part of pro days, team workouts and in-person interviews.

The Sun Devils have two other punters listed on the roster: Florida State transfer Logan Tyler and freshman Adam Babb.

Turk, who will now be a junior, averaged 46.0 yards per punt on 59 punts last season. That ranked 11th in the FBS and led the Pac-12.

Turk was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team following last season.

He also finished as a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award, an annual award given to college football’s best punter. He was on award’s preseason watch list for this year.

Arizona State Football

Wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan #4 of the Arizona Wildcats runs with the football against the Arizo...

Bailey Leasure

ESPN’s Connelly projects college football win totals for ASU, Arizona

ESPN's Bill Connelly projects win total for Arizona State and Arizona in their first season in the Big 12 conference.

1 day ago

(Graphic via Valero Alamo Bowl)...

Arizona Sports

Former Pac-12 teams in Big 12, elsewhere will retain prior bowl game affiliation

The Pac-12 announced that former conference members in the Big Ten, Big 12 and ACC will keep the old bowl game affiliations.

2 days ago

Brett Yormark, Big 12 commissioner...

Ryan Pasiecznik

Notable Arizona State, Arizona legends named to first-ever Big 12 Alumni Council

Four alumni who made their imprint on the Arizona schools were named to the first Big 12 Alumni Council on Wednesday.

4 days ago

Arizona State Sun Devils helmets during the college football game between the Utah Utes and the Ari...

Ryan Pasiecznik

Arizona State football enters Big 12 conference with ‘external motivation’

Arizona State football heads into its first year in the Big 12 conference with plenty to prove to its naysayers.

5 days ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark says the conference is the deepest in college football

Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark says the conference is the deepest in college football

5 days ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: What we learned from Arizona State at Big 12 Media Days

Kenny Dillingham spoke to the media at Big 12 Media Days about being pick to finish last in the conference. Brett Yormark also spoke about the conference being the deepest in all of college football.

5 days ago

Former ASU punter Michael Turk transfers to Oklahoma Sooners