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Michigan punter transfers to Arkansas
An Arkansas football helmet sits on the sideline during a game between the Razorbacks and Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Fayetteville.
Michigan transfer punter George Caratan has committed to Arkansas and is expected to have immediate eligibility.
Caratan (6-2, 220 pounds) did not play for the Wolverines the past two seasons after attending St. Thomas More High School in Connecticut. He will be a walk-on at Arkansas after picking the Hogs over Missouri.
He averaged 46 yards per punt at St. Thomas More and made 4 of 5 field goals, including a 46-yarder, and 35 of 41 his kickoffs were touchbacks.
Caratan joined Michigan as a preferred walk-on. He chose the Wolverines over Penn State and Maryland.
The Hogs have three punters on the current roster. Redshirt junior Sam Loy averaged 39.5 yards on 56 punts last year, including 8 punts of 50 yards or more. He placed 19 punts inside the 20 yard line.
Redshirt sophomore Ried Bauer punted three times for a 36.6 yard average. Matthew Phillips didn't have any stats as a redshirt sophomore.
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