Tory Taylor, the punter for Iowa, received a big cheer from the crowd during a recent game against Utah State. This happened because he’s known for his powerful punts and his honest interviews. Even though his first punt of the season was partially blocked, he still got applause from the fans.
During a discussion with the special teams, Taylor mentioned how surprised he was by the loud cheers. He said, “I can’t believe how loud it was when I went out there to punt. They were really cheering for the punting unit. It’s pretty cool.”
Taylor is liked by the fans not only for his punting skills but also for his straightforward comments in interviews. When asked about playing against Iowa State, he sarcastically mentioned how humble and modest the Iowa State fans are, and he’s excited to play there.
But in reality, he loves the rivalry game against Iowa State, especially because of the great performance he had in their last meeting. He punted exceptionally well, helping Iowa win against Iowa State, which is a fond memory for him.
However, in the recent game against Utah State, Taylor had a blocked punt, which bothered him. He explained that it was a combination of factors, and sometimes these things happen in football. He’s had a few blocked punts in his career, and he’s ready to move on.
Taylor is also happy because his family from Australia is visiting him in Iowa. They saw him win a game for the first time and experienced the cheers from the crowd that make him feel supported.
So, despite the initial hiccup with the blocked punt, Tory Taylor is looking forward to playing in the Iowa State game and cherishing the support of the fans and his family.
Tory Taylor only has the fondest memories of his time in Ames. pic.twitter.com/ALjUWfyNGh
— Owen Siebring (@owensiebring) September 5, 2023