John Haggerty (Canadian football)

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John Haggerty
No. 29     Toronto Argonauts
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Haggerty with the Argonauts in 2022
Born: (1995-02-06) 6 February 1995 (age 27)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusGlobal
Position(s)Punter
Height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight225 lb (102 kg)
CollegeWestern Kentucky
CFL Draft2022G / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Drafted byToronto Argonauts
Career history
As player
2022–presentToronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star2022
Career stats

John Haggerty III (born 6 February 1995) is a professional gridiron football punter for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Early life[edit]

Haggerty grew up in Sydney, Australia, where he played rugby, Australian rules football, and soccer.[1] His biggest inspiration in sports was Kobe Bryant and he played football with Michael Dickson.[1]

College career[edit]

After attending Prokick Australia, a program designed to train Australian athletes in gridiron football, Haggerty was recruited to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers program where he played college football from 2019 to 2021.[2] He set single-season program records for punting average in each of his three years, with 45.7 yards in 2020, 45.9 yards in 2019, and 48.7 yards in 2021.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Haggerty was drafted in the first round, fourth overall by the Toronto Argonauts in the 2022 CFL Global Draft and signed with the team on 10 May 2022.[3] Following 2022 training camp, he was named the team's punter, allowing Boris Bede to focus on placekicking.[4] He played in his first career professional game on 16 June 2022, against the Montreal Alouettes, where he had four punts for a 51.2-yard average and scored two singles in the one-point victory.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Haggerty and his wife, Spenser, have one son, Lincoln John Haggerty, who was born in July 2021.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "A busy man: WKU's punter from down under juggles family and football". College Heights Herald. 30 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "John Haggerty". Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Argos Sign eleven from 2022 CFL Draft class". Toronto Argonauts. 10 May 2022.
  4. ^ "John Haggerty". Toronto Argonauts. Retrieved 6 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Argos outlast Als in season opener". Toronto Argonauts. 16 June 2022.

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