In more than 100 years, Toomey among the best at Saint John’s

November 19, 2016

Griffin Toomey football

Griffin Toomey

Football dates back to the 1900s at Saint John’s University and Anchorage’s Griffin Toomey will finish his career as one of the greats at his position.

Whenever that is.

The Saint John’s punter lived to play another day after the Johnnies scored on a 1-yard plunge on fourth down with no time remaining to seal a 32-31 win over Wisconsin-Platteville in the first-round of the NCAA D3 playoffs in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Toomey, of South High fame, was on point with a 44-yard punting average on five attempts, including three inside the 20-yard line.

His name is all over the record books.

The senior ranks No. 2 all-time with a 38.1-yard career average on 158 attempts.

He owns the third-highest [40.4, 2016] and seventh-highest [37.9, 2014] on the single-season list.

Toomey is also the king of hangtime, with 37 percent of his career punts being downed inside the 20.

The Johnnies [10-1] advanced to the second round and will face Wisconsin-Oshkosh next Saturday on the road.