Iowa made an addition to its special teams this season, as a former Pac-12 punter is headed to Iowa City.
Michael Sleep-Dalton, Arizona State’s primary punter over the last two seasons, announced that he will be transferring to Iowa to complete his college career. He posted a message, along with several images, on Twitter on Friday afternoon.
“Proud to be a Hawkeye!” Sleep-Dalton wrote. “110% committed, and blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program.”
Proud to be a Hawkeye! 110% committed, and blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing program. Thank you to @LeVarWoods @ProkickAus @JohnnyPKA, & all the Hawkeye fans for believing in me & showing their love. Can’t wait to put on the black and gold! #swarm19 pic.twitter.com/QXYAHbSwgj
— Michael Sleep-Dalton (@mjsleepdalton36) February 1, 2019
Sleep-Dalton started his career in junior college before making the move to Arizona State. He served as the primary punter for the Sun Devils each of the last two seasons.
In his first season at ASU (2017), he averaged 39.9 yards per punt, an average that ranked seventh in the Pac-12. Last fall, that average improved by nearly four yards, as he had an average of 43.8 yards per boot, ranking fifth in the conference and 26th nationally.
With a 37.9 yards per punt average in 2018, Iowa had the worst punting average in the B1G and ranked 118th nationally.