The San Francisco 49ers’ Mitch Wishnowsky is an Australian professional American football punter in the National Football League (NFL). Born on March 3, 1992, Mitch’s parents hail from Hawke’s Bay – a local government region of New Zealand on the east coast of the North Island.
Wishnowsky was drafted in the fourth round (110th by and large) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was the first of two punters to be chosen that year. Wishnowsky marked a four-year contract with the 49ers on 30 April 2019.
In Week 9, Wishnowsky landed five dropkicks inside the 20-yard line with a long of 50 yards in a 28-25 win over the Arizona Cardinals, acquiring him NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Wishnowsky arrived at Super Bowl LIV as a youngster. Nonetheless, the 49ers lost 31-20 to the Kansas City Chiefs as Wishnowsky drop-kicked two times.
In Week 2 of the 2021 season, Wishnowsky found the middle value of 45.2 yards per dropkick with three arriving inside the 20 and one inside the five-yard line, acquiring NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Wishnowsky is the primary Australian to score a point in an NFL game.
Where did Mitch Wishnowsky go to college?
Mitch Wishnowsky attended the University of Utah and was a member of Utah Utes football – a college football team that competes in the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12) of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of NCAA Division I and represents the University of Utah.
Where did Mitch Wishnowsky go to High School?
Mitch Wishnowsky went to Lumen Christi College – an independent Roman Catholic co-educational secondary day school, located in the Perth south-eastern suburb of Martin, Western Australia.