Taking A Punt: The Dane Roy Story
At 26 years old, Dane Roy was working at Peter’s Ice Cream in Melbourne, Australia, when he stumbled upon the opportunity to participate in a “longest kick” contest, culminating in a final showdown at the 2015 AFL Grand Final. Roy won the grand final contest with an 81-yard (73-meters) punt that would ultimately change his life.
As part of his prize, he earned a chance to work with former AFL player turned NFL punter, and renowned punting coach Nathan Chapman of Prokick Australia. When Tom Herman – head coach at the University of Houston – came calling, Chapman didn’t hesitate to recommend the booming boot of the boy from Bunyip.
Go behind the scenes of a 4-year college football career.
From Australia to Houston, Texas.
Ice cream salesman to ESPN red carpet.
THE REAL STORY.
Listen to Taking A Punt: The Dane Roy Story on all major podcast platforms.
Host & Producer: Darren Parkin
Executive Producers: Nick Splitter & Dane Roy