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Australia’s next NFL sensation has emerged after a former Victorian state cricketer dubbed the ‘Aussie Assassin’ rewrote US college football record books.

Adam Korsak, who represented New Jersey’s Rutgers University for five years, is set to be at the top of the punters list ahead of the NFL draft in April according to The Herald Sun.

The 25-year-old grew up in Melbourne and attended the state’s first sports school, Maribyrnong Sports Academy where he focused on cricket, golf and Aussie rules.

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Korsak’s sporting resume was already impressive before he made the decision to pursue punting, having played with Test gun Will Pucovski in Victoria’s under 15s team and having a golf handicap of only four.

The Scarlet Knights’ captain was awarded the Ray Guy Award as college football’s best punter following his record-breaking season.

Korsak now holds the record for the most punting yards in NCAA history and also has the most punts in the history of college football.

At 17, Korsak set his sights on a college football career and trained with Melbourne-based Prokick Australia to make his dream a reality.

“I was a little burnt out with cricket and Australian football because I grew up playing it my whole life,” Korsak said to Code Sports.

“It was a tough decision at that young age, but I’m thankful I did it. Fortunately, it worked out well for me.”

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While Rutgers struggled with on-field performances, losing eight of their 12 games last season, it wasn’t all about football for Korsak.

The talented punter is in the process of completing his second master’s degree after already finishing a master’s in Business Communication Strategy and Labor Relations.

“If football doesn’t work out for whatever reason, I’m kind of excited to get to that next stage, so I’m looking at it as a win-win,” Korsak said to the Herald Sun.

“But I’m obviously going to give myself every opportunity over the next couple of months leading up to the draft to set foot into the pros.”

It seems certain Korsak will be drafted into the NFL and will showcase his abilities in the Reese’s Senior Bowl ahead of the draft.

Korsak was given a glowing endorsement by Rutgers head coach Greg Shiano, who has worked for NFL teams such as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears.

“He’s the best punter I’ve ever coached,” Schiano said.

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