DETROIT – While images of the fumbled ball on the last play of the game between Michigan and Michigan State continue to live in the media stream 24/7 — the punter behind the play, which gave the Spartans a place in sports history with an improbable win in the last 10 seconds, had a life in front of the camera well before game day in Ann Arbor.
“Come on he made one mistake get over it because he has done so much with his life already at the age 22 and have you not seen him he is a gorgeous man!! #newcrush #12 #GoBlue,” says taylorturpening16 on Instagram.
Blake O’Neill, the 22-year-old from Australia, is a former model who has traveled the world before heading to the University of Michigan for graduate school and a place in the history books for the Wolverines.
The 6-foot-2 stud, who modeled his way in Australia through undergrad, had a solid game before the one fumbled play at the end — but judging from the photos — he’ll have plenty of options moving forward and no shortage of support!