Syracuse’s Sterling Hofrichter, one of the best punters ever from the bay area, was selected in the seventh round by the Atlanta Falcons. The former Armwood standout grew up an Atlanta Braves fan and talked with the Falcons throughout the evaluation process.
A first-team all-state selection with the Hawks, Hofrichter continued to receive acclaim throughout his college career. He was the Orange’s punter for all 49 games from 2016-19 and was a four-time Ray Guy Award candidate as the nation’s top punter. This past season, Hofrichter was one of three finalists for the award.
His senior season was filled with plenty of other accolades, too.
Hofrichter was selected to seven different All-America teams, becoming the first punter at the school to reach All-America status since Pat O’Neill (1991, ‘93). Finished his career as the school’s all-time leader in punting yards (11,651) and second in gross average (43.27) and punts (270).