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Atlanta Falcons Undrafted Free Agents: Pitt punter Matt Yoklic to join Falcons

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And ... minutes after news of Ty Ezell heading to the Houston Texans breaks, the Post-Gazette's Sam Werner has news (and the Trib's Jerry DiPaola confirms it) that Pitt punter Matt Yoklic is also headed south. Yoklic, though, will join the Atlanta Falcons:

You don't typically think about punters in the NFL Draft and most of the time, they're undrafted free agent pickups. Pitt, of course, has a pretty successful one already in the league in All-Pro Andy Lee.

Yoklic was originally a walk on at Pitt that later earned a scholarship, so the story of him getting a shot at the NFL is really a great one. He had his share of miscues, but was ultimately a pretty good punter. His 43.0 yards per punt this season was a career-best and third in the ACC. Yoklic was a three-year starter and brings plenty of game experience with him. He was also a four-time All-Conference All-Academic Player.

Last year, he also got his share of work in with a career-high 70 punts.

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