PEYTON TODD (LOUISIANA) P
-WEST MONROE 2019 STATS:
42 YARDS PER PUNT
20 PUNTS DOWNED INSIDE THE 20 YARD LINE
-LED WEST MONROE IN INTERCEPTIONS, PLAYING LB
Peyton Todd is without a doubt the best punter born in the 2021 class, a complete grade A footsman.... this kid is a gem. His propensity to pin opponents deep will prove to be Von Rosenberg-esque when Todd takes the main stage during 2021.
He'll need to be ready to geaux right out of the gates, expected to be LSU's freshman starting punter when the Tigers face Chip Kelly's UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl.
The West Monroe punter will be working under special teams king Greg McMahon (the architect of the Saints' 2009 Super Bowl-winning / 2nd half-opening onside kick); accordingly, the Super Bowl / National Championship winner should be excited to coach such a highly decorated punter.
Peyton Todd will have big kicking boots to fill after the legacy ZVR left behind, however the young man's pedigree is outrageous and if you believe McMahon's past pedigree is worth a damn (Cole Tracy, Cade York, ZVR, Avery Atkins) which it obviously is, then I think Todd will be juuust fine.
But there's much more to Peyton Todd than just the game of football...after you read this, you'll be rooting for this kid until your voice is gone:
As his cousin Morgan Todd tells us, Peyton is a young man who had to "grow up fast" after the 2012 passing of his father...when young Peyton was only a tender 10 years old.
Peyton's father Hunter Todd was a huge LSU fan who's dream was to see his son become a Tiger....this is the year Hunter, as well as everyone else, will finally get that chance.
Morgan told us a little more about what drives Peyton:
"He is my BABY! BIG TALL BABY! But always my baby. He’s the kindest, most soft hearted, disciplined, God fearing 18 year old I know. It was a dream of his daddy’s to see him in Death Valley, dressed in purple and gold on Saturdays. He’s the kid you see after practice, on Saturdays, on Sundays after church, kicking.. over and over and over. Always trying to do better. It’s an honor to see him where he is. He deserves the world. He had to grow up so young; I pray he soaks in the moments and seizes this opportunity at LSU."
In closing, Morgan had one final piece of advice for the young Tiger:
“In all the glory, stay true to yourself. You are a Todd and that’s something to be proud of. Wear it across your shoulder and work hard. I’m so proud of you. I love you. -Sissy.”
Through his trials & decorated rise, Todd has the character of a true Tiger.
by Lonn Phillips Sullivan
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SHOUTOUTS: Morgan Todd, thank you for sharing your incredible words with us all!