Mitch Wishnowsky

Australian punter Mitch Wishnowsky became the first Australian to score a point in an NFL game during the San Francisco 49ers 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Wishnowsky was asked to take over place-kicking duties after regular 49ers kicker Robbie Gould injured his groin during the pre-game warm-up.

Wishnowsky kick an extra point after the 49ers opened the scoring courtesy of a Ross Dwelley touchdown midway through the first quarter.

Unfortunately, Wishnowsky missed a 41 yard field goal and an addition extra point but as he was on extra duties and he will always had the honor being the first Australian to score a point in an NFL game.

While one aussie had a first another found himself in a wild seven-year anomaly.

Arryn Siposs essentially was a well-paid spectator during an incredibly-rare ‘no-punt game’ between his Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs in the early hours of Monday morning.

A punter not being needed in a game while rare is not unheard of but neither Siposs, or his Chiefs counterpart Tommy Townsend, were called on to punt during the high-octane offensive shootout.

It was just the fifth no-punt game in NFL history, with the most recent one taking place between the Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints in 2014.

The two teams combined for 932 yards of total offence, 61 first downs and 15 third down conversions.

Siposs and Townsend did make it onto the field to hold on field goal and extra point attempts for their respective place kickers Jake Elliott and Harrison Butker.

Wishnowsky first aussie to score & Siposs in seven-year anomaly


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