October 24, 2013
Will Jensen is a junior punter on the UW-River Falls Falcon football team. He has started three years for UWRF.
Jensen is from Brillion, Wis., south of Green Bay, Wis., and started playing competitive football in sixth grade.
Other than football he is heavily involved in intramurals at UWRF as one of the supervisors and is a campus tour guide.
He came to UWRF after getting recruited a bit, but said he did not even know if the coaches knew he could punt. He came to visit his longtime friend, Kyle Kittle, who is also on the team, and liked the feel of the small town campus. Another reason he enjoys UWRF is because of the respect he has for head coach Matt Walker.
Jensen said his goal for this season is to punt better in the cold.
“I have had some trouble in the past two years punting when the weather gets cold. Before I would make excuses, but this year I want it to be different. I want to be able to pin the opposing teams back and put my defense in a good position even when the weather gets cold,” Jensen said.
Jensen is currently fourth in the WIAC for punting average and would like to be in the top three by the end of the year.
Jensen’s favorite football memory came his senior year when Brillion won the state championship. “It was a great moment to win state and know that we were the best team in our division.”
Before his career is over Jensen would like another moment to add to his career. “I want to try and win the WIAC, and I know we can do it.”