Missouri has brought in a punter from the transfer portal for the 2023 season. Riley Williams, a native of Australia, announced on Twitter that he had committed to the Tigers.

Williams spent the 2022 season at Towson, where he averaged 44.7 yards a punt, 4th in FCS. He was credited with putting 13 of his 46 punts in 2022 inside the 20-yard line. Prior to coming to the United States, Williams was at Australian Catholic University, where he played Aussie rules football, cricket, and swam for the university.

The Tigers were in search for a punter as freshman Jack Stonehouse entered the transfer portal, eventually landing at Syracuse. He averaged 42.30 yards a punt in 2022. Sean Koetting, a graduate student who was the team’s kickoff specialist, has exhausted his eligibility after 6 seasons with the program, the last 2 spent on kickoff duties.