Alexander Kinal
Alexander  Kinal

RS Senior

Adelaide, South Australia

High School:
St. Peter's

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 205



Political Science


Deacs Force Four Turnovers in Loss to No. 1 Clemson

Wake Forest recorded three interceptions and a fumble recovery, but Clemson took advantage of a 20-0 first-quarter lead en route to a 33-13 win.


No. 4 Irish Jump Ahead Early in Win Over Deacs

Wake Forest was unable to erase a 21-0 halftime deficit, falling 28-7 to the fourth-ranked Fighting Irish.


Kinal, Dancel Earn ACC Player of the Week Honors

Alex Kinal was named the Specialist of the Week and Zach Dancel was tabbed as Defensive Back of the Week.


Weekly Press Conference Video & Quotes: Oct. 13

Head coach Dave Clawson, punter Alex Kinal and defensive back Ryan Janvion met with the media on Tuesday.


Defense Shines in Shutout Win over Boston College

The Wake Forest defense forced four turnovers and put up a goal-line stand as time expired in a 3-0 victory.


Alex Kinal - Weekly Press Conference - Oct. 13

Alex Kinal met with the media during the weekly press conference on Oct. 13.


Alex Kinal - Weekly Press Conference - Sept. 8

Alex Kinal met with the media at the weekly press conference on Sept. 8.


Alexander Kinal - Weekly Press Conference

Alexander Kinal - Weekly Press Conference


Weekly Press Conference - Alexander Kinal


Interview with punter Alex Kinal

Interview with Wake Forest punter Alex Kinal


Wake Forest at Clemson

The top-ranked Clemson Tigers defeated the Demon Deacons, 33-13, on Nov. 21.


Wake Forest Vs. Louisville

The Wake Forest football team took on Louisville under the lights on Oct. 30, 2015 at BB&T Field.


Wake Forest Vs. NC State

The Wake Forest football team faces in-state foe NC State at BB&T Field on Oct. 24, 2015.


Wake Forest at North Carolina

The Wake Forest football team at North Carolina on Oct. 17, 2015


Wake Forest vs. Indiana

Wake Forest takes on Indiana in its annual Homecoming game at BB&T Field.

2014 (Redshirt Junior)
Elected a team captain for 2015 ... Enters his senior season as Wake Forest's career record-holder with 262 punts and 10,816 career punt yards ... His career average of 41.28 yards per punt is fourth-best in school history ... Was one of 10 semifinalists in 2014 for the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter ... Named second team All-ACC by ACSMA and the ACC coaches ... Finished second in the ACC in punting average at 43.6 yards per punt ... Led the ACC with 81 punts and 3,535 punting yards ... Was second in the ACC in punts inside the 20 with 27 and was second in the league with 50+ yard punts with 19 ... His 73-yard punt vs Clemson was the longest by an ACC kicker in 2014 ... Also was one of just four starting kickers nationally to not have a touchback all season (Northern Illinois-67 punts; Iowa State 76 punts, Toledo 53 punts) ... Last touchback came vs. Vanderbilt in the final game of 2013 ... Finished 21st in the nation in punting with a 43.6 average ... Tied for ninth nationally with 81 punts ... Was the only ACC player with three punts of 63 yards or more in 2014 ... Averaged at least 42 yards per punt in nine games as a redshirt junior ... Career-best 48.0 average on seven punts vs. Clemson ... Tied school record for career punts with his 220th at Florida State ... Enters his senior year sixth in ACC history in career punting yards ... He is 1,184 yards shy of the career mark of 12,000 by Brian Morton of Duke (1997-00) ... His 262 career punts is 22 shy of the ACC mark of 284.

2013 (Sophomore)
Served as the team's punter in all 12 games on the season ... Punted 86 times for 3,436 yards on the year, an average of 40.0 yards per punt ... Pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 23 times ... 34 of his 86 punts resulted in a fair catch ... Had seven punts over 50 yards ... Booted a 54-yard punt at Boston College (Sept. 6) and finished the night with seven punts for an average of 44.1 yards ... Downed three punts inside the 20, including one at the 2-yard line, vs. ULM (Sept. 14) ... Had 10 punts at Clemson (Sept. 28) for an average of 40.2 yards and two inside the 20 ... Averaged 42.0 yards per punt and downed a pair of kicks inside the 20 in the win over Maryland (Oct. 19) ... Punted five times for an average of 40.6 yards and downing one inside the 20 at No. 7 Miami (Oct. 26) ... Punted a season-high 12 times, including a 53-yarder, for an average of 41.2 per punt and had eight fair catchs and four kicks inside the 20 at Syracuse (Nov. 2) ... Had nine punts and downed three inside the 20 vs. No. 3 Florida State (Nov. 9) ... Had a season-long 59-yard punt at Vanderbilt (Nov. 30).

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Served as the team's punter in all 12 games on the season ... Named honorable mention All-ACC by the coaches ... Punted an ACC-record 95 times for 3,867 yards and an average of 40.7 per punt ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in punting average ... Set a school record with 28 punts inside the 20-yard line ... Tied the school single-game record twice with five punts inside the 20 vs. Liberty (Sept. 1) and vs. North Carolina (Sept. 8) ... Had at least one punt downed inside the 20 in every game ... Had 13 punts of 50 yards or greater ... Had a 61-yard punt vs. Clemson (Oct. 25) that was the second-longest punt in the ACC in 2012 ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener vs. Liberty and punted eight times for an average of 36.0 ... Had five punts downed inside the 20 against the Flames ... Averaged 42.9 yards on seven punts vs. North Carolina ... Also had five punts downed inside the 20 against the Tar Heels ... Punted 13 times at Florida State (Sept. 15) to tie the school's single-game record ... Averaged almost 43 yards on four punts vs. Duke (Sept. 29) ... Had three punts downed inside the 20 and averaged nearly 45 yards on 10 punts at Virginia (Oct. 20) ... Punted 10 times for an average of 41.9 yards and booted a career-long 61-yarder vs. Clemson ... Pinned two of his five punts inside the 20 vs. Boston College (Nov. 3) ... Punted 12 times and had two punts downed inside the 20 at NC State (Nov. 10) ... Had 10 punts at Notre Dame (Nov. 17), tying the ACC record for punts in a season ... Had five punts, two of which were downed inside the 20, vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 24) ... Made his first career tackle, a solo stop, against the Commodores.

2011 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season ... Listed on the depth chart as the team's backup punter throughout the season.

High School
A 2007 graduate of St. Peter's College in Adelaide, Australia ... Played Australian Rules Football for the Walkerville Junior Football Club, winning premierships four years in a row ... Represented state of South Australia at the Under-16 and Under-18 levels ... Frequently led his league in number of goals kicked ... Coached at Walkerville JFC by Peter Franklin.

Majoring in political science with a minor in Russian and East European studies ... Son of Zenon and Tania Kinal ... Born May 31, 1990 ... Last name is pronounced "KIN-uhl".