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AMES, Ia. — Just a few years ago, Corey Dunn was in his homeland of Australia, making concrete products and trying to save money so he could go to college and move to the United States.

Dunn has not only made it to the United State and into college, he’s also expected to be Iowa State’s next punter when the 2018 season begins.

“I always wanted to go to college or a university back home, but then I always wanted to live in America as well,” Dunn said. “So, coming to play college football was an opportunity to do both.”

Dunn is not your typical college football player. The redshirt sophomore is a 25-year-old with just one season of American football under his belt. He grew up in Numurkah, Australia, playing Australian-rules football for most of his life. Several years ago, some friends suggested he give American-style football a shot. 

“I’d played Australian-rules football for about 14, 15 years, since I was a little kid,” Dunn said. “This was a just a good chance to do something different, experience a new country.”

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Dunn, who had watched college football every Saturday and NFL games every Sunday, was intrigued by the idea. So he started training at ProKick Australia, a kicking center run by former football players Nathan Chapman and John Smith. 

Every week, Dunn would drive 2½ hours to meet up with Chapman and Smith. During the week, Dunn would work his job — making concrete products.

After most of his days at work, Dunn would hit the gym and work out. For about a year and a half, that was his life as he saved money and worked on his game so he could punt at an American college.

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