The punter can also drop the ball and kick it out of the air, which is called a drop kick. The punt is a very high kick where the ball travels to the other side of the field without going out of bounds.
Why Punt in Football?
Punts are usually made on 4th down and to prevent a turnover on downs. Punts are done to maintain strong field position and to prevent a turnover on downs. Punts clear the field and allow for a restart of the play. It gives the other team possession.
Turnover on Downs
To avoid a turnover on downs, a team will punt the ball to maintain strong field position when giving the ball back to the other team.