Drew Butler
13 Drew Butler

Duluth, Ga.

High School:
Peachtree Ridge

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 214




Career Highs: 8 punts vs. No. 1 LSU in 2011
*Long punt of 75 yards at No. 9 Okla. St. in 2009
*3 punts downed inside the 20 (6x), last vs. No. 1 LSU in 2011.

Career: Named to UGA's Team of the Decade.
*Also served as the team's holder on field goals and PATs from 2009-11.

2011: Selected to play in the Senior Bowl.
*Earned undergraduate degree in Telecommunications graduating Cum Laude.
*1-of-10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior Class Award.
*Finalist for the 2011 Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) Sportsmanship Award.
*1-of-13 finalists for the 2011 Wuerffel Trophy.
*National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award recipient and semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
*All-SEC Honorable Mention by Associated Press.
*CoSIDA Academic All-America & All-District First Teams.
*Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll for fall semester.
*Elected the team's special teams captain.
*Named one of team's Most Valuable Special Teams Players and the special teams recipient of the Coaches Leadership Award.
*Appeared in 14 games punting 58 times for 2,566 yards (44.2 avg.) including 21 inside the 20 and 18 of 50 or more yards.
*Ranked third in SEC and 14th in NCAA in punting with a 44.2 avg.
*In SEC Championship Game vs. No. 1 LSU, punted a career-high eight times for a 51.6 avg. with three downed inside the 20 and five of 50 or more yards including a season-long 62 yards.
*At No. 21 Ga. Tech, punted three times for 130 yards including a long of 55-yards and two downed inside the 20.
*Punted four times for a 47.5 avg. vs. Kentucky including punts of 55- and 52-yards.
*Named to Phil Steele's mid-season All-SEC Second Team.
*Averaged 55.2 yards on four punts including a long of 59 and two inside the 20 at Ole Miss.
*Selected to watch list for Ray Guy Award CFPA Punter Trophy.
*Named to inaugural Pony Express Award watch list as a tandem with teammate Blair Walsh.
*Named preseason All-America First Team by Athlon Sports, CBSSports.com, Phil Steele, Playboy and Sporting News and Second Team by Lindy's, who also named him the nation's second-best punter; Third Team by Rivals.com.
*Preseason All-SEC First Team by Athlon Sports, Birmingham News, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, SEC Coaches, SEC Media and SouthernPigskin.com.
*Tabbed Birmingham News' best punter in the SEC.
*Recipient of the Larry Munson Football Scholarship.

2010: Named All-America Second Team by Associated Press and Phil Steele and selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-America Team.
*Finalist for the Ray Guy Award.
*All-SEC Second Team by SEC Coaches, Phil Steele and Rivals.com.
*Selected as a team captain for special teams.
*Named one of team's Most Valuable Special Teams players.
*Named a CoSIDA Academic All-American making him just the seventh Bulldog in school history to be named an All-American both athletically and academically in their career; Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team.
*Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
*Appeared in 13 games punting 50 times for 2,225 yards (44.5 avg.) with 19 downed inside the 20, six touchbacks and 16 fair catches.
*14 punts went for 50 or more yards including a season-long 59 vs. UL.
*Ranked fourth in the SEC in punting avg. at 44.5 yards per punt.
*CFPA Honorable Mention Punter of the Week after game at UK: punted three times for a 50.7-yard avg. including two downed inside the 20.
*CFPA Honorable Mention Punter of the Week following game vs. Vanderbilt: punted four times for a 49.0-yard avg. with three downed inside the 20.
*Named to watch list for the Ray Guy Award.
*Named preseason All-America by CBSSports.com, Athlon Sports, Sporting News, Phil Steele, Lindy's, Blue Ribbon and Playboy.
*Named preseason All-SEC first team by SEC Coaches, SEC Media, Athlon Sports, Sporting News, Phil Steele, Lindy's and Blue Ribbon.
*Preseason rankings of #1 punter in the nation by Lindy's and #3 punter by Phil Steele.
*Selected to preseason All-SouthernPigskin.com Team.
*Recipient of the Ramsey Academic Scholarship who earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for spring and summer semesters.
*Punted three times for 122 yards in spring G-Day game.

2009: Ray Guy Award winner as the nation's most outstanding punter.
*First Team All-America by Walter Camp, American Football Coaches (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America, Associated Press, and Sporting News.
*All-SEC First Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches, ESPN, Phil Steele, and Sporting News.
*CollegeFootballPerformance.com Punter of the Year.
*All-College Football Insiders First Team selection.
*CoSIDA Academic All-District team.
*SEC Academic Honor Roll and fall `09 Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
*Earned one of team's Most Valuable Special Teams Player awards
*Midseason All-America first team by Sporting News and Phil Steele.
*Appeared in all 13 games punting 56 times for 2,691 yards for a national-best 48.1 yards per punt with 19 downed inside the 20.
*Became only the third Bulldog in school history to lead the NCAA in punting (Zeke Bratkowski, 1953, 42.6; Bobby Walden, 1958, 45.3); His 48.1 average was the best average by an NCAA leader since 2001 (Travis Dorsch, Purdue, 48.4).
*Twice named CFPA Punter of the Week: After Tenn.: punted six times for a 49.8 yd. avg.; After Arkansas: punted four times for a 55.3 yd. avg.
*Also earned CFPA Honorable Mention Punter of the Week five times: at Vanderbilt: five punts for a 47.0 yd. avg.; vs. No. 4 LSU: seven punts for a 49.1 yd. avg.; vs. No. 1 Florida: four punts for a 52.5 yd. avg.; vs. No. 25 Auburn: five punts for a 47.4 yd. avg.; at No. 9 Okla. St.: six punts for a 57.0 yd. avg., the second-highest average for a game in school history, including a career-long 75-yarder.
*Athletic Director's Honor Roll and Dean's List for summer semester.
*Recipient of William C. Hartman, Jr., Scholarship.

2008: Appeared in three games making three punts.
*Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll and Director's Honor Roll distinction for fall semester.
*Recorded season-long punt of 40 yards vs. No. 19 Michigan State in 2009 Capital One Bowl.
*Made Bulldog debut with one punt for 38 yards and a touch back at S. C.

2007: Redshirted.

High School: Peachtree Ridge, coached by Blair Armstrong...2006 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Class AAAAA All- State first team...Class AAAAA All-State first team by the Georgia Sports Writers Association...Scout.com No. 9 punter in the nation...named Gwinnett County Player of the Month in September of 2005...the son of former Georgia standout kicker Kevin Butler...as a junior, averaged 40 yards per punt and recorded a long of 63 yards...had 13 punts inside the 20...also played varsity golf...honors student with a 3.9 GPA.

Personal: DREW BUTLER; Born May 10, 1989; Major: Telecommunication Arts (earned degree)/Kinesiology.

YearPuntsYardsAvg.In 2050+BLLG
2008310735.710040 MSU
2009562,69148.11924075 OSU
2010502,22544.51915059 UL
2011582,56644.22118062 LSU
Total1687,58945.26058075 OSU

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