12:49 pm December 3, 2009, by Tim Tucker
Drew Butler now has something else in common with his father: He’s an All-American.
Georgia’s punter today was named to the American Football Coaches’ All-America Team –- the first UGA kicker (punter or placekicker) to earn All-America honors since Butler’s dad, Kevin, did so as a placekicker in 1983-84.
Drew Butler is the first Georgia punter to be named All-America in the modern era, according to UGA. Georgia has had several other players over the decades who earned All-America honors at their primary positions and doubled as a punter.
Butler, from Duluth, leads the nation with a 48.8-yard average on 50 punts this season, his first as the Bulldogs’ No. 1 punter. He is on pace to break UGA’s single-season punting record (45.4-yard average by Chip Andrews in 1984).
Butler is one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to the nation’s top punter.
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