Dogs have a unanimous All-American

It’s hard to find unanimity in sports, but Drew Butler has achieved it: He’s a unanimous first-team All-American.

The Georgia punter was named to two more All-America first teams today — The Associated Press’ and the Sporting News’.

That puts him on all five of the All-America teams recognized by the NCAA: the Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Foundation,  American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News and AP.  In every case, he made first-team.

The last Georgia player to make first-team on all five of those squads was . . .   Champ Bailey in 1998.

(David Pollack made four of them in 2004, as did Greg Blue and Max Jean-Gilles in 2005).

Butler’s honors cap an incredible season for the redshirt sophomore, who is in his first year as the Bulldogs’ regular punter.

“It just goes to show that hard work pays off,” he said a few days ago.

He leads the nation in punting with an average of 48.8 yards on 50 punts, and last week he received the Ray Guy Award, presented annually to college football’s top punter.

52 comments Add your comment

Paul H

December 15th, 2009
2:53 pm

Congrats, Drew!



December 15th, 2009
3:13 pm

i’ll bet drew’s dad is really proud,what was his name .congat’s drew


December 15th, 2009
3:14 pm

Million dollar leg?


December 15th, 2009
3:17 pm

Ha…at least the sports commentators will have one positive thing to talk about concerning our Dawgs.


December 15th, 2009
3:21 pm

Way to go Drew!!! Now you aren’t just known as Kevin Butler’s son. Keep it up and he will be known as Drew Butler’s Dad.


December 15th, 2009
3:46 pm

And that is a Bulldawg point of pride.

charlotte dawg

December 15th, 2009
3:49 pm

nice work drew. oh yeah, i almost forgot:

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December 15th, 2009
4:16 pm

Great season Butler, you are a great kicker.******************** 7-5


December 15th, 2009
4:18 pm

He can only score 3 points a possesion in Jacksonville every year so Gator Nation is not worried.


December 15th, 2009
4:24 pm

asterisk****** :

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

December 15th, 2009
4:26 pm

blah………………. He’s a punter, not a place kicker………………….moron. Congrats Mr Butler, you are a DGD


December 15th, 2009
4:46 pm

Having your punter All American isn’t as good as it really sounds, if you think about it.

…especially if it’s your only one.

Makes for a Shreveport, 7-5 type of season.

Hahira Dawg

December 15th, 2009
4:46 pm

When your best player is the punter you are in deeeep doodoo… but congrats anyway


December 15th, 2009
4:47 pm

asterisk******** is a Gator, Ga Tech has a decent little program.

Froggy Dawgy

December 15th, 2009
4:52 pm

CPJ Hall of Fame – You Still Toten That A$$ Whipping From October 31 41-17?


December 15th, 2009
4:55 pm

Congrats Drew Butler!! And to think I was worried about who might replace Brian Mimbs.

It’s a real shame Georgia doesn’t play in the ACC. They’d be in a BCS bowl every year.


December 15th, 2009
5:05 pm

BCS Titles :
Florida – 2
LSU – 2
Vols – 1
Bama – (1)……on the way
UGA – 0

Come on Dawgs, get in the game. “We were robbed in 2007.” – UGA Fan

2007 Tennessee 35 Georgia 14

Tennessee tied with Georgia as champions of the SEC East in 2007, however, by virtue of a head-to-head victory over Georgia, the Volunteers were the SEC East representatives in the championship game

wishful thinking

December 15th, 2009
5:24 pm

Blah….. all I can say is blah, blah, blah from you. He is a punter!

Congratulations young Butler! Go DAWGS!


December 15th, 2009
5:24 pm

Hey Rambler

Good to see you come crawling out of the woodwork after the beatdown.




December 15th, 2009
5:28 pm

ramble poster boy for kleenex.


December 15th, 2009
5:43 pm

“He can only score 3 points a possesion in Jacksonville every year so Gator Nation is not worried.”

“Gator Nation” should be more worried about spelling simple words like “possession”, and knowing the difference between kickers and punters.

Paul H

December 15th, 2009
5:50 pm

Ramble On is back from the dead!!! Or should I say, back from the whooping his beloved Jackets took from the Dawgs!! I still see he’s black and blue and not willing to take his medicine!

Hey Ramble On, 30-24!!!! DRINK UP


December 15th, 2009
5:54 pm

Congrats to Drew Butler. But I have one question – How did AJ Green not make All American? If he made one of the AA teams, then I missed it.

Bremen Dawg

December 15th, 2009
6:16 pm

Good job Drew, guess who his coach is.


December 15th, 2009
6:23 pm


Nice to see you on the blog again. Hadn’t seen you around too much. Probably the unsuccessful season and combination or moronic and childish UGA and Tech fans blathering on all the time, eh? Hope your daughter is doing well.


December 15th, 2009
6:23 pm

Congrats Drew….and…Congrats Coach Bobo!!

The punter should be the last person on the team you should want to receive such a award. Why are we so proud? Are we proud of punting the ball? The objective should be minimum punting and more touchdowns, punting is what you do when you can’t score. I see more rewards for Drew in the future…that is until we hire a real offensive coordinator.

Monotony Murray and Maddened Mettenberger

December 15th, 2009
6:53 pm

He got a lot of work in after all those three and outs this year. Cox should get a little peice of the award too.

Pugnacious Paul

December 15th, 2009
7:10 pm

John … Great observation buddy ! This is one award a coach shouldnt have in the trophy case if his offense is worth a damn. Boo Boo is a joke and CMR will have to get rid of that clown in a couple of more years. Mark it down mutt fans !

Pugnacious Paul

December 15th, 2009
7:13 pm

Mike BOO BOO , the best 3 and out coach in the SEC !


December 15th, 2009
9:43 pm

By Bill Rankin

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

U.S. District Judge Bill Duffey on Monday said he hoped Atlanta’s two homegrown terrorists would accept responsibility and express remorse for what they once plotted to do — wage violent jihad.

But neither Ehsanul Islam Sadequee nor Syed Haris Ahmed made such concessions.

Ahmed, a 25-year-old former Georgia Tech student, said he now believes terrorist acts are not the message of Islam, but Duffey wouldn’t buy it. He sentenced Ahmed to 13 years in prison, saying he was “committed to conduct and values we abhor.”

The two slight, bearded men first met at the Al-Farooq Masjid on 14th Street near the Tech campus. In 2005, they took a bus to Canada and plotted with like-minded extremists, talking openly of attacking oil refineries, even disabling GPS satellites with lasers.

A month later, they drove to Washington and made amateurish videos of area landmarks. Ahmed later told agents the videos were uploaded on the Internet and sent to “the brothers” overseas.

In the summer of 2005, Ahmed traveled to Pakistan believing he would die a martyr fighting the Indian army in the mountains of Kashmir. But once there he chose not to join a terrorist training camp and returned home.

Syed Haris Ahmed, Georgia Tech student, asked Duffey to convert to Islam, an invitation the judge refused. “I will not adopt your view of God and what it calls you to do,” he said.

Duffey noted that Ahmed tried to belittle his actions by portraying himself as a naive, impressionable young man.

“But you’re a smart, calculating … and committed young man,” Duffey said. “You’re committed to conduct and values we abhor.”


December 15th, 2009
9:59 pm

Big Deal, an All-American punter. We have 2 real All-Americans.


December 15th, 2009
10:22 pm

Tech students victimized by crime this month

By Christian Boone

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On Thursday morning, Tech freshman Zhao Wang was stabbed, though not seriously wounded, as he made a pre-dawn run to the grocery store. Five days earlier two students were robbed at gunpoint while walking along North Avenue.

They weren’t the only Tech students to be touched by crime since the first of the month. On Dec. 2, at least four undergrads were robbed in their Home Park apartment just off-campus.

The latest incidents have followed a familiar pattern this year around the Georgia Tech campus. Crime seemed to peak in the spring, when five Tech students were robbed at gunpoint over a two-week period.

Four arrests were made in conjunction with the muggings early last summer, leading outgoing Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington to note there had been no attacks since the arrests.

But then, less than a month later, two separate muggings occurred within 24 hours at the same downtown intersection just south of campus. And within nine days in early October four students were robbed in separate Home Park stick-ups.

“I think [the students] have become easy targets for some of the criminals,” Pennington acknowledged at a press conference.

Willie James Huff

December 15th, 2009
11:05 pm

“We have 2 real All-Americans.”

Who might that be? When I think AA’s, I think 1st teamers. 2nd 3rd and Honorable Mentions are just that. Not 1st teamers!


December 16th, 2009
1:12 am

Georgia Tech leads the pack, but this is probably one contest where the midtown university wishes it didn’t place so high.

According to the AJC story: After several months of high-profile crimes on or near downtown college campuses, FBI statistics for 2008 released on Monday show that the violence is nothing new.

Georgia Tech police reported 21 violent crimes last year, more than any of the other 19 Georgia college and university police departments reporting crime numbers to the FBI.


December 16th, 2009
2:17 am

The four schools with higher crime rates were Yale University (110 crimes per 1000), Georgia Institute of Technology (106), Stanford University (91), and Dartmouth College (81).

Midtown does have a particular challenge.

“When you look at where most of these crimes are committed, which is near Georgia Tech and Atlantic Station, I would have to say that [criminals preying on college students] is where a significant amount of the problem lies,” Cobb says.

APD Maj. Khirus Williams, commander of Zone 5, says about 15 laptops are stolen from cars in the area each week. He points out arrests aren’t helping.

“Last year, we arrested 116 persons for larceny from autos. Collectively, they have been arrested 2,250 times,” Williams says via e-mail. “Thus, an arrest means nothing to them.”

Man Robbed At Gunpoint Near Georgia Tech Campus

ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating another armed robbery that happened near the Georgia Tech campus.

According to an email released to students by Georgia Tech, the victim was approached by four males in a newer model, black Mercedes Benz near the corner of Hunnicutt Street and McAfee Street around 2:30 a.m. The two men in the rear of the car got out and pointed handguns at the victim. After robbing the victim, they fled eastbound on Merritt Street.

AJ over Bay-Bay

December 16th, 2009
5:49 am

Bay-Bay may be an All-American and congratulations, but I would not trade AJ for him or two more like him.

Nota Mutt

December 16th, 2009
7:50 am

When you live on the Tech campus “Get a thick skin. Guy giving you a hard time and you get tired of it, punch him in the face.”

Jeckyll Island

December 16th, 2009
7:58 am

Congratulations to Drew Butler, Consensus All-American!!!!!


8 out of 9!!!
8 out of 9!!!
8 out of 9!!!
8 out of 9!!!

The Bulldogs are state champs again as usual and as usual the Jackettes are NOT!!!!

Georgia Tech is the most overrated and overranked team in America except for maybe their bowl opponent, Iowa. LMAO


December 16th, 2009
8:00 am

I’ve never met a Tech fan with enough balls to punch a Georgia man in the face! Those geeky Tech nerds are consistently the wimpiest and most cowardly fans in the entire south. The bravest they get is to give you the finger from nearly a mile away and then they run!

I wonder how long Paul Johnson will stay at Tech because he is going to get sick and tired of having the most fair weather fans and the most cowardly fans in the south!

Reality Check

December 16th, 2009
8:03 am

Those not All-American Georgia Bulldogs sure did whip GA Tech’s All-Americans!!!! Drew Butler watched the entire game from the sidelines as his teammates proved that Georgia Tech was way overranked!


December 16th, 2009
8:52 am

Wow, a consensus All-American and a putner no less. Kudos to the kid but a front page story for the past several days. Have the Dawgs fallen this far.


December 16th, 2009
9:09 am

I looked at the All-American teams and surprisingly could not find AJ Green. What happened to the Mighty AJ? AJ couldn’t wear Bay-Bay or Calvins jock strap. He would be the 3rd best receiver on Tech’s team.

$1.4 million vs. our $14 million bowl

December 16th, 2009
9:35 am

2010 preseason poll (

Georgia Tech # 8
Shreveport # 23

Mobile Dawg

December 16th, 2009
9:55 am

Congrats to Drew and the Butler family. However I just can’t stop thinking about the fact that a punter and placekicker were our impact players this year. I hope this turns around, unfortuately for me it’s kinda like a bad marriage or friendship, once it’s sour it’s awful hard to regain what you once had under the current conditions.

Jim Nasium

December 16th, 2009
10:01 am

UGA fans are excited with 7-5 and the AdvoCare V100 bowl and want to brag about beating Tech? They were one score in four games from losing. Bet there would be more than a couple coaches gone had the ball bounced the other way. One game from .500 ain’t nothing to brag about. The smart play would be to keep your mouth shut and crawl under a rock until next year. But, of course, we’re talking UGA fans.

Bunch of Babies

December 16th, 2009
10:15 am

We are just a bunch of babies. We know that Tech is better than us and we can’t stand it. Why don’t we just give Tech credit for having a good team this year and admit that we suck. We are kidding ourselves if we say that we prefer to be in Shreveport vs. Miami. Folks we barely escaped the Pizza Bowl and after that there is no bowl. We really didn’t deserve a bowl and the fact that we got lucky and upset Tech lifting us high enough to get a bow.

Jim Nasium

December 16th, 2009
10:33 am

This one time at flag boy camp I hooked up with a flute and Bunch of Babies!:)


December 16th, 2009
10:33 am

I don’t think that anyone doubts that tech has a good team this year. Its just that obviously the acc sucks and a good year in that conference is not saying much to the rest of the country!


December 16th, 2009
10:34 am

Well said gadawg.


December 16th, 2009
1:18 pm

Monotony and Pugnacious: There were 75 teams that punted more than UGA this year, including Alabama. An All American punter does not necessarily mean we punted a lot. Why can’t you give him credit instead of criticizing the OC?