Richt rewards walk-on with scholarship

Georgia coach Mark Richt rewarded Ty Frix for a job well done Monday, putting the walk-on long snapper on scholarship.

Frix took over as Georgia’s snapper on punts, field goals and extra points last season and consistently drew praise from both punter Drew Butler and placekicker Blair Walsh.

Ty Frix

Ty Frix

Frix, who will be a redshirt sophomore in the fall, is a Biomedical Engineering major and a former valedictorian at Calhoun High School. He is a second-generation Georgia long snapper. His father, Dr. Mitch Frix, was the “starting” snapper on the Bulldogs’ SEC championship teams in 1981 and 1982.

Ty Frix is the second walk-on to be awarded a scholarship by Richt this spring, following linebacker Reuben Faloughi. Richt recently said that giving a scholarship to a walk-on is one of the most enjoyable parts of his job.

“Ty has done an outstanding job with all our snapping duties,” Richt said in a statement Monday. “He’s been an instrumental part of one of the top punt and field goal/extra point teams in the country. Ty is well deserving, and we’re very pleased to award him the scholarship.”

Butler won the Ray Guy Award as college football’s top punter last season, and Walsh was one of three finalists for the Lou Groza Award as the top placekicker.

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Ron Mexico

May 10th, 2010
4:53 pm

Good Job and Go Dawgs!

TheNumber34

May 10th, 2010
4:53 pm

Congratulations to Ty Frix!

PMC

May 10th, 2010
5:05 pm

Congrats to Ty and his Parents who have to be feeling much better today!

BullDawg Rick

May 10th, 2010
5:06 pm

Congrats & Well Deserved!!

Bryan G.

May 10th, 2010
5:09 pm

Ty can thank Mettenberger and Robinson….

Small Johnson

May 10th, 2010
5:12 pm

Small Johnson

May 10th, 2010
5:12 pm

CRACK HEAD

May 10th, 2010
5:12 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

ALLLLRIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Small Johnson

May 10th, 2010
5:13 pm

8th way to go Frix

One, two, free, fo, fi, them der Gator don't take no jive!

May 10th, 2010
5:22 pm

Sounds like a great kid. I’m sure that’s one of the best things a HC gets to do is give a walk-on a scholarship. Akin to giving a promotion at work for doing a great job. Congrats, young man!

The D

May 10th, 2010
5:23 pm

I am glad you guys can count, wow, As for Ty, congratulations and best of luck earning your degree!!

Ted Striker

May 10th, 2010
5:42 pm

Great job! Well deserved!

Wallace Cox

May 10th, 2010
5:48 pm

Congratulations Ty, keep up the hard work and I know greater days are ahead. My dad taught me to use my head for something besides a hat rack. In other words stay out of trouble.

Former Walk-On

May 10th, 2010
5:50 pm

Kudos to both, and I don’t even root for the Dawgs. My coach said the same thing CMR said; “…it’s one of the better parts of being a Head Coach…” I think ALL student-athletes should have to walk-on. After they pay for a year of school, they can be rewarded for performance with a free education. The catch, they have to graduate.

Paul Johnson

May 10th, 2010
5:57 pm

im sure hell get alot work against us with PAT’s

Paul Johnson

May 10th, 2010
5:58 pm

not as much as the two studs running the ball.

Gillislee

May 10th, 2010
6:03 pm

Congrats to this kid, no kudos for Mark “2-7″ Richt though.

benadawg

May 10th, 2010
6:23 pm

congrstulation Frix

RomeDawg

May 10th, 2010
6:30 pm

Job well done young man. I am sure your family is very proud! GATA!!!!!!!

OZZFEST

May 10th, 2010
6:33 pm

HEY, NOTHING AGAINST TY…BUT WHY GIVE A SCHOLARSHIP TO A DOCTOR’S SON?
I AM PRETTY SURE HE CAN AFFORD TO PAY HIS OWN WAY.

COULDN’T RICHT HAVE FOUND SOMEBODY MORE IN NEED? ESPECIALLY IF THAT PERSON IN NEED WAS 6′4”, WEIGHTS 365 AND CAN RUN A 4.6.?

Pensacola Dawg

May 10th, 2010
6:42 pm

Kind of agree with ozzfest, Dr’s can certainly afford UGA tuition. Maybe a partial and give same to another who is in need. Probably some politics here (ie how much does the doc donate every year?) But still a good job by Ty

Tilli

May 10th, 2010
6:43 pm

Job well done.

Ozzfest, it is not about the financial aspect, but rewarding hard work. There are plenty of scholarship athletes that have well off families. Accept the fact that the kids earned it and be proud of the coach seeing it.

Paddy

May 10th, 2010
6:49 pm

Ozzfest…it is about the kids indivdual efforts and hard work, not his fathers bank account. Pls think before you type. Kudos to him and CMR!

Kirby Smart

May 10th, 2010
6:52 pm

Hey, everybody should be talking about me and what a great coach I am.

Mullet Guy

May 10th, 2010
6:53 pm

Good job Coach Richt.

Giving those special teams guys the love, smart.

Special teams and the offense gonna carry Georgia for the first 8 game suntil the defense is ready during the Florida game.

Keep those special teams guy happy.

Another good move by the coach this off-season.

Kirby Smart

May 10th, 2010
6:54 pm

I would have given him a scholarship 6 months ago…because I’m soooo very Smart ;)

Obama dawg

May 10th, 2010
6:58 pm

This kid should have gotten a team award or more bones on the helmet for working hard. His dad has plenty of money to send him to school. CMR should have given it to someone more deserving in financial need. Spread the wealth CMR !!!!

Dawg MD

May 10th, 2010
7:09 pm

Hey OZZ and Pensacola,

How did a blog about a walk-on snapper get into something you two have absolutely no knowledge about. Physicians (especially the front line) are the most underpaid profession in this country based on their knowledge and ability. Sounds as though you have a little anger in there. Next time you get a little chest pain, call your attorney.

You idiots miss the whole point. With his major I am pretty sure he already has the HOPE. It’s about rewarding his hard work and success and the other benefits, financial and intangible, that he deserves.

Dawg MD

May 10th, 2010
7:11 pm

Great comment Obama, although I suspect a little sarcastic.

Bet those two idiots voted for you

DaddyDawg

May 10th, 2010
7:15 pm

Like father, like son……. another Frix gets the job done!! A Damn Good Dawg who deserves a scholarship!! Congrats to the Frix family!!

Dawg With A Clue

May 10th, 2010
7:18 pm

Pensacola Dawg, If you’re a fan then just give the kid credit for a job well done. No politics here bro just hard work and a kid who deserves a scholarship. btw…..there are no partial scholarships in football. Educate yourself before you make another fool of yourself.

Al

May 10th, 2010
7:20 pm

Mullet Guy-

Great post, you’re right about special teams. Best post of the year. Nice.

Out clones.

Wozzo the Wonder Dog

May 10th, 2010
7:22 pm

Georgia kickers for years will say, “Dr. Frix snapped my kicks.”

how2fish

May 10th, 2010
7:26 pm

Congrats young man and best of luck in school and on the field! GATA!

Delbert D.

May 10th, 2010
7:32 pm

Glad to hear it. Keep on working with the books, kid.

Nick Saban

May 10th, 2010
7:36 pm

Kirby,

Calm down.
You are lucky to have a job.
I made you.

Nick

Kirby Smart

May 10th, 2010
7:37 pm

Sorry coach.
I did not know you were monitoring this blog this evening.

Kirby

BuLLdawg

May 10th, 2010
7:38 pm

3 years for a snapper, and we already have had a scholarship tied up with Bogotay for special teams which costs us 4 years of scholarships.

Faloughi is a Freshman, so that is 4 years at least as well of scholarships.

Technically, Faloughi takes Top 10 in the nation recruit at his position Montez Robinson’s scholarship lost for assualt on a little girl; and now we give Top 10 in the nation quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s scholarship lost for yet another assault, this one sexual, of a little girl to a snapper.

Those will be 3 scholarships we should watch closely, as we continue to not make offers in the state of Georgia to so many top offensive recruits in this state, who state we never offered them a scholarship.

We lose 14 seniors and 5 juniors after this season, all starters.

And, one of the 17 recruits signed for this seasn, has already been ruled ineligible as has to attend Georgia Military Academy; his name is Outlaw, a very questionable recruit picked up when we whiffed in-state 2010 on offensive all-star players – all lost to SEC East teams who have already beat us 10 of the last 20 SEC East games, a span of 4 years.

Everything is just great for UGA Bulldogs’ Football – how’s that RED DOG 77, you going to let me stay for saying that, or are you outing me, in charge as you obviously are.

Birrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd Man

May 10th, 2010
7:50 pm

Hard work pays off. Way to go Ty!

Robby 66

May 10th, 2010
7:58 pm

Thanks Brian G.for making such a postive comment for a guy who obviously loves football and has worked his tail off even while Robinson and Mettberger were there.

AltamahaDawg

May 10th, 2010
7:58 pm

So you didn’t say he would get a scholarship “all along”?

Dalton Dawg

May 10th, 2010
7:59 pm

The Frix family is very well known here in Dalton and Calhoun. They are great citizens of North Georgia!! I do not mind UGA giving this well deserved award to this student-athlete as so many colleges across this country gives scholarships to football players that are not really students. Great job UGA and Mark Richt!!!

Ralph

May 10th, 2010
8:15 pm

What – a real STUDENT athlete playing for UGAg?

TXDawg

May 10th, 2010
8:39 pm

DawgMD, I too work in healthcare and I must disagree with your comment about physicians being underpaid. If this was a different forum/blog, I would speak more thoughts but this is for football talk, so……

willy

May 10th, 2010
9:09 pm

DawgMD, I agree with TXDawg, but I don’t mind talking about it on this blog. The next time I have chest pain, I’ll call my Cardiologist, who makes $800,000 underpaid dollars per year.

Hiram Dawg

May 10th, 2010
9:10 pm

If Dawgs are going to award limited scholys to walk-ons with such regularity, they can’t afford to make too many mistakes on signing day. Having said that, congratulations are certainly due to Mr. Frix for this reward as recognition of all his hard work on the field and in the classroom.

D.Ellis

May 10th, 2010
9:13 pm

BuLLdawg-Shut up.

JL

May 10th, 2010
9:22 pm

If Frix was the valedictorian of his high school, I’m guessing he is getting the HOPE scholarship and/or some academic scholarship…what exactly is Richt trying to accomplish here?

Gatorbait 17-3

May 10th, 2010
9:31 pm

A tip of the cap for hard work—nice to see a good kid have success.

Tide Roll

May 10th, 2010
9:38 pm

Richt, Sell the Lakehouse and get to work. You’re cheating UGA. Thanks again for James Carpenter and Chance Warmack.