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.
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.