Georgia’s Next Punter is an Australian Dairy Farmer
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In both college football and the NFL, some of the best punters have come from Down Under.

Australian punter Brett Thorson is hoping he can be the newest addition to the trend.

Nicknamed “Thor,” Thorson has actually worked on a dairy farm while playing for Pro Kick Australia. He caught the attention of University of Georgia coach Todd Hartley, and it was enough for the Bulldogs to offer the Aussie a full scholarship.

Thorson is a member of the Dawgs’ 2022 recruiting class, a group prospects that some consider one of the best in the NCAA.

Brett Thorson Commits to Georgia Bulldogs

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Punters and kickers typically don’t receive the attention that other prospects do, but there are many pairs of eyes on Thorson.

The 247Sports Composite considers him to be a three-star recruit, and he’s yet another fantastic piece that’s coming to Athens in 2022. Head coach Kirby Smart has been praised for his recruiting class time and time again, and UGA is setting itself up for years of success.


Georgia football has also reeled in star players such as running back Jordan James, two-way star Malaki Starks, and linebacker Jalon Walker for 2022.

Coach Hartley made Thorson a priority, and as a result, the two men have built a great relationship.

Only one Georgia punter has been given the Ray Guy Award (Drew Butler), but that list could double if Thorson develops.

Admittedly, a punter does not make or break a college football roster. But if Georgia is serious about contending with teams such as Alabama, Clemson, and Ohio State, they’ll need these recruiting victories at the margins.


Brett Thorson has serious hype surrounding him, and while it is rare for special teams players to have this happen, he could one day hear his name called in the NFL Draft.

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Matt is a recent graduate of New York University with a degree in Sports Management. He is a passionate New York Yankees, New York Islanders, and Minnesota Vikings fan. He also has a podcast about minor league baseball called "On the Farm."
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