Friday, September 10, 2010

Special Teams – Punt / Punt Return


DSC_0485 The most difficult task for junior punter Drew Butler this season is to try and top what he did last year.

Butler in his first season as the Dawg’s starting punter led the nation with a 48.1 yard average, won the Ray Guy Award, was named first team All SEC and made a number of All American teams. His longest punt last year was 75 yards in the Oklahoma State season opener. Butler punted a total of 56 times for 2,691 yards in 2009 and had 19 of those downed inside the 20 yard line, 10 were fair caught and 5 were downed in the end zone. Butler has not had a punt blocked.

Red-shirt sophomore Ty Frix returns as the long snapper, he performed well enough last year to be awarded a scholarship during the off season.













The punt team consist of (left to right) senior starting Mike linebacker Akeem Dent and junior starting Will linebacker Justin Houston to Frix’s left, senior starting defensive end Demarcus Dobbs and senior starting Sam linebacker Darryl Gamble to his right.

The ends are junior safety Nick Williams on the left, senior starting fullback Shaun Chapas on the right and the personal protector is senior fullback Fred Munzenmaier.

The gunners are junior wide receiver Logan Gray on the left side and true freshman Derek Owens on the right.

The only player other than Champ Bailey to start on offense, defense and special teams for the Dawgs is Branden Smith and the sophomore is excited about the opportunity to replace Prince Miller as the punt returner.














The punt return team consist of (left to right) starting junior safety Bacarri Rambo, senior starting wide receiver Kris Durham, sophomore wide receiver Marlon Brown, Darryl Gamble, true freshman Will linebacker T.J. Stripling, Nick Williams, red-shirt safety Shawn Williams, sophomore cornerback Sanders Commings and Derek Owens.

Covering the gunner is senior starting cornerback Vance Cuff.

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