And the Australian is so good at punting that he was even named the MVP of Wednesday night’s Texas Bowl.
#Texas P Michael Dickson was named MVP of the #AcademyTexasBowl. He is the first non-offensive player to be named MVP in Texas Bowl history and is the 2nd-ever punter to be named MVP of a bowl game (Florida State P Graham Gano was named MVP of the 2008 Champs Sports Bowl)
— Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (@TexasBowl) December 28, 2017
Dickson had 11 punts in the Longhorns’ 33-16 win over Missouri (it’s also crazy Texas scored 33 points despite 11 punts).
10 of the punts were inside the 20, and eight were inside the 10. Nobody in college football this year had even gotten nine punts inside the 20 in a single game.
Michael Dickson becomes the first punter in the nation this year to have 9 punts inside the 20 yard line in a single game.
— Alex Loeb (@SpanningTheLoeb) December 28, 2017
So let’s take a look at the riveting footage of all 10 of these punts inside the 20!
The first punt probably should’ve never happened; just go for it on 4th-and-6 on the opponent’s 36. But Dickson made Tom Herman’s decision look fine with this punt that was downed at the three:
Later in the first quarter, Dickson had this punt that resulted in a fair catch at the nine-yard line:
Dickson then showed off his big leg with a 55-yard punt fair caught at the 12:
And another fair catch at the 10:
This beauty was downed at the three-yard line:
A fair catch at the 14:
This one was maybe the most incredible punt. Dickson avoided pressure from Missouri special teamers, hit the Golden Tee backspin button, and had this punt land at the one before being downed at the two:
He followed that up with this booming 58-yard punt that went out of bounds at the 10:
And he finished it up with one more punt inside the five (great work by Texas’ Josh Thompson here too):
With all of the punting the Cleveland Browns will do next season, they may want to consider drafting Dickson with one of the five picks they’re set to have in the first two rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.