The Australian star surprises 93,000 football fans with the ‘biggest punt of all time’ – as NFL commentator Pat McAfee calls him a ‘piece of perfection’
- Australian Brett Thorson stunned football fans with a 75-yard kick
- Fans rated the incredible kick as ‘the greatest kick of all time’ and ‘kick of the year’
- Thorson’s kick created a scoring play for his Georgia team to beat Tennessee
An Australian dairy farmer wowed nearly 93,000 college football fans by delivering one of the greatest kicks of all time to help his team to victory.
Victoria’s Brett Thorson, who plays for the University of Georgia, kicked from his 10-yard line – and his incredible effort bounced off-limits at the opposition’s one-yard line against the University of Tennessee volunteers on Saturday.
Commentators were impressed by the 21-year-old’s 75-yard effort.
Australian dairy farmer Brett Thorson wowed nearly 93,000 college football fans with one of the greatest punts of all time to help his Georgia Bulldogs beat Tennessee
Thorson (pictured) set up the scoring play by shooting from his 10-yard line – and seeing his incredible effort go out of play at the one-yard line against the highly-imagined Tennessee Volunteers
‘Oh a rocket!’ one commented.
‘He has the corner. O my God! Right in the corner! That’s a 75-yard punt on one.
‘Holy cow! You can’t do it better than this! That’s a ball game if it turns out the way you’d expect for Georgia’s defense.
The rookie’s brilliant shot led to Georgia’s second goal of the game, taking them to a 14-3 lead – and the praise continued for the young Australian.
American sports analyst Pat McAfee – who played for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts for eight years – tweeted: ‘WHAT A GEORGIA BOMB. 75 BACKYARD OF PERFECTION’.
Others labeled it ‘kick of the year’ and ‘the greatest kick of all time’, with the stunning moment going viral immediately.
The 75-yard stunner is the longest of Thorson’s college career, and his coach Kirby Smart was all smiles.
“They do an amazing job getting these guys ready to come to the States, being part of a university environment, being part of a team. And he took it very well,” Smart said.
Thorson (pictured), who grew up on a farm with 200 cows two hours east of Melbourne, is just the latest in a long line of successful Australian punters who travel to the United States to play football.
‘I thought his punting Saturday was one of the positives in terms of – not just the pins, but the takedown and distance was really good.’
Thorson, who grew up on a farm with 200 cows two hours east of Melbourne, is the latest in a long line of successful Australian punters who travel to the United States to hit the big time.
In 2021, 53 Australians held punting positions on 50 of Division I’s 130 university teams.
Six of the seven Ray Guy Award winners – given to college football’s top punter – between 2013-19 came from below.