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June 7, 2011

Butler named Playboy All-American

ATHENS, Ga. --- For the second consecutive season, Georgia punter Drew Butler has been named to Playboy's Preseason All-America Team.

Butler was one of only five players from the Southeastern Conference selected to the 27-man 2011 team.

A senior from Duluth, Butler won the 2009 Ray Guy Award for being the nation's top punter and was a finalist for the award last season. He became only the seventh Bulldog in school history to be named an All-American both athletically and academically after being named a 2010 ESPN Academic All-American.

Butler is on pace to become the career leader at UGA for punting average with a 46.1 mark through three seasons. In 2010, Butler averaged 44.5 yards on 50 punts, 15 that went for 50-plus. The son of former NFL standout and Bulldog All-American Kevin Butler, he helped put the Bulldogs at second in the SEC and fourth in the nation in net punting with an average of 40.6 last year.

The Bulldogs start their 2011 campaign with a matchup versus Boise State in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 3.

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