Georgia football: 5 quick takeaways from the terrific G-Day game

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Brett Thorson punts the ball away during the G-Day spring football game. (Joshua L Jones/ Online Athens)

Georgia football found its punter from down under

The 2022 Georgia football signee, Brett Thorson, was a pleasant surprise on Saturday as the Australian did a solid job punting the ball.

Thorson averaged 37.5 yards on four punts Saturday afternoon, and while that doesn’t add up to Jake Camarda’s numbers, it’s a great start.

He is still learning and growing as a kicker, plus his 48-yard bomb was pretty impressive. Thorson had excellent hang time on a couple of his punts, which allowed the coverage team to get down the field, and that is something Georgia can benefit from him.

As a mid-year enrollee from Australia, the transition period has to be tough, so for him to be able to start this strong is a great sign.

Not to mention the cultural differences and trying to figure out American college on top of spring ball for the team. Thorson has had a lot thrown at him, so his performance on Saturday was just the start, and it’s going to be exciting to see him kick this fall.

He is someone that we had circled to watch because Georgia needs an elite punter after Camarda left some pretty big expectations for the position. Thorson seems like he will be able to handle those duties.

While his leg isn’t as strong right now, the Australian punter could add some more yardage to his bombs with some more work in the weight room.

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