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Next Great Punter? Paxton Brooks Signs With “Punter University”

Following the great line of punting Colquitts, Michael Palardy and Trevor Daniel might be Paxton Brooks, who will kick in the Under Armour All-American on January 4 in Orlando.

Brooks signed with Tennessee on Wednesday as the No. 8 kicker in the nation, according to — that includes punters and kickers (in Brooks’ case, he does both). Despite being recruited and touted as a punter, he’s got a pretty good leg to kick from a tee, too.

Listen, you don’t want me to break down kicker film, so I’m not going t— SIKE, just look at that leg power! Brooks has some nice kicks on touchbacks, even though it can be a bit difficult to tell thanks to his film’s camera operator. However, you might notice a 72-yard bomb of a punt or about 54-yard field goal from the new Vol on the film.

Is there a bit of Michael Palardy in the young kicker? While it’s tough to take much from fewer than three minutes of video, Brooks does have the strength to kick good distances, plus he has a rave review from the Kohl’s Professional Kicking Camps, because I’m sure you were wondering if I had checked there. Amateur mistake to miss out on that one.

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