Texas Longhorns punter Michael Dickson announced he’s forgoing his senior season to declare for the NFL draft.
Dickson posted the announcement on Twitter Thursday afternoon, “after long consideration and long talks with loved ones.”
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“Coming to play football at the University of Texas has been the greatest experience of my life,” Dickson said in a released statement. “Texas has helped lead me in the direction I want to be as a person.”
Dickson, who is from Sydney, Australia, earned the 2017 Ray Guy Award for the nation’s top punter and was a unanimous first team All-American. He was also an All-American as a sophomore in 2016. He was named the Big 12 Conference special teams player of the year the past two seasons.
Dickson’s cousin, Ryan Bujcevski, also a punter from Australia, signed with the Longhorns on Wednesday.