By Staff Report.
Clemson junior Dawson Zimmerman has been named the National Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards. Zimmerman had a career day in Clemson’s 35-10 win over North Texas last Saturday.
Zimmerman set a Clemson record for net punting in the contest with a 51.0 net figure, over five yards further than the previous mark of 46.7 net punting yards by Dale Hatcher against Kentucky in 1981. He had 309 yards on six punts and North Texas had just three punt return yards against him. His 51.5 average was fourth best in Clemson history.
Zimmerman’s day included a 79-yard punt in the second period, the second longest punt in Clemson history. The only punt that is longer is an 81 yard punt by Mitch Tyner against Texas A&M in 1973.
Through the first weekend of college football Zimmerman leads the nation in punting average.