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Butler, Zimmerman named finalists for Senior CLASS Award

ATHENS -- Senior punters Drew Butler of Georgia and Dawson Zimmerman of Clemson have been named two of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, it was recently announced.

Butler, a Peachtree Ridge grad, and Zimmerman, a Brookwood grad, were chosen along with eight other NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievement in four areas of excellence -- community, classroom, character and competition.

Butler graduated Cum Laude from Georgia with a degree in telecommunications and a GPA of 3.62 last May and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Sport Management. He is currently the SEC's all-time leader in punt average at 46.1 yards, and is on pace to take over Georgia's school record.

Zimmerman maintains a 3.92 GPA and is on pace to graduate in December with a degree in English, and is a preseason All-ACC selection with a career punting average of 40.8 yards, seventh best in Clemson history.