University of Utah

Tom Hackett provides best response to why he plays football

Utah punter Tom Hackett is now a two-time Ray Guy Award winner, and he doesn’t play rugby because he hates running.

University of Utah punter Tom Hackett is piling up the awards, and his latest piece of hardware has him taking home his second Ray Guy Award which goes to the best punter in college football. Hackett is just the second back-to-back winner and third two-time honoree in the history of the award.

The Aussie also gave the best response to why he plays football.

“The main reason I’m playing this sport right now is because I’m fat and I don’t like running very far,” Hackett told Chris Fowler on the ESPN broadcast.

Great response and Hackett is now likely everyone’s favorite punter.


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