MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A punter for the Minnesota Gophers got a lot of buzz online for crowning himself with a title of his own creation.
After the Big Ten snubbed Peter Mortell for the “Punter of the Year” honor, he took matters into his own sturdy hands Tuesday.
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“Your hands are too slow” they said.
“Your cadence has no rhythm” they said. This one’s for the state of Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/HkgGRK0aL1
— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) December 1, 2015
Mortell, who is well known on Twitter for his sarcastic and funny tweets, even caught the attention ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”READ MORE: Witt Jr. Hits 3 Doubles, Ups Extra-Base Count, KC Tops Twins, 7-3
“You know what? He’s right,” host Scott Van Pelt said. “I might not know a whole lot about much, but I know high-quality holding — and this is it.”MORE NEWS: Fort Snelling Renovations Honor The Land's 10,000-Year History
Mortell — who is from Green Bay, Wisconsin — is a redshirt senior. His career average for yards per punt (43.1) makes him the second best in Gopher history.