Cast your vote below for the Yellow Jackets' best punter this decade.
Ben Arndt (2004-2005). This former transfer may be most remembered for his performance against Miami during the 2005 season. Named the ACC’s specialist of the week and the national special teams player of the week by the Master’s Coaches Survey, Arndt enjoyed a memorable road outing. Booming one fourth-quarter kick 78 yards to the Hurricanes 11, he set up field position that helped the Yellow Jackets hold on to a 14-10 victory. He also made a crucial touchdown-saving tackle on another long punt return. Arndt ranks second in school history for punts in a season with 87 (in 2005).
Durant Brooks (2006-2007). Brooks needs very little introduction around these parts. The former Tattnall Square standout came to Georgia Tech after enjoying a solid career playing for the storied Macon private school, and notching a GISA state championship in 2001. Before getting drafted by the Washington Redskins in 2007, Brooks worked his way into Georgia Tech’s record books. He finished his career — and still reigns — as the program’s career punting leader, averaging 45.31 yards per kick. A two-time All-ACC pick and a 2007 All-America selection, Brooks also went on to win the Ray Guy Award his senior season, as he was recognized as the nation’s best punter. His career-long 77-yard punt came during a win over North Carolina in 2007.
Dan Dyke (1999-2002). A four-year starter, Dyke left an impressionable mark on Georgia Tech’s legacy. The former walk-on who won a preseason battle in 1999, originally came to the Institute on a President’s scholarship. But after winning the job, he went on to record what was, at the time, the second-best career punting average in school history at 41.37 yards per punt. The four-time Academic All-America selection landed three punts inside the 20 during the Yellow Jackets’ 27-15 win over Georgia in 2000.