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Texas punter Michael Dickson to skip senior season, enter NFL draft

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Texas punter Dickson to forgo senior season to enter NFL draft (4:29)

Michael Dickson, the 2017 Ray Guy Award winner, has come a long way from Aussie rules to now possibly the NFL. (4:29)

Texas Longhorns punter Michael Dickson is skipping his senior season to enter the NFL draft, he announced Thursday.

Dickson, who hails from Sydney, Australia, was a unanimous All-America selection this season. He also won the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter, leading the FBS with an average of 48.4 yards per punt.

He will play for the Longhorns in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl against Missouri on Dec. 27.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, only two punters that have left school early to enter the NFL draft have been selected -- Clemson's Bradley Pinion (drafted 165th overall by the 49ers in 2015) and Clemson's Chris Gardocki (No. 78 by the Bears in 1991).

Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams, safety DeShon Elliott and cornerback Holton Hill all have previously declared they will be leaving early for the draft.