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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brad Nortman, P

School: Wisconsin  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Brookfield, WI
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 213 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
28847-FA
Career Notes
Ranks third in school history with career punting average of 42.1 yards per punt (min. 100 attempts) ... sits fourth in UW history with 8,383 career punting yards ... fifth in UW history with 199 career punts.
2011 Season
Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten ... winner of UW's Ivan Williamson Scholastic Award ... Academic All-Big Ten...Punted twice for 89 yards, including a 56-yarder which tied for the fourth-longest in UW bowl history, against Oregon in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 2 ... averaged 45 yards per punt (5-225) with one inside the 20-yard line against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... punted five times for 203 yards, average of 40.6 yards, with one inside the 20-yard line ... named UW's co-special teams player of the week after putting three of four kicks inside the 20-yard line and two inside the 5-yard line, including a season-long 74-yard punt, at Illinois on Nov. 19 ... placed two of three punts inside the 20-yard line at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... punted three times for 111 yards against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... matched season high with six punts for 243 yards, with one inside the 20, at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... two punts for 83 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... named UW's co-special teams player of the week after season-high six punts for 263 yards (43.8 avg.) and three inside the 20-yard line against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... had two punts for 83 yards, one of which landed inside the 20-yard line, against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... one punt for 38 yards against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... punted just once against Northern Illinois for 36 yards ... named UW's special teams player of the week after punting four times for 183 yards (45.8 average), with three landing inside the 20, against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... punted twice for 90 yards against UNLV on Sept. 1.
2010 Season
Played in 12 games (Badgers did not punt against Indiana) ... executed a fake punt for 11 yards and had three punts for 126 yards in the Rose Bowl against TCU on Jan. 1 ... punted five times for 198 yards, with four downed inside the 20 against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... had one punt, which was downed at the 1-yard line, for 41 yards at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... did not have to punt against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... tallied four punts for 174 yards with two punts inside the 20 at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... named Big Ten co-Special Teams Player of the week and UW special teams player of the week after running for 17 yards on fake punt on fourth-and-four during game-winning drive at Iowa on Oct. 23, also punted twice for 96 yards ... averaged 50.5 yards on two punts in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... punted twice for 79 yards against Minnesota ... season-high six punts for 225 yards (37.5 avg.) at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... blasted career-long 76-yard punt and added second punt of 45 yards (60.5 avg.) against Austin Peay on Sept. 25... punted four times for 172 yards, average of 43.0 yards per kick, with one inside the 20 ... recorded three punts for 134 yards, season-best average of 44.7 yards per kick, with one punt inside the 20-yard line and all punts fair caught against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... punted four times for 156 yards (39.0 avg.) at UNLV on Sept. 4.
2009 Season
Honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches) ... played in all 13 games at UW's punter ... averaged 42.0 yards per punt, ranking fourth in the Big Ten and 40th in the nation ... recorded five punts for 195 yards (39.0 avg.) and had three downed inside the 20-yard line against Miami in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... had five punts for 205 yards (41.0 avg.), with two punts downed inside the 20 and one touchback against Northwestern on Nov. 21 ... booted four punts for 177 yards (44.2 avg.) against Indiana on Nov. 7 ... had five punts for 223 yards (44.6 avg.) and had one downed inside the 20-yard line against Iowa on Oct. 17 ... punted four times for 195 yards, including season-long of 61 yards, against Ohio State on Oct. 10 ... totaled 101 yards on two punts (one inside the 20-yd line) for season high average of 50.5 yards against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... recorded five punts for 185 yards and had three downed inside the 20-yard line against Michigan State on Sept. 26 ... averaged 45 yards on two punts, with a long of 54 against Wofford on Sept. 19 ... punted season-high six times for season-high 285 yards (two inside the 20-yd line) for an average of 47.5 yards against Fresno State on Sept. 12.
2008 Season
Earned first letter ... played in all 13 games as UW's starting punter ... had 66 punts for 2,761 yards with a 41.8 yard average ... 41.8 yard average ranked sixth in the Big Ten and fifth among freshmen in the nation ... six punts for an average of 44.3 yards with a long of 55 and one downed inside the 20-yard line in the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida State ... six punts averaging 41.2 yards per punt, including two inside the 20-yard line against Minnesota on Nov. 15 ... named the Big Ten, ESPN.com's Big Ten and UW's Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking six punts (three inside the 20-yd line) for a career-best 51.7 per punt average (third-best game average in UW history) and a career long 64-yard boot against Illinois on Oct. 25 ... career-high seven punts averaging 37.4 yards against Penn State on Oct. 11 .. six punts against Ohio State on Oct. 4 ... averaged 42.0 yards per punt and had a long off 55 yards versus the Buckeyes ... had three punts averaging 47.7 yards on Sept. 6 against Marshall ... made his debut as a Badger against Akron on Aug. 30 ... had one punt for 58 yards inside the 20-yard line.
High School
Ranked as the No. 4 punter in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 8 by Scout.com ... rated as the fourth-best player in the state by Scout.com ... first-team all-state (WFCA, AP), first-team all-suburban, first-team all-area, first-team all-county and first-team all-conference punter as a senior ... first-team all-suburban, first-team all-county and first-team all-conference linebacker as a senior ... conference defensive co-perimeter player of the year and honorable mention all-conference tight end as a senior ... honorable mention all-state, first-team all-area, first-team all-suburban, second-team all-county and first-team all-conference punter as a junior ... honorable mention all-area, all-state tournament team, high honorable mention all-suburban and first-team all-county linebacker as a junior ... second-team all conference punter as a sophomore ... totaled 56 tackles and two interceptions as a senior ... 24 punts with a 39 yard average, including 13 inside the 20-yard line ... team captain as a senior ... National Honor Society member ... National Society of High School Scholars ... Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Brewers Student Achiever Award ... head coach was Doug Lange.
Personal
Parents are William and Jane Nortman ... enjoys golfing ... Special Olympics and Nursing Home volunteer ... Calvary Lutheran Church Praise Band and mission servant ... majoring in accounting.
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Panthers' picks: Round 6/207 -- Brad Nortman, P, 6-2, 213, Wisconsin...He's got an excellent chance to make the roster -- since he's the only punter they have at the moment. Veteran Jason Baker was a cap casualty, so the door's open. - The Sports Xchange

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