Utah punter Tom Hackett shows solidarity with Michigan punter
Michigan’s loss to Michigan State is considered one of the worst ever, dubbed "The Gift Six" after a blunder by Michigan’s punter.
Blake O’Neill, the punter who made the error, has received numerous death threats on Twitter and across The Internet. Utah’s punter, Tom Hackett, expressed empathy for O’Neill in a recent tweet. Both punters are from Australia; Hackett describes O’Neill as his "good mate" in the message.
Find it strange when I'm reading death threats written to my good mate @blakewoneill, the game is full of mistakes…head up mate.Article continues below ...
— Tom Hackett (@TomHackett33) October 18, 2015
Hackett has been one of the most sensational punters in college football this season, twice winning Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week.