Michael Dickson Biography
Michael Dickson is a famous Australian professional American football player who is presently playing as a punter in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. Michael was a college football player at Texas. Regarded as one of the best punters in the league, Michael’s career punt average of 47.7 yards per punt ranks in NFL history as the highest.
Michael Dickson Age
Michael Dickson was born on 4 January 1996 in Sydney, Australia, and currently, Michael is 27 years old.
Michael Dickson Height
Dickson stands at a moderate height of 6 feet 2 inches (Approximately 1.88 m).
Michael Dickson Family
Michael was born and nurtured in Sydney, Australia by his supportive and protective parents. Michael has not publicized any information about his siblings and parents in the public eye therefore this info will be updated as soon as the punter for the Seattle Seahawks does.
Michael Dickson Wife
He is in a romantic relationship with his stunning girlfriend, Gianni Yechel Outram who was born in El Paso, Texas on October 3rd, 1994 and currently she is 29 years old.
Michael Dickson Education
In his youth, he first played soccer before moving to Australian rules football at the age of 9. Michael acquired the Golden Boot award for having the best kicking in his first year of playing Australian rules football. While Michael was playing for the University of New South Wales- Eastern Suburbs Bulldogs in the local Sydney AFL competition he excelled in Australian football and was afterward placed in the Sydney Swans talent academy as a teenager.
Michael continued to play for the Swans Reserves and UNSW-ES in the North East Australian Football League in an attempt to be drafted to a professional AFL team though was overlooked at the 2014 AFL draft. His Australian football career highlight happened when he was selected to play for the Swans in the 2014 NEAFL Grand Final. In the final, the Swans were defeated by a two-point margin.
At the age of 19 in 2015, Michael went to Melbourne to trial with a coaching program designed to assist aspiring punters and kickers cross the Pacific and crack American football known as Prokick Australia. Michael was picked up by head coach Charlie Strong at the University of Texas as a punter through his Prokick Australia experience.
Michael Dickson Salary
Dickson will receive an annual base salary of $2,550,000 in 2024.
Michael Dickson’s Net Worth
Michael has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.
Michael Dickson Career
In 2015 Michael had 77 punts for 3,179 net yards for a 41.3 average in his first season with the Longhorns. Michael had 65 punts for 3,079 net yards for a 47.4 average in the 2016 season. In 2017, Michael was a unanimous All-American and won the Ray Guy Award. Michael was named MVP of the 2017 Texas Bowl and he had 84 punts for 3,984 net yards for a 47.4 average in his junior season. It was disclosed in late December 2017 that Michael would forgo his senior year at Texas in favor of the 2018 NFL Draft.
In the fifth round, 149th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft Michael was selected by the Seattle Seahawks. After the Seahawks released Jon Ryan the longtime veteran during the preseason Dickson would go on to win the punting job. Michael made his NFL debut in the Seahawks’ season opener against the Denver Broncos and he had six punts for 354 net yards in the 27–24 loss.
In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions Michael was named National Football Conference (NFC) Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. Michael was instructed to waste time in the end zone before giving up an intentional safety with minutes remaining at fourth-and-8 from their own three-yard line though after he received the snap, he ran it nine yards for the first down, sealing the win. In November 2018 Michael was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month.
In the 2018 season, Michael punted the ball 78 times for 3,759 yards. In the league, Michael’s average of 48.2 yards per punt ranked as the second-highest. In addition to punting, Dickson at times used the former obscure drop kick maneuver on kickoffs for the Seahawks, both standard deep kicks and onside kicks. Michael was voted into the 2019 Pro Bowl due to his efforts, the first recruited punter to participate since Dale Hatcher in 1985. Furthermore, Michael was named as a first-team All-Pro.
Michael had 74 punts for 3,341 yards, an average of 45.2 yards per punt in the 2019 season. Michael punted four times (50-yard average) with all four of them landing inside the 20-yard line during the 35–30 win against the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 2 of the 2020 season. Due to his performance, Michael was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Michael punted four times in Week 15 against the Washington Football Team, all landing inside the 20-yard line, acquiring another NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor. On 4 June 2021, Michael signed a four-year, $14.5 million contract extension with the Seahawks.