<p>Brad Nortman is an American football punter for the Carolina Panthers. He was born in Brookfield, Wisconsin and played college football at Wisconsin. Nortman was the first punter that the Panthers had drafted in team history. He was one of two punters selected in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Nortman attended Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Nortman was ranked as the No. 4 punter in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 8 by Scout.com. He was rated as the fourth-best player in the state of Wisconsin by Scout.com. Following his senior season, Nortman was named first-team all-state as a punter and also first-team all-suburban as a linebacker. He also played tight end.
Nortman ranks third in Wisconsin history with a career punting average of 42.1 yards per punt. He is fourth in UW history with 8,383 career punting yards and fifth with 199 career punts. Following the 2011 season, Nortman was named consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten, Academic All-Big Ten and participated in the 2012 Senior Bowl. Following his junior season in 2010, Nortman was named academic All-Big Ten. After his sophomore season in 2009, Nortman was named honorable mention All-Big Ten (coaches), ESPN the</p>