About Will Batson

WILL BATSON was a four-sport letter-man at Brooks High School in Killen, Alabama, only beginning football his junior year. He earned First Team All-State Honors as a place-kicker his senior season. He received several college offers but chose his hometown school, the University of North Alabama, 3-time NCAA Division II National Champions, because he would have the opportunity to play both football and baseball.

He red-shirted his freshman year in football and pitched for the baseball team, clocking a 92mph fastball. He focused solely on football his redshirt freshman year and earned the starting punting position in his sophomore season.

In 2008 as a junior, Batson earned the first of his All-American accolades; he was a consensus All-American pick as punter in several national polls.  In 2009 in his senior year, he continued earning the honors, both on the field and in the classroom. Again, he earned consensus All-American honors in national polling, while adding prestigious academic/athletic recognition.


AFCA All-American punter

Daktronics All-American

AP Little All-American

D2Football.com All-American

 Football Gazette  All-American

All Gulf South Conference Punter

Academic All-Gulf South Conference  Punter


Daktronics All-American

AP Little All-American

D2Football.com All-American

Football Gazette All-American

JBScouting All-American

All-Gulf South Conference Punter

Academic All-Gulf South Conference Punter

ESPN the Magazine 2nd Team Academic All-American Punter

National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society

The University of North Alabama faculty and staff recognized Batson by naming him one of the 10 Most Promising Alumni. He was also named the UNA Team of the Decade Punter for two different decades: 1999-2008 and 2009-2018.  He was voted Special Teams Player of the Year 2009.

After playing in his last college game, Batson began pursuing his dream of playing professional football. He was given a tryout with the Atlanta Falcons and was invited to the Chicago Bears Rookie Mini-Camp in April of 2010. In 2011, due to the lockout, he spent the season playing semi-professional football with the Rocket City Titans.

Batson played for the following NFL Teams:  Tennessee Titans and the Arizona Cardinals

Tennessee Titans (1999 - Pres)


Arizona Cardinals (2005 - Pres)