Car stolen; nation’s best punter rides scooter to Utah practice

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SALT LAKE CITY - With Saturday's win over the University of Washington, the Utes keep their hopes alive that they might make it to the College Football Playoffs.

Fox 13 reporter Jeff McAdam gets a ride from Utah Ute punter tom Hackett on his sweet scooter.

Fox 13 reporter Jeff McAdam gets a ride from Utah Ute punter tom Hackett on his sweet scooter.

As for Utah Punter Tom Hackett, he just hopes he can make it to practice Tuesday morning.

"We're just staring at each other trying to figure out where the bloody hell my car is,” the Utah punter said.

Hackett said he walked outside his home near the university campus Monday morning to discover it was gone.

"I thought I was dreaming," he added.

Hackett immediately jumped on twitter to post that his car was stolen, and within minutes, his neighbor said he spotted it at a nearby grocery store.

"He tried to follow it," said Brennan Ambrose, Hackett's roommate.  He said his next-door neighbor spotted the car with skis now on top of it. He tried to follow it but lost it after a series of turns.

Fox 13 reporter Jeff McAdam gets a ride from Utah Ute punter tom Hackett on his sweet scooter.

Fox 13 reporter Jeff McAdam gets a ride from Utah Ute punter tom Hackett on his sweet scooter.

Salt Lake Police say they're looking for the car, but haven't had any tips at this point.

In the meantime, Hackett will be riding his scooter around campus.

"I'm going to Walmart tonight," Hackett said Monday night. "Gotta pick up an extra scarf.  I don't even have gloves for it yet."

The senior punter won the Ray Guy Award last year for being the best punter in the country, but now, it's his teammates that are getting a kick out of his new ride.

Hackett is taking the loss in stride, but has a message for the car thieves.

“Put some gas in it if you can. It’s running low. Try not to put too many miles on it and bring it back in one piece,” Hackett said.