Last year, Carolina employed the services of two senior kicking specialists in Topher Roberts (KO), a walk-on in 2001, and Dan Orner (FG).
Despite an injury that hampered Lawson during his senior season, he still managed an amazing 27 touchbacks in 2003.
"After surgery and several weeks of rehab, Shawn was unsure if any team would even give him a chance until the University of North Carolina came knocking," Butler coach Barry Shuford said in a story on the Bulldogs' heading to play college football.
"Shawn will compete with another freshman for the job and may see time kicking next year for the Tar Heels."
A three-year varsity letterman, Lawson also played soccer.
Source and Photos: Butler High School National Letter of Intent story on their N.C. iHigh site