Pressley Harvin III
2017 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (FWAA)
2017 TRUE FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (ESPN)
2017 THIRD-TEAM ALL-ACC
2017 (True Freshman): Led all NCAA Division I true freshmen, ranked 16th overall nationally and was second in the ACC in punting average at 44.1 yards per punt … 44.1-yard average was a Georgia Tech freshman record, breaking the 18-year-old record of 43.8 yards per punt (Dan Dyke – 1999) … Fifth-best overall single-season punting average in school history … Only the third FWAA freshman all-American in GT history, joining place kicker Travis Bell (2004) and guard Will Jackson (2010) … Became the first Georgia Tech freshman to be named all-ACC since Calvin Johnson (first-team WR) and Bell (second-team PK) in 2004 … For the season, 16 of his 50 punts downed inside the 20-yard line (32 percent), 13-of-50 traveled 50-plus yards (26 percent) and just 21 were returned (42 percent) … Opened his collegiate career by averaging 46 yards over three punts, including a 56-yarder that was downed at the 18-yard line, against Tennessee (Sept. 4) … Two of his three punts were downed inside the 20-yard line in home debut against Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) … Averaged 47.3 yards per punt (second-highest of the season) against North Carolina (Sept. 30) … Had 4-of-6 punts downed inside the 20-yard line, including a season-long 62-yarder, at Miami (Oct. 14) … Averaged a season-high 51.5 yards per punt, including a 56-yarder, in win over Wake Forest (Oct. 21) … In a driving rain at Clemson (Oct. 28), averaged 46.9 yards per punt with 5-of-9 traveling 50-plus yards … In three games in October, averaged a whopping 46.9 yards over 17 punts with 7-of-17 traveling 50 yards or more and 7-of-17 downed inside the 20-yard line … For the season, averaged 40 yards or more per punt in 10-of-11 games.
High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals … Ranked as the No. 2 punter in the Class of 2017 by Kohl’s Kicking Camps … Nation’s No. 4-ranked punter according to ESPN and 247Sports … Two-time all-state honoree … Selected to play in Blue-Grey All-America Game and Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … Averaged 42.5 yards per punt with a long of 72 as a senior … Led the state in punting average as a junior and senior … Helped lead Sumter to four-straight district championships (2013-16), back-to-back regional championships (2015-16) and a state runner-up finish (2014) … Coached by Mark Barnes … Also earned four letters in track and field and helped lead Sumter to three-straight regional championships as a thrower … Four-time academic letterwinner … Graduated with a 3.8 grade point average.
Personal: Full name is Pressley Harvin III … Born Sept. 17, 1998 … Son of Pressley and Adrienne Harvin … Oldest of two siblings … Began playing football at age seven … An accomplished musician that plays multiple instruments and participated in region band two times, holding down first chair on both occasions … Majoring in business administration … Member of ACC academic honor roll.
Punt Attempts: 9, twice – last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Highest Punt Avg. (min. 2 att.): 51.5 yards vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017
Longest Punt: 62 yards at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
50+ Yard Punts: 5 at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Punts Downed Inside 20: 4, twice – last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017