THE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior Pressley Harvin III (Alcolu, S.C./Sumter) is one of 26 student-athletes on the official preseason watch list for the 2019 Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Wednesday. The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate punter.
A second-team all-conference honoree as a sophomore in 2018, Harvin III would’ve led the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranked 16th nationally through the regular season with a 44.3-yard punting average, but with just 31 attempts, fell far short of the 3.6 punts per game needed to qualify for the NCAA’s official statistical rankings.
For the season, 16 of his 35 total punts (including 14 of his last 21) were downed inside the 20 yard line, 10 traveled 50 yards or more and three of his booming punts were muffed, all of which were recovered by Georgia Tech and led directly to scores (two touchdowns and a field goal).
Ten semifinalists for the 2019 Ray Guy Award will be announced on Nov. 19,, three semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 25 and the winner will be unveiled as part of the Home Depot College Football Awards, which airs live from Atlanta on Dec. 12.
Thanks to the excitement surrounding new head coach Geoff Collins and the great value of 2019 season tickets (reserved seats for seven home games – including the regular-season finale vs. archrival Georgia – beginning at $219 and Stinger Mobile Passes starting at just $149), Georgia Tech has already sold more season tickets than it did for all of 2018. For more information and to purchase season tickets online, visit ramblinwreck.com/footballtickets.
ACC Network – Coming Aug. 22
The ACC Network is a linear and digital platform dedicated to 24/7 coverage of ACC sports. It will exclusively televise approximately 450 live events each year, including approximately 40 football games (beginning with Georgia Tech’s 2019 season opener at Clemson on Aug. 29), as well as 150 men’s and women’s basketball contests.
Don’t get shut out! For more information and to learn if your cable/satellite/digital provider is committed to carrying the ACC Network, visit GetACCN.com. Georgia Tech fans whose cable/satellite/digital providers aren’t already committed to carrying the ACC Network are urged to contact their providers and ask for the ACC Network to be a part of their subscription.