THE FLATS – Georgia Tech sophomore Pressley Harvin III (Alcolua, S.C./Sumter) is one of 27 student-athletes on the official watch list for the 2018 Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Wednesday. The Ray Guy Award is presented annually to college football’s top punter.
Harvin III led all NCAA Division I FBS true freshmen, ranked 16th overall nationally and was second in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 44.1-yard punting average last season. The 44.1-yard average was a Georgia Tech freshman record and ranks fifth overall in single-season program history.
Following his incredible rookie campaign, Harvin III was named freshman all-America by the Football Writers Association of America, true freshman all-America by ESPN and was a third-team all-ACC honoree. The 6-0, 245-pounder became only the third FWAA freshman all-American in school history (joining OL Will Jackson, 2010, and PK Travis Bell, 2004) and the first Georgia Tech freshman to earn all-ACC recognition since Calvin Johnson (first-team WR) and Bell (second-team PK) in ’04.
Ten semifinalists for the 19th-annual Ray Guy Award will be announced on Nov. 15 and three finalists will be unveiled on Nov. 20. The winner will be announced as part of the 2018 Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Dec. 6.
2018 Georgia Tech football season tickets and three-game ACC Flex Packs are on sale now. Fans can also pre-register now for the opportunity to purchase ACC single-game tickets on Monday, July 30, two days before they go on sale to the general public. Registration for the pre-sale is FREE. Fans are encouraged to register for the pre-sale if they plan to attend any of the Yellow Jackets’ four ACC showdowns at Bobby Dodd Stadium – versus Clemson (Sept. 22), Duke (Oct. 13 – homecoming), Miami (Nov. 10) and Virginia (Nov. 17) – as it is anticipated that the best remaining seats for the attractive conference slate will sell quickly.
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