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Cliff Gandis
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Cliff Gandis

#47

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Year RS Freshman
Height 6-1
Weight 218
Hometown Greer, S.C.
Last School Christ Church Episcopal School
Cliff Gandis

Biography

2018 (True Freshman): Redshirted … An ACC Honor Roll selection.

High School: Named South Carolina Specialist of the Year as a senior in 2017 by S.C. Football Coaches Association … Two-time all-region selection … Ranked as high as No. 3 nationally among place kickers by prokicker.com … Kicked a school-record 54-yard field goal as a senior (Sept. 29, 2017 vs. St. Joseph’s) … Played wide receiver in addition to handing place-kicking and punting duties … Was a part of Christ Church Episcopal state championship team in 2014 … Coached by Don Frost … Versatile athlete also played four seasons of soccer and three seasons of basketball as a prep … Was a two-time team captain in soccer and earned all-state and all-region recognition in 2016 … Excellent student and school leader was student-council president for three years and member of high honor roll, National Spanish Honor Society, Spanish club and math club throughout his high-school career … Also won Vanderbilt Book Award as a junior and was a National Merit finalist.

Personal: Oldest of three siblings … Father, John, wrestled at NC State … Didn’t begin playing football until high school and didn’t begin kicking until sophomore season (attended first kicking camp in the summer following his freshman year) … Chose Georgia Tech for “unparalleled quality of academic and athletic opportunity” … Enjoys being involved in Greek Orthodox Church and reading John Grisham novels … Majoring in chemical and biomolecular engineering … Wishes to participate in cancer research.

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