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Pressley Harvin III

Pressley Harvin III



Year Junior
Height 6-0
Weight 245
Hometown Alcolu, S.C.
Last School Sumter
Pressley Harvin III




2018 (Sophomore): Second-team all-ACC … One of the nation’s least-utilized weapons, Harvin would’ve led the ACC and ranked 16th nationally through the regular season with a 44.3-yard punting average, but with just 31 attempts fell fall short of the 3.6 punts per game needed to qualify for the NCAA’s official statistical rankings … Season average fell to 41.3 yards per punt after he uncharacteristically kicked four times for just 75 yards (18.8 avg.) in Quick Lane Bowl vs. Minnesota … Sixteen of his 35 punts (including 14 of his last 21) were downed inside the 20-yard line, 10-of-35 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) … Averaged at least 45 yards per punt seven times in 12 games – 48.0 vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 1), 48.5 vs. Clemson (Sept. 22), 53.0 vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 29) … 46.2 vs. Duke (Oct. 13), 45.0 at North Carolina (Nov. 3), 47.3 vs. Miami (Nov. 10) and 46.7 vs. Virginia (Nov. 17) … Averaged a whopping 47.7 yards per punt in six home games but just 34.6 yards per punt in six games away from home … Played in only 12 games because he was the only healthy, non-redshirting player that did not see action in Georgia Tech’s 66-31 romp at Louisville (Oct. 5).

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: 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.


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