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Pressley Harvin III
Pressley Harvin III
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Pressley Harvin III

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Year Senior
Height 6-0
Weight 255
Hometown Alcolu, S.C.
Last School Sumter
Year Junior
Pressley Harvin III

Biography

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2018 SECOND-TEAM ALL-ACC
2017 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (FWAA)

2017 TRUE FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (ESPN)
2017 THIRD-TEAM ALL-ACC

2019 (Junior): One of the nation’s top weapons on special teams, Harvin ranked 17th nationally and fifth in the ACC with a 44.8-yard punting average – good for the fifth-best single-season punting average in school history, giving him two of the top-10 season marks in the Georgia Tech annals for his career …  Boomed 80 punts for 3,583 total yards – both good for third all-time in school history … A career-high 18 of 80 punts, including 10 in the first four games of 2019, were downed inside the 20-yard line … 26-of-80 punts traveled 50 yards or more … Averaged at least 45 yards per punt six times in 12 games and 50 yards or more twice – 51.4 at Duke (Oct. 12), 45.5 at Miami (Fla.) (Oct. 19), 46.4 vs. Pitt (Nov. 2), 48.2 vs. vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 16), 50.5 vs. NC State (Nov. 21), and 45.2 vs. then-No. 4 Georgia (Nov. 30) … His whopping 51.4-yards average at Duke (Oct 12) ranked 16th in school history for single-game average … Named ACC Specialist of the Week after he averaged 45.5 yards per punt and threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Cottrell on a fake punt in Tech’s 28-21 overtime win over Miami (Fla.) (Oct. 19) – the first completion of his career … Harvin finished the season with a 774.4 pass-efficiency rating … Amassed 434 punting yards on nine kicks against Virginia Tech (Nov. 16), ranking tied for ninth in school history … Set two program records by punting 13 times for 587 yards against Georgia (Nov. 30) – the most since 1997.

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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