A fourth-year senior who returns as Tech's primary kicker for the third straight season... expected to handle kickoffs for the fourth consecutive year... focused solely on kicking in 2009 after handling every kicking/ punting duty in 2008... was the first Yellow Jacket since Ron Rice in 1983 to handle both kicking and punting... enters 2010 having made 41 consecutive PATs... a former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship prior to sophomore season by Paul Johnson... handled kickoff duties as a true freshman in 2007 and learned from Ray Guy Award winner Durant Brooks and All-ACC kicker Travis Bell ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10.
Focused solely on kicking duties after also serving as the punter the previous season... made 70 percent of his field goal attempts (14-of-20) and was 45-of-46 on PATs... enjoyed the best kicking night of his career in the Dec. 5 ACC Championship Game when he was 4-of-4 on field goal attempts, including one from 49 yards and one from 48 yards, and finished with a career-high 15 points... his four field goals were an ACC Championship Game record... kicked a 42-yard field goal and was 3-of-3 on PATs vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... booted a career-long 45-yard field goal and was 3-of-3 on PATs vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... scored eight points on 8-of-8 PATs at Vanderbilt; also forced and recovered a fumble on a kickoff... scored 10 points including 2-of-2 on field goals at Virginia (Oct. 24)... scored his 100th career point in the Virginia Tech game (Oct. 17)... the hero of the 30-27 win over Clemson (Sept. 10)... threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas on the first pass attempt of his career; he kicked the game-winning 36- yard field goal with 57 seconds remaining; he was a perfect 3-of-3 for the day kicking field goals; he scored a career-high 12 points; and for good measure, he had one solo tackle.
Handled Tech's PATs, field goals, kickoffs and punts... the first Tech player to handle both kicking and punting in the same season since Ron Rice in 1983... ranked second on the team in scoring (69 points)... ranked 10th in the ACC in scoring by kicking (5.3 ppg) and 10th in field goal percentage (.632)... converted 12-of-19 field goal attempts including 8-of-8 from less than 30 yards and 12-of-13 from within 40 yards... handled 41 of Tech's 47 punts for an average of 38.9 yards... eleven of his 41 punts were downed inside the 20... booted six punts of 50 yards or more... made two touchdown-saving tackles on the kickoff team... made eight solo tackles and 10 total tackles... kicked two field goals and scored 11 points vs. Miami (Nov. 20)... booted a 31-yard field goal in his only attempt and had two punts inside the 20 vs. Florida State (Nov. 1)... kicked a 39-yard field goal in his only attempt vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... had four punts downed inside the 20 and made a touchdown-saving tackle at Clemson (Oct. 18)... nominated for ACC Specialist of the Week after his performance vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... scored four points and made his only field goal attempt... had five punts for an average of 48.4 yards against the Bulldogs, including three punts of longer than 50 yards and a long of 58 yards... scored nine points vs. Duke (Oct. 4) after making both field goal attempts and all three PATs... scored eight points, making his only field goal attempt and 5-of-5 PATs against Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... had a long punt of 53 yards at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... his only punt against Jacksonville State (Aug. 28) was a 51-yarder... came to Tech as a walk-on but was awarded a scholarship by coach Paul Johnson just prior to the start of the season.
Handled 68 of Tech's 70 kickoffs... helped the Yellow Jackets rank second nationally in kickoff return yardage defense... went the entire season without penalizing the team with an out-of-bounds kickoff... booted eight kicks into the end zone for touchbacks, but his specialty became the high, hanging, "sky" kicks... had two tackles on the season including one solo tackle... got an opportunity to score first career point when he kicked a PAT in a blowout of Samford (Sept. 8)... made a solo tackle on an Army kickoff return (Oct. 20).
Came to Georgia Tech after lettering four years in both football and soccer at Calhoun High School... helped lead football team to the region championships each year and to state runner-ups in 2005... received all-area honors in 2005 and 2006 and also received the AJC all-state and the all-state coaches choice in 2006... played in the GA vs. TN game and helped his team to a 14-13 win... won nationals in kick-offs at the kicking.com combine.
Born Feb. 23, 1988... son of Jeff and Terry Blair... full name is Scott Swenson Blair... has 2 older sisters, Dana and Michelle... has lived in Wangaratta, Australia... Father played basketball for The Citadel and Uncle was a diver there...hobbies include building electronics, playing sports, and outdoor activities... was a member of the pep club, key club, and was an honor graduate... Plans on majoring in Computer/Electrical Engineering.
|Career Statistics (Kicking)|
|Career Statistics (Punting)|
Field Goals: 4 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
Field Goal Attempts: 4 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
Longest Field Goal: 49 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
Longest Field Goal Attempt: 52, two times
PATs: 8 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009
Longest Punt: 58 vs. Gardner-Webb, Oct. 11, 2008
Punt Attempts: 7 vs. Clemson, Oct. 18, 2008
Highest Punt Avg(min.2 attempts): 48.4 (5 atts.) vs. Gardner-Webb, Oct. 11, 2008
Inside-20: 4 vs. Clemson, Oct. 18, 2008
Points Scored: 15 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009