Academic All-ACC is the PAT on Harrison Butker's superb freshman year
AT TECH: Three-time all-Atlantic Coast Conference placekicker and the Yellow Jackets? all-time leading scorer with 322 points . . . Made an ACC-record 160 consecutive extra points without a miss in his career, just one shy of the NCAA record of 161 in a row by John Becksvoort of Tennessee (1991-94) . . . The third-leading scorer in ACC history, trailing only former Florida State kickers Scott Bentley and Sebastian Janikowski . . . One of only three Yellow Jackets to make the all-ACC team three times, earning first-team honors in 2000 and 2001 and second-team accolades in 2002 . . . Ranks second in school history with 54 career field goals, trailing only Scott Sisson?s record 60 three-pointers . . . Has the highest career field goal percentage in school history (54-77, .701) . . . Owns Tech season records for points by kicking and PAT as well as a share of the season field goal record . . . Also handles kickoffs.
2002: Second-team all-ACC placekicker who hit 12 of 17 field goals and was 29-for-29 on PAT on the season for a total of 65 points . . . Had a school-record streak of 10 consecutive field goals . . . All four of his missed field goals were from 45 yards or longer, including attempts from 50 and 51 yards . . . Kicked field goals of 41, 19 and 33 yards in Tech?s win over eighth-ranked NC State . . . Season-high 11 points in the Jackets? victory over Virginia . . . Missed the North Carolina with a strained groin, suffered in pre-game warmups . . . Had 22 touchbacks on 45 kickoffs (48.9 percent) . . . Named to the ACC All-Academic football team.
2001: Earned first-team all-ACC honors for the second straight year . . . Led the ACC in scoring (8.1 points per game) and field goals (1.6 per game) . . . Broke his own school record for points by kicking with 97, surpassing the 86 points that he scored as a freshman . . . Booted 19 field goals to tie Scott Sisson?s school-record set in 1992 . . . Hit a career-best four field goals against Clemson . . . Hit two field goals of 50 yards or more with a 50-yarder against NC State and a 51-yarder against Virginia . . . Surpassed the former ACC record of 93 consecutive extra points, held by former Maryland kicker Jess Atkinson, against the Citadel in the second game of the season . . . Had a close call in the season opener when he missed on PAT No. 92, but Syracuse was called for a penalty, giving Manget another chance.
2000: First-team all-ACC placekicker and a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award . . . Led ACC kickers in scoring and ranked third overall in the league with 7.4 points per game . . . Second in the league and 22nd in the nation with 1.2 field goals per game . . . Scored 74 points, connecting on 12-of-16 field goals and 38-of-38 extra points . . . Booted a career-long 50-yard field goal against NC State, one his of three field goals in that contest . . . Also had three field goals in Tech?s 31-28 win at fourth-ranked Clemson, hitting from 27, 29 and 38 yards . . . Missed the Virginia game with a strained groin . . . Made eight of his last nine field goals, missing only a 42-yard attempt against Maryland while still bothered by the strained groin . . . Hit from 42 and 21 yards in the Jackets? win at Georgia . . . Helped Tech lead the ACC in kickoff coverage at 16.4 yards per opponent return . . . Named Tech?s Outstanding Special Teams Performer.
1999: Set Tech season records for points by kicking with 86 (old record, 84 by Scott Sisson, 1990) and PAT with 53 (old record, 46 by Brad Chambers, 1998) . . . Hit 11 of 16 field goals and was perfect on extra points . . . One of the heroes of dramatic victories over Georgia and North Carolina . . . His 38-yard field goal in overtime gave the Jackets a 51-48 victory over arch-rival Georgia . . . Had a 38-yard attempt blocked on third down, but when holder George Godsey recovered the ball behind the line of scrimmage, he got the chance to try again on fourth down . . . Also hit from 29 and 44 yards in the game and booted six extra points for 15 points, the second-best single-game total in school history . . . Kicked the game-tying 36-yard field goal with five seconds left in regulation against North Carolina, and the Jackets won in overtime . . . Made nine of his last 11 field goals . . . Longest field goal was a 49-yarder against NC State . . . Booted seven extra points in win over Maryland . . . Shared kickoff duties.
HIGH SCHOOL: Parade Magazine prep all-America . . . First-team prep all-America by ESPN The Magazine . . . Tabbed the No. 1 placekicker in the SEC Region by Prep Star postseason magazine . . . . Named an all-region placekicker by Prep Star preseason edition . . . Earned first-team all-state honors by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, which named him one of the Top 50 prospects in Georgia . . . Ranked the No. 1 placekicker in Georgia by the Tom Lemming Report . . . Given a 4.0 ranking by Forrest Davis . . . Hampered by hamstring pull as a senior, which limited him to making seven of 12 field goals . . . Booted 90 percent of his kickoffs out of the end zone . . . As a junior, made 12 of 16 field goals, including kicks of 53, 55 and 58 yards, and was a perfect 18-for-18 on PATs . . . For his career, he hit 19 of 29 FGs and 34 of 36 PATs . . . Kicked 85 percent of kickoffs out of the end zone as a junior . . . Averaged 39 yards per punt as a senior . . . Lettered three times in football and four times in soccer . . . Played for coach Matt Fligg at Rockdale County High School.
PERSONAL: Full name is Thomas Luke Manget (pronounced mon-JAY) . . . Parents are Thomas and Debbie Manget . . . Born March 27, 1981 . . . Majoring in History, Technology and Society.