Spring football game is April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Postgame from the 2012 Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game
The Jackets and the Cougars meet for the first time since 2003 on Saturday
A numerical look at today's noon non-conference battle at Bobby Dodd Stadium
Yellow Jackets stunned by overtime loss to Miami By Jon Cooper
Georgia Tech Overwhelms USC for 21-7 Sun Bowl Victory
Photos by Danny Karnik
* 2012 Preseason Second Team All-ACC (Athlon)
The veteran punter has fought off challengers each of the past two seasons to retain the starting job... was enjoying a solid start to the 2012 season when he injured his shoulder trying to tackle a Miami punt returner... missed the next three games, but re-gained the starting job when he got healthy... has enjoyed a solid career thus far but wants to be more consistent... a former walk-on who joined the program in 2009... played on Tech's baseball team in the spring of 2010.
2012 (junior): Served as the primary punter in 11 games... missed three games after suffering a shoulder injury while trying to make a tackle against Miami (Sept. 22)... punted 33 times for an average of 39.7 yards... had eight punts downed inside the 20 and five punts of 50 yards or longer... punted a season-high seven times for a 40.0 average, including a long of 50, in the season opener at Virginia Tech (Sept. 3)... averaged 47.0 yards on three attempts, including a career-high-tying 55-yarder vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8)... had four attempts for an average of 45.2 yards, including three downed inside the 20 vs. Miami (Sept. 22)... booted a 55-yard punt vs. Florida State in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 1).
2011 (sophomore): Played in all 13 games, serving as Tech's primary punter the entire season... ranked sixth in the ACC in punting average (39.7)... had two punts -- for 49 and 55 yards -- at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10)... the 55-yarder was downed at the Blue Raider 4... had a 54-yard punt vs. rival Georgia (Nov. 26)... punted a season-high five times vs. Utah in the Hyundai Sun Bowl... had punts of 53, 51 and 49 yards against the Utes.
2010 (redshirt freshman): Played in eight games and was the starting punter in six contests... took over primary punting duties for the Wake Forest game (Oct. 2) and remained in that role until hurting his knee in mid-November... hurt his knee stepping off a curb at a convenience store... punted 27 times for an average of 39.3 yards per attempt (32.3 yards net)... had five punts of 50 yards or longer with a long of 55 yards... eight of his punts were downed inside the 20... had punts of 48, 48, 51 and 53 yards in his first game as the starter, vs. Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... boomed a career-long 55-yard punt vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23)... two of his three punt attempts at Clemson were longer than 50 yards.
2009 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Fla... played four seasons of football under coach John Spradlin... played kicker, punter and holder... also played four seasons of baseball... three-time all-conference and all-area... holds county record for longest punt (73 yards)... won numerous academic honors.
Personal: Full name is Sean Devereaux Poole... parents are Van and Donna... Donna was on the water ski team at Florida State... Van is a former Florida state senator and an actor who has appeared in 20 movies... born Oct. 23, 1990 in Plantation, Fla... has four siblings -- Mark, Kelley, Morlah, Hannah... majoring in public policy.
Longest Punt: 55, three times
Punt Attempts: 7 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 3, 2012
Highest Punt Average (min. 2 atts.): 47.7 (3 attempts) at Clemson, Oct. 23, 2010
Inside-20: 4 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010