Georgia Tech football’s punter led all true freshmen nationally with 44.1-yard average
Punter is Georgia Tech football's third honoree in the last four seasons
Benson, Braun and Harvin III represent Georgia Tech football on all-ACC teams; Devine named honorable mention
Meet Georgia Tech football's freshman punter Pressley Harvin III, who has quickly made good on his advanced billing
Georgia Tech football’s rookie punter leads all true freshmen nationally in punting average
2017 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (FWAA)
2017 TRUE FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (ESPN)
2017 THIRD-TEAM ALL-ACC
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: Full name is Pressley Harvin III ... Born Sept. 17, 1998 ... Son of Pressley and Adrienne Harvin ... 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.
Punt Attempts: 9, twice - last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017
Highest Punt Avg. (min. 2 att.): 51.5 yards vs. Wake Forest, Oct. 21, 2017
Longest Punt: 62 yards at No. 11/10 Miami, Oct. 14, 2017
50+ Yard Punts: 5 at No. 7 Clemson, Oct. 28, 2017
Punts Downed Inside 20: 4, twice - last at Virginia, Nov. 4, 2017