Nineteen earn academic honors for the spring semester
Spring football game is April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
The Yellow Jackets failed to a score rushing touchdown for the first time in two years
BYU 41, Georgia Tech 17
The Jackets and the Cougars meet for the first time since 2003 on Saturday
A second-year scholarship punter who gained a great deal of experience as a true freshman in 2012... made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter of a tight game against Miami... a fundamentally solid punter with a strong leg.
2012 (true freshman): Played in six games... punted 13 times for an average of 39.7 yards... had two punts downed inside the 20... took over the primary punting duties in the Miami game (Sept. 22) after Sean Poole went down with an injury... served as the punter for the next five games... punted two times for an average of 43.5 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 29)... had a career-high five attempts, including a career-long of 52 yards, vs. BYU (Oct. 27).
High School: Deland HS... played for head coach Ryan Smith... averaged 43.8 yards per punt as a senior... earned all-state honors... rated #14 as a five-star punter by Kohl's Kicking... ranked 25th among ESPNU's top 100 kickers in 2011... also kicked for Deland and was 33-of-36 on extra point tries and four-of-six on field goals... booted the game-winner in overtime to beat Seabreeze, 20-17, in 2011... his career-long 45-yarder came in that game... reached FHSAA Class 6A state title game in 2009... team won district championships in 2010 and 2011... named to Honor Roll all four years and earned Deland's Scholar Athlete Award four times... earned school's 2010-11 Advisory Council's Academic Excellence Award.
Personal: Full name is Ryan Bruce Rodwell... born Oct. 26, 1993 in Deland, Fla... son of John and Diane Miller... has two sisters - Tasha Howard and Megan Rodwell... his sister Megan is a soccer player at Lynn University... began playing football at age 16 after growing up playing soccer... made the Dean's List in the fall of 2012... intends to major in engineering.
Longest Punt: 52 vs. BYU, Oct. 27, 2012
Punt Attempts: 5 vs. BYU, Oct. 27, 2012
Highest Punt Average (min. 2 atts.): 43.5 vs. MTSU, Sept. 29, 2012
Inside 20: 1 vs. Miami, Sept. 22, 2012; vs. BYU, Oct. 27, 2012