Punters usually don't make news at Georgia Tech, but ...
Friday's scrimmage that was played as a full, four-quarter contest with officials
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
After serving as Georgia Tech's primary punter half of the 2012 season as a true freshman, Rodwell redshirted last season... made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter of a tight game against Miami in 2012... a fundamentally solid punter with a strong leg... a good student who has made the Dean's List and the ACC Academic Honor Roll... has dropped nearly 30 pounds since arriving on campus.
2014 (junior):Played in 13 games, punted 29 times for an average of 40.8 yards ... had 13 punts downed inside the 20 and three over 50 yards ... Had zero punts blocked ... Punted twice for 69 yards with one punt landing inside the 20 vs. Florida State in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Had three punts that averaged 41.3 yards per punt and included one touch back at Georgia (Nov. 29) ...Punted once for 45 yards vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ...Saw action at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Booted three punts for an average of 39.7 yards per punt, including a 54-yard punt, vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ...Averaged 41.5 yards per punt on two punts at Pitt (Oct. 25) ...Punted twice for a total of 60 yards at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Had a 43-yard punt that was downed inside the 20 vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ...Rushed for 10 yards and a Tech first down on a fake punt and punted three times for 115 yards, including one punt for 50 yards, vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ...Booted a career-long 55 yard punt and averaged a career-high 46.8 yards per punt on four attempts at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ...Tied his career-high five attempts and set career-highs for punts inside the 20 (4) and averaged 43.8 yards per punt vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ...Recorded one punt for 35 yards that landed inside the 20 at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Had two punts for 85 yards with one landing inside the 20 against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (sophomore): Redshirted.
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 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 PATs 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... majoring in industrial engineering.