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Cannon-legged weapon on both scoring opportunities and kickoffs who enters 2022 with a 53-of-71 career mark on field goals and a 185-of-186 mark on PATs in 55 career games (40 starts) …
also enters 2022 averaging 64.26 yards on 368 career kickoffs with 280 touchbacks … became Clemson’s school record holder in career field goals of both 40-plus and 50-plus yards in 2021 … enters 2022 ranked fourth in Clemson history in career points by a kicker (344), third in career PATs (185), fourth in career points (344) and seventh in made field goals (53) … became the first player in Clemson history to score 100 points in three different seasons …
opened his career converting his first 122 consecutive PATs, a school record …
set the CFP National Championship Game record for longest field goal, converting on a 52-yarder against LSU … expected to return in 2022 having scored in 42 consecutive contests, as he has scored in every game since earning the starting placekicking job prior to the 2019 season … two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection.
2021: Second-team All-ACC selection … also picked up second-team honors from the AP, PFF and Phil Steele … All-ACC Academic Team selection … went 21-of-26 (80.8 pct.) on field goals, finishing the season having posted only the 11th 20-field-goal season in school history and Clemson’s first since 2015 (Greg Huegel, 27) … was also a perfect 38-for-38 on PATs … ended the year having kicked multiple field goals in five consecutive games for the first time in his career … set single-season record with 12 field goals of 40 yards or more … his 21 field goals covered 810 total yards, tying Greg Huegel (810 in 2015) for the school record … scored 101 points to become the first player in Clemson history to score 100 points in three consecutive seasons (118 points in 2019 and 115 points in 2020) … averaged 64.3 yards on 69 kickoffs with 49 touchbacks …converted his lone field goal attempt of 22 yards vs. No. 5 Georgia … went 7-for-7 on PATs vs. SC State, in the process becoming the 12th player in school history to reach 250 career points and the fourth player in school history to convert 150 career PATs … went 2-for-2 on PATs vs. Georgia Tech … converted 3-of-3 PATs at NC State to earn team special teams player of the game … recorded a season-high and career-high-tying four field goals on four attempts vs. Boston College, earning Lou Groza Award Star of the Week and sharing team special teams player of the game honors … during that contest against Boston College, passed Bob Pauling (34 from 1979-83) to enter the Top 10 in school history in career field goals made … passed Mark Buchholz (37 from 2007-08) for sole possession of ninth place in school history in career field goals made with a 40-yard fourth quarter field goal at Syracuse … hit a 42-yard field goal and went 2-for-2 on PATs at No. 23 Pitt … responded from a 1-for-4 field goal effort vs. Florida State by going 3-for-3 on field goals and 3-for-3 on PATs for 12 points in a six-point win at Louisville, sharing team special teams player of the game honors and passing Obed Ariri (288 from 1977-80) and James Davis (294 from 2005-08) to move into eighth in career points in Clemson history (299) during the contest … shared special teams player of the game honors after going 3-for-3 on field goals (including two season-long 49-yarders) and 4-for-4 on PATs vs. UConn, giving him three field goals in consecutive games for the first time in his career … during that UConn game, he became the eighth player in school history with 300 career points, passing Travis Zachery (300 from 1998-01), Nelson Welch (301 from 1991-94) and C.J. Spiller (308 from 2006-09) in career points … scored 12 points and earned team special teams player of the game vs. No. 13 Wake Forest after going 6-for-6 on PATs and 2-for-2 on field goals, including a 50-yarder that gave him his sixth career field goal of 50 or more yards to take sole possession of the Clemson record for career 50-yard field goals shared previously with Chris Gardocki (1988-90) and Donald Igwebuike (1981-84) … earned team special teams player of the game after he went 3-of-3 on field goals at South Carolina, reaching a number of notable milestones, including: passing Aaron Hunt (329 from 2000-03) for fourth on Clemson’s all-time leaderboard for career points; becoming the eighth kicker in Clemson history to record 50 career field goals; giving him multiple field goals in four consecutive games for the first time in his career; breaking Chris Gardocki’s (10 in 1989) single-season Clemson record and Chandler Catanzaro’s career record (24 from 2010-13) for field goals of 40-plus yards; made him successful on his last 11 field goal attempts, the longest streak of his career … converted attempts to 23 and 51 yards in a 2-for-3 performance against Iowa State, with the 51-yarder representing a season long and sitting one yard shy of his Clemson bowl record of 52 against LSU in 2019 … the 51-yarder also extended his school career records for field goals of both 40- and 50-plus yards … missed a 36-yard attempt against Iowa State that ended a streak of 13 consecutive successful field goal attempts, one shy of Obed Ariri (14 straight in 1980) for the third-longest streak of consecutive field goals made in school history.
2020: Lou Groza Award semifinalist … All-ACC Academic Team selection … finished season 18-of-23 on field goals (with three blocked) and 61-of-62 on PATs in 12 games … was the only player in the nation with 15+ field goals and 70+ touchbacks … his 115 points in 2020 were fourth-most in school history and three shy of his single-season career high from 2019 … the 115 points were also sixth-most in the country and the second-most by a kicker … earned team special teams player of the game honors for a standout performance at Wake Forest in the season opener, finishing three-for-three on field goals and four-for-four on PATs … his third PAT against Wake Forest was his 89th in 89 career attempts, breaking Clemson’s all-time record for consecutive extra points made (88 by Mark Buchholz from 2007-08) … also tied his career long with a 52-yard field goal in that game … finished 6-for-6 on PATs vs. The Citadel … went 2-for-2 on field goals and 5-for-5 on PATs vs. Virginia, earning team special teams player of the game honors after becoming the fifth player in Clemson history to reach 100 career PATs … had three field goal attempts blocked but was six-for-six on PATs vs. No. 7 Miami … went 8-for-8 on PATs and converted a 30-yard field goal at Georgia Tech … went 5-for-5 on PATs and 2-for-3 on field goals vs. Syracuse … went 2-for-2 on field goals vs. Boston College, including a 50-yarder that was his school-record-tying fifth career field goal of 50 yards or more… also went 2-for-3 on PATs vs. Boston College, missing his third PAT attempt of the game (the first PAT miss of his career) to end his school-record streak of 122 consecutive PATs successfully converted … shared team special teams player of the game honors after he recorded a career-high four field goals on four attempts at No. 4 Notre Dame, connecting on field goals of 25, 45, 46 and 30 yards to become the first Clemson kicker to record four field goals in a game since Chandler Catanzaro at Maryland in 2013 … scored 10 points vs. Pitt, including a 7-for-7 performance on PATs and a 1-for-2 mark on field goals … went 1-for-1 on field goals and 6-for-6 on PATs at Virginia Tech, earning team special teams player of the game … was a perfect 2-for-2 on field goals and 4-for-4 on PATs in ACC Championship Game vs. No. 2 Notre Dame in Charlotte, near his home town of Rock Hill, S.C. … went 4-for-4 on PATs in Sugar Bowl vs. No. 3 Ohio State.
2019: Finished 13-of-21 on field goal and 79-of-79 on PATs and with 79 touchbacks on 100 kickoffs with a national-best 63.8-yard kickoff average in 15 games … made first start at placekicker vs. Georgia Tech, going 7-of-7 on PATs and kicking a 51-yard field goal, the first 51-yard field goal by Clemson since Chandler Catanzaro in 2013 … went 1-of-2 on field goal attempts and 3-of-3 on PATs vs. No. 12 Texas A&M … converted 2-of-3 field goals and was 5-for-5 on PATs at Syracuse, earning team special teams player of the week honors … hit a 22-yard field goal and went 5-for-5 on PATs vs. Charlotte … missed a field goal attempt from 40 yards but was 3-for-3 on PATs in a one-point win at North Carolina … had a 24-yard attempt go wide right but was 4-for-4 on PATs vs. Florida State … tied his career long with a 51-yard field goal in the midst of a 1-for-1 performance on field goals and 4-for-4 effort on PATs at Louisville, sharing team special teams player of the game honors … was 8-for-8 on PATs and 1-for-2 on field goals vs. Boston College … was 1-for-2 on field goals with both attempts from 35 yards vs. Wofford, in addition to finishing 8-for-8 on PATs in the contest … was 7-for-7 on PATs at NC State … posted another 7-for-7 performance on PATs and converted a 35-yard field goal attempt vs. Wake Forest … went 5-for-5 on PATs and converted a 46-yarder on a 1-for-2 performance on field goals at South Carolina … converted field goal attempts of 47 and 24 yards and went 8-for-8 on PATs vs. No. 22 Virginia in the ACC Championship Game, sharing team special teams player of the game honors … went 3-for-3 on PATs vs. No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl, breaking Greg Huegel’s single-season Clemson record for PATs with his 77th PAT of the season … recorded a career-long 52-yard field goal vs. No. 1 LSU,his third field goal of 50 yards or more in 2019 to tie Richard Jackson’s school record for 50-yard field goals in a single season from 2009 … the 52-yard field goal tied for the 10th-longest in Clemson history and was the longest in Clemson bowl history, surpassing 49-yard field goals by Obed Ariri (1977 Gator Bowl vs. Pittsburgh) and Ammon Lakip (2014 Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Oklahoma) … the 52-yarder vs. LSU was the longest made field goal in College Football Playoff National Championship Game history, surpassing a 51-yarder by Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship against Alabama in the game to conclude the 2017 season.
2018:Immediately earned the kickoff role as a true freshman and became a weapon, finishing third in the nation with 79 touchbacks … averaged 63.8 yards on 114 kickoffs with 79 touchbacks (69.3 percent) while also posting a 1-1 mark on field goals and a 7-7 mark on PATs …earned co-special teams player of the week honors at Florida State, registering six touchbacks on 10 kickoffs, going 5-5 on PATs and recording his first career field goal from 24 yards out … earned the honor again with seven touchbacks on eight kickoffs vs. No. 1 Alabama in the National Championship Game.
Before Clemson: No. 1 placekicker in the nation by Chris Sailer, No. 2 placekicker by Rivals, No. 3 placekicker by 247Sports and No. 7 placekicker by ESPN … U.S. Army All-American Game participant … four-year starter at South Pointe High School … was 31-45 on field-goal attempts and made 211 extra-point attempts in his career … was 12-17 on field-goal attempts and 77-81 on extra-point attempts as a senior … helped his team four state titles … had 117 touchbacks on 126 kickoffs as a senior … averaged 37.1 yards per punt as a senior … was 11-15 on field-goal attempts and 49-54 on extra-point attempts as a junior … averaged 39 yards per punt as a junior … was 4-7 on field-goal attempts and 40-45 on extra-point attempts as a sophomore … was 4-6on field-goal attempts and 45-51 on extra-point attempts as a freshman … teammate of fellow Tiger signee Derion Kendrick … coached by Strait Herron at South Pointe High School … recruited by Danny Pearman and Jeff Scott.
Personal: Born Feb. 21, 2000 … earned degree in sports communication in December 2021 … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2019-20).

*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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