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#29 B.T. Potter

Position:
PK
Height:
5-10
Weight:
180
Class:
Jr.
Hometown:
Rock Hill, S.C.
High School:
South Pointe HS
BIO

Entered 2020 with a 14-for-22 career mark on field goals and an 86-for-86 mark on PATs in 30 career games … also contributed 214 career kickoffs with 158 touchbacks and a 63.4-yard career kickoff average in his first two seasons … holds the CFP National Championship Game record for longest field goal, converting on a 52-yarder against LSU.

2020: Lou Groza Award semifinalist … 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, matching the mark held jointly by Chris Gardocki (1988-90) and Donald Igwebuike (1981-84) … 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 … ACC Honor Roll selection.

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 4-6 on 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 … majoring in sports communication.

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