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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: 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, his fourth career field goals of 50 yards or more to pull within one of the career school record held by Chris Gardocki and Donald Igwebuike … 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.

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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