Blair Walsh
# 57
Place Kicker - PK
Height: 5-10  Weight: 185
Sophomore
Previous Affiliations
   Cardinal Gibbons   (Mike Morrill)
Previous Experience
  1L
Hometown
   Boca Raton, Fla.
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Courtesy: UGA Sports Communications
Release: 12/01/2009
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Career Highs: 4 field goals made vs. Tennessee in 2008
*4 field goals attempts (2x), last at No. 7 Ga. Tech in 2009
*14 points scored (2x), last at Arkansas in 2009 (3 FGs, 5 PAT)
*Long field goal of 53 yards at No. 9 Okla. St. in 2009
*Long field goal attempt of 56 yards (missed) vs. Central Michigan in 2008

2009: Named All-SEC Second Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele
*Was 1-of-3 finalists for the Lou Groza Award.
*Named CollegeFootballPerformance.com Placekicker of the Year.
*Tabbed a All-College Football Insiders Third Team selection.
*Earned one of team’s Most Valuable Special Teams Player awards.
*Named to Phil Steele Midseason All-America Second Team.
*Appeared in 13 games going 20-for-22 on field goal attempts and 42-for-42 on PATs while kicking off 75 times for 4,790 yards (63.9 avg.) with 17 touchbacks.
*Hit 49-yard field goal and made all five PATs vs. Texas A&M.
*In win at No. 7 Ga. Tech, went 3-of-4 on FGs and 3-of-3 on PATs.
*Tied career-high with 14 points scored at Arkansas with three field goals and five PATs.
*Connected on 51-yard FG and four PATs in win over No. 25 Auburn.
*Earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week after making four kickoffs for 278 yards including three touchbacks; also hit a 49-yard FG and two PATs.
*Connected on 52-yard field goal at Tennessee.
*Against Ariz. St., made two fourth quarter field goals, a 21-yarder and 37-yarder as time expired for the win.
*Earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Place Kicker Performer of the Week after he made field goals from 50-yards and 42-yards, went 5-for-5 on PATs and kicked off eight times for 539 yards (67.4 avg.) including two touchbacks vs. S. Carolina.
*Connected on a career-long 53-yard field goal at No. 9 Okla. St.
*Named to watch list for Lou Groza Award.
*Selected to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team.
*Connected on a 51-yard field goal in spring G-Day game.
*Recipient of Aldredge-Kimberly Football Scholarship.

2008: Named Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches
*Appeared in 13 games connecting on 15-of-23 field goal attempts and 50-of-50 PATs and recorded 75 kickoffs for 4,499 yards (60.0 avg.)
*Recorded one field goal attempt in Capital One Bowl victory vs. No. 19 Michigan State connecting from 32 yards and went 3-for-3 on PATs
*Connected on 6-of-6 PATs vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech
*Connected on all six PATs at Kentucky and recorded seven kickoffs for a 62.7 yard average
*Went 1-for-3 on FG attempts vs. No. 5 Florida, connecting from 35 yards but missing from 38- and 27-yards; also kicked off twice for a 59.5 yard average
*Went 1-of-2 FG attempts at No. 11 LSU, connecting from 50 yards but missing from 54 yards; scored a total of 10 points with the FG and seven PATs and kicked off nine times for a 59.2 yard average
*Went 1-for-3 on FG attempts vs. No. 22 Vanderbilt missing attempts from 40 and 37 yards before connecting on a 39 yarder; also kicked off five time for a 61.2 yard average
*Connected on 4-of-4 FG attempts (34, 20, 41 and 28 yards) and made two PATs to score 14 points vs. Tennessee while also kicking off seven times for a 63.6 yard avg. including two touchbacks
*Made only FG attempt from 43 yards vs. No. 8 Alabama and also kicked off four times for a 61.5 yard average including a touchback
*Connected for FGs from 29 and 22 yards at No. 24 Arizona State and kicked off six times for a 63.8 yard average
*Made field goals from 42 yard and 23 yards and kicked off twice for a 57.5 yard average at South Carolina
*Missed a 56-yard FG attempt and kicked off nine times for a 58.6 yard avg. vs. Central Michigan
*Made Bulldog debut vs. Georgia Southern connecting for a 52-yard field goal on his first-career FG attempt, the longest first-field goal by a freshman since Hap Hines had a 54-yarder in 1996. Also made eight kickoffs for a 58.9 yard average including one touchback and a tackle

High School: Cardinal Gibbons, coached by Michael Morill... USA Today All-USA First Team Offense... Scout.com four-star prospect,  #1 PK in the nation.....2008 Rivals.com Kicker Rankings: strongest leg (4), most accurate (5), kickers (7)...... ESPN.com No. 5 kicker in the nation...Class AAA 2007 Florida Sports Writers Association All-State second-team offense... South Florida Sun-Sentinel All-County first-team offense... 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Parade All-American “One’s To Watch” list... Chris Sailer Kicking two-time Top 12 and Florida Top Recruit... as a senior, made 14 out of 20 field goals including two from 59 yards and 30 out of 31 extra points... averaged 41 yards per punt and 69 yards per kick-off... High School Coach: Michael Morrill.

Personal: BLAIR WALSH; Born: Jan. 8, 1990; Major: Pre-Business/Economics.

Place Kicking







Year

PAT

FG

LG

TP



2008

50/50

15/23

52 GSU

95



2009

42/42

20/22

53 OSU

103



Total

92/92

35/45

53 OSU

198



Field Goal Breakdown







Year

1-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-99


2008

0-0

6-8

4-6

3-4

2-5


2009

0-0

4-4

5-6

7-7

4-5


Total

0-0

10-12

9-12

10-11

6-10


Kickoffs







Year

KO

Yards

Avg.

TB

OB


2008

75

4,499

60.0

4

8


2009

75

4,790

63.9

17

4


Total

150

9,289

61.9

21

12