Blair Walsh
57 Blair Walsh
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, Fla.

High School:
Cardinal Gibbons

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 192

Position:
PK

Birthdate:
01/08/1990

Experience:
3VL

Career Highs: 4 field goals made (3x), last vs. Kentucky in 2011
*6 field goals attempts, at Vanderbilt in 2011
*15 points scored, at Vanderbilt in 2011 (4 FGs, 3 PAT)
*Long FG of 56 yards, vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011
*Long FG attempt of 56 yards (2x), last vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011
*1 tackle (2x), last at Tennessee in 2011
*1 fumble recovery vs. Coastal Carolina in 2011

Career: Named to UGA's Team of the Decade.
*Set NCAA record with at least one FG in 45 games.
*Set UGA & SEC record with 412 points scored, which ranked second in NCAA history.
*Set school record for career PATs with 184.
*Set school record for consecutive PATs made as he made the first 119 of his career.

2011: Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
*Appeared in 14 games going 21-of-35 on FGs, 46-of-46 on PATs and kicking off 68 times for 4,447 yards (65.4 avg.) including 19 touchbacks.
*Ranked fourth in the SEC with 1.50 Field Goals made per game.
*At No. 21 Ga. Tech went 1-for-2 on FGs, made four PATs and kicked off four times including two touchbacks.
*Against Kentucky, went 4-for-4 on FGs (39, 39, 25, 39), made a PAT and kicked off three times earning SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and CFPA National PK of the Week honors.
*At Vanderbilt, went 4-for-6 on FGs with made FGs from 53, 28, 36 and 44 yards; Also went 3-for-3 on PATs for a career-best 15-point game earning him Lou Groza Award National "Star of the Week" honors.
*Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after he made FGs from 35- and 23-yards at Tenn. to go along with two PATs.
*Against Coastal Carolina, made a career-long 56-yard FG, converted 8-of-8 PATs and recovered a fumble on a kickoff.
*Went 2-for-3 on FGs and made five PAT vs. No. 12 S. Carolina; Also had four touchbacks while kicking off seven times.
*Missed 54 yard FGA, made three PAT vs. No. 5 Boise St. and was named CFPA Kickoff Specialist of the Week.
*Selected to watch lists for Lou Groza Award and the CFPA Place Kicker Trophy.
*Named to inaugural Pony Express Award watch list as a tandem with teammate Drew Butler.
*Named preseason All-America First Team by Athlon Sports, CBSSports.com, Rivals.com and Sporting News and Second Team by Phil Steele and Lindy's; Lindy's also named him the nation's top kicker.
*Preseason All-SEC First Team by Athlon Sports, Birmingham News, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, SEC Coaches, SEC Media and SouthernPigskin.com.
*Tabbed Birmingham News' best kicker in the SEC.
*Made 43 yard FG in spring G-Day game.
*Recipient of the Aldredge-Kimberly Football Scholarship.

2010: Named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award.
*Named All-SEC First Team by SEC Coaches and Second Team by Associated Press, Phil Steele and Rivals.com.
*Earned one of team's Most Valuable Special Teams Players award.
*Appeared in 13 games going 20-for-23 on FGs and 46-for-47 on PATs while also kicking off 74 times for 4,875 yards (65.9 avg.) with 12 touchbacks.
*Ranked second in the SEC in field goals per game at 1.54.
*Made 28-yard FG and connected on 4-of-4 PATs at No. 2 Auburn
*Named CFPA Honorable Mention PK of the week following game vs. Idaho St. where he went 2-fo-2 on FGs making from 38 yards before tying his career-long with a 53-yarder; Also kicked off eight times and made 6-of-6 PATs.
*Went 2-for-3 on FGs vs. Vanderbilt making attempts from 32- and 25-yards but missing from 31-yards; also connected on 5-of-5 PATs
*Went 2-for-2 on FGs (42- and 20-yards) and 5-for-5 on PATs vs. Tenn.
*Connected on two FGs (25- and 35-yards) at Miss. St.; Also named CFPA Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week after making three kickoffs for 207 yards including two touchbacks.
*Made only field goal attempt, from 43 yards, vs. No. 12 Arkansas
*Scored 13 points vs. Louisiana by making field goals from 52 an 48 yards and going 7-for-7 on PATs earning him CFPA Honorable Mention Place Kicker of the Week honors.
*Named to watch list for the Groza Award.
*Named preseason All-America second team by CBSSports.com, Athlon Sports, Lindy's and Phil Steele.
*Named preseason All-SEC first team by SEC Coaches, SEC Media, Athlon Sports, Lindy's, Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon.
*Preseason rankings of #2 at kicker by Lindy's and Phil Steele.
*Selected to preseason All-SouthernPigskin.com Team.
*Recipient of the William C. Hartman, Jr., Scholarship.

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 FGs vs. No. 5 Florida, connecting from 35 yards but missing from 38- and 27-yards; kicked off twice for a 59.5 yard avg.
*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 avg.
*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 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: Speech Communication.


Place Kicking
YearPATFGLGTP
200850/5015/2352 GSU95
200942/4220/2253 OSU102
201046/4720/2353 ISU106
201146/4621/3556 CCU109
Total184/18576/10356 CCU412
Field Goal Breakdown
Year1-1920-2930-3940-4950-99
20080-06-84-63-42-5
20090-04-45-67-74-5
20100-09-95-64-62-2
20110-04-410-145-122-5
Total0-023-2524-3219-2910-17
Kickoffs
YearKOYardsAvg.TBOB
2008754,49960.048
2009754,79063.9174
2010744,87565.9120
2011684,44765.4191
Total29218,61163.75213

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