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Brandon

Wright

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#93

Placekicker-Punter
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 182
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: KIPP Atlanta Collegiate

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ATHLETIC HONORS
• Semifinalist for 2018 Ray Guy Award
• 2018 All-Sun Belt Conference (first team)

ACADEMIC HONORS
• Sun Belt Conference Honor Roll, 2015-16, 2016-17
• Dean’s List, Fall 2017
• Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Fall 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019

AT GEORGIA STATE: One of the nation’s top punters and a three-year starter who can handle punts, placements and kickoffs ... Joined the program in 2015 as a walk-on and was awarded a scholarship before the 2018 season ... Redshirted in 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Career punting average of 43.7 is now ahead of the school record of 42.84 by current New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz and ranks seventh among active FBS punters ... Ranks second in school history in career punts (139), punting yards (6,087) and field goals (20) and fourth in career scoring with 116 points.
2018: First-team All-Sun Belt and one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award as the top punter in FBS. The first GSU player to be a semifinalist for a major college football award ... No. 3 in FBS in both punting average (48.2) and net (42.8) ... Season punting average of 48.2 yards ia a new Sun Belt Conference record (old record: 47.8, Austin Rekhow, Idaho, 2014) and the eighth-best season mark in FBS history. Net is the second best mark in Sun Belt history ... 24 of his 51 punts traveled 50-plus yards, including six 60-plus punts, and 22 were inside the 20-yard line. 
Twice named to Ray’s 8 as a nominee for FBS punter of the week ... In season-opening win over Kennesaw State, he punted four times for a 53.8 average, hit a 35-yard field and all three PATs and put four of his five kickoffs for touchbacks ... Booted field goals of 42 and 35 yards while downing all three punts inside the 20 in win over ULM ... Hit field goals from 32 and 28 yards vs. Troy ... Averaged 49.8 yards on five punts vs. Louisiana, including a 68-yard blast from the end zone, despite a high snap. That is the fourth-longest punt in GSU history ... Kicked a 52-yard field goal at Appalachian State that is the second-longest FG in school history.

2017: Made 12 field goals on the season, including 8-for-10 over the final four games ... Led the team with 64 points, the third-highest season total in school history ... Shared punting duties with Oliver Holdenson and averaged 44.4 yards (just behind the school record of 44.52) on 27 punts, with nine downed inside the 20. Nine punts of 50+ yards ... Took over kickoff duties for the final four games and had 14 touchbacks on 20 kickoffs. 2017: Made 12 field goals on the season, including 8-for-10 over the final four games ... Led the team with 64 points, the third-highest season total in school history ... Shared punting duties with Oliver Holdenson and averaged 44.4 yards (just behind the school record of 44.52) on 27 punts, with nine downed inside the 20. Nine punts of 50+ yards ... Took over kickoff duties for the final four games and had 14 touchbacks on 20 kickoffs.

Set school records with four field goals and 15 points by kicking in 33-30 win at Texas State. Had two 48-yarders--then his career long--and also hit from 22 and 29 yards. Also had six touchbacks on eight kickoffs and punted three times for a 46.3-yard average, including a 66-yarder ... Nailed a career-long 50-yard field goal vs. Appalachian State, equaling the second-longest field goal in school history ... Booted two field goals, including a 46-yarder, and a 71-yard punt (third-longest in school history) that was downed at the 8-yard line in win at ULM ... Hit from 42 and 37 yards in the AutoNation Cure Bowl win over Western Kentucky. Set school records with four field goals and 15 points by kicking in 33-30 win at Texas State. Had two 48-yarders--then his career long--and also hit from 22 and 29 yards. Also had six touchbacks on eight kickoffs and punted three times for a 46.3-yard average, including a 66-yarder ... Nailed a career-long 50-yard field goal vs. Appalachian State, equaling the second-longest field goal in school history ... Booted two field goals, including a 46-yarder, and a 71-yard punt (third-longest in school history) that was downed at the 8-yard line in win at ULM ... Hit from 42 and 37 yards in the AutoNation Cure Bowl win over Western Kentucky.

2016: Averaged 39.8 yards on 61 punts, including 11 punts of 50 or more yards and 13 kicks downed inside the 20-yard line ... Had 12 touchbacks on 45 kickoffs ... Went 1-for-2 on field goals and 1-for-2 on extra points when pressed into service.

Averaged 49.2 yards, with a net of 44.5, on four punts vs. Texas State. Also had eight kickoffs, resulting in a starting field position inside the 20-yard line ... Averaged 46.6 yards on seven punts at Appalachian State, including one that went out of bounds at the 1-yard line ... Made three clutch plays in win over Georgia Southern. Called upon as a placekicker for the first time, he booted an extra point and a 27-yard field goal. With time running down, he had a 49-yard punt to the 13-yard line with 1:14 left.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year letterwinner at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate … Coached by Lester Caldwell … Class AA all-state selection by the Atlanta Journal Constitution … All-region selection by GHSA.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brandon-Earl Wright … Born February 18, 1997 … Parents are Scott Parham and Erica Bracey ... Majoring in exercise science.

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