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#97 Iain Vance
Position: Kicker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 217
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Duluth, Ga.
High School: Duluth
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AT GEORGIA STATE: Fifth-year senior who handled kickoffs and placekicking for the Panthers in their inaugural season ... Joined the GSU program in the fall of 2009, practicing with the team throughout the 2009-10 year ... Former walk-on player at Georgia Tech (2006-07) and Alabama (2008) but did not play in a game at either school ... When he kicked the extra point following GSU's first touchdown in the inaugural game against Shorter, it marked his first football game since 2005 when he was a senior at Duluth High School.

2010: become the first Panther football player to earn all-America recognition with his selection to the all-America third team by the Sports Network ... One of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, which recognizes the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III or NAIA placekicker who excels on the football field and in the community ... Connected on 15-of-17 field goals and 35-of-37 PAT ... Field goal percentage of .882 is one of the top marks in the nation for FCS ... GSU's leading scorer with 80 points.

Had two game-winning field goals vs. Campbell & N.C. Central ... Booted the game-winning, 30-yard field goal with just one second left to lift GSU to a 24-21 victory over Campbell ... Nailed a 33-yard field goal to give GSU a 20-17 overtime win over N.C. Central ... Booted three field goals,including the game-clincher with 1:39 left, versus Lamar despite battling a groin injury ... Missed his first field of the season in game five on a 43-yard attempt vs. Morehead but followed by booting a season-long 49-yarder ... Recognized by the Fred Mitchell Award as a placekicker who displayed excellence on the field and in the community in both September (5-for-5 FG and 13-for-13 PAT) and October (7-9 FG and 19-21 PAT).

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-county by the Gwinnett County Touchdown Club ... Also earned second-team all-county honors from the Gwinnett Daily Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution ... Made 28 of 29 extra points and six of six field goals ... Kicked two game-winning field goals , . . Played for coach Richard Gillespie at Duluth High ...

PERSONAL: Full name is Iain Kienzl Vance ... Born July 20, 1988 ... Parents are Anne and Gary Vance.

2010 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS:

Game

PAT

FG

LP Pts KO Yds Avg TB Field Goals [Made]
Shorter

5-5

2-2

22

11

 8  427  53.4  1 [22], [18] 
Lambuth

2-2

0-0

0

2

 3  185  61.7  0  
Jax State

3-3

2-2

39

9

 6  380  63.3  1 [39], [35]
Campbell

3-3

1-1

30

6

 1

 52

 52.0  0 [30] 
Morehead St.

4-5

1-2

49

7

 4  237  59.2  0 43, [49]
Savannah St.

7-7

2-2

46

13

 4  238  59.5  0 [46], [27]
N.C. Central

2-2

2-3

33

8

 4  232  58.0  0 29, [32], [33]
Old Dominion

2-2

2-2

34

8

 3  177  59.0  0 [21], [34]
South Alabama

4-5

0-0

0

4

 3  181  60.3  0  
Lamar

2-2

3-3

47

11

 3  198  66.0  0 [33], [47], [29] 
Alabama

1-1

0-0

0

1

 2  120  60.0  0  
TOTAL

35-37

15-17

49

80

 41  2427  59.2  2  

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