Practice Report Number 12
South Carolina wins fifth-straight game in the Palmetto State's rivalry game
Kickoff set for 1 p.m. on PPV
Sophomore Shon Carson posted his first 100-yard rushing game in victory
South Carolina vs. Clemson 11/30/13
South Carolina vs. Coastal Carolina (11/23/13)
South Carolina vs. Florida (11/16/13)
South Carolina vs. Mississippi State
Maybe the most pleasant surprise of the 2013 season, Fry returns for his sophomore year as Carolina's incumbent placekicker... garnered Freshman All-SEC recognition in his first season in the Garnet & Black, which parlayed him into a scholarship player as well... is a preseason third-team All-SEC performer according to both Athlon's and Phil Steele... was the first freshman to placekick in a season opener for the Gamecocks since Courtney Leavitt in 1996... named Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring in 2014.
2013: True freshman placekicker who went from unknown walk-on to a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team... led the team with 99 points, the fourth-highest single-season total in school history... connected on 15-of-18 field goal attempts and 54-of-55 extra points... the 54 PAT's in a season is a school recording, surpassing the mark of 51, set by Spencer Lanning in 2010... scored nine points, including 2-for-2 on field goals of 39- and 26-yards, in the season opener against North Carolina... became the first true freshman to placekick in a season opener since Courtney Leavitt in 1996... booted a 36-yard field goal to start the scoring at Georgia... connected on both field goal attempts versus Kentucky, hitting from 40 and 41 yards out... remained perfect in field goal attempts on the season with a 33-yarder at Arkansas... missed for the first time in seven attempts when he failed from 45 yards out at Tennessee... named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance at Missouri... hit a 20-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter, then connected from 40 yards out in the second overtime which proved to be the game-winner... booted a career-best 44-yard field goal, along with a 37-yard kick against Mississippi State... named the SEC Freshman of the Week for his efforts in the win over Florida... accounted for 13 of the Gamecocks' 19 points with a career-high four field goals, including a season-long 45-yarder... hit two field goals in the final period to give the Gamecocks the win.
HIGH SCHOOL: Worked as both the punter and placekicker for Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton, Texas, graduating in 2013... coached by Larry Thexton... was a first-team all-state selection... hit 49-of-50 extra point attempts and 8-of-9 field goals, helping his team to a 9-3 record as a senior... longest field goal was 44 yards... also kicked a 50-yard field goal in an all-star game... turned down a scholarship offer from Louisiana Tech.
PERSONAL: Elliott Fry was born Dec. 12, 1994... is a psychology major.