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Elliott Fry
Elliott  Fry

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Frisco, Texas

High School:
Prince of Peace Christian

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 164

Position:
PK

Experience:
2 VL

Major:
Psychology


8/24/2014

Former Walk On Eager to Start as Gamecocks' Kicker

By Willie T. Smith (Greenville News)

* 2014 Second-team All-SEC (Coaches)

* 2014 Lou Groza Semifinalist

One of the top returning placekickers in the SEC and in the country... candidate for the Groza Award and all-conference accolades after being a Groza semifinalist and a second-team All-SEC selection in 2014... Athlon tabbed him as a 2015 third-team preseason All-SEC pick... has hit on 76.7 percent of his field goals (33-of-43), with three of his misses coming from 54 yards or longer... has converted on 105-of-106 extra point tries, including his last 99 in a row, a school record... ranks second in school history in field goal accuracy, third in PATs made, tied for third in PATs attempted and fourth in points scored... career long field goal is 47 yards... longest consecutive field goal streak is 12... earned two SEC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades... named the Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring for the second time in his career at the 2015 Garnet & Black Spring Game.

2014: Earned second-team All-SEC accolades from the coaches and was one of 20 semifinalists for the Groza Award... ranked third in the SEC with 105 points, the third-highest single-season mark in school history, and was fifth in the league in points per game at 8.1... connected on 18-of-25 field goals (72 percent) with three of his misses coming from 54 yards or longer, and all 51 extra points... missed his first field goal opportunity of the season from 54 yards out, then converted each of his next 12 opportunities... named Groza Star of the Week and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after tying a career-best 4-of-4 on field goal attempts versus East Carolina... hit a career-long 47-yard field goal against South Alabama... matched that with a 47-yarder at Clemson... earned a spot on the ESPN.com and the Phil Steele 2014 Midseason All-SEC first team... named Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring in 2014... nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... placed on scholarship in the spring.

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 PATs in a season set a school record, 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 December 12, 1994... is a psychology major... was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a seven-year old... active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).