Senior who serves as the holder on placements... also has been the No. 2 punter on the squad... provides a solid backup to incumbent Tyler Hull for those duties... recognized as the "Most Improved" special teams holder in the spring... has punted twice in his career.
2013: Junior who served as the holder on placements for the first time in his career... a key part of the unit that helped freshman kicker Elliott Fry convert 15-of-18 field goals and 54-of-55 extra point attempts... also served as the backup punter but was not used in that capacity... earned the Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring at the 2013 Garnet & Black Spring Game.
2012: Redshirt sophomore punter... served as a backup to Tyler Hull... saw action against East Carolina and Florida... averaged 35.0 yards on three punts with a long of 47... one of his punts was inside the 20.
2011: Competed with Joey Scribner-Howard for the starting punting chores in fall camp... fell short in that battle and did not see any game action.
2010: Redshirted as a true freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Handled the kicking duties at Burns High School in Lawndale, N.C., graduating in 2010... played for coach Matt Beam... was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs... also played soccer... considered a two-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com... considered the nation's 23rd-best kicker by Rivals.com... selected Carolina over Duke, Illinois and Gardner-Webb.
PERSONAL: Patrick Fish was born August 21, 1991... owns a degree in sport and entertainment management... father, Woody, is a former head football coach at Gardner-Webb.