2015 NFL DRAFT

Blair Walsh, K

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Height/Weight: 5-09 / 187 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
24917
Career Notes
Named to UGA's Team of the Decade...Set NCAA record with at least one FG in 45 games...Set UGA & SEC record with 412 points scored, which ranked second in NCAA history...Set school record for career PATs with 184...Set school record for consecutive PATs made as he made the first 119 of his career.
2011 Season
Selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game...Appeared in 14 games going 21-of-35 on FGs, 46-of-46 on PATs and kicking off 68 times for 4,447 yards (65.4 avg.) including 19 touchbacks...Ranked fourth in the SEC with 1.50 Field Goals made per game...At No. 21 Ga. Tech went 1-for-2 on FGs, made four PATs and kicked off four times including two touchbacks...Against Kentucky, went 4-for-4 on FGs (39, 39, 25, 39), made a PAT and kicked off three times earning SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and CFPA National PK of the Week honors...At Vanderbilt, went 4-for-6 on FGs with made FGs from 53, 28, 36 and 44 yards; Also went 3-for-3 on PATs for a career-best 15-point game earning him Lou Groza Award National "Star of the Week" honors...Named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week after he made FGs from 35- and 23-yards at Tenn. to go along with two PATs. Against Coastal Carolina, made a career-long 56-yard FG, converted 8-of-8 PATs and recovered a fumble on a kickoff...Went 2-for-3 on FGs and made five PAT vs. No. 12 S. Carolina; Also had four touchbacks while kicking off seven times...Missed 54 yard FGA, made three PAT vs. No. 5 Boise St. and was named CFPA Kickoff Specialist of the Week...Selected to watch lists for Lou Groza Award and the CFPA Place Kicker Trophy...Named to inaugural Pony Express Award watch list as a tandem with teammate Drew Butler...Named preseason All-America First Team by Athlon Sports, CBSSports.com, Rivals.com and Sporting News and Second Team by Phil Steele and Lindy's; Lindy's also named him the nation's top kicker...Preseason All-SEC First Team by Athlon Sports, Birmingham News, Blue Ribbon, Lindy's, Phil Steele, SEC Coaches, SEC Media and SouthernPigskin.com...Tabbed Birmingham News' best kicker in the SEC...Made 43 yard FG in spring G-Day game...Recipient of the Aldredge-Kimberly Football Scholarship.
2010 Season
Named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award. Named All-SEC First Team by SEC Coaches and Second Team by Associated Press, Phil Steele and Rivals.com. Earned one of team's Most Valuable Special Teams Players award. Appeared in 13 games going 20-for-23 on FGs and 46-for-47 on PATs while also kicking off 74 times for 4,875 yards (65.9 avg.) with 12 touchbacks. Ranked second in the SEC in field goals per game at 1.54. Made 28-yard FG and connected on 4-of-4 PATs at No. 2 Auburn. Named CFPA Honorable Mention PK of the week following game vs. Idaho St. where he went 2-fo-2 on FGs making from 38 yards before tying his career-long with a 53-yarder; Also kicked off eight times and made 6-of-6 PATs. Went 2-for-3 on FGs vs. Vanderbilt making attempts from 32- and 25-yards but missing from 31-yards; also connected on 5-of-5 PATs. Went 2-for-2 on FGs (42- and 20-yards) and 5-for-5 on PATs vs. Tenn. Connected on two FGs (25- and 35-yards) at Miss. St.; Also named CFPA Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week after making three kickoffs for 207 yards including two touchbacks. Made only field goal attempt, from 43 yards, vs. No. 12 Arkansas. Scored 13 points vs. Louisiana by making field goals from 52 an 48 yards and going 7-for-7 on PATs earning him CFPA Honorable Mention Place Kicker of the Week honors. Named preseason All-America second team by CBSSports.com, Athlon Sports, Lindy's and Phil Steele. Named preseason All-SEC first team by SEC Coaches, SEC Media, Athlon Sports, Lindy's, Phil Steele and Blue Ribbon. Preseason rankings of #2 at kicker by Lindy's and Phil Steele.
2009 Season
Named All-SEC Second Team by Associated Press, SEC Coaches and Phil Steele. Was 1-of-3 finalists for the Lou Groza Award. Named CollegeFootballPerformance.com Placekicker of the Year. Earned one of team's Most Valuable Special Teams Player awards. Named to Phil Steele Midseason All-America Second Team. Appeared in 13 games going 20-for-22 on field goal attempts and 42-for-42 on PATs while kicking off 75 times for 4,790 yards (63.9 avg.) with 17 touchbacks. Hit 49-yard field goal and made all five PATs vs. Texas A&M. In win at No. 7 Ga. Tech, went 3-of-4 on FGs and 3-of-3 on PATs. Tied career-high with 14 points scored at Arkansas with three field goals and five PATs. Connected on 51-yard FG and four PATs in win over No. 25 Auburn. Earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Kickoff Specialist Performer of the Week after making four kickoffs for 278 yards including three touchbacks; also hit a 49-yard FG and two PATs. Connected on 52-yard field goal at Tennessee. Against Ariz. St., made two fourth quarter field goals, a 21-yarder and 37-yarder as time expired for the win. Earned CollegeFootballPerformance.com Honorable Mention Place Kicker Performer of the Week after he made field goals from 50-yards and 42-yards, went 5-for-5 on PATs and kicked off eight times for 539 yards (67.4 avg.) including two touchbacks vs. S. Carolina. Connected on a career-long 53-yard field goal at No. 9 Okla. St. Selected to Phil Steele's Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team.
2008 Season
Named Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches. Appeared in 13 games connecting on 15-of-23 field goal attempts and 50-of-50 PATs and recorded 75 kickoffs for 4,499 yards (60.0 avg.) Recorded one field goal attempt in Capital One Bowl victory vs. No. 19 Michigan State connecting from 32 yards and went 3-for-3 on PATs. Connected on 6-of-6 PATs vs. No. 18 Georgia Tech. Connected on all six PATs at Kentucky and recorded seven kickoffs for a 62.7 yard average. Went 1-for-3 on FG attempts vs. No. 5 Florida, connecting from 35 yards but missing from 38- and 27-yards; also kicked off twice for a 59.5 yard average. Went 1-of-2 FG attempts at No. 11 LSU, connecting from 50 yards but missing from 54 yards; scored a total of 10 points with the FG and seven PATs and kicked off nine times for a 59.2 yard average. Went 1-for-3 on FG attempts vs. No. 22 Vanderbilt missing attempts from 40 and 37 yards before connecting on a 39 yarder; also kicked off five time for a 61.2 yard average. Connected on 4-of-4 FG attempts (34, 20, 41 and 28 yards) and made two PATs to score 14 points vs. Tennessee while also kicking off seven times for a 63.6 yard avg. including two touchbacks. Made only FG attempt from 43 yards vs. No. 8 Alabama and also kicked off four times for a 61.5 yard average including a touchback. Connected for FGs from 29 and 22 yards at No. 24 Arizona State and kicked off six times for a 63.8 yard average. Made field goals from 42 yard and 23 yards and kicked off twice for a 57.5 yard average at South Carolina. Missed a 56-yard FG attempt and kicked off nine times for a 58.6 yard avg. vs. Central Michigan. Made Bulldog debut vs. Georgia Southern connecting for a 52-yard field goal on his first-career FG attempt, the longest first-field goal by a freshman since Hap Hines had a 54-yarder in 1996. Also made eight kickoffs for a 58.9 yard average including one touchback and a tackle.
High School
Cardinal Gibbons, coached by Michael Morill... USA Today All-USA First Team Offense... Scout.com four-star prospect, #1 PK in the nation.....2008 Rivals.com Kicker Rankings: strongest leg (4), most accurate (5), kickers (7)...... ESPN.com No. 5 kicker in the nation...Class AAA 2007 Florida Sports Writers Association All-State second-team offense... South Florida Sun-Sentinel All-County first-team offense... 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Parade All-American "One's To Watch" list... Chris Sailer Kicking two-time Top 12 and Florida Top Recruit... as a senior, made 14 out of 20 field goals including two from 59 yards and 30 out of 31 extra points... averaged 41 yards per punt and 69 yards per kick-off... High School Coach: Michael Morrill.
Personal
Born: Jan. 8, 1990.
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 6/175 - Blair Walsh, K, 5-9, 187, Georgia...Will be groomed to eventually replace 37-year-old Ryan Longwell. - The Sports Xchange

  • Full Blair Walsh News Wire
  •  

    CBSSports.com Shop

    Fantasy Games
     
     
    2016 Super Bowl
    Super Bowl