Sports fans love guys who don’t fit the traditional look of what people expect from the positions they play. Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech football‘s 255-pound punter, certainly fits the bill.
Georgia Tech has had some down seasons, as the program looks to rebuild under Geoff Collins, who is in his second year in Atlanta. Harvin has actually been around for a bit.
In 2017, he was named to ESPN and the FWAA’s Freshman All-American teams. He was a third-team All-ACC player that year, and the second-team All-ACC punter a year later.
Pressley Harvin is listed at 6-feet, 255 pounds. Add in the untucked undershirt, the single glove, and the hiked up pants, and his huge leg, and he definitely draws some attention. There also aren’t many Black punters and kickers in the sport, even after the success of guys like Marquette King in the NFL, so it is always cool to see a guy like Harvin thriving. College football fans on Twitter who are just finding out about Harvin are already big fans.
Give Georgia Tech’s punter an NFL contract pic.twitter.com/IzvMImbxK0
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 12, 2020
— CFB Kings (@CFBKings) September 12, 2020
Georgia Tech's punter aint no normal punter… 6ft, 255 pounds! 😂 pic.twitter.com/DGtf6EztOg
— KÏŁŁÄ ČÄM (@FTBeard1) September 12, 2020
I haven't decided what team I'm rooting for this fall, but I DO know which player is now my favorite: Pressley Harvin III. Georgia Tech's 6'0" 256-lb punter. Hell. Yes. pic.twitter.com/KhzHkiBjrP
— More Like Neb-maska (@402_Chris) September 12, 2020
That is certainly one way to win over Big Ten fans who are stuck without a team to root for at the moment.
So far, Harvin has two punts for 78 yards on the day, including a 52-yard bomb.
Florida State leads Georgia Tech football 10-0 at the half today in Tallahassee. The game is being broadcast on ABC.