Harvin’s selection gives Georgia Tech two NFL Draft picks in the same year for the first time since 2016. Wide receiver Jalen Camp was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round on Saturday (No. 209 overall). After a two-year stretch with no NFL draft picks, Georgia Tech has had players selected in each of the last two NFL Drafts.
Harvin won the 2020 Ray Guy Award as college football’s top punter after leading the nation and setting Georgia Tech and Atlantic Coast Conference records with a 48.0-yard punting average. In addition to winning the Ray Guy Award, Harvin earned unanimous All-America recognition in 2020, joining Calvin Johnson and Ken Swilling as the only unanimous All-Americans in Tech’s illustrious football history.
In addition to his 48.0-yard average, 49% of Harvin’s 45 punts traveled 50 or more yards, 47% were fair caught, 40% were downed inside the opponent’s 20 yard line and only 17% were returned in 2020. Thanks in large part to those gaudy numbers, Georgia Tech ranked second nationally as a team in net punting (44.6-yard average).
For his college career, Harvin averaged 44.7 yards per punt, good for second in Tech history.
Harvin is the 212th NFL draft pick in Georgia Tech history but only the third Yellow Jackets punter ever selected, joining Rodney Williams (1999, seventh round, No. 252 overall – St. Louis Rams) and Durant Brooks (2008, sixth round, No. 168 overall – Washington Redskins). Harvin was also the first punter selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Harvin will graduate from Georgia Tech next weekend with a B.S. in business administration.
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