Pressley Harvin III
No. 6 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Personal information
Born: (1998-09-17) September 17, 1998 (age 24)
Alcolu, South Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Sumter
(Sumter, South Carolina)
College:Georgia Tech (2017–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 7 / Pick: 254
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2022
Punting yards:5,811
Average punt:43.4
Longest punt:69
Inside 20:43
Player stats at · PFR

Pressley Harvin III (born September 17, 1998) is an American football punter for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Tech, where he received unanimous All-American honors and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top collegiate punter as a senior. He was drafted by the Steelers in the seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Harvin was born and grew up in Alcolu, South Carolina. As a youth, he played football as an offensive lineman and volunteered to become the punter for his middle school team in seventh grade. Harvin attended Sumter High School, where he became the Gamecocks' varsity punter as a freshman and also played tight end.[1][2] As a senior, he punted for an average of 42.5 yards and was named All-State for a second straight season.[3] Harvin also was a member of Sumter's track and field team as a thrower and placed second in shot put and fourth in discus in the South Carolina Class 5A State Championship as a senior.[1]

College career

Harvin became Georgia Tech's starting punter as a true freshman and led all Division I freshmen with 44.1 yards per punt and was named third team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[4] As a sophomore, Harvin was named second team All-ACC. He punted for 3,583 yards on 80 punts for an average of 44.8 yards in his junior season.[5][6] As a senior, Harvin punted 45 times for an average of 48.0 yards, breaking both the school and ACC record, and was named first team All-ACC.[7] He was also a unanimous first team All-America selection and won the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top collegiate punter, becoming the first African American player to win the award.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+18 in
(1.81 m)
255 lb
(116 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.95 s 9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[9][10][11][12]

Harvin was selected in the seventh round with the 254th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[13] On May 15, 2021, Harvin signed his four-year rookie contract with Pittsburgh. He was named the team's punter during training camp, beating out incumbent Jordan Berry.[14] Harvin made his NFL debut in the Steelers season opener against the Buffalo Bills September 12, 2021, punting five times for 207 yards in a 23–16 win.[15]


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  2. ^ Brunson, Dennis. "Georgia Tech punter Harvin, former Sumter High player, All-ACC first-team selection". The Item.
  3. ^ "Incoming freshman Pressley Harvin forges to Georgia Tech". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. June 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "What the switch to Adidas means for punter Pressley Harvin". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. August 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "Explaining the superlative performance of Pressley Harvin". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  6. ^ Staples, Andy (September 18, 2020). "'Absolute unit': Why everyone is talking about Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin III". The Athletic.
  7. ^ "Georgia Tech's Pressley Harvin chosen first-team All-ACC". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 22, 2020.
  8. ^ Sugiura, Ken (January 7, 2021). "Pressley Harvin wins Ray Guy Award as nation's top punter". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  9. ^ "Pressley Harvin III Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  10. ^ "Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech, P, 2021 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  11. ^ "Pressley Harvin, Combine Results, P - Georgia Tech". Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  12. ^ "Pressley Harvin 2021 NFL Draft Profile". Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  13. ^ "Steelers use final pick of NFL Draft to take punter Pressley Harvin III". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. May 2, 2021. Retrieved May 4, 2021.
  14. ^ Wright, Branson (September 10, 2021). "Steelers punter Pressley Harvin III: 'Built like a linebacker who could punt the ball a mile'". Andscape. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  15. ^ "#PROJACKETS FOOTBALL REPORT: WEEK 2". September 16, 2021. Retrieved September 17, 2021.