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46 - Brandon Pace Position: Place-kicker
Class: r-Junior
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 196 lbs.
High School: Kellam
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
 
photo A first-team All-ACC selection as the place-kicker ... A semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, the award for the nation's top collegiate kicker ... Finished second overall in the ACC in scoring and was first among kickers with an average of 8.2 points per game ... Was ranked 10th nationally in field goals, averaging 1.62 per game ... Has a good work ethic ... Was named the team's most valuable special teams performer during the spring ... Gets quick height on the ball ... A former walk-on who earned a scholarship ...

2004: Was 43-for-44 on PATs and 21-for-27 on field goals, scoring 106 points ... Had a long of 46 yards ... Had a successful debut as Tech's kicker, making all three kicks in the opener against top-ranked Southern California ... Made field goals of 35 and 42 yards, as well as his lone PAT ... Kicked two field goals and five PATs against Duke ... Was 3-for-5 on field goals and 1-for-1 on PATs against N.C. State ... Missed the game-winning 43-yarder as time expired ... Came back a week later to hit 4-of-5 field goal attempts, including a career-long 46-yarder, in Tech's 19-13 win over No. 6 West Virginia ... Was named one of the Lou Groza Award "Stars of the Week" for his performance ... Made both of his field goals - from 44 and 32 yards - and all six PATs in the big win over Florida A&M ... Made all three of his PATs, as well as two field goals in Tech's three-point win at North Carolina ... Made a pair of field goals - 27 and 34 yards - along with all seven PATs against Maryland ... Drilled a 45-yard field goal to end the first half at Miami ... Kicked field goals of 34 and 32 yards in the Maroon-White game ... Given the George Preas Award, awarded to the most valuable player of spring practice ... Posted a 450-pound back squat and a 4.66 40-yard dash in spring testing ...

2003: Played in 12 games ... Handled 62 of Tech's 93 kickoffs ... Placed his kicks, on an average, at the 7.7-yard line ... Had 10 touchbacks ... Recorded a solo tackle on special teams against No. 2 Miami ... Had an assisted tackle against Boston College ... Kicked an extra point in the Insight Bowl ... Improved in all four major lifts during the off-season strength and conditioning program ...

2002: Joined the team as an invited walk-on ... Competed for the place-kicking, kickoff and punting duties during the preseason ... Went through additional competition for the place-kicking duties when Carter Warley was sidelined during the season ... Coaches decided to hold him out of action and redshirt him ...

High School: Was a four-year letterman as a kicker and punter for Coach Mike Dewitt at Kellam High ... Set school record for career scoring by a kicker ... Made 18 field goals during his career, including a game-winning 37-yarder that earned Kellam its first-ever victory in a playoff game ... Had three games with more than 10 points kicking during his senior season ... Was named the first-team Group AAA kicker that year ... Also earned all-area, all-conference and all-region honors ... Was team MVP and played in the state high school all-star game during the summer of 2002 ... Lettered as a wrestler his freshman and sophomore years ...

Personal: Brandon Kyle Pace ... Born 11/11/83 in Virginia Beach, VA ... Son of Fred and Donna Pace ... Majoring in sociology.

Tackles G UT AT Tot. Loss Sacks
2003 12 1 1 2 0-0 0-0
2005 13 0 1 1 0-0 0-0
Career 25 1 2 3 0-0 0-0

Field Goals 0-29 yds 30-39 40-49 50+
2003 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2004 7-8 10-13 4-6 0-0
2005 7-8 7-8 5-6 0-0
2006 6-6 9-9 3-4 0-0
Career 20-22 26-30 12-16 0-0

Scoring G EP-A FGM-A LG TP
2003 12 4-4 0-0 0 4
2004 13 43-44 21-27 46 106
2005 13 51-52 19-22 45 108
2006 13 38-40 18-19 42 92
Career 51 136-140 58-68 46 310

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