As we all know, Parker White did not have the start to his career that anyone would wish on someone. Missing his first four field goals in 2017 things didn’t look great for the young boot.
Here we are now, in 2020, and Parker looks to hang his name in record books.
With last week’s outing in the loss to Tennessee, White notched two attempts made, bringing it to 12 made kicks in a row.
That’s good enough for the fourth longest active streak in the country. Even better than that, he’s now only three away from tying former great Collin Mackie.
Also, with COVID giving White an extra year of eligibility if he decides to return, he will most likely be top of the list come the end of next season, if he so chooses to comeback. I’m sure we’d all love to see him make that choice, as having a veteran kicker can be a nice security for close games.
This week in Muschamp’s press conference, he praised the kicker for his abilities and his fighting spirit to come back from that first season and put points on the board.
“Had a rough start but I’m really proud of him, continuing to persevere and fight through it. After his first season, he committed himself from a technical standpoint, really worked extremely hard to put himself in the position he’s in now, I’ve got all the confidence in the world in him to go make kicks.”
With a kicker that is becoming more and more automatic, we may see a lot of White this year in some late game winners possibly.
Along with this great streak of kicks he has made, White was also named 2020 William V. Campbell semifinalists, a great honor for the kicker.
Proud to nominate @parker_white4 for the 2020 William V. #CampbellTrophy awarded annually by the @NFFNetwork recognizing college football's top scholar-athlete. #CarolinaMade pic.twitter.com/NktGYt8oxS— Steve Fink (@SteveFink_SID) October 1, 2020
Hopefully, White stays healthy and strong this year as we get going on this long conference-only schedule this year.