USC Kicker Nick St. Germain Will Seek Transfer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Redshirt freshman kicker Nick St. Germain has left the Gamecock football team, according to The Big Spur.

The scholarship kicker from Powder Springs, Ga., did not play in the 2012 season and has not played this season.

St. Germain is not listed on the 2013 South Carolina depth chart. 

In fall camp, walk-on freshman Elliott Fry won the placekicking job and sophomore Landon Ard won the kickoff specialist position.

Fry is listed as the backup kickoff specialist and Ard is the backup placekicker. 

From St. Germain’s USC Athletics bio:

Scholarship placekicker who will compete with walk-on Landon Ard to handle the duties as the squad’s kickoff specialist and placekicker, replacing Adam Yates… has shown a strong leg last year but needs to gain consistency in his kicking.

2012: Redshirted as a true freshman placekicker.

HIGH SCHOOL: Converted 11-of-17 field goals as a senior at McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga., with a long of 49 yards… graduated in 2012… career best is a 54-yard field goal… averaged 68 yards per kickoff… named to the AJC All-Area team… coached by Kyle Hockman… team was 10-2 in both his junior and senior seasons… over the past two seasons he connected on 20 field goals and totaled 121 touchbacks on kickoffs… was the Class AAAAA 2010 first-team All-State kicker by the AP… also the Cobb County Touchdown Club’s All-County Kicker of the Year… was a two-star prospect by and… a three-star recruit, the eighth-best kicker and the 70th-best player in Georgia according to… a three-star recruit, the nation’s fourth-best kicker and the 104th-best player in the state according to… selected Carolina over Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State, South Alabama and Georgia Southern.

PERSONAL: Nicholas “Nick” St. Germain was born September 6, 1993… is a business administration major at South Carolina… became the first recruited scholarship placekicker at Carolina since Ryan Succop.

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