Georgia Tech kicker Scott Blair said he has received mostly positive support from fans, family and friends since he missed an extra-point attempt against Georgia that would have tied the game at 35. The Yellow Jackets lost 42-34.
“They have supported me the whole year as well, but they really got behind me after the kick to help me kick my head up,” Blair, a senior, said.
Blair said the snap was good, the hold was good, but the kick was bad, sailing to the left. It was his first miss in 77 attempts.
There have been some ugly cyber-moments during the past two weeks.
Blair took down his facebook page because of some negative messages. However, someone told him he should turn it into a positive and post a message thanking fans for their support. He posted this:
The feedback was overwhelmingly positive.
With the Independence Bowl remaining, he said he hopes that miss isn’t the memory have of his career.
Blair leads the team in scoring this season (81 points), and has hit 15 of 17 field-goal attempts, including 8 of 10 from 40 yards or more. He’s hit 74 percent of his field goals during his career, averaged 33.3 net yards per punt, and even threw a touchdown pass in last year’s win against Clemson.
“I know how I kicked at Tech,” Blair said. “I’m happy with how I progressed in my career. I hope that’s not what people think of me.”