South Pointe High's 'Iron Foot,' BT Potter, headed to Clemson

- He's the kid with the iron foot. South Pointe senior BT Potter has one of the strongest boots in the nation. Hitting field goals from 40, 50, and 60 yards during practice, he's South Pointe High's not-so-secret weapon.

"He's been kicking for us since he was a Freshman," said South Pointe head coach Strait Herron. "He kicked as a 9th grader so he's kicked in three state championship games and he's gotten better and better every year and right now he's just thunder foot."

That boot caught the attention of Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney.

"They told me just to come to camp, and figured good things would happen," said Potter. "So went to camp and they offered me and I committed later that day. I grew up a Clemson fan and as soon as I did it, I knew that's where I wanted to go."

The life of a kicker isn't all glory. Most of the time they are only noticed when they miss a kick, but Potter doesn't mind.

"It has to go through the whole team before it comes down to me. But I like the pressure."

It's good he likes the pressure because there won't be a bigger spotlight on him than kicking for the defending National Champion Tigers. For now, Potter and his Iron Foot will try to help South Pointe toward a fourth straight state title.

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