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Career: Has connected on 73-percent of his field goal attempts (19-of-26) … He has seven career field goals of 40+ yards … Has connected on 67 of his 68 career PAT attempts.

2018 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in all 11 of the team’s games handling the placekicking and kickoff duties … Led the Catamounts with 87 total points scored … Finished 5-of-6 between 20-to-29 yards and 6-of-7 between 30-to-39 yards on field goals … Six of his 17 made field goals came from 40+ yards (6-of-8) … Added 36 points on 36-of-37 PATs, missing his first PAT in the season-opener against Newberry (Sept. 1) … Kicked off 45 times, averaging 61.1 yards per kick with 13 touchbacks … Connected on a career-best four field goals in a perfect 4-for-4 outing at North Carolina (Nov. 17), earning Southern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors and an honorable mention from STATS FCS … Credited with a tackle assist at Samford (Oct. 6).

2017 (Freshman): Played in six of the team's 12 games on the year ... Finished a perfect 31-for-31 on point after touchdowns on the season, adding a pair of field goals in 2-for-4 effort on the season ... Scored 37 points on the season ... Recorded a tackle in the home-opener against Davidson, finishing a career-best 9-for-9 on PATs for a career-best nine points ... Hit a career-long 40-yard field goal against Samford (Sept. 23) ... Kicked off 24 times for 1,445 yards, averaging 60.2 per kick with six touchbacks ... Hit a 32-yard field goal in WCU's annual Spring Game. 

Prior to Western Carolina: Named first team placekicker on the Georgia 3-AAAAAAA All-Region team ... According to rankings, was the No. 3 kicker overall and No. 9 kickoff specialist in the country ... Earned a four and a half star rating from Chris Sai Kicking ... Rated as the nation's top kicker by Ray Guy Camps ... As a junior was an honorable mention on the Georgia Class AAAAAA All-State team as a kicker ... High school head coach was Shane Queen.

Personal: Full name is William Archer Horton ... Is the son of Bucky and Kara Horton ... His father is the principal at North Cobb HS.


Career Highs:

Field Goals in a Game: 4, at North Carolina (11/17/18)

Long Field Goal: 47 yards, CHATTANOOGA (10/13/18)

PATs in a Game: 9, DAVIDSON (9/9/17)


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