All State Kicker Windham chooses Gamecocks

The SC Pigskin Prep top kicker and All State this season has announced his college decision and he will be joining many of the top Palmetto State players at South Carolina this season.

The 2002 season was a special year full of many exciting games and fantastic performances.


One of the top performances this season was turned out each week by Lamar Punter and Kicker Chris Windham. The All State player from Lamar was one of the top players in the state week and week out and his play continually helped the Lamar Silver Foxes all the way to the State Championship this past December.


When I saw Chris in person last fall, the Silver Foxes were matched up in a tough battle with the Great Falls Red Devils. The game started as a defensive struggle and Chris' punting game made the early difference in giving Lamar much needed field position. On his first punt, Lamar was at their own 40 yards and Chris nailed a beauty that traveled 56 yards and died at the Devil 4 yard line. The Lamar defense held on 3 plays and received the ball back on the Great Falls 35 yard line.8 plays later Lamar scored an early touchdown and took an early lead.


Later in the contest, Lamar was backed up at their own 3 yard line and once again called on Chris to bail them out. The result: a 68 yard boot that pushed Great Falls back and allowed the Silver Foxes much needed field position. The Silver Foxes won the game to move on in the playoffs and Windham was one of the main components in the victory.


Chris was named All State by SC Pigskin Prep and many other sources. He was selected to the Shrine Bowl where he was named Offensive MVP. Windham averaged 46.2 yards on 36 punts this season with a long of 74 yards. He also kicked 12 of 16 field goals, including 4–6 from beyond 40 yards. He made 42 of 48 extra points in 2003.


Chris had opportunities for a scholarship to many Division 1AA and Division 2 schools but announced this week that he will attend South Carolina as a walk on this fall. Along with Stephen Stellfox, the All State kicker from Chapin, these two Palmetto State stars will add much needed depths to the Gamecock roster.


Congratulations to Chris on his college selection and we wish him the best during his college career at South Carolina.



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