49 Jon Croft Hollingsworth
49 Jon Croft Hollingsworth
Height: 5-11
Weight: 161
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Greenwood, S.C.
High School: Greenwood
Position: PK/P

2016 — Served as Furman’s placekicker and punter while also handling kickoff duties for a third consecutive season...again led the team in scoring (56 points), converting 7-of-15 field goals and 35-of-37 PATs...averaged a career best 40.2 yards per punt on 47 attempts, and 61.6 yards on 55 kickoffs, only two of which went out of bounds...recorded 53 touchbacks on kickoffs — up from 18 on 67 attempts in 2015...just three of his 153 career kickoffs have gone out of bounds...converted 2-of-3 field goals in season opener against Michigan State and versus Western Carolina (49-21 win)...booted a season long 46-yard field goal versus East Tennessee State (52-7 win) — a game that did not require a Furman punt due to the Paladins scoring on their first eight possessions (game ended on Furman’s ninth possession)...had a season best 55-yard punt against Wofford...his 146 career points ranks ninth in Furman kick scoring history...his 39.5 career punting average is the seventh best mark by Paladin....named to SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2015 — Put together another solid campaign handling the squad’s kicking and punting duties....converted 9-of-12 field goals, averaged 38.9 yards on 67 punt attempts, and averaged 62.8 yards on kickoffs, posting 18 touchbacks and no kicks out of bounds...led Furman in scoring with 47 points...provided the game winning points with a school record 55-yard, fourth quarter field goal in Furman’s 16-15 triumph over UCF — Furman’s first triumph over an FBS foe since 1999 (North Carolina)...work versus UCF also included nine punts ( 37.2 avg.), three of which went inside the Knights’ 20-yard line, and five kickoffs that averaged 65.0 yards and produced two touchbacks...was named SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week...picked up his second league player of the week scroll after drilling a game winning 19-yard field goal on the final play of the game in a 20-17 road victory at Samford...decisive kick capped a 20-point second half rally from a 17-0 halftime deficit...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

2014 — Enjoyed a solid true freshman season as Furman’s placekicker and punter after taking over for graduated All-SoCon performer Ray Early...also handled kickoff duties...selected by head coaches to the SoCon All-Freshman Team...recipient of Furman’s Freshman of the Year award...led Furman in scoring with 43 points...converted 9-of-17 field goal attempts...averaged 39.6 yards on 64 punts, and 61.4 yards on 45 kickoffs, 15 of which went for touchbacks...opened the season in  strong fashion, booting a pair of field goals (28, 47 yards) and an extra point in a 13-3 win over Gardner-Webb...came back the next week with a superb performance in a 24-20, SoCon season opening win at Mercer, making good on four of five field goal attempts (21, 35, 22, and 50 yards), recording a 36-yard punt, and averaging 62.7 yards on seven kickoff returns (two touchbacks)...performance versus Mercer netted him SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week, Sports Network National Player of the Week, and a College Sporting News National All-Star citation...booted a season long 51-yard field goal against Western Carolina and had a 44-yarder against Wofford (31-14 win)...converted 2-of-3 attempts from 50+ yards...recorded a season long 58-yard punt versus Chattanooga...had six punts covering 50+ yards and 23 punts that were downed inside the opposition’s 20-yard line...averaged 42.7 yards on six punts versus South Carolina...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2014 graduate of Greenwood (4A - Division 2) High School...football coach was Gene Cathcart...served as placekicker...converted 9-of-12 field goal attempts in his tenure, helping Greenwood to a 36-6 record over his final three seasons, including a 15-0 state championship run in 2012...made 7-of-12 attempts in 2013, his senior year...two-time All-Lakelands selection as a punter...South Carolina North-South All-Star Game choice...also played soccer at Greenwood.

Personal: Full name is Jonathan Croft Hollingsworth...born January 31, 1996, in Greenwood, South Carolina...son of Lynn and Croft Hollingsworth...has a sister, Grace...pre-engineering major.