|High School:||Boiling Springs|
2017 — Delivered an outstanding freshman campaign, handling all of the squad’s PATs and field goals and earning SoCon All-Freshman Team honors in voting by league head coaches...played a key role in Furman’s 8-5 season that netted a FCS playoff berth and No. 19 ranking in the STATS FCS Final Poll...tallied 82 points, converting all 55 PAT chances and 9-of-13 field goal tries...82 points marked the sixth highest season tally in program history...paced the SoCon in kick scoring and ranked fourth in overall scoring (second on the squad behind Antonio Wilcox’s 90 points)...productive foot helped Furman lead the SoCon in scoring offense (32.6 ppg)...made his first collegiate field goal attempt (20 yards) against Wofford in season opener...went on to connect on six of his first seven field goal tries, including a pair of 46-yard attempts along with a 34-yarder against N.C. State...made a 41-yard field goal in the Paladins’ playoff season finale at Wofford...booted 48 and 42-yard field goals in Furman's Purple-White spring games...named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
High School: 2017 graduate of Boiling Springs (5A) High School...football coach was Rick Tate...handled kicking and punting chores...converted 13-of-18 field goal attempts and was a perfect 62-for-62 PATs as a senior in helping Boiling Springs register a 13-2 record (best in school history), region 3-5A title (first for Boiling Springs since 1965), Upper State Championship, and state runner-up finish, falling to Dutch Fork, 28-21, in title game...kicked a school record 50-yard field goal in a 40-6 win over Ashley Ridge and booted a game winning, 27-yard field goal in overtime to beat Spartanburg, 24-21...led all South Carolina kickers with 101 points in 2016 and received the South Carolina High School Sports Coverage’s Chandler Catanzaro’s Top Kicker in South Carolina Award...two-time all-area, all-region, and all-academic selection during his prep career...member of three state championship golf teams at Boiling Springs, and 2017 squad is considered the favorite to make it four straight crowns...attended Palmetto Boys State...recipient of Bradley Pinion Student Outreach Award for his Grayson Atkins Kick It To Cure Campaign that raised over $5,000 for pediatric cancer research...effort generated $1 from family and friends for every extra point, $3 for every field goal, and $5 for every touchback.
Personal: Full name is Grayson Ryan Atkins...born March 30, 1999, in Spartanburg, South Carolina...son of Brian and Tonya Atkins...has a brother, Garrison...great-grandfather, grandfather, and great uncle attended Furman...communications major.