Named All-American Punter - Kohl's Kicking Camps No. 19 Punter in Nation - National Camp Series
Selected Vanderbilt overFlorida, Georgia Tech, Air Force, Navy, Middle Tennessee and Kansas among others
[Photo Credit: Creekside H.S.]
HIGH SCHOOL Ranks among nation's top kicking specialists by several services... Started three years as kicker.. Became team's primary placekicker as sophomore, adding punting duties as a senior... Became school's first player to earn First Team 6A All-State recognition from writers after making five field goals and 45.6-yard punting average as senior... Also named All-District as senior... Was 16-of-22 on field goals as junior, including team record 56-yarder, as team advanced to second round of state playoffs... Member of National Honor Society.
PERSONAL Thomas Reilly Openshaw... Son of Mark Openshaw and Susanne Openshaw... Born Sept. 30, 1994... Has three younger sisters: Colleen, Tara and Claire... Dad works as a construction manager; mom is retired from the U.S. Navy... Mom was a gymnast at U.S. Naval Academy... Plans to major in engineering... High academic achiever... Active in youth activities at hometown church... Enjoys golf.
CREEKSIDE HEAD COACH GREG STANTON "Tommy has kicked since his sophomore season and became our punter this year. He's got an explosive leg that's only going to get stronger.
"Tommy isn't a kicker playing football, he's a football player that kicks. On two different occasions this year, he caused turnovers as a tackler.
"I've been fortunate to coach some good ones. I had (current Atlanta Falcons kicker) Matt Bryant, among others. Tommy can be just as good as Matt."