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Tristan

Payton

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Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 196
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: First Coast
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

JUNIOR (2017)
• Saw action in six games as a defensive back and on special teams
• Made four total tackles
• Returned three kickoffs for a total of 29 yards

SOPHOMORE (2016)
• Played in 10 games, starting two at wide receiver
• Caught 12 passes for 132 yards receiving with one touchdown
• Went 2-for-4 passing with 96 yards and a touchdown
• Returned 10 kicks for 179 total yards with a long of 47 yards
• Had six plays of 20 or more yards; three kick returns, two passes, one reception
• South Carolina State (9/3): Had three catches for 34 yards and a touchdown, a kick return for 47 yards and went 1-for-1 passing with a 24-yard completion
• at Michigan (9/10): Returned three kicks for 49 yards, including a long of 20 yards
• Tulsa (11/19): Caught four passes for 57 yards, including a 22-yard reception
• at USF (11/26): Completed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith

FRESHMAN (2015)
• Earned a spot on the Phil Steele All-AAC First Team as a kick returner
• Finished second on the team in receptions with 21 and yards with 264, and also had a touchdown
• Returned 30 kicks for 726 yards and a 24.2 average
• at Stanford (9/12): Recorded first career receptions with two catches for 28 yards
• Furman (9/19): Had a 13-yard catch and three rushes for eight yards
• at South Carolina (9/26): Posted five catches for 42 yards
• Houston (10/24): Hauled in two passes for 63 yards and a score
• at Cincinnati (10/31): Finished with five catches for 34 yards
• ECU (11/19): Racked up 152 kickoff return yards on six attempts

HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Marty Lee at First Coast High School
• Received four stars by ESPN, which also ranked him as the 11th best receiver in the country, the 18th best player in Florida and No. 95 in the ESPN 300
• A four-star recruit by Rivals, which had him at No. 14 in the nation at wide receiver and No. 22 in the state
• Had three stars from 247Sports, and was No. 48 at his position and No. 55 in Florida -Named the MVP in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, hauling in a pair of touchdowns in Los Angeles (finished with three catches for 101 yards)
• In 2014, delivered 47 catches for 843 yards and eight touchdowns
• Totaled 50 receptions for 857 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior
• Also posted four rushing touchdowns in his final two years at First Coast
• Helped his school reach the 2013 and 2014 FHSAA 8A regional finals
• A first-team all-state selection and an all-conference performer as a senior
• A Class 8A Florida All-State Honorable Mention selection in 2013
• Member of the Leadership Class while in high school

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