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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011

2011 Schedule Date Sept. 1 (Thursday) Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 10 (Thursday) Nov. 19 Nov. 26

Opponent WESTERN CAROLINA Middle Tennessee State KANSAS NORTH CAROLINA NC State MARYLAND Virginia Miami CLEMSON Open VIRGINIA TECH Duke GEORGIA

Site ATLANTA Murfreesboro, Tenn. ATLANTA ATLANTA Raleigh, N.C. ATLANTA Charlottesville, Va. Miami Gardens, Fla. ATLANTA

Stadium BOBBY DODD STADIUM Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium BOBBY DODD STADIUM BOBBY DODD STADIUM Carter-Finley Stadium BOBBY DODD STADIUM Scott Stadium Sun Life Stadium BOBBY DODD STADIUM

Series GT leads 4-0 GT leads 1-0 Tied 1-1 GT leads 25-18-3 GT leads 17-10 GT leads 13-6 Tied 16-16-1 GT leads 10-6 GT leads 49-25-2

TV ESPN3.com ESPN3.com RSN TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

ATLANTA Durham, N.C. ATLANTA

BOBBY DODD STADIUM Wallace Wade Stadium BOBBY DODD STADIUM

VT leads 5-3 GT leads 47-30-1 GA leads 61-39-5

ESPN TBD TBD

Time 7:30 7:00 12:30 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD 8:00 TBD TBD

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Introduction 1 Schedule 2 Table of contents 3 Quck facts 4 Media information 6 SID office/On the airwaves 7 Yellow Jacket notebook 9 Bobby Dodd Stadium 2011 Preview 12 Outlook 15 Depth chart 16 Alphabetical roster 18 Numerical roster 20 Roster breakdown 22 Personality grid 24 Players’ survey The Players 26 Alcala/Alford/Alford/Alvarez 27 Anderson/Attaochu 28 Ayers/Bailey/Barnes 29 Barnett/Beno 30 Bostic/Braun 31 Burnett/Carlson/Carter 32 Chamberlain/Chau/Cheeks/ Chipman/Connors 33 Crenshaw/Cross 34 Cummings/Days/Dennis/Dickey 35 Dieke/Drummond/Elakman 36 Finch/Garrett/Godhigh 37 Golden/Green/Greene/Harrell/ D. Hill 38 S. Hill/Hogan 39 Holton/Hunt-Days/Jackson 40 Jiles/Joe/Johnson 41 Jones 42 Keith/Kelly/Kidney/Kitchen/ Lanier 43 Laskey/Lee/Lockhart 44 Luly/Lyons/Machen 45 Mann/Marcordes/Mason/McCoy 46 McDonald/McKayhan/McNair 47 McNearney/McRae/Melton 48 Menocal/Milton/Je. Moore

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Ju. Moore/Morgan/Munroe Nealy/Noble/Oliver/Onwuala Paige/Peeples Perkins/Peters Peterson/Poole Pritchett/Rawlings/Reid Richardson/Rogers Scott/Scully/Seager/Serpico/Sims D. Smith/O. Smith P. Smith/ Snoddy/Sparlin/ Sweeney Sweeting/Sylvester Tanner/Thomas Tobin/Travis/Turner/Uzzi Waller/Walls Washington/Watson Watts/Williams Wright/Young Zenon

The Staff 68 Paul Johnson 74 Brian Bohannon 75 Al Groh 77 Charles Kelly 78 Andy McCollum 79 Lamar Owens 80 Al “Buzz” Preston 81 Mike Sewak 82 Joe Speed 83 Todd Spencer 84 Support staff 87 Dr. G.P. Bud Peterson Dr. Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen 88 Dan Radakovich 89 Administration 90 Staff Directory 2010 Review 92 2010 summary 94 Final statistics 96 Game-by-game statistics 97 Opponent game-by-game 98 Individual game-by-game 99 Defense game-by-game

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Participation Miscellaneous statistics Superlatives Game summaries

Records 112 Team records 113 Team/season 114 Team/game 116 Points/margins/comebacks 117 Team miscellaneous 118 Individual records 120 Individual/career 124 Individual/season 126 Individual/game 128 100-yard rushing games 129 Yearly leaders 132 Opponent/game 133 Longest plays 134 Last time it happened 136 Year-by-year team statistics 138 Tech in the NCAA statistics History 140 Historic moments 142 All-Americans 144 National honors 145 Academic honors 146 All-ACC 147 All-conference 148 Yellow Jackets in the NFL 150 Jackets in the NFL draft 151 Halls of Fame 152 Letterwinners 157 All-time starting lineups 160 Head coaches 161 Assistant coaches 162 Bowl history 164 Tech in the national polls 165 Season-by-season record 166 Year-by-year scores 178 All-time series results 184 National championships

CREDITS The 2011 Georgia Tech Football Guide is a product of the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Designed and edited by Assistant Athletic Director Dean Buchan Editorial assistance provided by Mike Huff, Mike Stamus, Marcus Dittmer, Seth Gerard and Betsy Devine of the Georgia Tech sports information office. Other assistance provided by Hunter McKay, Robert Kretschmar and Lindsey Jones. Covers designed by Summit Design. Photography by David Johnson/Lens Effects, Dennis Hubbard, Josh Weiss, Dave Tulis, Gary Meeks, Vern Verna, Juan Moore, Pete Casabonne, Mike Jula, Jack Reimer, Jerry Pillarelli, David Gentry, Danny Karnik, Stephen Jensen, CFA/ESPN/Disney and many photographers of the past. Also, thanks to each NFL organization that provided photos of former Georgia Tech players.


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GENERAL Location ................................................Atlanta, GA 30332 Founded ...................................................................1885 Enrollment.............................................................19,404 Nicknames.........................Yellow Jackets, Rambling Wreck Colors ..................................................Old Gold and White Conference ........................Atlantic Coast (Coastal Division) President ........................................Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson Alma Mater.........................................Kansas State (1977) Director of Athletics ................................Dan Radakovich Alma Mater .................Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (1980) Stadium............................Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field Surface.........................................................Natural Grass Capacity.................................................................55,000 Basic Offense..............................................Spread Option Basic Defense .............................................................3-4

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QUICK FACTS Future Opponents 2012 Boston College Virginia Duke Miami SE Louisiana Middle Tennessee St. Brigham Young at Maryland at Clemson at North Carolina at Virginia Tech at Georgia

2013 Clemson Florida State North Carolina Virginia Tech Elon Georgia at Boston College at Virginia at Duke at Miami at Brigham Young TBD

2014 Wake Forest Virginia Duke Miami Wofford Brigham Young at Clemson at Florida State at North Carolina at Virginia Tech at Tulane at Georgia

2015 Clemson NC State North Carolina Virginia Tech Georgia Southern Tulane Georgia at Wake Forest at Virginia at Duke at Miami at Syracuse

2016 (Non-conference only) Vanderbilt Syracuse TBD at Georgia 2017 (Non-conference only) Georgia TBD at Mississippi at Brigham Young

HISTORY First Year of Football ...............................................1892 Number of Seasons ...................................................118 All-Time Record..............................................679-456-43 All-Time W-L at Bobby Dodd Stadium ..........438-182-21 Bowl Appearances ...........................................39 (22-17) Consecutive Bowl Appearances..................................14 First Year Competed For ACC Title .........................1983 National Championships..................4 (1990, ‘52, ‘28, ‘17) ACC Championships .........................3 (2009, 1998, 1990) SEC Championships ......................................................5 Southern Conference Championships..........................3 2010 SUMMARY 2010 Record ...............................................................6-7 2010 Bowl...........Independence Bowl (L, 7-14 vs. Air Force) 2010 ACC Record .......................................................4-4 2010 Coastal Division Finish ..............................(tie) 3rd COACHING STAFF Head Coach ..................................................Paul Johnson Alma Mater...................................Western Carolina (1979) Record at Georgia Tech ........................25-14 (3 seasons) Record Overall...................................132-53 (14 seasons) Quarterbacks/B-Backs ............................Brian Bohannon Defensive Coordinator .........................................Al Groh Secondary .....................................................Charles Kelly Defensive Line/Recruiting Coord. ...........Andy McCollum A-Backs........................................................Lamar Owens Wide Receivers.......................................Al “Buzz” Preston Co-Offensive Line...........................................Mike Sewak Linebackers ......................................................Joe Speed Co-Offensive Line ........................................Todd Spencer Graduate Assistant......................................Shane Bowen Graduate Assistant ..................................Maurice Duncan Staff Assistant .........................................Preston Pehrson Staff Assistant...............................................J.R. Dorman Staff Assistant ......................................Andrew Rodrigues Player Development .....................................Neal Peduzzi Sports Medicine................................................Jay Shoop Director of Operations..................................Jason Snider Assistant Director of Operations..............Topher Roberts Director of Player Personnel ...........................Liam Klein Equipment Manager ......................................Tom Conner Assistant Equipment Manager ..................Punt Windham Administrative Coordinator .............................Teri Anton Administrative Assistant ..........................Jennifer Pardue SPORTS INFORMATION Football Contact (Assistant AD)..................Dean Buchan E-Mail..................................dbuchan@athletics.gatech.edu Phone .........................(o) 404.894.5445 / (c) 404.295.8703 Secondary Football Contact..............................Mike Huff E-Mail......................................mhuff@athletics.gatech.edu Phone .........................(o) 404.894.5445 / (c) 918.289.6144 Associate SID................................................Mike Stamus Assistant SID ............................................Marcus Dittmer Assistant SID .................................................Seth Gerard SID Assistant................................................Betsy Devine Director of Technology/New Media .............Dan Goldberger Website................................................RamblinWreck.com Facebook ....................................Facebook.com/gtathletics Twitter ............................................Twitter.com/gtathletics Youtube .............................Youtube.com/ramblinwrecktube Ticket Office.............................................1.888.TECH.TIX

2011 ACC Composite Schedule Thursday, September 1st Western Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7:30, ESPN3.com Wake Forest at Syracuse, 8:00, ESPN3.com Saturday, September 3rd Northwestern at Boston College, 12:00, ESPNU Appalachian State at Virginia Tech, 12:30, ACC Network James Madison at North Carolina, 3:30, RSN Troy at Clemson, 3:30, ESPN3.com Louisiana-Monroe at Florida State, 3:30, ESPNU Liberty at NC State, 6:00, ESPN3.com William & Mary at Virginia, 6:00, ESPN3.com Richmond at Duke, 7:00, ESPN3.com Monday, September 5th Miami at Maryland, ESPN, 8 pm Saturday, September 10th Rutgers at North Carolina, 12:30, ACC Network NC State at Wake Forest, 3:30, RSN Stanford at Duke, 3:30, ESPNU Wofford at Clemson, 3:30, ESPN3.com Charleston Southern at Florida State, 6:00, ESPN3.com Georgia Tech at Middle Tennessee, 7:00 (ET), ESPN3.com Boston College at UCF Virginia at Indiana Virginia Tech at East Carolina Saturday, September 17th Auburn at Clemson, 12:00, ABC West Virginia at Maryland, 12:00, TBD Kansas at Georgia Tech, 12:30, RSN Duke at Boston College, 12:30, ACC Network Virginia at North Carolina, 3:30, ESPNU Arkansas State at Virginia Tech, 4:00, RSN South Alabama at NC State, 6:00, ESPN3.com Gardner-Webb at Wake Forest, 6:30, ESPN3.com Oklahoma at Florida State, 7:30 or 8:00, ESPN or ABC Ohio State at Miami, 7:30 or 8:00, ESPN or ABC Thursday, September 22nd NC State at Cincinnati, ESPN, 7:45

Thursday, October 27th Virginia at Miami, ESPN, 7:45 Saturday, October 29th Boston College at Maryland Clemson at Georgia Tech Virginia Tech at Duke NC State at Florida State Wake Forest at North Carolina Thursday, November 3rd Florida State at Boston College, ESPN, 7:45

Saturday, September 24th Massachusetts at Boston College Florida State at Clemson Tulane at Duke North Carolina at Georgia Tech Temple at Maryland Kansas State at Miami Southern Mississippi at Virginia Virginia Tech at Marshall Saturday, October 1st Wake Forest at Boston College Clemson at Virginia Tech Duke at FIU Georgia Tech at NC State Towson at Maryland Bethune-Cookman at Miami North Carolina at East Carolina Idaho at Virginia Saturday, October 8th Boston College at Clemson Florida State at Wake Forest Maryland at Georgia Tech Miami at Virginia Tech Louisville at North Carolina Central Michigan at NC State Saturday, October 15th Clemson at Maryland Florida State at Duke Georgia Tech at Virginia Miami at North Carolina Virginia Tech at Wake Forest Saturday, October 22nd Boston College at Virginia Tech North Carolina at Clemson Wake Forest at Duke Maryland at Florida State Georgia Tech at Miami NC State at Virginia

Saturday, November 5th Duke at Miami Virginia at Maryland North Carolina at NC State Notre Dame at Wake Forest Thursday, November 10th Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech , ESPN, 8:00 Saturday, November 12th NC State at Boston College Wake Forest at Clemson Duke at Virginia Miami at Florida State Notre Dame vs. Maryland (FedEx Field; Landover, MD) Thursday, November 17th North Carolina at Virginia Tech, ESPN, 7:45 Saturday, November 19th Boston College at Notre Dame Clemson at NC State Georgia Tech at Duke Virginia at Florida State Maryland at Wake Forest Miami at South Florida Saturday, November 26th Boston College at Miami Clemson at South Carolina Duke at North Carolina Florida State at Florida Georgia at Georgia Tech Maryland at NC State Virginia Tech at Virginia Vanderbilt at Wake Forest Saturday, December 3rd Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game Bank of America Stadium- Charlotte, NC

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MEDIA INFORMATION Weekly Media Access

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Wednesdays  ACC Weekly Teleconference, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Information below)  ACC Satellite Feed, 2:30-4 p.m. (Information below)  Paul Johnson available for post-practice interviews.  Paul Johnson Radio Show, 7-8 p.m., live from Hudson Grill.

ACC Weekly Satellite Feed Wednesdays, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET Intelsat A6, Transponder 05, C-Band Located at 93 degrees West Downlink Freq: 3800 MHz; Polarity: Vertical Atlantic Coast Conference Communications 4512 Weybridge Lane Greensboro, NC 27407 www.theacc.com Office: (336) 851-6062 Fax: (336) 854-8797 Mike Finn, Associate Commissioner (Football contact) Michael Kelly, Associate Commissioner Brian Morrison, Associate Commissioner Steve Phillips, Assistant Director Barb Dery, Administrative Assistant

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Game Days  Paul Johnson, players available for post-game interviews.

Coach, School Time Frank Spaziani, Boston College . . . . . . . . . .10:30 am Dabo Swinney, Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:40 am Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . .10:50 am Jimbo Fisher, Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:00 am Paul Johnson, Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . .11:10 am Randy Edsall, Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:20 am Jim Grobe, Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:30 am Butch Davis, North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . .11:40 am Tom O’Brien, NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:50 am Mike London, Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:00 pm David Cutcliffe, Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:10 pm Al Golden, Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:20 pm

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ACC Weekly Teleconference The 12 ACC football coaches will be featured on a weekly teleconference each Wednesday (with the exception of Thanksgiving week) from 10:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., beginning August 31 and concluding Tuesday, November 22. Each coach will have 10 minutes to make an opening statement and answer questions. There will be an instant replay of each teleconference on the Conference’s internet site TheACC.com each Wednesday afternoon. To obtain the call-in number, media should contact the ACC office (336.851.6062).

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Mondays  Game notes available on RamblinWreck.com.  Defensive players and coaches available for post-practice interviews. Tuesdays  Paul Johnson’s weekly press conference begins at 11:30 a.m.  Offensive players and coaches available for post-practice interviews.  Television re-broadcast (edited version) of previous week’s game on Comcast Sports Southeast, 3 and 9 p.m.

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Notes  Schedules vary during weeks in which Tech plays on Thursday night, and during an open date week.  True freshmen student-athletes will not be available for interviews unless or until they play in a game.

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Requests from non-daily newspapers, periodicals, radio stations and non-affiliated websites or blogs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Credentials will not be mailed, but can be shipped if a FedEx number is provided and time permits. Otherwise, credentials will be left at Media Will Call, which is located at the main ticket office on the north end of Bobby Dodd Stadium Requests In writing, via fax (404.894.1248) or e-mail (mstamus@athletics.gatech.edu) Media Will Call Georgia Tech Ticket Office, corner of Techwood Drive and Bobby Dodd Way. Media Parking A limited number of media parking spaces at various lots on campus are available. Please include parking requests along with credentials requests. The majority of media parking is located across North Avenue from Bobby Dodd Stadium. THE PRESS BOX Location Located in the West Stands of Bobby Dodd Stadium, accessible via Gate 1 or Gate 4. Take the press elevator to Level 4. Wireless Wireless internet access is available in the pressbox. To gain access, click on “Bobby Dodd”. Log-in information is available on seating cards. Live Statistics Live stats (Gametracker) available via RamblinWreck.com. Media Meals There is a $5 charge (cash only) for the media buffet. Following each game, pizza will be available to media members. WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE Paul Johnson will meet with the media every Tuesday beginning at 11:30 a.m. Press conferences on the week of Thursday night games will be on Monday at 11:30. There will be no press conference the week of Tech’s open date. Johnson’s weekly press conferences are held in the Goldsmith Conference Room (located in the Edge Building). No players will be available at that time. Media are welcomed to dine in the GTAA dining hall following the press conference.

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Credentials for Georgia Tech home football games are issued to working media only and should be requested as early as possible. Requests are honored from sports editors of daily newspapers, network affiliate television station sports directors, and websites that have a corresponding publication and/or affiliation with a nationally recognized media entity.

Head Coach Paul Johnson is available to the media at the following times:  Following every practice on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Following every game.  Weekly press conferences (see above).  Weekly ACC Coaches Teleconference, every Wednesday (see schedule on page four).  At his weekly radio show, Wednesday’s 7-8 p.m. at Fox Sports Grill in Atlantic Station.  All other interviews should be requested to Dean Buchan at least 24 hours in advance. Most of these interviews will take place between 1 and 2 p.m.

PLAYER INTERVIEWS Yellow Jacket players are available after every practice Monday through Wednesday (after every practice, regardless of day, in August). All player requests must be made to Dean Buchan or Mike Huff before practice concludes. Players who do not practice will not be available. Players are also available after every game upon request. All other player interview requests should be directed to Mike Huff. COVERING PRACTICES Practices during the season are closed, although the first 20-30 minutes are open to television media wanting to shoot video. If planning to shoot video, please let Dean Buchan or Mike Huff know in advance. Post-Practice Interviews Paul Johnson and requested players will meet with the media on Callaway Plaza, located on the North side of Bobby Dodd Stadium, at the conclusion of practice. POSTGAME INTERVIEWS Following home games, Paul Johnson and requested players are available in the Goldsmith Conference Room following a cooling-down period. A member of the Georgia Tech sports information staff will take requests for players in the fourth quarter. The visiting team will hold its press conference on the South end of the stadium, in the Georgia Tech weight room. Following road games, Johnson and requested players will be available following a cooling-down period at a site determined by the home team. Please make your requests for Yellow Jacket players to Dean Buchan or Mike Huff prior to the conclusion of the game. NFL SCOUTS NFL scouts can receive credentials and access to the pressbox. The written (or e-mail) request must be made at least two weeks in advance to Mike Stamus (mstamus@athletics.gatech.edu). No parking pass is provided to scouts. Seats are assigned on a space-available basis. DIRECTIONS TO BOBBY DODD STADIUM  From I-85 North or Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport: Get on I-85 North for 12 miles. Exit on 10th Street. Go left to Fowler Street and take a left.  From I-85 South: Go South to North Avenue/Georgia Tech exit, take right onto North Avenue.

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Georgia Tech Sports Information Phone: 404.894.5445  Fax: 404.894.1248  Mailing/Shipping Address: 150 Bobby Dodd Way, NW, Atlanta, Ga. 30332-0455 Website: RamblinWreck.com  Facebook: Facebook.com/gtathletics  Twitter: Twitter.com/gtathletics  YouTube: Youtube.com/ramblinwrecktube Staff Dean Buchan Mike Stamus Marcus Dittmer Seth Gerard Mike Huff Betsy Devine Dan Goldberger

Dean Buchan

Title Sport(s) Contact Assistant Athletic Director Football Associate Director Men’s Basketball, Golf, Men’s Tennis Assistant Director Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis Assistant Director Volleyball, Softball Assistant Director Secondary Football Contact, Baseball Graduate Assistant Cross Country, Track, Swimming and Diving Director of New Media/Technology

Betsy Devine

Marcus Dittmer

Seth Gerard

Cell 404.295.8703 404.218.9723 712.490.8668 774.279.4461 918.289.6144 404.626.5273 646.872.7568

Dan Goldberger

E-Mail dbuchan@athletics.gatech.edu mstamus@athletics.gatech.edu mdittmer@athletics.gatech.edu sgerard@athletics.gatech.edu mhuff@athletics.gatech.edu bdevine@athletics.gatech.edu dgoldberger@athletics.gatech.edu

Mike Huff

Mike Stamus

Yellow Jacket Football On The Air GEORGIA TECH/IMG SPORTS RADIO NETWORK Wes Durham enters his 17th year as the play-by-play “Voice of the Yellow Jackets.” A seven-time Georgia Sportscaster of the Year, including 2010, and winner of the “Furman Bisher Award” from the Atlanta Sports Council in 2006, Durham is also in his eighth year as the play-by-play voice of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons. Durham is joined in the booth by former Rambling Wreck and NFL quarterback Rick Strom, who returns for his seventh season. Miller Pope is the producer for the majority of Georgia Tech radio broadcasts. Pregame coverage begins two hours before kickoff with “Yellow Jacket Countdown,” featuring game previews, live guests and former players. For a complete list of radio affiliates, visit Tech’s official athletics website, RamblinWreck.com. GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL WITH PAUL JOHNSON Georgia Tech Football with Paul Johnson, co-hosted by Wes Durham, airs in Atlanta on Comcast Sports Southeast and other affiliates to be determined. The halfhour show is also available regionally on stations and cable systems throughout Georgia and the Southeast. THE PAUL JOHNSON RADIO SHOW Head coach Paul Johnson’s weekly radio show typically airs Wednesdays from 78 p.m. Some shows are on Tuesday night, beginning with the premier on August 30. The show, hosted by Wes Durham, is carried live locally on Tech’s flagship station, “790 the Zone” (WQXI-AM), and WYAY-FM (106.7). Johnson and Durham take phone call questions from fans and also break down each week’s game.

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For a list of affiliates carrying the Johnson radio show, visit the Tech website or contact IMG Sports. Radio Show Schedule (7-8 p.m.) August 30 (Tuesday) October 12 (Wednesday) September 7 (Wednesday) October 19 (Wednesday) September 14 (Wednesday) October 26 (Wednesday) September 21 (Wednesday) November 8 (Tuesday) September 28 (Wednesday) November 16 (Wednesday) October 5 (Wednesday) November 22 (Tuesday) TELEVISION REPLAYS Georgia Tech games are televised on a tape-delay basis on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS). Each game airs the following Tuesday nights (check local listings) on CSS.

FOOTBALL RADIO AFFILIATES Station

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WRDW

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WEBS

1030 AM

Calhoun

WSAA

93.1 FM

Dalton

WBLJ

1230 AM

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WJJC

1270 AM

Commerce

WCON

99.3 FM

WGGA

1240 AM

Gainesville

WDDK

103.9 FM

Greensboro

WKEU

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WTRP

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WMVG

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Toccoa

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Vidalia

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RECORD-BREAKING OFFENSE Georgia Tech’s average of 323.3 yards rushing per game in 2010 not only led the nation, it broke an ACC single-season record. ESPN THURSDAY NIGHT REGULARS The Yellow Jackets will play in an ESPN nationally-televised Thursday night game for the 19th consecutive season when Tech hosts Virginia Tech in November. THE DAYS FAMILY Redshirt freshman quarterback Synjyn Days is joined on the Yellow Jacket team this fall by his brother, true freshman linebacker Jabari Hunt-Days. But perhaps the most interesting story concerning the Days family is that Synjyn’s mother, Paula, was an assistant coach on his middle school team. Paula coached the offensive and defensive lines.

RUNNING BACK U  A Georgia Tech running back has been named first team All-ACC in each of the last four years -- Tashard Choice in 2007, Jonathan Dwyer in 2008 and 2009, and Anthony Allen in 2010.  The Yellow Jackets have produced a 1,000-yard rusher in each of the last five seasons -- Choice in 2006 and 2007, Dwyer in 2008, both Dwyer and Joshua Nesbitt in 2009, and Allen in 2010. YELLOW JACKETS RECENTLY Entering the 2011 season, the Yellow Jackets are: 7-2 in their last nine ACC home games 7-2 in their last nine games vs. Coastal Division opponents 8-2 in their last 10 games vs. Atlantic Division opponents 12-5 in their last 17 ACC games THE CPJ ERA

JOHNSON 11-2 IN THE CLOSE ONES In his three seasons at Tech, Paul Johnson is 11-2 in games decided by five points or less. Since 2004, Johnson’s teams are 24-9 in games decided by five points or less.

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THE GRADUATES

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First Team All-ACC Selections

Five Yellow Jackets will play this fall as graduate students. Roddy Jones, Tyler Melton, Jason Peters, Michael Peterson and Logan Walls have already received their undergraduate degrees.

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KEEPING UP WITH JONES

In his first three seasons as head coach at Georgia Tech, Paul Johnson’s teams have won 26 games, a total tied for second in ACC history for a coach in his first three years as head coach at his school. No Georgia Tech head coach won more games in his first three seasons on the Flats. Since Johnson took over in 2008, the Yellow Jackets are: 14-2 when holding opponents to 20 points or less 15-4 at home in three years under Johnson 15-1 when scoring more than 30 points 21-1 when leading after three quarters

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Senior cornerback Michael Peterson and junior wide receiver Daniel McKayhan are both exceptional artists. The Yellow Jacket duo found an unusual spot to hone their painting skills – a multi-level homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta. Peterson earned his degree in the spring and will compete for a starting job at Georgia Tech in the fall. His oil paintings have been featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and on NCAA.com.

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2010 2009 0-0 3-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 5-0

Tech’s Nail-Biters Under Johnson Oct. 2, 2010 . . . . .at Wake Forest . . . . . Sept. 11, 2010 . . . .at Kansas . . . . . . . . Dec. 5, 2009 . . . . .vs. #25 Clemson . . . Nov. 7, 2009 . . . . .vs. Wake Forest (OT) Oct. 17, 2009 . . . .vs. #4 Virginia Tech . Oct. 10, 2009 . . . .at Florida State . . . . Sept. 10, 2009 . . . .vs. Clemson . . . . . . . Nov. 29, 2008 . . . .at #13 Georgia . . . . Nov. 1, 2008 . . . . .vs. #16 Florida State Oct. 18, 2008 . . . .at Clemson . . . . . . . Oct. 11, 2008 . . . .vs. Gardner-Webb . . Sept. 13, 2008 . . . .at Virginia Tech . . . . Sept. 6, 2008 . . . .at Boston College . . .

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In three seasons, Roddy Jones has rushed for 1,388 yards on just 186 carries, an average of 7.46 yards every time he has carried from scrimmage, which is the highest of any returning running back in the ACC with 1,000 or more career rushing yards. MOST CAREER STARTS BY ACC PLAYERS Entering 2011 Player, Pos. Danny Coale, WR Roddy Jones, RB Montel Harris, RB Zebrie Sanders,T Blake DeChristopher, T

School Virginia Tech Georgia Tech Boston College Florida State Virginia Tech

Starts 40 39 37 37 37

TOP RUSHING GAMES IN PAUL JOHNSON ERA Yards 214 195 189 186

Player Roddy Jones Anthony Allen Jonathan Dwyer Jonathan Dwyer

Opponent at Georgia vs. Virginia vs. Wake Forest at Vanderbilt

Date Nov. 29, 2008 Oct. 9, 2010 Nov. 7, 2009 Oct. 31, 2009

33 ACC WINS SINCE 2005 Since the Atlantic Coast Conference went to divisional play for the 2005 season, Georgia Tech has posted a 3317 (.660) record against ACC foes. Only Virginia Tech (42) has won more games against conference brethren during that time. LAST 3 SEASONS COMBINED (SINCE 2008) Rk. School ACC 1. Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-5 . . 2. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-8 . . Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-9 . . 4. Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-10 . . Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-10 . . Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-10 . . 7. North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-12 . . 8. NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-13 . . 9. Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-14 . . 10. Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-16 . . 11. Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-18 . . 12. Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-19 . .

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LAST 5 SEASONS COMBINED (SINCE 2006) Rk. School ACC 1. Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-8 . . 2. Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-13 . . 3. Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-15 . . 4. Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-16 . . 5. Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-18 . . 6. Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-21 . . Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-21 . . 8. Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-22 . . 9. Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-24 . . 10. North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-23 . . 11. NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-24 . . 12. Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-35 . .

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NCAA INFRACTIONS REPORT

 Georgia Tech has played in a bowl game for 14 consecutive seasons. Tech’s current streak ties for the fourth-longest nationally.  Tech finished last season with at least a .500 record in league play for the 16th consecutive year. That’s an ACC record and the only team nationally with a longer streak is Florida (24 consecutive seasons).

In July of 2011, the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Committee on Infractions found the Georgia Institute of Technology men's basketball and football programs have committed violations of NCAA regulations. The Institute was cited for a lack of cooperation during the investigation, a failure to meet the conditions and obligations of membership and preferential treatment violations. There were additional violations in the men's basketball program related to rules stemming from a nonscholastic basketball tournament conducted on the Institute's campus, which the public report further details.

Current Consecutive Bowl Game Appearances 29 Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982-present 20 Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1991-present 18 Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1993-present 14 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-present 14 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1997-present Consecutive Non-Losing Seasons In Conference Play No. Team Conference Since 24 Florida SEC 1987 16 Georgia Tech ACC 1995 15 a-Southern Miss C-USA 1996 14 Fresno State WAC 1997 12 Boise State WAC/Big West 1999 12 Clemson ACC 1999 11 Oklahoma Big 12 1999 11 Ohio State Big 10 2000 a - was an independent prior to 1996

YOUTH-LADEN SQUAD There are just 12 seniors on the Yellow Jacket roster, including 10 who are on scholarship. Of Georgia Tech’s 11 returning starters, just four are seniors, including one -- A-back Roddy Jones -- on offense. 20 TRUE FRESHMEN HAVE PLAYED SINCE ‘08 Since Paul Johnson took over as head coach in 2008, 20 true freshmen have played, including six last season. True Freshmen Who Did Not Redshirt 2008 2009 2010 Tyler Melton Julian Burnett Jeremiah Attaochu Embry Peeples Izaan Cross B.J. Bostic Rashaad Reid Stephen Hill Fred Holton Jaybo Shaw Tyler Morgan Isaiah Johnson Steven Sylvester Orwin Smith Justin Moore Cooper Taylor Rod Sweeting Louis Young Marcus Wright Jemea Thomas

WASHINGTON WAS SOLID OFF THE BENCH Sophomore Tevin Washington was pressed into duty in the second half of the Nov. 4 Thursday night game at Virginia Tech after senior starter Joshua Nesbitt went down with a broken arm. While Tech went just 1-3 in his four starts, Washington did an admirable job:  In four starts, Washington averaged 105 yards rushing per game, including 122 vs. Miami and 131 vs. Air Force.  In the regular season finale at Georgia, Washington rushed for two touchdowns.  Nov. 20 against Duke, Washington rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown, and threw for 90 yards including a 79yard TD pass to Stephen Hill.  Washington rushed (122 yards) and passed (101 yards) for more than 100 yards in his first start against Miami. He threw for one TD, did not throw an interception, and led Tech to 409 yards of total offense.  No quarterback in Georgia Tech history rushed for more yards in his first career start. The previous record of 62 yards was set by Kim King in 1965.  Washington was the first QB in Tech history to rush and pass for 100 yards in their first career start. Washington vs. Miami Duke Georgia Air Force Total Pass Attempts 16 7 15 13 51 Pass Completions 7 2 8 5 22 Passing Yards 101 90 101 41 333 Passing TDs 1 1 0 0 2 Interceptions 0 0 1 1 2 Rushing Attempts 21 21 23 28 93 Rushing Yards 122 94 73 131 420 Rushing TDs 0 1 2 0 3

Tyler Melton is one of five Yellow Jackets who will play this season as a graduate student.

JOHNSON RANKS HIGH IN APR CBSSports.com compiled the APR (Academic Progress Report) averages of 109 of the 120 coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) using data provided by the NCAA. CBSSports.com's study is based on the NCAA's available data between 2003-04 and 2009-10 so 11 coaches debuting this season were not included.

After being notified of the allegations in November 2009, Georgia Tech conducted its own internal investigation, forming a committee made up of faculty, staff and external counsel that made recommendations based on available information and the internal investigation findings.

Best Coaches By APR Rk. Coach 1. Dabo Swinney 2. Pat Fitzgerald 3. Ken Niumatalolo 4. Paul Johnson Greg Schiano 6. Troy Calhoun 7. Frank Spaziani 8. David Cutcliffe 9. Chris Petersen 10. Rick Stockstill

As a result of this exhaustive review process and because of Georgia Tech's steadfast commitment to compliance, the Institute completely revamped and enhanced its athletic compliance operation and staffing. Changes include a greater investment in experienced staff, training and awareness among staff and student athletes.

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Consecutive games without being shutout (last: 10/18/97 vs. Florida State) Consecutive games without returning a kickoff for a TD (last: 10/31/98 at Maryland)

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School Clemson Northwestern Navy Georgia Tech Rutgers Air Force Boston College Duke Boise State Middle Tennessee State

Rating 988 986 981 980 980 979 978 976 975 973

10th ANNIVERSARY OF 9/11 September 11th (9/11/11) will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Georgia Tech was scheduled to play at Florida State on Sept. 15, 2001. That game was postponed until Dec. 1. This season the Yellow Jackets play at Middle Tennessee State on Sept. 10. TECH SAFE AT HOME No team in college football has won more games in its current home stadium than Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are 438-182-21 all-time in Bobby Dodd Stadium. JACKETS IN THE SUPER BOWL At least one former Yellow Jacket has been on a Super Bowl winning team in each of the last four seasons. Tech was represented in the 2011 Super Bowl by the Steelers’ Jonathan Dwyer and Keyaron Fox, and the Packers’ Morgan Burnett. Georgia Tech had more players on 2011 Super Bowl rosters than any ACC team. Year 2011 2010 2009 2008

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"Georgia Tech is committed to the integrity of its athletics program, including full cooperation and support of the NCAA," said Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson. "Given the information we had at the time, I believe we took reasonable and appropriate steps to determine the proper course of action and acted in good faith. Looking back, there are things we could have done differently. Because of our unwavering commitment to NCAA compliance, we have already taken a number of steps to address perceived shortcomings, hopefully ensuring that our programs remain beyond reproach."

Tech’s Super Bowl Participants Morgan Burnett (Green Bay); Jonathan Dwyer and Keyaron Fox (Pittsburgh) Chris Reis and Anthony Hargrove (New Orleans); Phillip Wheeler (Indianapolis) Keyaron Fox (Pittsburgh); Arizona (head coach Ken Whisenhunt) Michael Matthews, James Butler and Gerris Wilkinson (New York Giants)

Players On 2011 Super Bowl Rosters 5 Tennessee, Texas 4 Central Michigan, LSU, Ohio State 3 Georgia Tech, BYU, Michigan

Penalties include:  Public reprimand and censure.  Four years of probation from July 14, 2011, through July 13, 2015. The report further details this probation.  A $100,000 financial penalty.  A reduction of two men's basketball recruiting days during the 2011 summer evaluation period (self-imposed by the Institute).  A limit to 10 official visits for men's basketball for the 2011-12 and 2012-2013 academic years.  A vacation of all contests won by the football team during the 2009 season after November 24, which is when the university was alerted to the potential eligibility issues.


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INTRODUCTION

The home of Yellow Jacket football since 1913

BOBBY DODD STADIUM

Georgia Tech’s storied football facility has been a cornerstone of college football for more than 95 years. Cozily nestled amid Atlanta’s skyscrapers, Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field is easily one of the nation’s most unique settings for college football. Originally built in 1913 by members of the Georgia Tech student body, Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field is the oldest on-campus stadium in NCAA Division IA, but the venerable stadium has added another chapter to its storied history with a new look and an expanded capacity. Completed in 2003, a two-year expansion and renovation raised capacity to 55,000 seats and added numerous amenities. The $75 million endeavor included the expansion and renovation of Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field and the rebuilt Russ Chandler Stadium, Tech’s 4,157-seat baseball facility. The focal point of the project was the North end zone structure, which seats 15,678 in two levels and also includes 10 luxury suites and the Howard Ector Letterwinners Lounge. The complex also features the 7,000-square foot Kim King Football Locker Room, a 3,300-square foot players’ lounge, the Jones Media Room, and coaches’ offices that overlook Grant Field. In addition to the rebuilt seating area, the lower East structure features 20 executive suites as well as 2,040 chair-backed club seats between the 25-yard lines and a private air-conditioned lounge for those patrons. At the South end of Bobby Dodd Stadium, 2,970 seats were added in front of the Wardlaw Building, providing seating in the South end zone for the first time since 1985. The South end zone seating and the lower levels of the East and North stands form a three-sided bowl. Construction began following the 2001 season, with the first phase completed for the 2002 season, when capacity was 43,719. The first phase saw the completion of the lower bowl seating in the South, East and North areas of the stadium. A new natural grass playing surface and drainage system was installed, and the field was shifted approximately 30 feet to the north and 15 feet to the west. Program management was provided by Carter/Turner, a joint venture of Carter & Associates

and Turner Construction, while HOK Sport was the project’s architect. Georgia Tech’s football facility was known as Grant Field until April of 1988, when the Georgia State Board of Regents voted to add the name Bobby Dodd Stadium in honor of the legendary coach who guided the Rambling Wreck to its most illustrious football era. A member of the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame, Dodd compiled a 165-64-8 record from 1945-66, and tutored 21 All-Americans as he led Tech to 13 bowl trips during his 22-year stay as head coach. Dodd served as Tech’s director of athletics from 1951-76 and then worked as a consultant for the alumni association until his death in 1988 for a 57-year association with the Institute. The name change was the first for the facility since it was named Hugh Inman Grant Field in 1914 after a gift from John W. Grant, a member of the Tech Board of Trustees and a well-known Atlanta merchant. The Grant family did not give the land on which Grant Field is built. However, they did give the initial $15,000 used in 1913 to build the first permanent concrete stands on the west side of the field. In gratitude for the gift, the Board of Trustees named the field Hugh Inman Grant Field in memory of Grant’s deceased son. The students who built Grant Field more than 95 years ago wouldn’t recognize the home of Georgia Tech football if they saw it now. Not only has the skyline around the stadium changed dramatically, but the facility has steadily grown and improved during its rich history. Tech actually began playing football on this site in 1905, but in 1913, the original concrete West Stands were largely built by Tech students and seated 5,600. The concrete East Stands were completed in time for the 1924 season. A year later, the South Stands were finished, bringing the seating capacity to approximately 30,000. In 1947, the West Stands were rebuilt, which raised the capacity to 40,000, and a new press box was added. The North Stands were erected in 1958 to bring the seating to 44,105. A second deck was added to the East side in 1962, increasing capacity to 53,300. The facility was expanded again in 1967, when the West Stands were double-decked to bring capacity to 58,121. That project also included new press and photo levels, including an elevator.

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Yellow Jackets Nation’s Oldest Stadiums (Football Bowl Subdivision Only) Georgia Tech (Bobby Dodd) ......................1913 Mississippi State (Scott Field) ....................1915 Cincinnati (Nippert) .................................1916 Wisconsin (Camp Randall) .......................1917 Washington (Husky) ................................1920 All Stadiums Penn (Franklin Field) ...............................1895 Harvard (Harvard)....................................1903 Georgia Tech (Bobby Dodd) ......................1913 Yale (Yale Bowl) ......................................1914 Mississippi State (Scott Field) ....................1915

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Record By Decade 1913-19.....................44-5-2 1920-29 .................. 56-12-6 1930-39 ...................33-28-4 1940-49 ...................51-16-0 1950-59 ...................45-14-4 1960-69 ...................44-16-1 1970-79 .................. 47-21-2 1980-89..................30-30--2 1990-99 ...................40-19-0 2000-09 ...................44-19-0 2010- .............................4-2 Total ..................438-182-21

Following the 1985 season, the historic South Stands, which formed the familiar Ushape on North Avenue, were razed. In their place is the William C. Wardlaw Center, a multi-purpose facility for Georgia Tech’s athletic and academic departments that was opened in 1988. Seating capacity was reduced to 46,000. A major renovation was completed prior to the 1992 season with the construction of the Bill Moore Student Success Center behind the West Stands, as well as the addition of 32 executive suites, the renovation of the President’s Box and press level, and the addition of the Roy Richards Festival concourse area under the West Stands. Natural grass returned to Grant Field in 1995 after 24 seasons with artificial turf. The field was originally surfaced with Astroturf in 1971 and resurfaced in 1979, and then new artificial All-Pro Turf was installed in 1988. Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field is located at the heart of the Georgia Tech campus on Techwood Drive, bordered by North Avenue on the south and Bobby Dodd Way on the north. Tech has hosted numerous crowds which have exceeded capacity, the largest of which was the 60,316 spectators for the Georgia game in 1973. Georgia Tech continues to make improvements to the facility on a yearly basis. The most recent and visible addition is a new, larger video board and ribbon boards installed just in time for the start of the 2009 season. Renovations were also done in 2009 on the Festival level of the West side and throughout the stadium. In the 98 autumns since Grant Field was erected, legends from Clint Castleberry to George Morris to Joe Hamilton to Calvin Johnson have played here, and Paul Johnson joins coaching giants such as John Heisman and Bobby Dodd in patrolling the Grant Field sideline. Four national title teams and 15 conference champions have showcased their skills on the Flats, and Grant Field was the site of one of the most famous games ever played, Tech’s 222-0 win over Cumberland in 1916. Today’s Bobby Dodd Stadium seats 55,000 fans in a modern, comfortable facility that embraces the tradition that has made Tech’s venerable stadium a cornerstone of college football for nearly a century. Milestone Games In Bobby Dodd Stadium First Game ........................................Sept. 27, 1913 .........Ft. McPherson ..........W 19-0 First Game vs. Georgia ......................Nov. 15, 1913 ..........Georgia ....................L 0-14 First Win vs. Georgia .........................Nov. 13, 1914 ..........Georgia .....................W 7-0 First Thanksgiving Day Game .............Nov. 27, 1913 ..........Clemson ..................W 34-0 First Game Under Coach Alexander.....Sept. 25, 1920 ........Wake Forest ............W 44-0 100th Win.........................................Nov. 28, 1929 ..........Auburn ..................W 19-16 First SEC Game .................................Oct, 14, 1933 ..........Auburn ....................W 16-6 First Night Game ...............................Sept. 26, 1936 ........Presbyterian ............W 55-0 First Game vs. Ranked Opponent .......Nov. 7, 1936 ............Auburn (#20) ..........L 12-13 First Game Under Coach Dodd ..........Oct. 6, 1945 ............Notre Dame ..............L 7-40 First Win Under Coach Dodd ..............Oct. 13, 1945 ..........Howard (Ala.) ..........W 43-0 First Televised Game..........................Oct. 2, 1948 ............Tulane .....................W 13-7 200th Win.........................................Nov. 8, 1952 ...........Army .......................W 45-6 First Game Televised By NBC..............Sept. 17, 1955 .........Miami ......................W 14-6 First Game As An Independent ...........Sept. 19, 1964 ........Vanderbilt ................W 14-2 Last Game Under Coach Dodd............Nov. 12, 1966 ..........Penn State ...............W 21-0 300th Win.........................................Sept. 20, 1975 ........Miami ....................W 38-23 First ACC Game .................................Nov. 3, 1979 ...........Duke .....................W 24-14 First Game Televised By TBS ..............Nov. 3, 1983 ...........Virginia ..................W 31-27 First Game Televised By ESPN ............Sept. 29, 1984 ........Clemson ................W 28-21 First Game Televised By Raycom ........Oct. 6, 1984 ............NC State .................L 22-27 First Game Televised By CBS ..............Oct. 19, 1985 ..........Auburn ...................L 14-17 First ESPN Thursday Night Game ........Sept. 19, 1991 ........Virginia ..................W 24-21 400th Win.........................................Aug. 31, 2002 .........Vanderbilt ................W 45-3 First Game Under Coach Johnson .......Aug. 28, 2008 .........Jacksonville State ...W 41-14 Georgia Tech's All-Time Record at Bobby Dodd Stadium ................438-182-21 (98 years) Total Games Played In Bobby Dodd Stadium. ..........................................................641 Longest Winning Streak at Bobby Dodd Stadium..............................23 games (1915-19) Longest Win Streak at Bobby Dodd (Since 1950) .............. 17 games (1951-54; 1989-91) Longest Unbeaten Streak at Bobby Dodd Stadium ...........................37 games (1914-19) Longest Unbeaten Streak at Bobby Dodd Stadium (Since 1950) ....... 22 games (1950-54)

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John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility Georgia Tech's football program has an indoor practice facility, thanks to a commitment from Mary R. and John F. Brock III, ChE 70, MS ChE 71. The John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility will officially open in early August -- in time for the start of the Yellow Jackets’ preseason camp. A member of both the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund boards, Brock also chaired his 40th reunion committee last year. He previously served as a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board and his 25th reunion committee, and he was named a College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus in 1996. Brock also provided funding for two Georgia Research Alliance chairs and eminent scholars in cancer research at both Georgia Tech and Emory University. Additionally, the Brocks have established the Brock Family Fund, which supports the Child and Adolescent Moods Disorder Program at Emory, and established an undergraduate scholarship for the Georgia Tech School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Head Coach Paul Johnson "It gives us a place here on campus that we can practice in bad weather and get in during storms plus it will help in recruiting. It is something that we needed so it was awfully kind of John and Mary to do that." Georgia Tech Athletic Director Dan Radakovich "Early in Coach Paul Johnson's tenure, we discussed the importance of having a place where the team could practice away from the elements. There have been times recently when we have used the Georgia Dome or the Falcon's practice facility in Flowery Branch for practice. But it has become increasingly difficult for us to utilize those spaces efficiently. This new facility will provide us with significantly more efficiency in scheduling our practice sessions. "John and Mary Brock are tremendous friends of Georgia Tech and its athletic program. They genuinely enjoy supporting our athletes and watching them compete. We are elated that they have chosen to build this state-of-the-art facility on our campus." Highlights • Official Name: Mary R. and John F. Brock III Indoor Football Practice Facility • Groundbreaking: January, 2011 • Estimated Open: August, 2011 • Project Management: Barton Malow • Project Architect: Knight Architects • Size: 88,000 sq. feet - approximate • Tallest Point: 65 feet over middle of field • Six Airhanger doors lead to outdoor practice field • Raised platform for guests and recruits


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Tech must replace 11 starters, but a solid spring and a revamped attitude has created optimism on the Flats

2011 OUTLOOK Georgia Tech will still run it’s prolific spread option offense and 3-4 defense, and every member of the Yellow Jacket coaching staff returns this fall. Almost everything else, it seems, has changed since the 2010 season ended on a disappointing note with a loss to Air Force in the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl:  The Yellow Jackets have a new indoor practice facility -- the John and Mary Brock Football Facility -- that will open its doors in time for early August practices.  Construction has started on new meeting rooms and a spacious team auditorium.  Tech will begin its season without quarterback Joshua Nesbitt under center for the first time in the Paul Johnson era.  There will be at least 11 new starters in 2011 after half of the starting lineup either graduated or departed early for the NFL.  Perhaps most importantly, however, is a new attitude that has permeated the team. Last season’s 6-7 record, on the heels of a 2009 ACC championship and Orange Bowl appearance, taught the Yellow Jackets a valuable lesson. “I think there was a sense of complacency to a degree,” Johnson said of his team’s approach to the 2010 season. “When you win nine games the first year and then you win 11 games, I think some guys just think, ‘Well, this is going to happen again.’ It doesn’t work like that.” In 15 productive and physical spring practices, there was better camaraderie among the players and a sense of accountability. As Adam van Brimmer wrote in Buzz Magazine, the spring was more a matter of “we” than “me.” The spring was also a success on the field. Other than redshirt freshman defensive lineman Shawn Green’s broken leg, there were no significant injuries. “The spring was productive and we got some things accomplished,” Johnson said, “but we have a long way to go.” One of the positives from spring practice was the improvement of the defense, which ranked 78th nationally last season in rushing defense and 64th in total defense. The Yellow Jackets seemed much more familiar and comfortable with second-year defensive coordinator Al Groh’s 3-4 scheme. “Every defense has to eventually decide what they want to become known for, what their identity is going to be. That’s half of the deal,” Groh said. “The other half is the learning and execution of the schemes. We put an emphasis on both those areas in the spring and we think we moved down the road in both cases.” On offense, junior Tevin Washington and redshirt freshman Synjyn Days competed to take over at quarterback for Nesbitt, the most prolific rushing QB in ACC history. While Days had the better spring game, Washington enters the fall on top of the depth chart based on his body of work during the spring, coupled with the experience he gained late last season after Nesbitt broke his arm in mid-November at Virginia Tech. The Yellow Jackets also looked for a replacement at B-back for Anthony Allen, who rushed for more than 1,300 yards in 2010. While no single player emerged in the spring, Johnson enters the fall comfortable with a committee of four players who could all see action.

2011 Schedule Date Sept. 1 (Thur.) Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 10 (Thur.) Nov. 19 Nov. 26

Opponent WESTERN CAROLINA at Middle Tennessee St. KANSAS NORTH CAROLINA at NC State MARYLAND at Virginia at Miami CLEMSON Open VIRGINIA TECH at Duke GEORGIA

Site ATLANTA Murfreesboro, Tenn. ATLANTA ATLANTA Raleigh, N.C. ATLANTA Charlottesville, Va. Miami Gardens, Fla. ATLANTA

TV Time ESPN3.com 7:30 ESPN3.com 7:00 RSN 12:30 TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

ATLANTA Durham, N.C. ATLANTA

ESPN TBD TBD

8:00 TBD TBD

Who’s Gone In Johnson’s first two seasons, Georgia Tech won 20 games, capturing its first outright ACC title since the early 1990s. It was the best two-year run on the Flats since the 1950s. The 2008 and 2009 Tech teams put up eye-popping numbers on offense, limited its turnovers, took advantage of opponent miscues and absolutely dominated time of possession. Last season, not so much. The offense committed 27 turnovers and the defense forced just 21 opponent turnovers. The Jacket defense had difficulty stopping the run, allowing opponents to control the clock and keep Tech’s big-play offense off the field. And unlike 2008 and 2009, after putting together lengthy drives, last year’s squad had difficulty punching it into the end zone. Tech lost five of its final six games to finish with a losing record for the first time since 1996. Three of those losses -- close defeats at Virginia Tech and Georgia, and against Air Force in the bowl game -- came with Nesbitt, Tech’s senior leader, on the sidelines. In addition to Nesbitt, Tech’s offense lost Anthony Allen, who gave Tech a 1,000yard rusher for the fourth straight season and was drafted in the seventh round by the Baltimore Ravens. Two-time All-ACC center Sean Bedford graduated, immediately played professionally in Spain and is expected to enter law school in his hometown at the University of Florida. Also gone from the offense is wide receiver Kevin Cone, who started but caught just five passes, and junior offensive tackle Nick Claytor, who inexplicably gave up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. On defense, the Jackets lost a pair of senior starting linebackers, Brad Jefferson on the inside and Anthony Egbuniwe on the outside. Also gone are all four starting defensive backs, including Jerrard Tarrant, another player who bolted school a year early but was undrafted. One of Tech’s biggest losses was Scott Blair, the kicking specialist who ranks among the school’s most prolific scorers and accurate field goal kickers.

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Quarterback -- Junior Tevin Washington earned the right to enter fall practice listed first on the depth chart. Washington played well in a difficult situation last season. After Nesbitt broke his arm late in the first half in a nationally-televised game at Virginia Tech, Washington played the entire second half and nearly rallied the Jackets to a win before falling 28-21 to the Hokies. In his first career start, Washington rushed for 122 yards against Miami. Redshirt freshman Synjyn Days closed the spring in impressive fashion. In the spring game he rushed for 112 yards, accounted for two touchdowns and didn’t commit a turnover. “We’re going to play the guy who gives us the best chance to win,” Johnson said. “Sometimes winning the game is not losing it, being able to manage and do those kind of things.” A pair of true freshmen -- Vad Lee and Demond Smith -- will get their opportunities as well. B-Back -- Johnson expects the B-back position to produce 1,000 rushing yards, although it may be done by committee. Senior Preston Lyons, a solid blocker and straight-ahead rusher, was a top back-up for Jonathan Dwyer in 2009 and Anthony Allen in 2010. Redshirt freshman Charles Perkins has tons of potential and can play both the B-back and A-back positions. Junior Richard Watson, who has seen limited action the last two seasons, is also in the mix, as is sophomore David Sims, a converted quarterback.


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The Defense Defensive Line -- The most experienced, veteran unit on the team may be the defensive line. All three starters -- senior end Jason Peters, senior tackle Logan Walls and junior end Izaan Cross -- return this fall.

Peters, who has played in 36 career games, had 52 tackles and five tackles for loss in his first season as an every-game starter last season. Cross had 41 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and he broke up four passes. The back-ups at end include sophomores Euclid Cummings and Emmanuel Dieke, who saw limited action in 2010. Sophomore Christopher Crenshaw and redshirt freshman Anthony Williams are also listed on the depth chart. Walls enters his third season as a starter, his second at tackle in the 3-4. He has 23 career starts and has show improvement every fall. Junior T.J. Barnes, a solid reserve the last two seasons, has the size (6-7, 333) to be a force. Redshirt freshmen Shawn Green and Denzel McCoy, if healthy, could be factors. Linebacker -- While just two of four starting linebackers return, the position could very well be improved from a year ago. Roddy Jones Junior inside linebacker Julian Burnett began the 2010 season on the bench, but eventually cracked the starting lineup and went on to lead the team in tackles (89). Burnett, 5-10, caused two fumbles, recovered a fumble and had an interception last season. Joining Burnett on the inside will be sophomore Daniel Drummond, a converted B-back who has yet to play in a college game, or redshirt freshman Quayshawn Nealy, who was impressive in the spring. Junior B.J. Machen is among those competing for back-up roles. The Yellow Jackets have at least three potential standouts at outside linebacker. Senior Steven Sylvester enters his third season as a starter. Last season he recorded 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and three fumble recoveries. On the other side is a budding star, sophomore Jeremiah Attaochu, who started in the bowl game last season as a true freshman. Sophomore Brandon Watts, a part-time starter a year ago, moves from inside to outside linebacker this fall. Junior Malcolm Munroe will be expected to play a bigger role in 2011. Secondary -- Georgia Tech has zero returning starters in the secondary. Technically, that’s an accurate statement, but the Yellow Jackets have a corps of talented, experienced defensive backs. In fact, despite losing three starting seniors and junior Jerrard Tarrant, who left early to enter the NFL, the secondary could be stronger than ever. Junior Rod Sweeting and sophomore Louis Young enter August atop the depth chart at cornerback, with redshirt freshman Ryan Ayers and senior Michael Peterson listed as the back-ups. Sweeting played in all 13 games last season, broke up seven passes, recovered a fumble and had one interception. Young played significant snaps last season as a true freshman and was a key member of special teams. Ayers is an impressive speedster, while Peterson is a veteran with 38 career games played under his belt. Also look for junior Jemea Thomas, who can play any position in the secondary. He played as a true freshman in 2009 before redshirting last season. At safety, sophomore Isaiah Johnson and senior Rashaad Reid have the edge as starters. Sophomores Fred Holton and Lance Richardson will push them for starting roles.

RETURNING/LOST Starters Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Starters Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Letterwinners Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

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A-Back -- Possibly the deepest position on the team, no less than six players should contribute this fall. The leader of the group is senior Roddy Jones, who has rushed for nearly 1,400 career yards and averages a remarkable 7.5 yards per carry. Jones is an excellent blocker on the perimeter, a solid receiver who knows the offense inside and out, and he’ll play this fall as a graduate student. Junior Orwin Smith, who rushed for 516 yards and averaged more than nine yards per carry last season, is one of Tech’s big-play threats and one of the Jackets’ better receivers. Senior Embry Peeples, arguably the fastest player on the team, has played in 34 career games. Sophomore B.J. Bostic and senior Marcus Wright, who missed most of last season with an injury, are back. Redshirt freshmen Deon Hill and Tony Zenon will compete for playing time as well.  Wide Receiver -- Junior Stephen Hill and senior Tyler Melton give the Yellow Jackets a pair of experienced receivers. Hill has the size (6-5, 200) and the speed to give Tech a big-play threat in the passing game. He caught just 15 passes last season, but three of those went for touchdowns and Hill averaged nearly 20 yards per reception. Melton, with 33 career games played and 22 games started, enters his fourth season in the offense. Depth is the issue at receiver, where juniors Daniel McKayhan and Jon Lockhart, and sophomore Jeremy Moore, have a combined two career receptions. Moore missed all of the 2010 season with a knee injury. Jeff Greene is one of three true freshmen who will get a look in August. Offensive Line -- The key to Tech’s fortunes on offense belongs to the line. Short on depth and beset by injuries, the O-line took its lumps in the spring. Three starters are back, paced by a pair of all-star candidates at guard. Junior Omoregie Uzzi was a second team All-ACC selection in 2010, while sophomore Will Jackson earned Freshman All-American honors. The back-ups at guard have potential but lack experience. Trey Braun is a promising true freshman who enrolled in January and participated in spring practice. Sophomore J.C. Lanier moved from defensive line to offensive line in the spring. At tackle, junior Phil Smith is a returning starter. Sophomores Tyler Kidney and Ray Beno gained experience last season in a reserve role. Redshirt freshman Catlin Alford should be a solid contributor for the next four seasons. Tech enters a season without Sean Bedford at center for the first time since 2008, but the position should be in good hands. Sophomore Jay Finch saw significant action in 2010, albeit at the guard position. Junior Nick McCrae was a top reserve last season. Redshirt freshman Morgan Bailey, who has battled nagging injuries, could also be a contributor on the line.

Special Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Letterwinners Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25 Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Special Teams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Others Returning in 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Others Not Returning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Scholarship True Freshmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Other Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 PERCENTAGES RETURNING IN 2011 Rushing yards . . . . . . . . . . . . .48.2% (2,025 of 4,203) Rushing attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . .43.0% (324 of 753) Rushing touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . .45.2% (14 of 31) Passing yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.2% (417 of 1,091) Passing attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.5% (63 of 168) Passing touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22.2% (2 of 9) Receptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71.9% (46 of 64) Receiving yards . . . . . . . . . . . . .77.2% (842 of 1,091) Receiving touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . .66.7% (6 of 9) Points scored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.9% (128 of 338) Punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79.1% (34 of 43) Punt returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13.0% (3 of 23) Kickoff returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100.0% (53 of 53) All-purpose yards . . . . . . . . . .59.1% (3,962 of 6,699) Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37.5% (3 of 8) Tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.9% (429 of 895) Tackles for loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56.9% (33 of 58) Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64.7% (11 of 17) 2010 RESULTS Date

Opponent

Sep 04

SOUTH CAROLINA STATE . . . . . . . .W, 41-10

Score

Sep 11

at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 25-28

* Sep 18

at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-24

* Sep 25

NC STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 28-45

* Oct 02

at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-20

* Oct 09

VIRGINIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 33-21

Oct 16

MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST. . . . . . . . . .W, 42-14

* Oct 23

at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 13-27

* Nov 04

at #20 Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 21-28

* Nov 13

MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-35

* Nov 20

DUKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-20

Nov 27

at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 34-42

Dec 27

vs Air Force (Independence Bowl) . . .L, 7-14

* indicates conference game

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Yellow Jackets CAREER GAMES STARTED Player ‘08 Roddy Jones, Sr., AB 13 Logan Walls, Sr., DT 0 Tyler Melton, Sr., WR 7 Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB 0 Jason Peters, Sr. DE 0 Izaan Cross, Jr., DE -Rashaad Reid, Sr., DB 8 Omoregie Uzzi, Jr., OG -Phil Smith, Jr., OT -Julian Burnett, Jr., LB -Stephen Hill, Jr., WR -Will Jackson, So., OG -Orwin Smith, Jr., AB -Embry Peeples, Sr,. AB 0 Tevin Washington, Jr., QB -T.J. Barnes, Jr., DT -Jay Finch, So., C/OG -Isaiah Johnson, So., S -Brandon Watts, So., LB -Michael Peterson, Sr., DB 0 Jeremiah Attaouchu, So., LB -Nick McRae, Jr., OG -Marcus Wright, Sr., AB --

‘09 13 11 10 9 4 2 6 -4 3 1 --1 -2 ---2 ----

‘10 13 12 5 13 13 13 1 13 8 8 9 9 6 4 4 1 3 3 3 0 1 1 1

Strk TOT 26 39 3 23 1 22 13 22 13 17 13 15 1 15 13 13 0 12 8 11 0 10 2 9 1 6 0 5 4 4 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1

‘08 13 13 13 12 12 10 8 10 3 --------7 --------------------------------

‘09 14 14 13 14 14 13 13 10 14 14 14 14 13 13 13 12 11 14 13 13 11 6 8 12 4 12 14 --13 --------1 ------3 ----

‘10 Total 13 40 13 40 13 39 13 39 12 38 13 36 13 34 13 33 13 30 13 27 13 27 13 27 13 26 13 26 12 25 13 25 13 24 3 24 10 23 9 22 9 20 13 19 10 18 5 17 13 17 5 17 0 14 13 13 13 13 0 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 9 9 9 9 8 9 9 9 6 6 5 5 5 5 3 3 3 3 0 3 2 2 2 2 1 1

CAREER GAMES PLAYED Player Chandler Anderson, Sr., P Rashaad Reid, Sr., DB Roddy Jones, Sr., AB Steven Sylvester, Sr., LB Michael Peterson, Sr., DB Jason Peters, Sr., DE Embry Peeples, Sr., AB Tyler Melton, Sr., WR Logan Walls, Sr, DT T.J. Barnes, Jr., DT Orwin Smith, Jr., AB Rod Sweeting, Jr. CB Julian Burnett, Jr., LB Izaan Cross, Jr., DE Stephen Hill, Jr., WR Omoregie Uzzi, Jr., OL Tyler Morgan, Jr., LS Marcus Wright, Sr., AB Phil Smith, Jr., OT Preston Lyons, Sr. BB Jamal Paige, Jr., AB Richard Watson, Jr., BB Daniel McKayhan, Jr. WR Jon Lockhart, Jr., WR Nick McRae, Jr., OL Malcom Munroe, Jr., LB Jemea Thomas, So., S Fred Holton, So., S Isaiah Johnson, So., S B.J. Machen, Jr., LB Jeremiah Attaochu, So., LB B.J. Bostic, So., AB Louis Young, So., CB Brandon Watts, So., LB Jay Finch, So., C Will Jackson, So., OL Emmanuel Dieke, So., DE Robert Godhigh, So., AB Tevin Washington, Jr., QB Sean Poole, So., P Tyler Kidney, So., OL Lance Richardson, So, S David Sims, So., QB Ray Beno, So., C Euclid Cummings, So., DE Chris Tanner, Jr., K Justin Moore, So., K David Scully, So., P J.C. Lanier, So., DT

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 Johnson, who started three games last season as a true freshman, has star potential. He had 46 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, recovered two fumbles, caused a fumble and had an interception as a rookie. Reid has played in 40 career games with 15 starts, eight of which came in 2008 as a true freshman. He has three career interceptions and is capable of playing any position in the secondary. Holton played in all 13 games last season as a true freshman with most of his action coming on special teams. Richardson, who played in three games in 2010, is the least experienced of the bunch.

Kicking Game Finding a replacement for kicker Scott Blair and improving all special teams, in particular the return game, is a priority for the Yellow Jackets in August. The Yellow Jackets ranked 97th nationally last season in both kickoff returns and punt returns. They also ranked 98th in punt return yardage allowed. Kicker -- Blair scored 239 career points, the fifthmost in school history. He made 15-of-17 field goal attempts last season for the highest single-season percentage in Georgia Tech history. Blair handled field goals, PATs, kickoffs, and at times did the punting. Sophomore Justin Moore enters the fall as the leader in the clubhouse. A scholarship player, Moore played in the first two games of the 2010 season, handling kickoff duties in Game 2 at Kansas, but did not see the field from that point on. Moore will receive competition from a number of players, including sophomore David Scully, who is listed second on the depth chart. Juniors Chris Tanner and Andy Elakman, and senior Ty Rawlings are also in the mix. Senior punter Chandler Anderson wants to throw his name in the hat as well. Punter -- Anderson started the entire 2009 season and was the primary punter through September of last year before relinquishing duties to Sean Poole. Poole averaged 39.3 yards per attempt before suffering a knee injury in mid-November. He returned late

Preseason Honors Julian Burnett (Jr., LB) Third Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) Izaan Cross (Jr., DE) Ted Hendricks Award Watch List Stephen Hill (Jr., WR) Third Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) Will Jackson (Jr., G) Fourth Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) Roddy Jones (Sr., RB) Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Candidate Charles Perkins (r-Fr., RB) Preseason ACC Newcomer of the Year (Blue Ribbon) Jason Peters (Sr., DE) Second Team All-ACC (Lindy’s) Fourth Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) Steven Sylvester (Sr., LB) Fourth Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) Omoregie Uzzi (Jr., G) Preseason All-ACC Outland Trophy Watch List First Team All-ACC (Phil Steele) First Team All-ACC (Athlon) First Team All-ACC (Blue Ribbon)

Preseason Predictions Atlantic Division Florida State Clemson Maryland Boston College NC State Wake Forest

Lindy’s 1 2 3 4 5 6

BR 1 4 5 3 2 6

Steele 1 2 5 4 3 6

Coastal Division Virginia Tech Miami North Carolina Georgia Tech Virginia Duke

Lindy’s 1 2 3 4 5 6

BR 1 2 3 4 6 5

Steele 1 t-2 t-2 4 5 6

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BR = Blue Ribbon Yearbook Steele = Phil Steele

in the spring and should be 100 percent this fall. Anderson, who also plays the important role of holder on all kicks, has the most experience. He has accumulated more than 2,000 punting yards with eight boots of 50 yards or longer. Redshirt freshman Michael McDonald will also challenge. Snapper -- Junior Tyler Morgan enters his third season as Tech’s primary snapper on punt attempts and his first on short snaps for PATs and field goals. Morgan, wanting to play a more active role, is also practicing at wide receiver. Morgan could get competition from true freshman Sean Tobin, who comes to Tech on scholarship.

 Jason Peters

Notes  Of Tech’s 11 returning starters, just four are seniors, including one -- A-back Roddy Jones -- on offense.  The entire Tech coaching staff returns from a year ago. Charles Kelly, the secondary coach who enters his sixth season, has been at Tech the longest.


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DEPTH CHART OFFENSE

DEFENSE

13 10

Tevin Washington Synjyn Days

r-Jr. r-Fr.

6-0 6-1

205 205

BB

27 21

Preston Lyons Charles Perkins

r-Sr. r-Fr.

6-0 6-0

17 24

Orwin Smith Embry Peeples

Jr. Sr.

AB

20 4

Roddy Jones B.J. Bostic

WR

84 29 83

WR

LT

LG

C

RG

RT

DE

92 56 87

Jason Peters Anthony Williams or Euclid Cummings

r-Sr. r-Fr. r-So.

6-4 6-4 6-4

271 221 262

211 207

DT

96 90

Logan Walls T.J. Barnes

r-Sr. r-Jr.

6-2 6-7

295 333

6-0 5-10

202 174

DE

r-Sr. So.

5-9 5-11

202 170

94 93 95

Izaan Cross Emmanuel Dieke or Christopher Crenshaw

Jr. r-So. r-So.

6-4 6-6 6-3

292 264 250

OLB Tyler Melton Jon Lockhart or Jeremy Moore

Sr. r-Jr. r-So.

6-0 6-0 6-3

206 188 180

45 42

Jeremiah Attaochu Malcolm Munroe

So. r-Jr.

6-3 6-3

223 232

ILB

40 54

Julian Burnett Quayshawn Nealy

Jr. r-Fr.

5-10 6-1

222 220

5 80

Stephen Hill Daniel McKayhan

Jr. r-Jr.

6-5 6-0

200 198

ILB

30 58

Daniel Drummond B.J. Machen

r-So. r-Jr.

6-3 6-1

236 232

61 57

Phil Smith Catlin Alford

r-Jr. r-Fr.

6-5 6-3

287 275

OLB

34 11

Steven Sylvester Brandon Watts

Sr. r-So.

6-2 6-2

238 230

52 71

Will Jackson J.C. Lanier

r-So. r-So.

6-3 6-4

285 290

CB

6 14

Rod Sweeting Jemea Thomas

Jr. r-So.

6-0 5-10

181 190

50 76

Jay Finch Nick McRae

r-So. r-Jr.

6-3 6-3

283 291

S

28 43

Rashaad Reid Lance Richardson

Sr. r-So.

5-10 6-2

191 206

77 78

Omoregie Uzzi Trey Braun

r-Jr. Fr.

6-3 6-5

300 300

S

1 39

Isaiah Johnson Fred Holton

So. So.

6-2 6-1

195 198

69 55

Tyler Kidney Ray Beno

r-So. r-So.

6-2 6-2

262 290

CB

16 35

Louis Young Michael Peterson

So. r-Sr.

6-1 5-11

190 190

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QB

AB

Entering August, 2011; Does not include incoming freshmen

SPECIAL TEAMS K

86 10

Justin Moore David Scully

So. r-So.

5-10 6-2

160 183

P

81 85

Sean Poole Chandler Anderson

r-So. r-Sr.

6-1 6-0

161 180

63

Tyler Morgan

Jr.

6-3

205

LS

HOW TO SAY IT Players Marty Alcala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Al-K-la Jeremiah Attaochu . . . . . . . . .At-tao-chu Ray Beno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bean-O Izaan Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .I-zjahn Emmanuel Dieke . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-ay-K B.J. Machen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .may-chin Jemea Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ja-ME-a Omoregie Uzzi . . . . .O-more-gay ooze-E Tony Zenon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Z-nin Assistant Coaches Mike Sewak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-wahk Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich . . . . . . .rad-uh-CO-vich

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. +87 57 +65 +89 +85 45 72 90 +(d)69 64 4 %78 40 +(d)29 +(d)91 +#91 53 +(d)8 39 +(d)33 95 94 99 10 16 +(d)11 93 30 +47 50 +(d)15 +(d)79 25 36 97 81 51 +(d)57 31 5 68 15 41 +(d)55 33 52 +(d)47 75 1 20 +67 +62 69 98 71 37 2 +73 29 +(d)22 27 58 +38 59 70 +(d)16 80 46 +(d)43 76 84 48

Name Marty Alcala Catlin Alford Corey Alford Jamie Alvarez Chandler Anderson Jeremiah Attaochu Morgan Bailey T.J. Barnes John Barnett Ray Beno B.J. Bostic Trey Braun Julian Burnett Coray Carlson Joey Carman Morgan Carter Bryan Chamberlain Andrew Chau Chaz Cheeks Matt Connors Christopher Crenshaw Izaan Cross Euclid Cummings Synjyn Days Corey Dennis Darryl Dickey Emmanuel Dieke Daniel Drummond Andy Elakman Jay Finch Deonte Fletcher Adrian Gardner Robert Godhigh Jamal Golden Shawn Green Jeff Greene Anthony Harrell Blake Hembree Deon Hill Stephen Hill Robert Hogan III Fred Holton Jabari Hunt-Days Adam Hyman Chris Jackson Will Jackson Jerredith Jiles Errin Joe Isaiah Johnson Roddy Jones Ben Keith Tyler Kelly Tyler Kidney Jimmie Kitchen J.C. Lanier Zach Laskey Vad Lee Xavier Lewis Jon Lockhart Nick Luly Preston Lyons B.J. Machen Stephen Mann Tyler Marcordes Shaquille Mason Michael McDonald Daniel McKayhan Tremayne McNair Sam McNearney Nick McRae Tyler Melton Nick Menocal

Pos. WR OL LB WR K/P LB OL DT OL OL AB OL LB DB DL LB OL K/P LB BB DE DE DE QB WR/DB QB DE LB K OL QB DE AB DB DL WR LB LB AB WR LB S LB LB/LS WR OL DB OL S AB DT OLB OL DE OL RB QB DL WR DB BB LB S LB OL P WR LB AB OL WR LB

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Ht. 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-2 5-11 6-5 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-4 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-6 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-2 5-7 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-8 6-3 6-2 5-9 6-1 6-7 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-6 6-3 6-0 6-3

Wt. 215 295 228 200 187 235 298 347 230 290 171 295 220 175 270 238 297 165 223 200 264 292 270 212 205 203 264 248 181 283 204 245 187 185 287 200 235 205 205 206 217 209 244 215 205 285 190 295 205 202 250 225 262 270 298 201 206 275 190 192 211 232 230 234 295 210 198 225 165 291 206 240

Cl. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Sr. So. r-Fr. r-Jr. So. r-So. So. Fr. Jr. r-Fr. So. r-Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Fr. r-So. Jr. r-So. r-Fr. Fr. r-Fr. r-So. r-So. r-Jr. r-So. Jr. Fr. r-So. Fr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Fr. Jr. r-Jr. So. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. r-So. Fr. Fr. So. r-Sr. r-So. r-So. r-So. Fr. r-So. Fr. Fr. Jr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-Jr. Fr. Fr. r-Fr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Fr. r-Jr. Sr. Fr.

VL 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0

Hometown Alpharetta, Ga. Adairsville, Ga. Conyers, Ga. Ft. Myers, Fla. Columbus, Ga. Washington, D.C. Loganville, Ga. Enterprise, Ala. Atlanta, Ga. Newnan, Ga. Louisville, Ga. Tallahassee, Fla. Macon, Ga. Marietta, Ga. Woodbridge, Va. Albany, Ga. Griffin, Ga. Gainesville, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Louisville, Ga. Flowery Branch, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Powder Springs, Ga. Troy, Ala. Locust Grove, Ga. Riverdale, Ga. Flowery Branch, Ga. Calhoun, Ga. Acworth, Ga. Harlem, N.Y. Dawson, Ga. Acworth, Ga. Wetumpka, Ala. Grayson, Ga. Peachtree City, Ga. Tampa, Fla. Canton, Ga. Phenix City, Ala. Lithonia, Ga. Newnan, Ga. Thomasville, Ga. Marietta, Ga. Tarboro, N.C. McDonough, Ga. Knoxville, Tenn. Jackson, Miss. Lakeland, Fla. Tyrone, Ga. Stone Mountain, Ga. Gainesville, Fla. Conyers, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Lithonia, Ga. Stillmore, Ga. Peachtree City, Ga. Durham, N.C. Stone Mountain, Ga. Blountstown, Fla. Alpharetta, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Hilliard, Ohio Malabar, Fla. Normal, Ill. Columbia, Tenn. Atlanta, Ga. Decatur, Ga. Jacksonville, N.C. Atlanta, Ga. Dublin, Ga. Houston, Texas Miami, Fla.

High School Previous School Milton Adairsville Heritage Bishop Verot Shaw Archbishop Carroll Loganville Enterprise Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Newnan Jefferson County Leon Westside Lassiter Ola GT Savannah Campus CD Hylton Rutgers Monroe Pike County East Hall Marist School Jefferson County Flowery Branch Centennial Hillgrove Charles Henderson Ola North Clayton Flowery Branch Calhoun Kennesaw Mountain Salem (Ga.) Bethel College Terrell County Harrison Wetumpka Grayson Starr’s Mill Jesuit The King’s Academy Central Miller Grove Newnan Christian Thomasville Hillgrove Southwest Edgecombe Henry County Farragut Murrah Lake Gibson Sandy Creek Chamblee Buchholz Rockdale Northview Lithonia Emanuel County Institute Starr’s Mill Hillside Stephenson Savannah State Blountstown Creekview Marist School Colgate Hilliard Darby Palm Bay Normal Community West Columbia Central Woodward Academy Martin Luther King, Jr. White Oak Marist School Dublin Langham Creek Belen Jesuit Prep School


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Name Chris Milton Jeremy Moore Justin Moore Tyler Morgan Malcolm Munroe Quayshawn Nealy Domonique Noble Brandon Oliver Denis Onwuala Jamal Paige Embry Peeples Charles Perkins Jason Peters Michael Peterson Sean Poole Ty Rawlings Rashaad Reid Lance Richardson Joshua Rogers Scott Schroer Rusty Scott David Scully Tim Seager Matt Serpico David Sims Demond Smith Orwin Smith Phil Smith Broderick Snoddy Ryan Sparlin Bryce Sweeney Rod Sweeting Steven Sylvester Chris Tanner Jemea Thomas Sean Tobin Kyle Travis Cole Turner Omoregie Uzzi Darren Waller Logan Walls Tevin Washington Richard Watson Brandon Watts Anthony Williams Marcus Wright Louis Young Tony Zenon

Medically Inactive 91 Denzel McCoy

Pos. RB WR K LS/WR OLB LB DB WR AB/CB AB AB RB DE CB P K DB S LB AB LB K OL LB QB/BB QB/DB AB OT RB LB OL CB LB K/P DB SN/LB LB DB OG WR/DB DT QB BB LB DE AB CB AB

DL

Ht. 5-11 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-0 6-4 5-11 6-1 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-9 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-5 5-9 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-4 5-7 6-1 5-8

Wt. 180 180 171 211 225 223 191 195 170 180 185 219 270 190 161 157 191 206 207 185 212 201 295 231 218 185 202 292 190 237 255 184 240 178 190 220 235 200 300 220 299 205 237 234 252 177 201 182

Cl. Fr. r-So. So. Jr. r-Jr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Sr. r-Fr. r-Sr. r-Sr. r-So. r-Sr. Sr. r-So. r-Fr. So. Fr. r-So. Fr. Fr. r-So. Fr. Jr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. r-Jr. r-So. Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-So. r-Fr. Sr. So. r-Fr.

VL 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 3 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 2 1 0 3 1 0

Hometown Folkston, Ga. Austin, Texas Atlanta, Ga. Fayetteville, Ga. Miami, Fla. Lakeland, Fla. Mount Ulla, N.C. Douglasville, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Orlando, Fla. Lawrenceville, Ga. Baton Rouge, La. Tampa,Fla. Tallahassee, Fla. Griffin, Ga. St. Augustine, Fla. Ware Shoals, S.C. Canton, Ga. Dunwoody, Ga. Lincolnton, Ga. Dawsonville, Ga. Blacksburg, Va. Fayetteville, Ga. St. Matthews, S.C. Monroe, Ga. Phenix City, Ala. Tampa, Fla. Carrollton, Ga. Kennesaw, Ga. Kingsland, Ga. Locust Grove, Ga. McDonough, Ga. Norcross, Ga. Fitzgerald, Ga. Holmdel, N.J. Cumming, Ga. Augusta, Ga. Lithonia, Ga. Acworth, Ga. Dawsonville, Ga. Wetumpka, Ala. Tallahassee, Fla. Tennille, Ga. McDonough, Ga. San Antonio, Texas Washington, DC Albany, Ga.

High School Previous School Charlton County Lyndon B. Johnson Marist School Whitewater Coral Reef Lakeland West Rowan Lithia Springs Northview Woodward Academy Dr. Phillips Collins Hill Catholic Jesuit Chiles Spalding Georgia Military College St. Augustine Ware Shoals Sequoyah Wesleyan Lincoln County Dawson County Blacksburg Whitewater Calhoun County Monroe Area Central Jesuit Carrollton Harrison Camden County Luella Union Grove Norcross Fitzgerald Saint John Vianney South Forsyth Augusta Christian Chamblee North Cobb Dawson County Wetumpka FAMU HS Washington County Union Grove Reagan Good Counsel Deerfield Windsor Academy

6-3

283

r-Fr.

0

Lawrenceville, Ga.

Northview

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NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 +6(d) 7 8 +(d)8 9 10 11 +(d)11 12 13 14 +(d)14 15 +(d)15 16 +(d)16 17 +(d)17 18 20 21 22 +(d)22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 +(d)29 30 31 +(d)31 32 33 +(d)33 34 35 36 37 +38 39 40 41 42 43 +(d)43 +44 45 46 +47 +(d)47 48 +49 +(d)49 50 +(d)50 51 52 53 +(d)53 54 55 +(d)55 56

Name Isaiah Johnson Vad Lee Marcus Wright B.J. Bostic Stephen Hill Rod Sweeting Ty Rawlings David Sims Louis Young Andrew Chau Tony Zenon Synjyn Days Brandon Watts Darryl Dickey Demond Smith Tevin Washington Jemea Thomas Scott Schroer Fred Holton Deonte Fletcher Corey Dennis Michael McDonald Orwin Smith Chris Tanner Chris Milton Roddy Jones Charles Perkins Broderick Snoddy Nick Luly Domonique Noble Embry Peeples Robert Godhigh Lance Richardson Preston Lyons Rashaad Reid Jon Lockhart Coray Carlson Daniel Drummond Deon Hill Denis Onwuala Richard Watson Chris Jackson Matt Connors Steven Sylvester Michael Peterson Jamal Golden Zach Laskey Stephen Mann Chaz Cheeks Julian Burnett Jabari Hunt-Days Malcolm Munroe Kyle Travis Sam McNearney David Scully Jeremiah Attaochu Tremayne McNair Andy Elakman Jerredith Jiles Nick Menocal Jamal Paige Cole Turner Jay Finch Joshua Rogers Anthony Harrell Will Jackson Bryan Chamberlain Rusty Scott Quayshawn Nealy Sean Tobin Adam Hyman Anthony Williams

Pos. S QB AB AB WR CB K QB/BB CB K/P AB QB LB QB QB/DB QB DB AB S QB WR/DB P AB K/P RB AB RB RB DB DB AB AB S BB DB WR DB LB AB AB/CB BB WR BB LB CB DB RB S LB LB LB OLB LB AB K LB LB K DB LB AB DB OL LB LB OL OL LB LB SN/LB LB/LS DE

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Ht. 6-2 6-1 5-7 5-11 6-5 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-10 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-2 5-10 5-7 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0 5-8 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-4 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-8 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-4

Wt. 205 206 177 171 206 184 157 218 201 165 182 212 234 203 185 205 190 185 209 204 205 210 202 178 180 202 219 190 192 191 185 187 206 211 191 190 175 248 205 170 237 205 200 240 190 185 201 230 223 220 244 225 235 165 201 235 225 181 190 240 180 200 283 207 235 285 297 212 223 220 215 252

Cl. So. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. r-Sr. r-So. So. Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. Fr. r-Jr. r-So. So. So. Jr. Fr. r-Fr. Jr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. r-So. r-So. r-Sr. Sr. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. Fr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Fr. Sr. r-Sr. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Fr. r-So. So. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. r-So. r-Fr. Fr. r-So. Fr. Fr. r-Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Fr.

VL 1 0 3 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Hometown Tyrone, Ga. Durham, N.C. San Antonio, Texas Louisville, Ga. Lithonia, Ga. Locust Grove, Ga. Griffin, Ga. St. Matthews, S.C. Washington, DC Griffin, Ga. Albany, Ga. Powder Springs, Ga. Tennille, Ga. Locust Grove, Ga. Monroe, Ga. Wetumpka, Ala. Fitzgerald, Ga. Dunwoody, Ga. Thomasville, Ga. Harlem, N.Y. Troy, Ala. Atlanta, Ga. Phenix City, Ala. Norcross, Ga. Folkston, Ga. Stone Mountain, Ga. Lawrenceville, Ga. Carrollton, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Mount Ulla, N.C. Orlando, Fla. Acworth, Ga. Ware Shoals, S.C. Atlanta, Ga. St. Augustine, Fla. Blountstown, Fla. Marietta, Ga. Flowery Branch, Ga. Phenix City, Ala. Alpharetta, Ga. Tallahassee, Fla. McDonough, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. McDonough, Ga. Tampa,Fla. Wetumpka, Ala. Peachtree City, Ga. Malabar, Fla. Gainesville, Ga. Macon, Ga. Marietta, Ga. Miami, Fla. Cumming, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Dawsonville, Ga. Washington, D.C. Jacksonville, N.C. Calhoun, Ga. Jackson, Miss. Miami, Fla. Atlanta, Ga. Augusta, Ga. Acworth, Ga. Canton, Ga. Tampa, Fla. Knoxville, Tenn. Albany, Ga. Lincolnton, Ga. Lakeland, Fla. Holmdel, N.J. Tarboro, N.C. McDonough, Ga.

High School Previous School Sandy Creek Hillside Reagan Jefferson County Miller Grove Luella Spalding Georgia Military College Calhoun County Good Counsel Pike County Deerfield Windsor Academy Hillgrove Washington County Ola Monroe Area Wetumpka Fitzgerald Wesleyan Thomasville Salem (Ga.) Bethel College Charles Henderson Woodward Academy Central Norcross Charlton County Chamblee Collins Hill Carrollton Creekview West Rowan Dr. Phillips Harrison Ware Shoals Marist School Colgate St. Augustine Blountstown Lassiter Flowery Branch Central Northview FAMU HS Henry County Marist School Union Grove Jesuit Wetumpka Starr’s Mill Palm Bay East Hall Westside Hillgrove Coral Reef South Forsyth Marist School Dawson County Archbishop Carroll White Oak Calhoun Murrah Belen Jesuit Prep School Woodward Academy Augusta Christian Kennesaw Mountain Sequoyah Jesuit Farragut Monroe Lincoln County Lakeland Saint John Vianney Southwest Edgecombe Union Grove


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Name Catlin Alford Blake Hembree B.J. Machen Tyler Marcordes Ryan Sparlin Tyler Kelly Phil Smith Tyler Morgan Ray Beno Corey Alford Matt Serpico Ben Keith Robert Hogan III Tyler Kidney John Barnett Shaquille Mason J.C. Lanier Morgan Bailey Xavier Lewis Tim Seager Errin Joe Nick McRae Omoregie Uzzi Trey Braun Bryce Sweeney Adrian Gardner Daniel McKayhan Jeff Greene Sean Poole Brandon Oliver Jeremy Moore Tyler Melton Chandler Anderson Justin Moore Marty Alcala Darren Waller Jamie Alvarez T.J. Barnes Morgan Carter Joey Carman Jason Peters Emmanuel Dieke Izaan Cross Christopher Crenshaw Logan Walls Shawn Green Jimmie Kitchen Euclid Cummings

Medically Inactive 91 Denzel McCoy

Pos. OL LB LB LB LB OLB OT LS/WR OL LB LB DT LB OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OG OL OL DE WR WR P WR WR WR K/P K WR WR/DB WR DT LB DL DE DE DE DE DT DL DE DE

DL

Ht. 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-7 6-5 6-3 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-5 6-5 6-1 6-7 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-4

Wt. 295 205 232 234 237 225 292 211 290 228 231 250 217 262 230 295 298 298 275 295 295 291 300 295 255 245 198 200 161 195 180 206 187 171 215 220 200 347 238 270 270 264 292 264 299 287 270 270

Cl. r-Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Jr. Jr. r-So. r-So. Fr. r-So. r-Jr. r-So. So. Fr. r-So. r-Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. r-Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. r-Jr. Fr. r-So. Fr. r-So. Sr. r-Sr. So. r-Fr. Fr. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-Jr. So. r-Sr. r-So. Jr. r-So. r-Sr. r-Fr. Fr. r-So.

VL 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 0

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0

Hometown Adairsville, Ga. Canton, Ga. Hilliard, Ohio Normal, Ill. Kennesaw, Ga. Conyers, Ga. Tampa, Fla. Fayetteville, Ga. Newnan, Ga. Conyers, Ga. Fayetteville, Ga. Gainesville, Fla. Newnan, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Columbia, Tenn. Stillmore, Ga. Loganville, Ga. Stone Mountain, Ga. Blacksburg, Va. Lakeland, Fla. Dublin, Ga. Lithonia, Ga. Tallahassee, Fla. Kingsland, Ga. Dawson, Ga. Decatur, Ga. Peachtree City, Ga. Tallahassee, Fla. Douglasville, Ga. Austin, Texas Houston, Texas Columbus, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Acworth, Ga. Ft. Myers, Fla. Enterprise, Ala. Woodbridge, Va. Baton Rouge, La. Riverdale, Ga. Flowery Branch, Ga. Louisville, Ga. Dawsonville, Ga. Grayson, Ga. Lithonia, Ga. Atlanta, Ga.

High School Previous School Adairsville The King’s Academy Hilliard Darby Normal Community West Harrison Rockdale Jesuit Whitewater Newnan Heritage Whitewater Buchholz Newnan Christian Northview Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Columbia Central Emanuel County Institute Loganville Stephenson Savannah State Blacksburg Lake Gibson Dublin Chamblee Leon Camden County Terrell County Martin Luther King, Jr. Starr’s Mill Chiles Lithia Springs Lyndon B. Johnson Langham Creek Shaw Marist School Milton North Cobb Bishop Verot Enterprise CD Hylton Rutgers Ola GT Savannah Campus Catholic North Clayton Flowery Branch Jefferson County Dawson County Grayson Lithonia Centennial

Lawrenceville, Ga.

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No. 57 +(d)57 58 59 +60 +62 61 63 64 +65 66 +67 68 69 +(d)69 70 71 72 +73 +74 75 76 77 %78 +79 +(d)79 80 81 +82 +(d)82 83 84 +85 86 +87 88 +89 90 +#91 +(d)91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99


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ROSTER BREAKDOWN STARTERS RETURNING (11) Offense (6) WR Stephen Hill OG Will Jackson AB Roddy Jones AB Orwin Smith OT Phil Smith OG Omoregie Uzzi

Defense (5) LB Julian Burnett DE Izaan Cross DE Jason Peters LB Steven Sylvester DT Logan Walls

Cl. Jr. r-So. r-Sr. Jr. r-Jr. r-Jr.

2010 GP-GS 12-9 11-9 13-13 13-7 10-8 13-13

Career GP-GS 25-10 11-9 39-39 27-7 23-12 25-13

Cl. Jr. Jr. r-Sr. Sr. r-Sr.

2010 GP-GS 13-8 13-13 13-13 13-13 13-12

Career GP-GS 26-11 26-15 36-17 39-22 30-23

STARTERS LOST (11) Offense (5) BB Anthony Allen C Sean Bedford OT Nick Claytor WR Kevin Cone QB Joshua Nesbitt

VL 2 3 3 2 4

2010 GP-GS 13-13 13-13 13-10 13-10 9-9

Career GP-GS 27-27 30-27 35-15 19-13 34-45

Defense (6) CB Mario Butler S Mario Edwards LB Anthony Egbuniwe LB Brad Jefferson CB Dominique Reese S Jerrard Tarrant

VL 4 3 3 4 4 2

2010 GP-GS 13-13 12-12 13-12 13-13 13-13 13-9

Career GP-GS 52-40 36-17 36-21 48-30 51-31 27-19

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING (44) Cl. r-So. So. r-So. r-So. Jr. r-So. r-Sr. r-So. r-Jr. r-Sr. r-Jr. r-Jr. Sr. r-Jr. Sr r-So. Jr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Jr. r-Jr. Sr.

2010 GP-GS 3-0 12-0 11-3 9-0 12-9 11-9 13-13 6-0 5-0 9-0 10-0 13-1 13-5 9-0 13-4 5-0 13-7 10-8 13-13 8-4 13-0 3-1

Career GP-GS 3-0 12-0 11-3 9-0 25-10 11-9 39-39 6-0 17-0 22-0 18-0 17-1 33-22 20-0 34-5 5-0 27-7 23-12 25-13 9-4 19-0 24-1

Defense (18) Cl. OLB Jeremiah Attaochu So. DT T.J. Barnes r-Jr. LB Julian Burnett Jr. DE Izaan Cross Jr. DE Emmanuel Dieke r-So. DB Fred Holton So. S Isaiah Johnson So. LB #B.J. Machen r-Jr. LB Malcolm Munroe r-Jr. DE Jason Peters r-Sr. CB Michael Peterson r-Sr.

2010 GP-GS 12-1 13-1 13-8 13-13 9-0 13-0 13-3 0-0 5-0 13-13 12-0

Career GP-GS 12-1 27-3 26-11 26-15 9-0 13-0 13-3 13-0 17-0 36-17 38-2

Offense (22) OL Ray Beno AB B.J. Bostic OL Jay Finch AB Robert Godhigh WR Stephen Hill OG Will Jackson AB Roddy Jones OL Tyler Kidney WR Jon Lockhart BB Preston Lyons WR Daniel McKayhan OL Nick McRae WR Tyler Melton AB Jamal Paige AB Embry Peeples QB/BB David Sims AB Orwin Smith OT Phil Smith OG Omoregie Uzzi QB Tevin Washington BB Richard Watson AB Marcus Wright

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DB Rashaad Reid Sr. 13-1 DB Rod Sweeting Jr. 13-0 LB Steven Sylvester Sr. 13-13 S #Jemea Thomas r-So. 0-0 DT Logan Walls r-Sr. 13-12 LB Brandon Watts r-So. 12-3 CB Louis Young So. 12-0 # Did not letter in 2010, but did letter in 2009

Special Teams (4) Cl. P/K Chandler Anderson r-Sr. LS Tyler Morgan Jr. P Sean Poole r-So. K/P Chris Tanner r-Jr.

40-15 27-0 39-22 14-0 30-23 12-3 12-0

2010 GP 13 13 9 0

Career GP 40 24 9 3

LETTERWINNERS LOST (25) Offense (10) BB Anthony Allen OT Austin Barrick C Sean Bedford OT Nick Claytor WR Kevin Cone BB Lucas Cox WR Correy Earls OL Zach Krish QB Joshua Nesbitt WR Onu Okebie

VL 2 4 3 3 2 3 4 2 4 1

2010 GP-GS 13-13 13-8 13-13 13-10 13-10 13-1 12-2 5-0 9-9 4-0

Career GP-GS 27-27 39-22 30-27 35-15 19-13 40-14 42-10 13-0 34-45 4-0

Defense (13) DT Ben Anderson LB Anthony Barnes CB Mario Butler S Mario Edwards LB Anthony Egbuniwe DE Robert Hall LB Kyle Jackson LB Brad Jefferson CB Carl Miles CB Patrick Nordmann CB Dominique Reese LB Albert Rocker S Jerrard Tarrant

VL 4 4 4 3 3 4 2 4 1 1 4 3 2

2010 GP-GS 12-0 12-0 13-13 12-12 13-12 11-0 10-2 13-13 3-0 4-0 13-13 13-0 13-9

Career GP-GS 42-12 47-7 52-40 36-17 36-21 44-3 22-12 48-30 3-0 4-0 51-31 38-0 27-19

Special Teams (2) K/P Scott Blair LS Jeff Lentz

VL 4 2

2010 GP 13 13

Career GP 53 28

LB DL LB DT OLB S DL LB DB LB LB DE LB

Daniel Drummond Shawn Green Robert Hogan III Ben Keith Tyler Kelly Stephen Mann Denzel McCoy Quayshawn Nealy Lance Richardson Joshua Rogers Ryan Sparlin Anthony Williams Morgan Wright

r-So. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-So. r-So. r-Jr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr.

Special Teams (5) K Andy Elakman P Michael McDonald K Justin Moore K Ty Rawlings K David Scully

Cl. r-Jr. r-Fr. So. r-Sr. r-So.

OTHERS NOT RETURNING (3) P OL OL

Griffen Bell Mike Johnson Rylan Leary

Fr. So.-R Fr.

SCHOLARSHIP TRUE FRESHMEN (23) OL OL LB WR/DB DB WR LB LB OL DE RB QB LB OL LB LB RB DB QB/DB RB SN/LB LB WR/DB

Trey Braun Bryan Chamberlain Chaz Cheeks Corey Dennis Jamal Golden Jeff Greene Anthony Harrell Jabari Hunt-Days Errin Joe Jimmie Kitchen Zach Laskey Vad Lee Tyler Marcordes Shaquille Mason Tremayne McNair Nick Menocal Chris Milton Domonique Noble Demond Smith Broderick Snoddy Sean Tobin Kyle Travis Darren Waller

Tallahassee, Fla. Albany, Ga. Gainesville, Ga. Troy, Ala. Wetumpka, Ala. Peachtree City, Ga. Tampa, Fla. Marietta, Ga. Lakeland, Fla. Lithonia, Ga. Peachtree City, Ga. Durham, N.C. Normal, Ill. Columbia, Tenn. Jacksonville, N.C. Miami, Fla. Folkston, Ga. Mount Ulla, N.C. Monroe, Ga. Carrollton, Ga. Holmdel, N.J. Cumming, Ga. Acworth, Ga.

OTHERS RETURNING (39) Offense (16) WR Marty Alcala OL Catlin Alford WR Jamie Alvarez OL Morgan Bailey OL Alexander Carvajal BB Matt Connors QB Synjyn Days QB Darryl Dickey AB Deon Hill OL J.C. Lanier AB Sam McNearney WR Jeremy Moore RB Charles Perkins AB DeShon Scott OL Tanner Shirah AB Tony Zenon

Cl. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-So. r-Fr. r-Fr.

Defense (18) LB Corey Alford DB Coray Carlson LB Morgan Carter OLB Christopher Crenshaw DE Euclid Cummings

Cl. r-So. r-Fr. r-Jr. r-So. r-So.

OTHER NEWCOMERS (17) OL K/P QB DE LB LB/LS DB DL DB WR RB/CB AB LB OL LB OL DB

John Barnett Andrew Chau Deonte Fletcher Adrian Gardner Blake Hembree Adam Hyman Jerredith Jiles Xavier Lewis Nick Luly Brandon Oliver Denis Onwuala Scott Schroer Rusty Scott Tim Seager Matt Serpico Bryce Sweeney Cole Turner

So. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.


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Offense Total 6 1 4 1 22 5 10 7 17 16 5 5 0 10 9 1 9 8 1 11 6 5 15 11 4

D-Linemen Linebackers 3 2 2 1 1 1

Secondary

5 2 2 1 4 1 2 2

6 1 3 2 10 9 1 1

7 2 1 4 2 7 2 2

3 2 1 3 2 1 3 3

5 4 1 5 3 2 3 1 2 10 8 2

2 1 1 5 4 1 1 0 1 5 3 2

1 1

Defense Total Specialists TOTAL 5 -11 3 -4 2 -6 -1 18 4 44 5 1 11 6 2 18 7 1 15 16 6 39 17 2 35 5 2 12 5 10 0 2 2 10 4 24 7 1 17 3 3 7 15 3 25 11 1 18 4 2 7 7 1 19 4 0 10 3 1 9 16 2 33 12 1 24 4 1 9

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BY STATE ALABAMA (6) T.J. Barnes Corey Dennis Jamal Golden Deon Hill Orwin Smith Tevin Washington

Hometown Enterprise Troy Wetumpka Phenix City Phenix City Wetumpka

High School Enterprise Charles Henderson Wetumpka Central Central Wetumpka

FLORIDA (16) Jamie Alvarez Trey Braun Anthony Harrell Errin Joe Ben Keith Jon Lockhart Stephen Mann Nick Menocal Malcolm Munroe Quayshawn Nealy Embry Peeples Michael Peterson Sean Poole Rashaad Reid Phil Smith Richard Watson

Hometown Ft. Myers Tallahassee Tampa Lakeland Gainesville Blountstown Malabar Miami Miami Lakeland Orlando Tampa Tallahassee St. Augustine Tampa Tallahassee

High School Bishop Verot Leon Jesuit HS Lake Gibson Buchholz Blountstown Palm Bay Belen Jesuit Prep Coral Reef Lakeland Dr. Phillips Jesuit Chiles St. Augustine Jesuit FAMU HS

GEORGIA (79) Marty Alcala Catlin Alford Corey Alford Chandler Anderson Morgan Bailey John Barnett Ray Beno B.J. Bostic Julian Burnett Coray Carlson Bryan Chamberlain Andrew Chau Chaz Cheeks Jonathan Chipman Matt Connors Christopher Crenshaw Izaan Cross Euclid Cummings Synjyn Days Darryl Dickey Emmanuel Dieke Daniel Drummond Andy Elakman Jay Finch

Hometown Alpharetta Adairsville Conyers Columbus Loganville Atlanta Newnan Louisville Macon Marietta Albany Griffin Gainesville Atlanta Alpharetta Louisville Flowery Branch Atlanta Powder Springs Locust Grove Riverdale Flowery Branch Calhoun Acworth

High School Milton Adairsville Heritage Shaw Loganville Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Newnan Jefferson County Westside Lassiter Monroe Pike County East Hall Home Schooled Marist School Jefferson County Flowery Branch Centennial Hillgrove Ola North Clayton Flowery Branch Calhoun Kennesaw Mountain

Adrian Gardner Robert Godhigh Shawn Green Jeff Greene Blake Hembree Stephen Hill Robert Hogan III Fred Holton Jabari Hunt-Days Chris Jackson Isaiah Johnson Roddy Jones Tyler Kelly Tyler Kidney Jimmie Kitchen J.C. Lanier Zach Laskey Xavier Lewis Nick Luly Preston Lyons Denzel McCoy Michael McDonald Daniel McKayhan Sam McNearney Nick McRae Chris Milton Justin Moore Tyler Morgan Brandon Oliver Denis Onwuala Jamal Paige Charles Perkins Ty Rawlings Joshua Rogers Scott Schroer Rusty Scott David Scully Matt Serpico Demond Smith Broderick Snoddy Ryan Sparlin Bryce Sweeney Rod Sweeting Steven Sylvester Chris Tanner Jemea Thomas Kyle Travis Cole Turner Omoregie Uzzi Darren Waller Logan Walls

Dawson Acworth Grayson Peachtree City Canton Lithonia Newnan Thomasville Marietta Henry County Tyrone Stone Mountain Conyers Alpharetta Lithonia Stillmore Peachtree City Stone Mountain Alpharetta Atlanta Lawrenceville Atlanta Decatur Atlanta Dublin Folkston Atlanta Fayetteville Douglasville Alpharetta Atlanta Lawrenceville Griffin Canton Dunwoody Lincolnton Dawsonville Fayetteville Monroe Carrollton Kennesaw Kingsland Locust Grove McDonough Norcross Fitzgerald Cumming Augusta Lithonia Acworth Dawsonville

Terrell County Harrison Grayson Starr’s Mill The King’s Academy Miller Grove Newnan Christian Thomasville Hillgrove McDonough Sandy Creek Chamblee Rockdale Northview Lithonia Emanuel Co. Institute Starr’s Mill Stephenson Creekview Marist School Northview Woodward Academy Martin Luther King Marist School Dublin Charlton County Marist School Whitewater Lithia Springs Northview Woodward Academy Collins Hill Spalding Sequoyah Wesleyan Lincoln County Dawson County Whitewater Monroe Area Carrollton Harrison Camden County Luella Union Grove Norcross Fitzgerald South Forsyth Augusta Christian Chamblee North Cobb Dawson County

Brandon Watts Anthony Williams Tony Zenon Acad.

Tennille McDonough Albany,

Washington County Union Grove Deerfield Windsor

ILLINOIS (1) Tyler Marcordes West

Hometown Normal

High School Normal Community

LOUISIANA (1) Jason Peters

Hometown Baton Rouge

High School Catholic

MISSISSIPPI (1) Jerredith Jiles

Hometown Jackson

High School Murrah

NEW JERSEY (1) Sean Tobin

Hometown Holmdel

High School Saint John Vianney

NEW YORK (1) Deonte Fletcher

Hometown Harlem

High School Salem (Ga.)

N. CAROLINA (4) Adam Hyman Vad Lee Tremayne McNair Domonique Noble

Hometown Tarboro Durham Jacksonville Mount Ulla

High School SW Edgecombe Hillside White Oak West Rowan

OHIO (1) B.J. Machen

Hometown Hilliard, Ohio

High School Hilliard Darby

S. CAROLINA (2) Lance Richardson David Sims

Hometown Ware Shoals St. Matthews

High School Ware Shoals Calhoun County

TENNESSEE (2) Will Jackson Shaquille Mason

Hometown Knoxville Columbia

High School Farragut Columbia Central

TEXAS (2) Tyler Melton Jeremy Moore

Hometown Houston Austin

High School Langham Creek Lydon B. Johnson

VIRGINIA (3) Morgan Carter Tim Seager Marcus Wright

Hometown Woodbridge Blacksburg San Antonio

High School CD Hylton Blacksburg Reagan

WASHINGTON, D.C. (2) Hometown Jeremiah Attaochu Washington Louis Young Washington

High School Archbishop Carroll Good Counsel

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PLAYERS’ PERSONALITY GRID Player Marty Alcala

TV Show I Never Miss

Catlin Alford

Magazine Cover I’d Like Favorite Sports To Be On Broadcaster Forbes Sports Illustrated

Corey Alford

Family Guy

Sports Illustrated

Jamie Alvarez

Jersey Shore

Time

Chandler Anderson

Jersey Shore

Wall Street Journal

Jeremiah Attaochu

SportsCenter

SI/Forbes

Favorite Cartoon Character Sponge Bob

One Word To Describe Me Off The Field

My Dream Date Would

Peter Griffin

Outdoorsman

Taylor Swift

Bugs Bunny

Chill

Megan Fox

Winnie the Pooh

Weightroom

Marisa Miller

Timmy (F.O.P.)

Godly

Most Famous Person I Have Met

John Madden

Ronnie (Jersey Shore)

Terry Cruz

Alabama

NFL players

FSU, FAU, UCF

Gary T. Jones My mother

Dexter

ESPN The Magazine

Tasmanian Devil

Playful

Cartoons

ESPN The Magazine

Family Guy

Humble

My mom

John Barnett

Justified

Sports Illustrated

Bugs Bunny

Layed-back

Brooklyn Decker

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Team I Would Like To Add To Schedule Alabama

Bugs Bunny John Madden

T.J. Barnes

Morgan Bailey

Celebrity People Say I Look Like Ivan Drago

Michael Clarke Duncan

Halle Berry

USC

George W. Bush

Hawaii

Ray Beno

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Sports Illustrated

Stewie Griffin

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Russell (movie “UP”)

Terry Cruz

Texas

B.J. Bostic

Operation Repo

ESPN The Magazine

Deion Sanders

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Relaxed

Keri Hilson

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John Madden

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Relaxed

Anna Marie DiSalvo

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Florida State

Relaxed

Paula Patton

Otto

Humble

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Cool

House

Time

Julian Burnett

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Sports Illustrated

Coray Carlson

Eastbound & Down

Morgan Carter

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SI/Time/GQ

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My grandmothers Denzel Washington President Obama

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Leader

Rick Ross USC Tyler Perry

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Daniel Drummond

Jersey Shore

Maxim

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Sports Illustrated

House

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Jay Finch

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Lee Corso

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Chris Tucker

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Chill

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Jet

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Tupac

Muscle & Fitness Herbstreit/Barkley

SportsCenter

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Jimmie Kitchen J.C. Lanier

The Game

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Nick Luly

Jersey Shore

Sports Illustrated

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Mila Kunis

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Tommy (Rugrats)

Chill

Meagan Good

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Laid-back

Erin Andrews

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Rolling Stone

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Slow

Katy Perry

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Sports Illustrated

Erin Andrews

Peter Griffin

Live

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Forbes

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Batman

Laid-back

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Tyler Marcordes

The Office

Sports Illustrated

Lou Holtz

Bugs Bunny

B.J. Machen

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Texas Penn State

Cool

Bill Walton

Family Guy

Preston Lyons

Terry Cruz Calvin Johnson T.I.

LSU

John Smoltz

Auburn (at) Hawaii

T.I.

Ohio State

Muhammad Ali

Alabama

USC


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Player Shaquille Mason

TV Show I Never Miss SportsCenter

Denzel McCoy

SportsCenter

Michael McDonald

Magazine Cover I’d Like Favorite Sports To Be On Broadcaster ESPN The Magazine Charles Barkley GX

Favorite Cartoon Character

One Word To Describe Me Off The Field Laid-back

My Dream Date Would Kim Kardashian

Bobby Hebert

Mighty Mouse

Goofy

Amber Rose

Celebrity People Say I Look Like

Most Famous Person I Have Met Shaquille O’Neal

Team I Would Like To Add To Schedule Tennessee

Mansfield Wrotto

too many

Texas/Auburn

Sports Illustrated Cake War

Vibe

Atom Ant

Clown

Oprah

Bow Wow

Tremayne McNair

RJ Berger

Sports Illustrated

Charles Barkley

Power Rangers

Chill

Skylar Diggins

Trey Songz

Sam McNearney

Entourage

Rolling Stone

Brian Jordan

Scooby Doo

Fun

Natalie Portman

Nick McRae

Jamie Foxx Show

GQ

Doug

Humble

Tyler Melton

Dexter

GQ

Stuart Scott

SpongeBob

Relaxed

John Madden

Sponge Bob

Spontaneous

Tom

Fun Respectful

Nick Menocal

Highlight Express ESPN The Magazine

Chris Milton

Fresh Prince

Jeremy Moore

Bernie Mac

GQ

Justin Moore

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Tyler Morgan

Entourage/Tosh.O Sports Illustrated

Malcolm Munroe

Rolling Stone

Scooby Doo Chip Caray

Coyote

Spanish Soccer

Peter Griffin

Warren Sapp

Stewie Griffin

2011 PREVIEW

Daniel McKayhan

Ole Miss Calvin Johnson

Oregon

Jamal Lewis

Florida State

Morris Chestnut

Shaquille O’Neal

Florida

Cousin Skeeter

Christina Milian

Texas

Adriana Lima

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Alicia Keys

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Brad Pitt

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Paul Johnson

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Florida

Jersey Shore

GQ

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Family Guy

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Live

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Domonique Noble

Fresh Prince

Sports Illustrated

Charles Barkley

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Happy

Stacey Dash

Jamie Foxx

The President

Auburn

Brandon Oliver

Fresh Prince

ESPN The Magazine

Bugs Bunny

Quiet

Gabrielle Union

Chris Tucker

Dominique Wilkins

Alabama State

Denis Onwuala

Hey Arnold

Funny

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Akon

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Meagan Good

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Andrew Young

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Paula Patton

my mother

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Real World

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GQ

Stuart Scott

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Source

Erin Andrews

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Meagan Good

Paul Johnson

USC

Jason Peters

Bones

Sports Illustrated

Stuart Scott

Goku

Laid-back

my girlfriend

Jason Pitts

John Cena

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The Game

ESPN The Magazine

Stuart Scott

Tommy (Rugrats)

Competitive

Christina Milian

Eddie George

Michael Jordan

Florida

Peter Griffin

Fun

Jessica Biel

Tosh

President Bush

Alabama

Julius Erving

Florida Oregon

Michael Peterson Sean Poole

Family Guy/Tosh.O Sports Illustrated

Ty Rawlings

The Office

GQ

Stuart Scott

Rashaad Reid

House of Payne

ESPN The Magazine

Dick Vitale

Lance Richardson

The Game

ESPN The Magazine

Joshua Rogers

South Park

Sports Illustrated

Troy Aikman

Swamp People

ESPN The Magazine

Terry Bradshaw

Scrubs

Time

Rusty Scott David Scully Tim Seager

NFL Network

Demontevious Smith Orwin Smith

Natalie Portman

Cristiano Ronaldo

Lauren London

Soulja Boy

Meagan Good

Michael Vick

Young Dro

Captain Planet

Quiet

Scarlett Johansson

Tiger Woods

John Cena

USC

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Funny

Lindsay Guin

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Paul Johnson

at Hawaii

John Madden

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Jessica Rabbit

Mark Sanchez

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Sports Illustrated

Michael Strahan

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GQ

Brent Musberger

Huey Freeman

Relaxed

Meagan Good

ESPN The Magazine

Erin Andrews

Johnny Bravo

Witty

Meagan Good

Bugs Bunny

Dedicated

Gabrielle Union

Gene Deckerhoff

Eric Cartman

Laid-back

Katy Perry

Ghost Adventures ESPN The Magazine

Matt Serpico David Sims

Library Relaxed

My Wife and Kids

Jet

Phil Smith

South Park

Time

Broderick Snoddy

The Game

Ryan Sparlin Bryce Sweeney Rod Sweeting Steven Sylvester Chris Tanner

Wood Harris

Bill Nye

Notre Dame

Ryan Williams

Penn State

Andy Pettitte

Alabama

Chad Ochocinco

Alabama

Mike Epps

Notre Dame

Omar Epps

Auburn Calvin Johnson

Leader

Dexter

GQ

The Office

ESPN The Magazine

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Stuart Scott

Fresh Prince

Tom and Jerry

GQ

Florida USC

Natalie Portman

Eric Cartman

Laid-back

Stuart Scott

Peter Griffin

Dignified

my girlfriend

Paul Johnson

LSU

Warren Sapp

Scooby Doo

Humble

Gabrielle Union

Amar’e Stoudemire

Jerry Rice

Alabama

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Laid-back

Lauren London

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Jason Heyward

Peter Griffin

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Jemea Thomas

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Sean Tobin

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Kyle Travis

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Sports Illustrated

John Madden

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Cole Turner

The Office

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Charles Barkley

SpongeBob

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Forbes

Lou Holtz

Go

Chill

Beyonce’

50 Cent

Darren Waller

Tosh.O

GQ

Brent Musberger

Bugs Bunny

Mellow

Minka Kelly

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Pawn Stars

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Erin Andrews

Butters

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Elvis

Cal Ripken, Jr.

Georgia State

Toya: A Family Affair

Jet

Dick Vitale

Tasmanian Devil

Charismatic

Kyla Pratt

Terrence Howard

Peyton Manning

Alabama

Calm

Alicia Keys

Ice Cube Alabama

Logan Walls Tevin Washington Richard Watson

Martin

Brandon Watts

SportsCenter

Anthony Williams

Rutgers Jessica Alba

Paul Johnson

Scarlett Johansson guy from Smallville Chris Moneymaker

Hawaii Alabama

ESPN The Magazine

Skp Bayless

Batman

Funny

Kim Kardashian

Derwin Davis

Patrick Willis

ESPN The Magazine

Charles Barkley

Scooby Doo

Funny

Beyonce’

LeBron James

Gucci Mane

John Madden

Swagg

Meagan Good

Pooch Hall

Condoleezza Rice

Florida

Phenomenon

my mom

Michael Vick

Lil Wayne

LSU

Marcus Wright

Family Guy

Louis Young

The Game

ESPN The Magazine

Tony Zenon

Fresh Prince

Sports Illustrated

Stuart Scott Scooby Doo

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What the Yellow Jackets say about their teammates

PLAYERS’ SURVEY Best Leader

Player Roddy Jones Steven Sylvester Julian Burnett Tevin Washington

Most Likely To Make A 4.0 GPA

Pct. 40.3 14.3 10.4 9.1

Most Athletic

Player Jemea Thomas Brandon Watts Stephen Hill Peeples, Nealy, Attaochu, Young

Pct. 44.9 10.1 7.8 4.3

Pct. 12.1 10.6 10.6 7.6

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Pct. 56.2 13.9 12.5 6.9

Player Jeremiah Attaochu Charles Perkins Isaiah Johnson Jemea Thomas, Louis Young

Pct. 27.4 16.1 12.9 9.7

Player Denzel McCoy B.J. Bostic Anthony Williams Jemea Thomas

Pct. 22.0 10.2 8.5 8.5

Player Malcolm Munroe Deon Hill Cory Pritchett T.J. Barnes

Pct. 58.2 10.1 8.9 7.6

Player Steven Sylvester Daniel McKayhan Stephen Hill Kidney, I. Johnson, D. Hill, Peters

Pct. 55.2 5.2 5.2 3.4

Could Play For Tech’s Basketball Team

Pct. 25.4 13.6 10.2 8.5

Best At Video Games

Pct. 40.3 8.1 8.1 6.5

Player Julian Burnett Robert Godhigh Marcus Wright Daniel Drummond

Best Singer

Spends Too Much Time On Facebook/ Twitter

Really Would Not Want To Fight This Guy

Player Julian Burnett Jay Finch Omoregie Uzzi Emmanuel Dieke

Player Embry Peeples Tony Zenon Brandon Watts Stephen Hill

Player Pct. Tevin Washington 11.7 Tony Zenon 10.4 Jemea Thomas 7.8 Charles Perkins, Jeremiah Attaochu, Synjyn Days 5.2

Pound-for-Pound, The Strongest On The Team

Most Likely To Be An NFL Star

Best Dancer

Player Louis Young Steven Sylvester Anthony Williams B.J. Machen

Pct. 25.7 24.3 7.1 7.1

Fastest

Hardest Worker

Player Julian Burnett Michael Peterson Tevin Washington Daniel Drummond, Jason Peters

Player Will Jackson Roddy Jones Corey Alford Logan Walls

Most Likely To Surprise In 2011

Player Stephen Hill Emmanuel Dieke Fred Holton Quayshawn Nealy, Brandon Watts

Pct. 44.3 9.8 6.6 4.9

I Would Trust Completely Around My Girlfriend

Pct. 20.5 13.7 9.6 6.8

Player Denzel McCoy No one Daniel Drummond Logan Walls

Pct. 14.3 12.7 6.3 4.8


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Marty

Corey

ALCALA

ALFORD

Alpharetta, Ga. Milton HS WR

6-5

215

87

Conyers, Ga. Heritage HS

r-Fr.

A non-scholarship player who joined the roster in 2010... changed his last name from Sinkevicious to Alcala. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Milton HS... played one seaMore on Alcala son of football under coach Scott Walker... Favorite late-night snack: Power Bar played tight end and defensive end... played Favorite place I have traveled to: San two seasons of basketball and one season of Miguel de Allende, Mexico track and field... National Spanish Honor SoPlace I would like to visit, but never ciety. have: Venice, Italy Personal: Parents are Ron and Aura... born When I was a kid, the player I preNov. 11, 1991 in Kaunas, Lithuania... has one tended to be was: Arvydas Sabonis brother, Michael... his father, Ron, and his In high school I had a summer job uncle both attended Georgia Tech... can play as: web designer guitar... did not play football until senior year My prized possession: Taylor acousticof high school... biggest sports thrill was electric guitar making the Tech football team as a walkNickname/mascot of high school on... plans to major in mechanical engiteam: Eagles neering and economics.

LB More on Alford Favorite person I follow on Twitter: LeBron James Favorite late-night snack: milk and PB&J Favorite place I have traveled to: Bahamas When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Brian Urlacher In high school I had a summer job as: landscaping Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I wish I could be a country singer My prized possession: knife collection Reality show I would be on: Real World A good friend playing football at another school: Chance Henderson (UCF) Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Heat, Braves

5-11

65

228

r-So.

A walk-on who joined the team in August, 2009... an outstanding student... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Heritage HS... played four years under coaches Chad Frazier and Al Peligrino... two-year team captain for the Patriots... made 133 tackles, including 22 in one game, as a senior... won the US Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award in 2009... all-area in 2008... also earned a letter in baseball and track. Personal: Full name is Corey Dan Alford... parents are Dan and Teresa... born Dec. 29, 1990 in Atlanta... has two siblings -- Chase and Callie... multiple relatives are Tech graduates including father, uncle and cousin... majoring in mechanical engineering.

Catlin

ALFORD Adairsville, Ga. Adairsville HS OL

6-3

295

57 r-Fr.

A redshirt freshman who will be counted on to make an impact this fall either at guard or tackle... redshirted as a true freshman and was sidelined most of the fall with an injury... More on Catlin Alford a versatile player who also played tight end Favorite late-night snack: peanut butand nose guard in high school. ter and jelly 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. Favorite place I have traveled to: BaHigh School: Adairsville HS... rated the hamas 79th-best prospect in the state of Georgia Place I would like to visit, but never (Rivals)... rated the 39th-best guard nationhave: Hawaii ally by Scout.com... named second team When I was a kid, the player I preSmall Schools All-America (MaxPreps)... tended to be was: Superman played four seasons of football, including In high school I had a summer job: three as a team captain, for coach Jim Krecutting grass mer... also participated in track for four years One thing I can do better than al(shot put, discus) and played basketball for most anyone: bench press three seasons... first team AA All-State and One talent I wish I had: run fast All-Area... played in the GHSA North vs. Reality show I would be on: Who South Game. wants to be a millionaire? Personal: Full name is Catlin Lewis Alford... A good friend playing football at another school: Tripp Abernathy (Maryville) son of Lynn and Linda Alford... born Feb. 7, Favorite pro sports teams: Atlanta Fal1991 in Cartersville, Ga... chose Tech becons cause of the academics, the tradition and the Nickname/mascot of high school location... enjoys hunting and fishing... a team: Tigers management major.

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Jamie

ALVAREZ

89

Ft. Meyers, Fla. Bishop Verot HS WR A non-scholarship receiver who joined the team in August, 2010. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Bishop Verot HS.... earned two varsity letters in football... played wide receiver and linebacker... served one year as a team captain... also earned two letters in track and field and one in soccer... was a goalie on the soccer team that won the 2010 state championship... earned a 4.0 GPA. Personal: Full name is Jamie Alberto Alvarez, Jr... parents are Jaime and Helen... born June 26, 1992 in Coral Gables, Fla... has previously lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Cleveland, Ohio... has one brother, Jonathan... began playing football in 8th grade... majoring in biology... considering a future in medicine.

6-1

200

r-Fr.

More on Alvarez Favorite late-night snack: peanut butter and jelly Favorite place I have traveled to: Aspen, Colorado Place I would like to visit, but never have: Columbia When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Devin Hester Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m afraid of heights My prized possession: phone One talent I wish I had: speak Spanish A good friend playing football at another school: Forrest Campbell (FAU) Favorite pro sports teams: Baltimore Ravens Nickname/mascot of high school team: Vikings


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Chandler

ANDERSON

85

Columbus, Ga. Shaw HS P-K ANDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G Punts Yds Avg 2010 13 6 192 32.0 2009 14 37 1,565 42.3 2008 13 6 250 41.7 TOTAL 40 49 2,007 41.0

Net 30.8 38.1 39.0 38.2

6-0 50+ 0 7 1 8

187 I-20 2 12 1 15

r-Sr.

Ret Long 2-7 43 10-74 63 2-16 56 14-97 63

CAREER HIGHS Punts: 7 vs. Iowa, Jan. 5, 2010 Longest Punt: 63 at Miami, Sept. 17, 2009 I-20: 3 vs. Iowa, Jan. 5, 2010

 Chandler Anderson

More on Anderson Favorite late-night snack: pepperoni Place I would like to visit, but never have: Nepal and Tibet When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: John Elway In high school I had a summer job as: soccer referee Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I like shoes My prized possession: Fred, my turtle One thing I can do better than almost anyone: buy shoes One talent I wish I had: play guitar Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore A good friend playing football at another school: Bruce Figgins (UGA) Favorite pro sports team: Denver Broncos I can do a great impression of: any girl Nickname/mascot of high school team: Raiders

PLAYERS

A veteran who began the 2010 season as the starting punter before relinquishing that role in mid-September... was the starting punter as a sophomore in Georgia Tech’s ACC championship season of 2009... will compete for the starting job again in the fall... may get a look this fall as Tech’s kicker as well... has served as Tech’s primary holder each of the last three seasons... can also perform kicking duties and is expected to get a shot at kicker duties in August... learned from 2007 Ray Guy Award winner Durant Brooks as a true freshman in 2007... a non-scholarship player. 2010 (Junior): Was the starting punter for the first two games of the season and punted once vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... punted six times for an average of 32.8 yards per attempt, two inside the 20 and a long of 43 yards... had net punts of 43 and 42 yards in two attempts in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4), then struggled the next Saturday at Kansas... served as the holder on kick attempts for the third straight season. 2009 (Sophomore): Emerged as one of the better punters in the ACC... ranked third in the ACC in punting (42.3 ypa)... Georgia Tech led the ACC in net punting... despite being the only Yellow Jacket to punt all season, he had just 37 attempts, including a season-high seven attempts in the FedEx Orange Bowl against Iowa (Jan. 5)... Tech went 22 consecutive possessions without punting in late November and early December... Tech did not punt against Florida State, Georgia, or Clemson in the ACC Championship Game -- the first times since 2000 the Jackets did not punt at least once... only 10 of his 37 punts were returned... 12 of his punts were downed inside the 20 including three vs. Iowa... his average of 49.1 yards on seven punt attempts in the FedEx Orange Bowl was a Georgia Tech bowl record... booted a 61-yard punt and averaged 51.7 yards on three punts at Duke (Nov. 14)... booted a career-long 63-yard punt at Miami (Sept. 17).. got off to a good start in 2009 by averaging 51.0 yards on two punts in the season opener against Jacksonville State (Sept. 5), including a 56-yard punt... served as Tech’s primary punter, allowing Scott Blair to focus on kicking duties... served as Blair’s holder on kicks... missed all of spring practice because of appendicitis.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Served as the holder for kicker Scott Blair and the backup at punter... had two first-half punts for an average of 44.5 yards vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... booted three punts for an average of 38.3 yards and had a long of 56 yards against Duke (Oct. 4)... attempted his first career punt against Mississippi State (Sept. 20) -- a 46-yard boot that sailed into the endzone... missed all of spring practice after a bout with appendicitis. 2007: Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: Lettered four years in soccer and football at Shaw High School... received all-state honors in 2006 and 2007... was a member of French Club, National French Honor Society, Beta Club, National Honor Society, Young Historians and the class government. Personal: Born Nov. 9, 1988… son of David and Angie Cotton… full name is Chandler Dee Anderson… has three siblings… enjoys reading and working out… majoring in business administration.

Jeremiah

ATTAOCHU Washington, DC Archbishop Carroll HS OLB ATTAOCHU’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL 2010 12-1 18-5 23 4.0-30

6-3 Sck 3.0-12

45

235 FC 0

FR 0

So. Int 0

PB 0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 Solo Tackles: 5 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 TFL: 1.0, four times Sacks: 1.0, three times

A potential young star at outside linebacker... seemingly perfect for the 3-4 defense... saw considerable action in 2010 as a true freshman... should benefit greatly from having a year of experience in the 3-4 under defensive coordinator Al Groh... a classic edge-type defender... is tall, long and rangy with good speed.... voted by teammates as “most likely to ben an NFL star.” 2010 (True Freshman): Played in 12 games and started in the Independence Bowl... finished the year with 23 tackles (18 solo tackles), 4.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and one quarterback hurry... recorded three tackles, including a tackle for loss, vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had two tackles and a sack in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... registered sacks in each of the final two games of the regular More on Attaochu season -- vs. Duke (Nov. 20) and at Georgia Favorite late-night snack: honey buns (Nov. 27)... had a career-high six tackles, inFavorite place I have traveled to: cluding five solo tackles, in the IndependQatar, Jordan ence Bowl. Place I would like to visit, but never High School: Archbishop Carroll HS... rated have: Spain the 17th-best prospect in the mid-Atlantic reWhen I was a kid, the player I pregion (Superprep)... had 118 tackles and 14 tended to be was: Demarcus Ware sacks as a senior... recorded four touchIn high school I had a summer job downs as a senior by blocking kicks or reas: paper filer turning fumbles... played three seasons of Something about me people would varsity football as a linebacker and defensive be surprised to hear: I love end... served two years as team captain... One thing I can do better than alrecorded five sacks in one game. most anyone: sleep Personal: Committed to Tech in January, One talent I wish I had: dancing 2010... originally from Nigeria.... born Jan. A good friend playing football at an17, 1993 in Ibadan, Nigeria... full name is other school: Arie Kuandjio (Alabama) Jeremiah Ajimaoso Attaochu... son of Paul Favorite pro sports team: Washington Redskins and Comfort... has three siblings -- Glory, I can do a great impression of: Isaiah Samuel and David... began playing football Johnson in ninth grade because “I got tired of just Nickname/mascot of high school watching it.”.. considering a major in Sociolteam: Lions ogy.

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T.J.

BARNES Enterprise, Ala. Enterprise HS DT

6-7

90

347

r-Jr.

 2009 ACC All-Freshman Team (Sporting News) BARNES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 12-1 8-12 20 2009 14-2 7-9 16 TOTAL 26-3 15-21 36

TFL 0.5-1 1.5-6 2.0-7

Sck 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

Int 0 0 0

PB 1 0 1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 5 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 TFL: 1 at Mississippi State, Oct. 3, 2009 PB: 1 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010

Morgan

BAILEY Loganville, Ga. Loganville HS OL More on Bailey Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Jamaica Place I would like to visit, but never have: California Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore A good friend playing football at another school: Storm Johnson (Miami) Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Hawks, Braves Nickname/mascot of high school team: Red Devils

6-4

298

72 r-Fr.

Counted on to step in and make an impact in 2011 as a redshirt freshman... will compete for a starting job at guard or tackle... was a dominating run blocker in high school. 2010 (Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Loganville HS... rated the 71st-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 68th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated 32nd on the AJC Fab 50 list... named all-region in 2008 and 2009... named all-state in 2009... named a scholar-athlete in 2008 and 2009... played in the North-South USA All-Star Game... played four seasons of football under coaches John Small and Eric Godfree... also ran two seasons of track... led football team

to regional championship in 2008. Personal: Given name is Christopher Morgan Bailey... born April 13, 1992 in Atlanta... has an aunt and uncle who attended Georgia Tech... chose Tech because of the academics, a chance to compete and the location... a good student who owned a 3.8 GPA in high school... considering a major in physics.

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A huge and powerful player who played significant snaps last season at nose tackle... should benefit from having a year of experience in the 3-4 defense under his belt... should compete with senior Logan Walls and others for the starting job... played as a true freshman in 2009 behind two starting tackles (Darryl Richard and Vance Walker) who are now in the NFL. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games and started once (vs. Miami)... recorded 20 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and had one pass break-up... had at least one tackle in every game he played... registered a career-high five tackles, including four solo tackles, in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... had three tackles and a half-tackle for loss in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... recorded three tackles at Georgia (Nov. 27). 2009 (Freshman): Showed great promise as a back-up defensive tackle... played in all 14 games... made first career start vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship Game... played a more prominent role as the season progressed... recorded 16 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss... also had a quarterback hurry... had four tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... recorded a then career-high four tackles in the win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... had a pair of solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Mississippi State (Oct. 3). 2008: Redshirted and served as a key member of the scout team. High School: A standout defensive tackle at Enterprise High School... showed ability to play on both sides of the ball… ranked as the 48th-best offensive tackle nationally by Rivals.com… ranked by Rivals as the 18th-best prep prospect in Alabama… ranked as the 24th-best Alabama prospect by Scout.com… ranked No. 59 nationally among offensive tackles by Scout… made 70-plus tackles, 20 tackles-for-loss, one sack and one interception as a senior… set a school record with eight sacks in one game… played four years of high school football at almost every position on the offensive and defensive lines. Personal: Father, Terry Jones, played football at Auburn… cousins Fred Baxter and Randy Hart played football at Auburn… his brother, Beau Reliford, plays football at Florida State... chose Tech over Louisville, Alabama, Auburn and others… born June 14, 1990 in Montgomery, Ala… given name is Tarence Jariviz Barnes, but goes by T.J… has four teenage siblings... a business management major.

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More on Barnes Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Kevin Hart Favorite late-night snack: peanut butter and jelly Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Italy When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job: cutting grass Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I do talk My prized possession: a brick from my old high school One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play Madden, NCAA Football (video games) One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Survivor A good friend playing football at another school: Ken Adams (LSU), Antoine McClain (Clemson) Favorite pro sports teams: Cowboys, Redskins, Eagles, Spurs, Red Sox I can do a great impression of: 50 Cent


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BARNETT Atlanta, Ga. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

OL More on Barnett

230

So.

A sophomore walk-on offensive lineman... made his debut during 2011 spring practice. High School: Mount Vernon Presbyterian School... played four seasons of football under coach Stan Whitlock... also played four years of basketball and one year of baseball... a National Honor Society member. Personal: Full name is John Patterson Barnett... parents are Paul and Anne... Anne played basketball at Georgia Tech... has a grandfather who played football at Georgia Tech under legendary John Heisman... has a younger brother, Robert... born in Atlanta on Oct. 8, 1989... considering a major in aerospace engineering... enjoys hunting and fishing.

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Favorite late-night snack: peanut butter and jelly Favorite place I have traveled to: Scotland Place I would like to visit, but never have: Greece In high school I had a summer job: working in my mom’s office My prized possession: my truck One talent I wish I had: play the piano Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Braves The best uniform in all of sports: Chicago Bears Nickname/mascot of high school team: Mustangs

6-3

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B.J.

BOSTIC Louisville, Ga. Jefferson County HS

Ray

AB

BEN0

64

Newnan, Ga. Newnan HS OL

6-2

290

r-So.

Should see his playing time increase significantly as a sophomore... can play any position on the line... expected to begin the fall at tackle... blessed with good feet and athleticism and gets a good push because he moves so quickly... attacks the second level (linebackers) like a fullback. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw limited action at both guard and center... saw action in three games -- vs. NC State (Sept. 25), Virginia (Oct. 9) and Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16). 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Ranked #65 among his position by Scout, #50 by Rivals and #62 by More on Beno ESPN... played for coach Robert Herring at Favorite late-night snack: pizza Newnan High School... earned two varsity Favorite place I have traveled to: letters in football and served one year as Miami team captain... first team all-state by GHSA Place I would like to visit, but never and AJC in 5A... first team all-region 4have: Los Angeles AAAAA in 2008... All-county selection in When I was a kid, the player I pre2007... helped lead Newnan to three contended to be was: Mike Alstott secutive regional championships in 2006, In high school I had a summer job 2007 and 2008... played in the 2008 Northas: camp counselor South Classic and was one of four South Something about me people would team captains... maintained a 4.0 GPA be surprised to hear: I can play guitar throughout his high school career. My prized possession: my TV Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of One thing I can do better than althe academics, the coaching staff and the most anyone: statistics campus... also received offers from Navy, One talent I wish I had: play drums Army, Air Force, Southern Mississippi, GeorReality show I would be on: Jersey gia Southern, Miami and Wake Forest... full Shore name is Raymond James Beno... son of RayA good friend playing football at anmond and Elizabeth Beno... born Dec. 9, other school: Alex Ogletree (UGA) 1990 in Jacksonville, Fla... has previously Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, lived in Norfolk, Va., and Tampa, Fla... has Hawks, Braves two younger siblings, Christopher and Tyler... Nickname/mascot of high school began playing football at age 10... majoring team: Cougars in business management.

5-11

BOSTIC’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP Rush Yds 2010 13-0 13 127

Avg 9.8

TD 0

Kick Returns 2010

TD 0

LP 35

Att 28

Yds 574

Avg 20.5

LP 43

Rec 0

4

171

So.

Yds 0

TD LP 0 0

Avg 0

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 5 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010 Rushing Yards: 51 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 Longest Rush: 43 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 Kick Returns: 6 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010; 6 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Kick Return Yards: 125 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Longest Kick Return: 35 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010

An extremely athletic player and a potential big-play guy... saw significant action in 2010 as the only true freshman to play on offense... saw spot duty at A-back and emerged as Tech’s primary kick returner... should have a bigger impact in 2011 after having a year of experience in Paul Johnson’s offense. 2010 (True Freshman): Enrolled at Tech in January... played in all 13 games... had 13 rushing attempts for 127 yards (9.8 yards per carry)... took over primary kick return duties by the third game of the season (at North Carolina)... averaged 20.5 yards on 28 kickoff returns (9th in the ACC)... had five rushing attempts for 30 yards in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... had two carries for 51 yards and one kickoff return of 35 yards vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... produced 110 all-purpose yards in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2) with two carries for 41 yards and three kick returns for 69 yards... returned five kicks for 101 yards at Clemson (Oct. 23)... had six kickoff returns for 125 yards vs. Miami (Nov. 13). High School: A standout quarterback and athlete at Jefferson County High School... rated the 17th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated 16th on the AJC Fab 50 list... rated the 20th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... 2009 Region 3-AA Player of the Year, All-State, State Offensive Player of the Year, Augusta Chronicle Player of the Year... 2008 first team All-State, All-Area and All-Region... 2007 first team All-State, All-Area, All-Region... played in the third annual Offense/Defense All-America Bowl in Myrtle Beach, S.C... accounted for 2,600 yards as a quarterback in 2008... played four years of football at Jefferson County HS under coach J.B. Arnold... served one year as a team captain... also played three seasons of basketball and ran track for three years... led high school team to regional championships in 2006 and 2009, and regional runner-ups in 2007 and 2008... rushed for 1,227 yards on 165 carries, scoring 17 touchdowns as a senior in 2009... averaged 7.4 yards per carry... also caught nine passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns... at quarterback, threw for 1,124 yards and 17 touchdowns with a .680 completion percentage... set 15 school records at JCHS. Personal: First name is Barry but prefers to go by B.J... born July 2, 1992 in Fort Riley, Texas... has two siblings – Krystal and Ebony... is related (cousin) to Yellow Jacket sophomore Christopher Crenshaw... cousin, Storm Johnson, plays for Miami... majoring in business management. 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 in football… played guard and tackle on offense and tackle and end on defense… also earned three letters in wrestling and two in track and field… was ranked as the No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in Florida and finished third in the national AAU event… posted a 75-13 all-time record in wrestling... also participated two years in track. Personal: his father played at Army in the 1980s… began playing football in ninth grade… given name is Michael Albert Braun… parents are Mike and Karen... born March 16, 1993… both parents graduated from West Point... majoring in mechanical engineering.

 B.J. Bostic

More on Bostic Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Katt Williams Favorite late-night snack: Oreo ice cream Place I would like to visit, but never have: Africa When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I accidentally drank acid when I was nine My prized possession: my dreads One thing I can do better than almost anyone: rap One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Maury A good friend playing football at another school: Rashard Smith (NC State) Favorite pro sports teams: Heat, Braves, Eagles Nickname/mascot of high school team: Warriors

Trey

BRAUN Tallahassee, Fla. Leon HS OL

6-5

295

78 Fr.

The only true freshman on the roster to enroll at Georgia Tech in January... participated in spring practices... one of four Floridians in the signing class… High School: Leon HS... earned all-state, all-district and all-area honors as a senior… coached at Leon High School by Bill Ragans… recorded 66 tackles (24 solos) as a senior… added seven tackles for loss, two sacks and one forced fumble… earned four varsity letters

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Favorite person I follow on Twitter: President Obama Favorite late-night snack: Raisin Bran Crunch Favorite place I have traveled to: Texas Place I would like to visit, but never have: Rome When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Marshall Faulk In high school I had a summer job as: a bagboy Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I speak Latin One thing I can do better than almost anyone: math One talent I wish I had: music Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports teams: St. Louis Rams The best uniform in all of sports: Cincinnati Bengals I can do a great impression of: Bruce, the shark from Finding Nemo Nickname/mascot of high school team: Lions

Julian

BURNETT

40

Macon, Ga. Westside HS ILB BURNETT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 13-8 42-47 89 2009 13-3 26-15 41 TOTAL 26-11 68-62 130

TFL 2.0-3 1.5-3 3.5-6

5-10 Sck 0 0.5-2 0.5-2

FC 2 0 2

220

Jr.

FR 1 0 1

PB 0 0 0

Int 1-10 0 1-10

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 13 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010; 13 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 TFL: 1.0, three times Sacks: 0.5 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009 FC: 1 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010; 1 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010 FR: 1 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Interceptions: 1 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010

Could be one of the top inside linebackers in the ACC this fall... a relentless player with a knack for reading the play and being in on every tackle... excels in run support because of his vision and anticipation... overcomes his limited size with intensity and a real passion for the game... has, at times, played on special teams... has been outstanding on the kickoff coverage team where head coach Paul Johnson called him a “heat-seeking missile”... played as a true freshman in Tech’s 2009 ACC championship season... has already racked up 130 career tackles in just two seasons... has outstanding strength (Squat: 600; Bench: 460; Power clean: 350)... teammates voted him pound-for-pound the strongest player on the team and the team’s hardest worker. 2010 (Sophomore): Led the team in tackles (89) despite beginning the season as a nonstarter... played in all 13 games and started the final eight games of the year... played sparingly in September when he excelled on special teams... helped create four turnovers -- two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one interception... came off the bench to record 10 tackles and a tackle for loss at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... had eight tackles (seven solo tackles), a tackle for loss and his first career interception in the win over Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16)... registered 10 tackles at Clemson (Oct. 23)... had a career-high 13 tackles at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... registered 11 tackles in the win over Duke (Nov. 20)... closed the season by matching his career high with 13 tackles against Air Force in the Independence Bowl. 2009 (Freshman): Saw action in 13 games and started three games as a true freshman... missed one game because of injury... showed outstanding potential... ranked seventh on the team in total tackles (41)... had 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks... recorded three tackles and a tackle for loss in the Orange Bowl vs. Iowa (Jan. 5)... had six solo tackles and seven total tackles at Duke (Nov. 14)... recorded three tackles before suffering a knee injury vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... did not play at Virginia because of the injury (Oct. 24).... made his first career start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26).... also started at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)

More on Burnett Favorite late-night snack: cereal Place I would like to visit, but never have: Amsterdam In high school I had a summer job as: Kroger courtesy clerk One thing I can do better than almost anyone: find the ball Favorite pro sports team: Celtics Nickname/mascot of high school team: Seminoles

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 and against Iowa in the Orange Bowl... had four solo tackles at Miami (Sept. 17)... began career on a solid note, recording a team-high nine tackles and a half-sack in his first collegiate game, vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5). High School: Westside High School... Middle Georgia player of the year (Macon Telegraph)... GHSA 4A Defensive Player of the Year... first team all-state GHSA and AJC... ranked #46 for his position by Scout and #49 by ESPN... finished with 170 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three interceptions (two returned for TDs), four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries (one returned for TD) in 2008... rushed for 13 touchdowns... had a school-record 546 career tackles... led Westside to a regional championship in 2008... played for coach Robert Davis, earning four varsity letters and serving two years as team captain. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of the education, the proximity to family and the football program... full name is Julian Kenneth Burnett... son of Julian and Sonja Burnett... born Dec. 26, 1990 in Macon, Ga... a left-hander... unofficial nickname is “Rambo”... has five siblings -- Desmond, Dionta, Destiny, Daniella and Derrian... majoring in management.

Coray

CARLSON DB

6-0

175

r-Fr.

A walk-on from nearby Marietta, Ga... joined the team in late August, 2010... an outstanding student. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Lassiter HS... played football, basketball, baseball and ran track and field at Lassiter... selected all-county as a defensive back in 2009... played in the Cobb County Senior Bowl... led team to regional championship and undefeated regular season in ‘09... National Honor Society member and graduated in top 10 percent of class. Personal: Full name is Coray Dean Carlson... parents are Tony and Kathy Carlson... Tony played football at Iowa State... godfather is Dave Archer, who played for Iowa State and the Atlanta Falcons, and currently is part of the Falcons’ radio broadcast team... born Aug. 31, 1991 in Atlanta... interested in architecture... majoring in building construction.

Favorite late-night snack: popcorn Favorite place I have traveled to: Panama City Beach, Fla. Place I would like to visit, but never have: Italy When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Frenchy In high school I had a summer job as: a tutor Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m scared of spiders One talent I wish I had: play the guitar Reality show I would be on: MTV Cribs Favorite pro sports teams: Braves, Hawks, Falcons Nickname/mascot of high school team: Trojans

Joey

CARMAN Griffin, Ga. Pike County HS DL

6-2

A sophomore walk-on who joined the team in August. High School: TBD Personal: TBD

Woodbridge, Va. CD Hylton HS LB

6-4

238

91 r-Jr.

A transfer from Rutgers who joined the team as a walk-on in August, 2010... eligible to play this fall after sitting out the 2010 season under NCAA transfer rules... a versatile athlete. Rutgers: Was at Rutgers for the 2008 and 2009 seasons... redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.. saw limited action as a redshirt freshman in 2009 with no statistics. High School: CD Hylton in Woodbridge, Va... played quarterback, wide receiver and safety... three-year starter for head coach Lou Sorrentino… first recruit of the Greg Schiano era at Rutgers from the state of Virginia… rated as the No. 44 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com… started senior season at quarterback beMore on Carter fore moving to wide reFavorite late-night snack: cookies ceiver… had 27 receptions Favorite place I have traveled to: Jamaica for 376 yards at wide rePlace I would like to visit, but never have: Brazil ceiver as a senior… also When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: rushed for 164 yards and 2 my dad touchdowns and passed In high school I had a summer job as: a dental assistant for 120 yards in limited One thing I can do better than almost anyone: smile time at quarterback… regand wink combo istered 47 tackles, forced 4 One talent I wish I had: play the piano fumbles, 3 fumble recoverReality show I would be on: Real World ATL ies and deflected 3 passes Favorite pro sports teams: Lakers, Eagles as a junior… caught 15 I can do a great impression of: Stewie, Uncle Ruckus passes for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns as a junior… also added 214 yards and 2 touchdowns on 12 carries. Personal: Born Oct. 29, 1989... cousin is former Alabama standout Mark Ingram... majoring in business and public policy.

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CHAMBERLAIN

53

Albany, Ga. Monroe HS OL

6-4

297

Fr.

Played at Monroe High School for coach Charles Truitt… one of four offensive linemen in the signing class… committed to the Yellow Jackets early in the recruiting process… plans to study engineering at Georgia Tech… earned three stars from both Rivals and Scout… began playing football in ninth grade… recorded 10 pancake blocks in his first career start. High School: Monroe High School... played three seasons under coach Charles Truitt... served one year as team captain... saw action at offensive guard and tackle, and defensive tackle and end... named all-region and all-metro... played in the Georgia-Florida High School All-Star Game... also played two seasons of basketball as a center. Personal: Full name is Bryan Leonard Chamberlain... parents are Frederick and Tanya... born in Albany, Ga. on Aug. 15, 1993... has one sibling, Brandi... previously lived in Winter Haven, Fla... enjoys playing basketball and fishing... begin playing football in 10th grade... considering a major in civil engineering and business.

Andrew

CHAU

8

Griffin, Ga. Pike County HS K-P

5-10

165

Fr.

A freshman walk-on who joins the team in August. High School: Pike County HS... lettered three seasons in football for coach John McMillan... selected all-state as a kicker in 2010... was all-region as a punter in 2009... set a school 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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record with a 52-yard field goal in 2008... kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime vs. Greene County... also played three seasons of soccer and one season of tennis. Personal: Full name is Andrew Phillip Chau... parents are Vu Chau and SuLien Petty... born in Griffin, Ga. on Dec. 17, 1992... has an older brother, Jeff... considering a major in industrial engineering... began playing football in seventh grade.

Christopher

CRENSHAW Louisville, Ga. Jefferson County HS

Chaz

CHEEKS Gainesville, Ga. East Hall HS LB

6-4

223

DE

39 Fr.

A true freshman outside linebacker… was one of Tech’s first commitments… High School: East Hall High School... played for coach Brian Gray... played linebacker and running back as a senior... earned four varsity letters and served one year as team captain... had 58 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 16 quarterback hurries and eight sacks while playing defensive end as a junior… played in a 3-4 scheme his first two years of high school competition… earned three stars by both Rivals and Scout... earned all-state, all-area and all-district honors... also played three seasons of basketball. Personal: First name is Chazarea, but goes by Chaz... parents are Wade Cheeks and Sharon Robinson... born Jan. 13, 1993 in Gainesville, Ga... has one sibling -- Sha Carson... Cheeks: “For me the decision came down to academics and football. I know a degree from Georgia Tech pretty much guarantees me a job anywhere when I graduate.”

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Matt

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Alpharetta, Ga. Marist School BB

6-0

200

r-Fr.

A non-scholarship B-back who joined the proMore on Connors gram in August, 2010. Favorite late-night snack: tortillas 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. and cheese dip High School: Marist School... earned three Favorite place I have traveled to: varsity letters in football playing for coach Alan Bahamas Chadwick... played fullback and linebacker... Place I would like to visit, but served as a team captain as a senior... led never have: Alaska Marist to the state championship game and a When I was a kid, the player I preregional 6-AAAA championship in 2008... a tended to be was: Mike Alstott two-time all-regional running back in 2008 and In high school I had a summer job 2009... named All-Dekalb County in 2009... seas: football camp coach lected to play in the Dekalb County all-star My prized possession: my guitar game... named team’s most valuable back... One talent I wish I had: singing left school as the fourth-leading rusher in A good friend playing football at Marist history... served as a member of the another school: Hugh Williams (UGA) Student-Athlete Advisory Board... also ran Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, track one year... track coach was Antonio Hawks, Red Sox McKay, the former Georgia Tech great and The best uniform in all of sports: Olympian. Orlando Magic Personal: Given name is Matthew Robert Nickname of high school team: War Connors... born April 21, 1992... parents are Eagles Paul and Peggy... Paul played football at Harvard from 1981-85... brother, Paul, attends the University of Georgia and plays on the Bulldogs’ club hockey team... chose Georgia Tech for its excellence in academics and football, and proximity to family... majoring in management.

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More on Crenshaw Favorite late-night snack: honey buns Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Jamaica When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Shaq Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I sing My prized possession: my mother One thing I can do better than almost anyone: sing One talent I wish I had: run a 3.9 Favorite pro sports team: Chicago Bears

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A promising defensive lineman now in his third season with the Yellow Jackets... considered a very good pass-rusher... should benefit from having a year of experience in the 3-4... redshirted in 2009 and did not see game action in 2010. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Jefferson County High School... 2008 Georgia all-area first team, 3AA all-region, first team all-state GHSA and AJC in 2A... ranked #68 for his position by Scout and #115 by ESPN... in 2008, had 89 tackles (61 solo), 20 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and 30 QB hurries... 2008 Augusta Chronicle Dream 16 Team... played in the Georgia North/South All Star Game... nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Game... set school records for sacks in a season (13.5) and career (28)... led team to a 3A regional title... played for coach J.B. Arnold, earning three varsity letters as a defensive end and linebacker... served one year as a team captain... a good student who made the honor roll. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because “it better prepares me for life after school”, the tradition and the location... full name is Christopher Dontray Crenshaw... son of Karen McGruder... born Oct. 4, 1990 in Augusta, Ga... uncle, Earnest Thompson, played for the Kansas City Chiefs... majoring in business management.


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CROSS

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Flowery Branch, Ga. Flowery Branch HS DE

6-4

292

Jr.

 2011 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List  2010 ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 20) CROSS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 13-13 22-19 41 2009 13-2 5-5 10 TOTAL 26-15 27-24 51

TFL 6.5-22 2.5-3 9.0-25

Sck 2.5-14 0 2.5-14

FC 1 0 1

FR 0 1-0 1-0

Int 0 0 0

PB 4 0 4

 Izaan Cross

Could be one of the top defensive ends in the ACC... teams with senior Jason Peters to give Tech solid bookend returning starters at defensive end... has the skills and attitude to flourish in Tech’s 3-4 defense... played as a true freshman in Tech’s ACC championship season of 2009 and showed great potential... a high effort player who chases plays down from the backside and downfield well into the fourth quarter... has good pass-rushing moves... strong at the point of attack... on the preseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award. 2010 (Sophomore): Started all 13 games... recorded 41 tackles (22 solo tackles)... had 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four pass break-ups and one forced fumble... had at least five tackles in each of the first four games of the season... had five tackles in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... registered a career-high seven tackles at Kansas (Sept. 11)... was named the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... his sack late in the fourth quarter helped preserve a key road win over the Tar Heels and he added five tackles and a forced fumble on the day... had five tackles (four solo tackles) and a sack vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... recorded five tackles in the Independence Bowl against Air Force. 2009 (Freshman): Played a key role as a true freshman... played in 13 games and started two games... had 10 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery... had a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry at Duke (Nov. 14)... recorded three tackles, a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... was in the starting lineup against Florida State (Oct. 10) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... had one tackle including a half-tackle for loss More on Cross in the win over Virginia Tech... recorded a Favorite person I follow on Twitter: pair of tackles at Mississippi State (Oct. 3). Rick Ross High School: Flowery Branch High School... Favorite late-night snack: chips & dip ranked #57 in his position by Scout, #28 by Favorite place I have traveled to: ESPN and #18 by Rivals... GHSA 3A DefenMiami sive Player of the Year... first team all-state Place I would like to visit, but never GHSA and Atlanta Journal-Constitution... have: Brazil recorded 13 sacks in 2008 along with 115 When I was a kid, the player I pretackles and 20 tackles for loss... had 80 tacktended to be was: Shaq les, 14 for a loss and four fumble recoveries Something about me people would as a junior... played for coach Lee Shaw... be surprised to hear: I used to play earned two varsity letters playing defensive bass guitar end and tight end, and served one year as One thing I can do better than alteam captain... led FBHS to the state chammost anyone: imitate Rick Ross pionship game in 2008. One talent I wish I had: singing Personal: Full name is Izaan Thomas Reality show I would be on: Jersey Cross... began prep career at Buford HS beShore fore transferring to Flowery Branch... son of A good friend playing football at anTim and Sharon Cross... Tim played football other school: Chase Vasser (UGA) at Livingstone and Sharon played basketball Favorite pro sports team: Baltimore on the junior college level... born May 1, Ravens 1991 in Boston... previously lived in FramI can do a great impression of: Cedric the Entertainer ingham, Mass., and Marietta, Ga... started Nickname/mascot of high school playing football at age nine... majoring in team: Falcons management.

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 at Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010 TFL: 2.0 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010 Sacks: 1.0 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010; 1.0 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 FC: 1 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 FR: 1 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009 PB: 2 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010

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Atlanta, Ga. Centennial HS DE CUMMINGS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 3-0 0-2 2

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270 FC 0

FR 0

r-So. Int 0

PB 0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 1 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010; 1 vs. vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010

A talented athlete with a tremendous upside... has remarkable speed for a player his size... has the tools to excel in Tech’s 3-4 defense... saw limited action in 2010 and is poised to make a bigger impact in 2011. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in three games -- vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4), vs. NC State (Sept. 25) and vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16)... recorded two tackles -- one vs. South Carolina State and one vs. Middle Tennessee State. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Centennial HS... had 45 tackles, four tackles for loss, eight sacks, two fumble recoveries and six forced fumbles... AJC 5A all-state honorable mention... ranked #51 for his position by Scout, #69 by ESPN and #49 by Rivals... played for coach Jeff Measor, earning two varsity letters... also played three seasons of basketball and helped lead team to a runner-up finish in the state tournament as a sophomore. Personal: Full name is Euclid Patrick Cummings... son of  Euclid Cummings Peter and Patricia Cummings... born May 6, 1991 in Atlanta... has two older siblings, Omar More on Cummings and Jaysen... wants to one day Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Jemea Thomas serve as a global brand manFavorite late-night snack: flaming-hot onion rings ager... began playing football at Favorite place I have traveled to: France age 16 after being convinced by Place I would like to visit, but never have: Africa his high school coaches... a The best uniform in all of sports: New York Knicks management major. 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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DAYS Powder Springs, Ga. Hillgrove HS QB

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DICKEY

r-Fr.

A skilled option quarterback who will push junior Tevin Washington and others for the starting job... was outstanding in the spring T-Day Game, rushing for more than 100 yards and accounting for two touchdowns (one by rushing, one passing)... redshirted in 2010, learning from 2009 All-ACC QB Joshua Nesbitt... a good athlete who can be a real threat when running the football... played in an option-type offense in high school... his brother, Jabari Hunt-Days, will be a freshman on the Tech football team this fall. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Hillgrove HS... rated the 72nd-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 69th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated 43rd on the AJC Fab 50 list... three-time all-county and all-region selection... a two-time all-state performer... played in Cobb County Senior Bowl where he ran for a 60-yard touchdown... scored five touchdowns in a game two times in high school... rushed for 75 touchdowns and threw for 30 touchdowns during high school career... played four seasons of football... also played one season of basketball and ran track for one season... led football team to second round of state playoffs... as a junior in 2008, threw for 800 yards and eight touchdowns... rushed for 1,050 yards while scoring 16 touchdowns. Personal: Given name is Synjyn Skky Days... has two siblings – brother, Jabari Hunt-Days, and sister, Dhima Days... son of Calvin and Paula... born October 9, 1991 in Orlando... considering a major in biology.

More on Days Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Shawn Green Favorite late-night snack: Gushers Favorite place I have traveled to: California Place I would like to visit, but never have: Bahamas When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Vick In high school I had a summer job as: bag boy Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I can’t smell One thing I can do better than almost anyone: compete One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports team: Philadelphia Eagles I can do a great impression of: Brandon Watts Nickname/mascot of high school team: Hawks

Darryl

Locust Grove, Ga. Ola HS QB

5-10

203

11 r-Fr.

A non-scholarship quarterback who joined the team in the fall of 2010... will likely run the scout team offense in the early fall... saw action in the T-Day Game. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Ola HS. Personal: Majoring in aerospace engineering.

More on Dickey Favorite late-night snack: pizza rolls Favorite place I have traveled to: Disney World Place I would like to visit, but never have: Australia When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Peyton Manning In high school I had a summer job as: a warehouse worker Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I hate mayonnaise My prized possession: Xbox One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play Call of Duty One talent I wish I had: play an instrument Reality show I would be on: Survivor Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons

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Emmanuel

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Riverdale, Ga. North Clayton HS DE  Synjyn Days

Corey

DENNIS Troy, Ala. Charles Henderson HS WR-DB

6-2

205

16 Fr.

A versatile, athletic true freshman who could end up playing on either side of the ball. High School: Charles Henderson HS... a Dothan Eagle Super 12 selection… played quarterback in 2010 after playing wide receiver in 2008 and 2009… threw for 1,170 yards and rushed for 1,444 yards as a senior… played for coach Hugh Fountain... earned four letters and served one year as team captain... owns school record for career rushing touchdowns... first QB in school history to rush and pass for 1,000 yards... also ran track for four years.

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264

r-So.

Has the ideal size and frame for Tech’s 3-4 defense... built similar to former Yellow Jacket DE Michael Johnson, who now plays for the Cincinnati Bengals... hopes to make more of an impact this fall after seeing limited action in 2010... plays with outstanding effort and his lateral quickness and change of direction will improve as he fills out his frame and gets stronger... enrolled at Georgia Tech in January, 2009. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in nine games including each of the final eight games of the season. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: North Clayton HS... ranked #46 for his position by Scout, #23 by Rivals and #77 by ESPN... Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GHSA 4A honorable mention all-state... (AAAA) all-region first team and Atlanta Touchdown Club Lineman of the Week... ranked second on the team with 10 sacks and 18 tackles for loss as a senior... also had eight quarterback hurries, five pass blocks and 68 solo tackles... led North Clayton to a regional championship in 2008... as a junior, had 87 tackles and 9.5 sacks... played four seasons of football and served two seasons as team captain... earned three letters in basketball where he played forward and center... graduated in the top 20 of his senior class and made the academic honor roll. Personal: Nickname is “Too Tall”... chose Georgia Tech because of its academic reputation, the athletic program and the value of a degree from Tech... full name is Emmanuel Mang Dieke (pronunciation: D-A-kay)... parents are Mang and Elizabeth Dieke... of Nigerian descent... born in Jackson, Miss., on Sept. 23, 1990... previously lived in Boston... has three siblings... began playing organized football in ninth grade as a 15-year old... majoring in management.


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Andy

Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Hawaii When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Vick My prized possession: my faith One talent I wish I had: singing A good friend playing football at another school: Torian Box (NC State) Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Lakers I can do a great impression of: Brandon Watts Nickname/mascot of high school team: Eagles

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Calhoun, Ga. Calhoun HS K

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DRUMMOND Flowery Branch, Ga. Flowery Branch HS LB

6-3

248

30 r-So.

A good athlete who will see his first collegiate action this fall... moves to linebacker after playing the B-back position on offense in each of his first two seasons... enters the fall listed first on the depth chart... runs extremely well for his size. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action... was ineligible to play for a majority of the season. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Flowery Branch High School... one of two Flowery Branch HS products on the roster, joining Izaan Cross... GHSA 3A honorable mention all-state... AJC first team allstate... ranked #5 for his position by Scout, #3 by ESPN and #14 by Rivals... had 102 tackles from his linebacker position and averaged six yards per carry as a fullback with over 700 yards total More on Drummond as a junior... as a senior, rushed for 1,102 yards and 13 touchdowns... recorded 72 tackles, 13 tackles for Favorite late-night snack: bananas loss and nine sacks during senior year... played for coach Lee Shaw and was a team captain in 2008... Place I would like to visit, but never have: Florida began high school career at West Hall High School... When I was a kid, the player earned four varsity letters in football and two in track I pretended to be was: John (shot put, discus) at West Hall HS and Flowery Branch Elway HS combined... led Flowery Branch to a second-place In high school I had a sumfinish in the AAA state playoffs... 2008 state chammer job as: a model pion in the discus and earned state championship top One talent I wish I had: swim performer award... owns the Flowery Branch HS sinReality show I would be on: gle-game rushing record after running for 258 yards Real World and three touchdowns in just two quarters. A good friend playing footPersonal: Chose Tech because of the outstanding ball at another school: other academics, it’s close to home, and family and schools are the enemy friends... full name is Daniel Alan Drummond... son of Favorite pro sports team: AtJim and Robbie Drummond... born April 30, 1991 in lanta Falcons Atlanta... has one sister, Caitlin... a management The best uniform in all of major... enjoys scuba diving, bowling and water sports: Georgia Tech football sports... began playing football at age six.

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r-Jr.

Part of a group of specialists who will battle to replace Scott Blair as the primary placekicker... comes from the same high school (Calhoun) as Blair... saw action in the T-Day Game... enjoyed an outstanding prep career... a non-scholarship player. 2010 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. More on Elakman 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see Favorite late-night snack: ice cream game action. Favorite place I have traveled to: 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. Germany High School: Calhoun (Ga.) High School... Place I would like to visit, but earned four varsity letters in football and in never have: Italy soccer... helped lead football team to four conWhen I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Jordan secutive regional titles and a state runner-up in My prized possession: ACC champi2005... soccer team won regional crown in onship ring 2006... active in the Beta Club, National Honor One thing I can do better than alSociety and National Society of Collegiate most anyone: word searches Scholars. One talent I wish I had: play guitar Personal: Full name is Andrew Taylor ElakReality show I would be on: Dog man... son of Erik and Katie Elakman... born Eat Dog Oct. 24, 1989 in Dalton, Ga... has two siblings Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, -- Hailey and Johnathan... grandfather, the late Braves George D. Corns, played football at Louisiana Nickname/mascot of high school Tech... majoring in management... began playteam: Yellow Jackets ing football in eighth grade.

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FINCH Acworth, Ga. Kennesaw Mountain HS

OL

6-3

283

50 r-So.

A top candidate to become a starter on the offensive line after serving as a key reserve and part-time starter in 2010... can play a number of positions on the line... an outstanding competitor... excelled on both sides of the ball in high school... one of the top performers in the weightroom (Squat 565; Power clean: 360). 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games and started three times at left guard... also served as a back-up to All-ACC center Sean Bedford... started vs. Virginia (Oct. 9), Miami (Nov. 13) and Duke (Nov. 20)... the Yellow Jackets rushed for an average of 368 yards in the three games that he started... helped pave the way for Tech leading the nation in rushing offense. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Kennesaw Mountain High School... AJC 5A first team all-state... Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week... Cobb County Offensive Lineman of the Year... first team all-region... played in the Cobb Senior Bowl II... ranked #40 for his position by Scout, #84 by Rivals and #92 by ESPN... in 2008, started on both the offensive and defensive line along with deep-snapping responsibilities... recorded 67 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and six sacks... had an average grade of over 90-percent for his offensive line blocking... holds Kennesaw Mountain HS all-time record for tackles-for-loss and sacks... played for coach Scott Jones, earning four letters... also ran track and participated on the wrestling team for one season. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of the football program, the coaching staff, the location and the academics... full name is John Hillary Finch IV... son of John III and Cheryl Finch... father, John III attended Georgia Tech... born Jan. 24, 1991 in Atlanta.. began playing football at age 11... majoring in management.

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Robert

Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Will Ferrell Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Kentucky Place I would like to visit, but never have: Paris When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Larry Csonka In high school I had a summer job as: parking lot attendant Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m learning to play guitar My prized possession: Mac Book Pro One thing I can do better than almost anyone: swim One talent I wish I had: juggle Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore Favorite pro sports teams: Hawks, Thrashers, Falcons, Braves I can do a great impression of: my coaching staff

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Acworth, Ga. Harrison HS AB

 Jay Finch

5-7

187

r-So.

A hard-working non-scholarship player who has impressed the coaching staff in practice the past two seasons... small in size but has great quickness... has outstanding strength... very good at blocking on the perimeter... joined the program in August, 2009. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in nine games, mostly on special teams... did not have a rushing attempt or reception. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted... played a key role on the scout team. High School: Harrison High School... earned four varsity letters as a running back, cornerback and kick returner... served one year as team captain... also ran four years of track and wrestled for one season... helped lead football team to 2005 regional title... named allstate as a kick returner in 2008... the ‘08 county player of the year. Personal: Full name is Robert Alexander Godhigh III... has three siblings -- Jamia, Ryan and Reese... majoring in management.

More on Godhigh Favorite late-night snack: honey buns Favorite place I have traveled to: California Place I would like to visit, but never have: France When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Barry Sanders Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I like history My prized possession: my phone One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play video games One talent I wish I had: singing A good friend playing football at another school: Brian Slay (NC State) Favorite pro sports teams: Eagles, Heat Nickname/mascot of high school team: Hoyas

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FLETCHER

15

Harlem, N.Y. Salem (Ga.) HS QB

5-10

204

Jr.

A junior walk-on who joined the team in August. Iowa Wesleyan (2009): Started five games and played in 10 games... recorded 16 tackles including 12 solos... had two tackles for loss... recorded a 51-yard fumble recovery and return for a touchdown... also had six kickoff returns. Bethel University (2010): Started five games... recorded 17 tackles including 12 solo stops... had one fumble recovery. High School: Salem HS in Conyers, Ga... played four years of football under coach Chad Estes... played running back, linebacker, safety and receiver... served one year as team captain... led Salem to three straight regional championships... earned all-area in 2008... selected for the 2009 Offensive-Defensive All-American Bowl... also ran track... made seven tackles for loss and rushed for over 100 yards on 21 carries as a junior... was recruited out of high school by Coastal Carolina, Mississippi State and others. Personal: Full name is Deonte Demetruis Fletcher... parents are Devon Fletcher and Savonia Grant... born Nov. 12, 1991 in Bronx, N.Y... has three siblings -- Wahkeem, Shavasha and Kimani... uncle, Zola Davis, played at South Carolina and later with the Cleveland Browns... majoring in chemical engineering.

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Jamal

GOLDEN Wetumpka, Ala. Wetumpka HS

Adrian DB

GARDNER Dawson, Ga. Terrell County HS DE

6-2

245

79 Fr.

A freshman walk-on who joins the team in August. High School: Terrell County HS... played four years of football for coach William Huff... served two years as team captain... played on both the offensive and defensive lines... the Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar... named to the all-region academic team... also ran track and played basketball... set the school record in the shot put. Personal: Given name is Adrian Shondell Gardner... parents are John and Gwendolyn... born March 11, 1993 in Albany, Ga... has three siblings -- Trenton, Jerproncia and Torrance... cousin, Thomas Davis, played with the Carolina Panthers... plans to major in mechianical engineering.

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185

36 Fr.

A good athlete who comes to Georgia Tech after an outstanding prep career... expected to begin Georgia Tech career at cornerback... was a dual-threat quarterback at Wetumpka High School -- the same high school that produced current Yellow Jacket quarterback Tevin Washington. High School: Wetumpka HS... played four seasons, including three as team captain, for coach Chad Anderson... played cornerback, quarterback and was a punt and kick returner... led the Indians to the class 6A area championship as a senior... earned all-state, all-area and all-metro honors... named Alabama’s Old Spice Player of the Year, Gatorade Player of the Year and Mr. Football in the state of Alabama... produced 3,477 yards of total offense and 37 touchdowns… passed for 2,351 yards and 23 touchdowns… added 1,148 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns… also played four seasons of both basketball and baseball. Personal: Full name is Javonta Jamal Golden... parents are Henry and Cynthia... has an older brother, Tavares... cousin, Reggie Golden, was selected in the second round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs… born March 4, 1993 in Montgomery, Ala... considering a major in management.


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Grayson, Ga. Grayson HS DL

6-0

287

97 r-Fr.

LB

6-2

235

Fr.

A true freshman linebacker who comes to Tech from the same high school that produced a number of Yellow Jackets, including former Tech RB Anthony Allen and current OT Phil Smith and DB Michael Peterson... a fundamentally sound player who was coached in high school by his father. High School: Jesuit HS... played four seasons of football... played as a junior and senior under his father, James Harrell, who played in the NFL with Detroit and Kansas City... ranked as the No. 35 middle linebacker prospect nationally... recorded 115 tackles as senior... played linebacker and fullback... played at Plant HS in 2007 and 2008 before transferring to Jesuit... was on Plant’s 4A state championship team in 2008... helped lead Jesuit to a district championship and an 11-1 record in 2010... named team MVP, all-county and all-Sun Coast as a senior... played in the Hillsborough County East-West All-Star Game... recorded 22 tackles in a game in the 2010 state playoffs... made the academic honor roll every semester. Personal: Full name is Anthony John Harrell... parents are James and Maria... James played at the University of Florida before going on to play in the NFL... has two siblings -- James III and Aryanna... born March 15, 1993 in Tampa, Fla... considering a major in management.

More on Green Favorite late-night snack: Ritz crackers Favorite place I have traveled to: Panama City Beach Place I would like to visit, but never have: Puerto Rico When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Emmitt Smith In high school I had a summer job as: cook at Zaxby’s Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I like slow jams One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World A good friend playing football at another school: Terry Williams (ECU) Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Braves I can do a great impression of: the coaches Nickname/mascot of high school team: Rams

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HILL Phenix City, Ala. Central HS AB

Jeff

GREENE Peachtree City, Ga. Starr’s Mill HS WR

6-4

200

81 Fr.

An athletic receiver with great size and speed... has been timed at 4.61 in the 40... one of several true freshmen who could contribute right away... a local product from nearby Peachtree City... comes from the same high school as freshmen teammate Zach Laskey. High School: Starr’s Mill HS... earned four varsity letters under coach Chad Phillips... caught 33 passes for 630 yards as a senior… scored three touchdowns… played wide receiver and safety for the Panthers... named second team all-state as a WR... also ran track for four years and played basketball for three seasons. Personal: Full name is Jeffery Quian Greene... parents are Jeff, Sr., and Zsahanna... has eight siblings -- Quiyana, Jasmine, Jeffery, Jada, Kobe, Jalen, Brandon and Justin... born Sept. 10, 1992 in Atlanta... previously lived in Chicago Heights, Ill... once went on a mission to Mexico to help needy families build homes... began playing football in fifth grade.

A speedy redshirt freshman who will try to crack a deep rotation at A-Back this fall... spent true freshman season learning Tech’s spread option offense... comes from the same high school that produced current Tech teammate Orwin Smith and former Yellow Jacket standout Cord Howard. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Central High School... rushed for 1,587 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior in 2009... his 18 touchdowns tied the school’s single-season record.... named all-state in Alabama as selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association (Class 6A)... selected to and played in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game... was a high school teammate of current Yellow Jacket Orwin Smith. Served as Smith’s back-up at running back in 2008... played three seasons of football, including one as team captain, for coach Ron Nelson. Personal: Full name is Demetrius Deon Hill... son of Don and Diane... born Feb. 25, 1992 in Columbus, Ga... started playing football at age 5... a management major.

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More on Deon Hill Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Kevin Hart Favorite late-night snack: gummies Favorite place I have traveled to: California Place I would like to visit, but never have: Taj Mahal When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Jordan In high school I had a summer job as: grass cutter Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I have fake toenails My prized possession: shoes One thing I can do better than almost anyone: video games One talent I wish I had: repair cars Reality show I would be on: Making the Band A good friend playing football at another school: Cordary Clark-Allen (Colorado) Favorite pro sports team: Miami Heat I can do a great impression of: Jeremiah Attaochu Nickname/mascot of high school team: Red Devils

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A redshirt freshman who will likely make a significant impact this fall, either at tackle or end... has outstanding potential... showed great promise in the spring before breaking a bone in his leg in practice... expects to be able to go this fall... came to Tech after a remarkable prep career. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Grayson HS... rated the 49th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated 45th on the AJC Fab 50 list... rated the 13th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... Gwinnett County Defensive Player of the Year... named first team All-State... played in the Offense/Defense All-America Bowl... played four seasons of football, including one as team captain... led Grayson to back-to-back regional titles... set school record as a senior with 29 tackles for loss... had 69 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior in 2008. Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1991 in Bloomfield, Conn... son of Willia and Polly... has two siblings – Treyvon and Jailyn... thinks one day he may want to be a college football coach... plans to major in management.

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HEMBREE Canton, Ga. The King’s Academy LB

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A non-scholarship player who joined the roster after classes began in August. High School: The King’s Academy in Woodstock, Ga... played four seasons and served one year as team captain for coach John Richards and defensive coordinator Kevin Bonds... xxxled his team to conference runner-ups in 2008 and 2009, and a dvision title in 2010... earned ICSGA all-state honors in 2010... recorded 110 tackles as a senior... earned the Legacy Award of the 2011 senior class. Personal: Full name is Blake Alan Hembree... parents are Bruce and Becky... Bruce graduated from Georgia Tech in 1988... born March 7, 1993 in Roswell, Ga... has four siblings - Aimee, Bryan, Brett and Ben... wants to one day be a biomedical engineer.

basketball player Mfon Udofia. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, athletics and it is close to home... received numerous offers from other schools.. full name is Stephen Trevon Hill... son of Henry and Karen Hill... has one sibling, Kayla... born April 25, 1991 in Tucker, Ga... comes from an athletic family... father, Henry, played basketball at Lake City College... has three cousins who played college sports... as a high school senior he broke the state long jump record of 25 feet, 8 3/4 inches... the previous record of 25’6” was held by Christian Taylor, who won the NCAA Indoor NCAA championship in the long jump in 2008... Hill’s long jump would have won the 2009 ACC Outdoor Championship by 2.75 inches and he would have placed tied for ninth at the most recent Olympic games... a sociology major.

More on Hill Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Dubai When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: my father In high school I had a summer job as: grass cutter Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I like Kenny G’s music One thing I can do better than almost anyone: bowl One talent I wish I had: golf Reality show I would be on: Maury A good friend playing football at another school: Kenneth Gilstrap (Middle Tennessee) Favorite pro sports teams: all of the Atlanta teams I can do a great impression of: Chris Tucker Nickname/mascot of high school team: Wolverines

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Lithonia, Ga. Miller Grove HS WR HILL’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Rec 2010 12-9 15 2009 13-1 6 TOTAL 25-10 21

Yds 291 137 428

Avg 19.4 22.8 20.3

TD 3 1 4

6-5 LP 79 53 79

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Rush Yds 3 34 5 84 8 118

Avg 11.3 16.8 14.8

Jr. TD 0 1 1

LP 16 26 26

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 3 at Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010 Receiving Yards: 79 vs. Duke, Nov. 20, 2010 Receiving Touchdowns: 1, four times Longest Reception: 79 vs. Duke, Nov. 20, 2010 Rushing Attempts: 1, eight times Rushing Yards: 26 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009 Rushing Touchdowns: 1 at Mississippi State, Oct. 3, 2009 Longest Rush: 26 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009

Has the skills and athleticism to be a great receiver... Tech’s leading receiver as a sophomore in 2010... has shown flashes of brilliance in his first two seasons... was one of seven true freshmen to see action in 2009... has great size and uses it well to seal smaller defenders, and has exceptional hands... shows outstanding speed for a player his size. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in 12 games and started nine times... led the Jackets in receptions (15), receiving yards (291), yards per reception (19.4) and touchdown receptions (3)... also had three rushing attempts for 34 yards... had three receptions for 51 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown pass from Joshua Nesbitt on 3rd and 12 at Kansas (Sept. 11)... had a rushing attempt for 16 yards and one 14-yard reception at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... hauled in two receptions for 53 yards in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... caught a 26yard TD pass from Nesbitt vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16)... recorded a 79-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Tevin Washington in the win over Duke (Nov. 20). 2009 (True Freshman): Showed outstanding potential as a rookie... played in 13 games and started one game... had six receptions for 137 yards (22.8 yards per reception) and one touchdown... had five rushing attempts for 84 yards (16.8 ypa) and one touchdown... had a 26-yard rushing attempt vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... caught his first career-touchdown pass -- a 32-yard strike from Joshua Nesbitt -- at Duke (Nov. 14)... missed the Vanderbilt game (Oct. 31) because of flu-like symptoms... rushed one time for 21 yards against Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... had a 14-yard rushing attempt in the win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 17).... ran for his first career touchdown on a 24-yard end around and made a 53-yard pass reception at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... made first career start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26) and responded with two receptions for 38 yards, including one for 33 yards. High School: Miller Grove High School... AJC and GHSA 4A honorable mention all-state... ranked #23 for his position by Scout, #99 by Rivals and #92 by ESPN... in 2008, had 30 receptions for 577 yards and 8 touchdowns on a team that went 3-7... also had touchdowns on a 95-yard kickoff return and a 68-yard fumble return... was a standout at the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine in Atlanta in June, 2008 where he ran a 4.4 in the 40... had 24 receptions for 500 yards with eight touchdowns in 2007... played for coach Jasper Jewell, earning three letters in football as a receiver and kick and punt returner... team MVP and earned all-region honors in 2008... also played basketball and ran track... set the state record in the long jump (25 feet, 8 and 3/4 inches)... high school classmate of Yellow Jacket

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HOGAN III Newnan, Ga. Newnan Christian HS LB

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68 r-Jr.

A non-scholarship player who joined the team in the spring of 2009.... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10. 2010 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action.

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 Hogan

Favorite late-night snack: peanut butter, honey and muscle milk (mixed) Favorite place I have traveled to: Fort DeSoto Beach Place I would like to visit, but never have: Rio de Janeiro When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Zach Thomas In high school I had a summer job as: lawn care My prized possession: my degree One thing I can do better than almost anyone: negotiate One talent I wish I had: multi-lingual Favorite pro sports teams: Dolphins, Braves, Thrashers, Falcons The best uniform in all of sports: Georgia Tech I can do a great impression of: many people Nickname/mascot of high school team: Rams


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 High School: Newnan Christian High School... played three seasons of football under coach Doug Anderson... played fullback and linebacker, earning three letters and serving as team captain two years... played three seasons of basketball and four seasons of baseball... football team MVP in 2008... was class valedictorian, a member of the honor society and a fouryear member of the honor roll. Personal: Full name is Robert Baxter Hogan III... son of Robert, Jr. and Melissa Hogan... born Aug. 19, 1990 in Newnan, Ga.. has two brothers, John and Joe... majoring in building construction... can play the piano... began playing football at age 10... involved in charity work through the Student Construction Association.

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HOLTON Thomasville, Ga. Thomasville HS S

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2, three times FC: 1 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010

TFL 0

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More on Holton Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Anthony Allen Favorite late-night snack: Baby Ruth Place I would like to visit, but never have: Jamaica When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: life guard Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I care My prized possession: my bald head Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports teams: Lakers, Falcons, Yankees Nickname/mascot of high school team: Florida State

Tore his Achilles tendon in an August scrimmage and is likely out for the year... was a top candidate to start at one of the safety positions... played significant snaps as a true freshman in 2010... picked up the 3-4 scheme quickly after arriving at Tech in August, 2010... an athletic player with outstanding strength (Squat: 525; Power clean: 345). 2010 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games as a back-up at safety and a member of special teams... recorded 11 tackles, including six solo tackles, and recorded one forced fumble... had a pair of tackles in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... recorded two tackles in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... had a pair of tackles and forced a fumble in the regular season finale at Georgia (Nov. 27). High School: Thomasville HS... rated the 36th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 37th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated 40th on the AJC Fab 50 list... first Team 2A All-State. Personal: Chose Tech because “they are building something special at Tech and I want to be a part of that.”... majoring in management.

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A highly-touted linebacker prospect from just outside of Atlanta... brother of Yellow Jacket redshirt freshman quarterback Synjyn Days... a good student with solid leadership skills. High School: Hillgrove HS... earned three varsity letters and served one year as team captain for coach Phillip Ironside... played fullback as a sophomore and junior before moving to linebacker... a four-star recruit by Rivals... rated as the 17th-best prospect in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution… named to Marietta Daily Journal Elite Eleven... named all-county... was the Cobb County Defensive Player of the Year... first team all-state... set a school record with a 95-yard interception return... recorded 188 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions, two blocked extra points, three pass deflections, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... holds a number of school weightlifting records. Personal: Son of Calvin and Paula... has two siblings -- Synjyn and Dhima Days... born Nov. 8, 1992 in Panama City, Fla... began playing football at age five... considering a major in biology.

Adam

HYMAN Tarboro, N.C. SW Edgecombe HS LB-LS

6-1

55

215

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A non-scholarship player who joined the roster after classes began in August. High School: Southwest Edgecombe HS... played four seasons of football and served two years as team captain for Coach Cobb... recorded 118 tackles (74 solo, 44 assists, 4 sacks and three fumble recoveries in 12 games) as a senior... started all four years on both sides of the ball... played linebacker, center, guard and tackle... helped lead team to a pair of conference championships... was the team’s defensive player of the year... earned all-conference and all-area honors... had a career-high 18 tackles in one game... was also on the swim team for two years and earned two varsity letters in baseball... was MVP of the baseball team and started all four years. Personal: Full name is James Adam Hyman... son of Garry and Melissa... born April 26, 1993 in Tarboro, N.C... has two sisters -- Brittany and Kristen... considering a major in mechanical engineering... wants to one day be a special weapons analyst... began playing football in seventh grade... was high school class saludatorian... wore No. 55 in high school because “my mom said it was easy to see.”

Chris

JACKSON McDonough, Ga. Henry County HS AB

6-1

205

33 r-Jr.

Returned to the program in August after missing all of 2010 with an injury and then briefly leaving the program... a transfer from Alabama who sat out the 2009 season under NCAA transfer rules but raised eyebrows with his performances in practice... was highly-touted out of high school. 2009: Sat out the season after transferring from Alabama... did a good job on the scout team. 2008 (Alabama): Enrolled at Alabama in January of 2008 after graduating high school early... went through spring practice in Tuscaloosa... was a true freshman wide out who played in 12 games for the Crimson Tide... one of 16 true freshmen who saw playing time in 2008 ... recorded six total tackles, including one solo stop... started on the kickoff coverage team where he had five tackles... had one tackle on punt coverage... had reps at both wide receiver and on special teams against Clemson, but did not record any statistics... recorded two special teams tackles on the kickoff coverage unit against Western Kentucky... 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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had one assisted tackle on special teams at Georgia... registered two assisted tackles on special teams in the Crimson Tide's 29-9 win at Tennessee.

left-hander... has two siblings, Thomas and Sarah... began playing football in the seventh grade... majoring in business administration.

High School: Henry County (Ga.) High School, 2008... earned four varsity letters under coaches Mike Rozier and Rex Robertson... played strong safety and wide receiver... served three years as a team captain... led team to a regional class 3A championship... ESPN.com Top 150 (No. 143)... Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 150 (No. 143)... listed on the AJC's Super Southern 100... the Mobile Press-Register's Super 120 Team (No. 118)... rated by Rivals.com as the nation's 89th-best wide receiver... also tabbed the No. 43 high school player in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com... three-star wide receiver by Rivals.com... rated as the 42nd-best wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com... four-star wide receiver by Scout.com... named 2007 Georgia High School Class AAA Player of the Year by the Associated Press... 2007 first-team All-State by the AJC... 2007 Southern Crescent Player of the Year... an all-region selection... Atlanta Touchdown Club Player of the Week... twice named The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Week as a senior... No. 84 player on the Scout.com Southeast 150 list... finished his prep career with 56 touchdowns... in his final two prep seasons had 121 receptions for 2,274 yards and 31 touchdowns... averaged 18.4 yards per catch during his junior and senior seasons... totaled 13 touchdown catches as a sophomore in 2005... as a junior, caught 45 passes for 800 yards (17.7 per catch) and eight touchdowns in just nine games... recorded seven interceptions and returned two for touchdowns... caught 76 passes for 1,470 yards (18.8 per catch) and career-high 23 touchdowns as a senior... also added five rushing touchdowns... on defense, had 97 tackles and three interceptions.

 Will Jackson

Personal: Full name is Christopher James Jackson... parents are Faybeyon and Kathy... born Sept. 9, 1989 in Stockbridge, Ga... has a younger brother, Denzel... attended the same high school as Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward... majoring in management.

Jerredith

JILES JACKSON

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Knoxville, Tenn. Farragut HS OL

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 2010 ACC All-Academic Team  2010 First Team Freshmen All-American (FWAA)  2010 First Team Freshmen All-American (Phil Steele)  2010 Second Team Freshmen All-American (Rivals)  2010 Honorable Mention Freshmen All-American (Football News) Coming off an outstanding redshirt freshman season in which he was named Freshmen AllAmerican by four sources, earned ACC All-Academic honors and helped Georgia Tech lead the nation in rushing offense... an athletic and aggressive player with good size... played on both the offensive and defensive line in high school... a good student who made the academic honor roll in high school, maintaining a 3.75 GPA.... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10... voted by teammates as “most likely to make a 4.0 GPA.” 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 games and started nine times... named first team Freshmen All-America by the Football Writers and Phil Steele... earned second team honors from Rivals... named to the ACC’s All-Academic Team... battled nagging injuries throughout the season... did not play vs. Virginia (Oct. 9) and did not start at Kansas (Sept. 11), vs. Miami (Nov. 13) and vs. Duke (Nov. 20) because of injuries. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Farragut High School... Scout.com 3-star recruit... the No. 8 guard in the nation (ESPN.com), No. 26 by Scout.com... a finalist for 5A linemen Mr. Football award as a senior... first team 5A all-state in 2008... as a junior, earned first team all-state, all-county, all-reMore on Jackson gion, all-city and All-East TenFavorite person I follow on Twitter: Voldemort nessee honors... played in Favorite late-night snack: Jimmy John’s Tennessee’s East-West All-Star Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Game and served as a team capPlace I would like to visit, but never have: Italy tain... coached by Eddie Courtney, When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be earning four letters... led Farragut was: Peyton Manning to a regional championship in My prized possession: picture of grandparents 2007. One thing I can do better than almost anyone: Personal: Chose Georgia Tech NCAA Football on Xbox because of the education, the reOne talent I wish I had: a great 3-point shot or a lationship with the coaches and 100-mph fastball players, the potential to play early Reality show I would be on: The Apprentice and the ability to compete for A good friend playing football at another championships... son of Steve school: Michael Hoag (Wake Forest) and Janet Jackson... full name is Favorite pro sports teams: Titans, Braves, Hawks William Patrick Jackson.. born AuNickname/mascot of high school team: Admirals gust 13, 1990 in Athens, Ga... a

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Jackson, Miss. Murrah HS

Will

DB A non-scholarship player who joined the team in the spring. High School: Murrah HS. Personal: Full name is Jerredith Jardell Dajon Jiles... majoring in electrical engineering.

5-8

190

Fr.

More on Jiles Favorite late-night snack: green apples Favorite place I have traveled to: Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Place I would like to visit, but never have: Africa When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be: Steve McNair One thing I can do better than almost anyone: argue One talent I wish I had: play an instrument Favorite pro sports teams: Colts The best uniform in all of sports: Seattle Seahawks Nickname/mascot of high school team: Mustangs


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Errin

JOE

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Lakeland, Fla. Lake Gibson HS OL

6-3

295

Fr.

Roddy

Isaiah

JOHNSON Tyrone, Ga. Sandy Creek HS S

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205

JONES

TFL 3.0-17

Sck 1.0-10

FC 1

FR 2

Int 1-18

AB

5-9

20

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r-Sr.

So.

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 9 at Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010 TFL: 1.0, three times Sacks: 1 at Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010 FC: 1 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010 FR: 1 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010; 1 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Interceptions: 1 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Interception Return: 18 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 PB: 1 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010

A potential star in the Yellow Jacket secondary... made an immediate impact in 2010 as a true freshman... earned honorable mention Freshmen All-American honors by Football

More on Johnson Favorite place I have traveled to: Panama City, Fla. Place I would like to visit, but never have: Puerto Rico When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job: washing cars Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m a great singer My prized possession: my father’s wedding band One talent I wish I had: play the piano A good friend playing football at another school: Clinard Stokes (Clark Atlanta) Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons I can do a great impression of: Pinky (Friday) Nickname/mascot of high school team: Patriots

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Stone Mountain, Ga. Chamblee HS

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 2010 Honorable Mention Freshmen All-American (Football News)  2010 Fifth Team Freshmen All-American (Football News) JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 13-3 28-18 46

PLAYERS

A highly-touted offensive guard... chose Tech over a number of major college football programs... one of four Floridians in the signing class. High School: Lake Gibson HS... played under coach Keith Demyer... led team to district titles in 2009 and 2010... named first team Class 4A All-State in 2010 and second team allstate in 2009... a two-time first team all-county selection... maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. Personal: Full name is Errin Christopher Joe... son of Ernest and Cheryl... Ernest played football at Albany State... has two older siblings -- Lashana and Ernest III... born June 28, 1993 in Lakeland, Fla... chose tech because of the quality education, family atmosphere and the coaching staff... enjoys producing and editing videos... won the 2011 Silver Garland Award for his volunteer and academic work, and citizenship.

News... enrolled at Georgia Tech in January of 2010 and his participation in spring practice that season paid off... versatile enough to play multiple positions... compared by some to former Yellow Jacket safety Morgan Burnett, who also wore No. 1. 2010 (True Freshman): Played in all 13 games and started three times... started games 2-4... led all Tech freshmen -- true and redshirt -- in tackles with 46, including 28 solo tackles... had 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack, two fumble recoveries, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass break-up... forced a fumble and made four tackles in his first college game, vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... made his first start, recorded his first career sack and made nine tackles at Kansas (Sept. 11)... had seven tackles, including five solo tackles, vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... recorded his first career interception and returned it 18 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 18)... had a tackle for loss and five solo tackles in the Independence Bowl vs. Air Force. High School: Rated the 21st-best prospect in the state of Georgia by Rivals and 28th by Superprep... rated 9th on the AJC Fab 50 list.. earned All-State, All-Region and All-County honors as a safety in 2009... broke school records for career and single-season interceptions... member of the academic honor roll... helped lead Sandy Creek to a state championship in 2009.. recorded 53 tackles and seven sacks as a junior in 2008... his stock rose with outstanding performances in the state playoffs. Personal: Full name is Isaiah Nathan Johnson... born May 16, 1992 in Columbus, Ohio... son of Nathan and Dominica... has three siblings – Aaron Smith, Tyler Smith and Sierra Johnson... chose Tech because “it prepares you for life,” Johnson said... majoring in management.

Year 2010 2009 2008 TOTAL

GP Rush Yds Avg 13-13 52 353 6.8 13-13 53 345 6.5 13-13 81 690 8.5 39-39 186 1,388 7.5

TD 4 3 4 11

LP 31 23 62 62

Rec 7 0 8 15

Yds 119 0 155 274

Avg 17.0 0.0 19.4 18.3

TD 1 0 1 2

Returns 2010 2009 2008 TOTAL

KOR Yds 0 0 0 0 15 354 15 354

LP 0 0 46 46

PR 0 0 6 6

Yds 0 0 53 53

Avg 0.0 0.0 8.8 8.8

TD 0 0 0 0

LP 0 0 29 29

Avg 0.0 0.0 23.6 23.6

TD 0 0 0 0

LP 41 0 41 41

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 13 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008 Rushing Yards: 214 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008 Rushing Touchdowns: 2 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008; 2 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010 Receptions: 2, four times Receiving Yards: 64 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. at Virginia Tech, Sept. 13, 2008; 1 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 Longest Rush: 62 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008 Longest Reception: 41 vs. at Virginia Tech, Sept. 13, 2008; 41 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 Kick Returns: 4 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008 Kick Return Yards: 98 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008 Long Kick Return: 46 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008 Punt Returns: 4 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008 Punt Return Yards: 29 vs. Virginia, Oct. 25, 2008 Long Punt Return: 29 vs. Virginia, Oct. 25, 2008 All Purpose Yards: 312 at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2008 HONORS

 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Candidate  2010-11 Student-Athlete Advisory Board President  2010 ACC All-Academic Team  2010 Peach of an Athlete Award  2009 ACC All-Academic Team  2008 ACC All-Academic Team  2008 AT&T All-America National Player of the Week (Dec. 4)  2008 ACC Offensive Back of the Week (Dec. 1)  2008 ESPN Helmet Sticker (Nov. 29) A three-year returning starter at A-back... will be a senior leader in 2011... a dependable and versatile player who is a dangerous runner in Tech’s option game and a solid receiver as well... enters final season with 1,388 career rushing yards, which ranks 26th in Georgia Tech history... understands the offense better than anyone in the program save the coaching staff... has started 39 career games... has missed just one game -- the 2009 season opener while recovering from an off-season injury... played last spring on the NCAA Tournament-bound Yellow Jacket baseball team... a good baseball player who was drafted by the Chicago White Sox out of high school...a speedy, shifty rusher and an outstanding blocker on the perimeter... takes equal joy out of making a key block as he does rushing for 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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Yellow Jackets a TD... his 214 rushing yards in the win at Georgia in 2008 will long be remembered by Yellow Jacket fans and earned him three different individual honors... Tech’s leader when it comes to doing volunteer work in the community... a three-time Academic All-ACC selection.... served as co-President of Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) in 201011... graduated from Tech in December and is playing this season as a graduate student. 2010 (Junior): Started all 13 games... rushed 52 times for 353 yards (6.8 yards per carry)... rushed for four touchdowns... caught seven passes for 119 yards (17.0 yards per reception) and one touchdown... rushed four times for 45 yards and two touchdowns in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... caught two passes for 64 yards and a touchdown, and rushed seven times for 38 yards in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... rushed for a touchdown and caught one pass for 18 yards vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... carried eight times for 67 yards vs. Virginia (Oct. 9)... rushed nine times for 63 yards and a touchdown and had two receptions for 22 yards at Georgia (Nov. 27)... named to the ACC All-Academic team for the third straight year. 2009 (Sophomore): An Academic All-ACC selection... started the final 13 games of the season... missed the season opener to recover from a dislocated wrist injury suffered over the summer... averaged 6.5 yards per carry and had three rushing touchdowns... had 53 carries for 345 yards... rushed four times for 67 yards against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 5)... rushed eight times for 58 yards vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... had his most extensive action of the season at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31) with nine carries for 80 Yards and one touchdown... ran for his second touchdown of the season at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... sat out the season opener against Jacksonville State as a precaution... did not endure any contact in preseason practice until late August. 2008 (Redshirt Freshman): A starter at A-back who enjoyed great success down the stretch... Tech’s most productive A-back... Tech’s second-leading rusher with 690 yards on just 81 carries... his rushing average (8.5 yards per attempt) was one of the highest among all FBS players... rushed for four touchdowns and had five total TDs... Tech’s third-leading receiver with 155 yards on eight receptions (19.4 yards per reception)... Tech’s primary kick returner... averaged 23.6 yards on 15 kick returns and 8.8 yards on six punt returns... averaged 96.3 all-purpose yards per game, which ranked 10th in the ACC... named the AT&T All-America National Player of the Week for his unforgettable performance in the regular season finale at Georgia (Nov. 29)... rushed for a career-high 214 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries against the Bulldogs... his 54-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, when he tight-roped down the ‘Dawg sideline, gave Tech a 10-point lead... had a ridiculous 312 all-purpose yards on the day... rushed for a then-career-best 97 yards on seven carries (13.9 yards per attempt) and had three kick returns for 51 yards in the win over No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... recorded six carries for 56 yards and two receptions for 20 yards at North Carolina (Nov. 1)... had kickoff returns of 46 and 29 yards and rushed four times for 39 yards in the win over Florida State (Nov. 1)... rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries, a 29-yard punt return, a 24-yard kickoff return and 162 all-purpose yards vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... had a 35yard pass reception from Josh Nesbitt at Clemson (Oct. 18)... rushed for a touchdown in the win over Duke (Oct. 4)... caught a 41-yard touchdown pass -- his first career TD reception -- from Joshua Nesbitt and ran four times for 28 yards at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13). 2007 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Rated as high as No. 19 in Georgia by SuperPrep, as well as No. 28 by Scout.com and No. 34 by Rivals... Scout.com ranked him No. 36 in the nation among all running backs, while Rivals put him at No. 39 ... tabbed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 50 in Georgia... a Top 50 in Georgia selection by the Macon Telegraph... first-team all-state in Class AAA as a senior after earning honorable mention all-state honors as a sophomore and junior in Class AAAA... MVP of the Georgia North-South All-Star game... the all-time leading rusher in DeKalb County with 5,055 yards and 76 touchdowns... led the county as a senior with 1,776 yards rushing (177.6 per game) and 33 touchdowns; his total second in Metro Atlanta only to fellow Tech signee

GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 Jonathan Dwyer... added 1,654 yards (150.4 pg) and 24 touchdowns as a junior, 1,369 yards with 16 touchdowns as a sophomore, and 256 yards and three scores as a freshman... three-time, first-team All-DeKalb County... coached by Brent Miller at Chamblee High... also a four-year letterwinner as a centerfielder in baseball, earning all-county honors as a senior. Personal: Full name is Roderick Rinaldo Jones, II... parents are Rod and Angel Jones... had the opportunity to play against his brother, Darius, when Tech played Air Force in the 2010 Independence Bowl... drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox... head coach Paul Johnson on Jones: “I wish I had nine or 10 guys just like him”... born June 13, 1989... majored in management and earned degree in December, 2010.

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KEITH

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Gainesville, Fla. Buchholz HS DT More on Keith Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Barack Obama Favorite late-night snack: Nutella and pretzels Favorite place I have traveled to: New York, N.Y. Place I would like to visit, but never have: California When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Warren Sapp In high school I had a summer job as: bank intern Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I like to draw My prized possession: guitar and cross A good friend playing football at another school: Kyle Oehlbeck (Georgia Southern) Favorite pro sports teams: Cowboys, Lakers I can do a great impression of: Giff Smith Nickname/mascot of high school team: Bobcats

6-1

250

r-So.

A redshirt freshman invited walk-on who joined the team in August, 2009. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Buchholz High School in Gainesville, Fla... played four seasons of football and served one year as team captain... also played on the wrestling, weightlifting and track teams. Personal: Full name is Benjamin Justin Keith... parents are Benjamin and Karen... comes from the same high school as former Tech standout Sean Bedford... born Feb. 6, 1991 in Gainesville, Fla... has two brothers -Bleu Anderson and Rashard Carter... grandfather, Jeff Williams, played football at Oklahoma State and with the Minnesota Vikings... majoring in mechanical engineering.

Tyler More on Jones

 Roddy Jones

Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Peter King Favorite late-night snack: Pop Tarts Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Rome When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Ken Griffey, Jr. In high school I had a summer job as: flag football referee My prized possession: my phone One thing I can do better than almost anyone: think One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Iron Chef America A good friend playing football at another school: Darius Jones (Air Force) Favorite pro sports teams: Braves, Falcons I can do a great impression of: President Obama Nickname/mascot of high school team: Bulldogs

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A non-scholarship player who joined the More on Kelly program in August, 2009... moved over to defense in the spring of 2010 and played Favorite person I follow on Twitter: outside linebacker. Julian Casablancas 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not Favorite late-night see game action. snack: ice cream 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted... One talent I wish I served as the tight end on the scout team. had: breathing unHigh School: Rockdale Magnet School... derwater earned three varsity letters in football as a The best uniform defensive end and tight end... served one in all of sports: year as team captain... an all-area and allNew England Patriots district tight end in 2008... on the aca Kelly demic honor roll throughout high school. Personal: Born July 11, 1991 in Boca Raton, Fla... parents are Rick and April... has two brothers -- Spencer and Will... majoring in earth and atmospherical science... has plans to attend medical school... chose Tech because of the exciting atmosphere, exceptional academics and football.

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KIDNEY Alpharetta, Ga. Northview HS OL

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262

More on Kidney Favorite late-night snack: strawberry danish Favorite place I have traveled to: Bahamas In high school I had a summer job as: swim coach Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m quite the romantic Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons Nickname/mascot of high school team: Titans

Zach

Peachtree City, Ga. Starr’s Mill HS

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Lithonia, Ga. Lithonia HS 270

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A true freshman projected as a defensive lineman... has the skills to play on either side of the line... a late addition to the signing class. High School: Lithonia HS... played for coach Marcus Jelks on both sides of the ball (offensive line, defensive line, linebacker)... earned three varsity letters... served one year as team captain... named MVP of the defensive line... earned all-state and all-district honors... played in the Dekalb County All-Star Game and the North and South All-Star Game... also played four seasons on the basketball team. Personal: Full name is Jimmie Lester Kitchen IV... usually goes by the nickname “Mook”... son of Valerie Wallace & Jimmie Kitchen III... has three brothers -- Richard, Rennard and Rashaad Wallace, and two sisters -- Raquel Wallace and Joy Kitchen... born May 19, 1992 in Miami, Fla... began his love of football and playing at the age of five... considering a major in computer engineering.

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LANIER Stillmore, Ga. Emmanuel County Institute

6-4

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Moves over to offensive line in 2011 after spending two seasons on the defensive line... redshirted as a true freshman and played very sparingly in 2010... has good size and strength... missing most of August practice to recover from a stress fracture in his lower leg. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in the Middle Tennessee State game (Oct. 16). 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted... suffered a shoulder injury in practice in the preseason and spent most of the fall rehabilitating. High School: Emanuel County Institute... Scout.com 4-star recruit... No. 25 DT in the nation (Scout.com), No. 24 DT in the nation (ESPN.com)... 2008 Class A first team all-state selection (GHSA and AJC) and a three-time first team all-region selection... played in the 2008 Georgia North-South All-Star Game...ECI won the state title and regional crown in 2007 while going 15-0... the 2006 ECI team won a regional championship... 2007 Class A All-State selection as a junior... coached by Milan Turner... earned four letters in football and served two years as team captain... won the DAR Good Citizenship Award... also played

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Durham, N.C. Hillside HS

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A true freshman running back from nearby Peachtree City... comes to Tech from the same high school as Yellow Jacket freshman Jeff Greene. High School: Starr’s Mill HS... earned three varsity letters as a running back, linebacker and safety... served one year as a team captain... played for coach Chad Phillips... helped lead team to a regional title and state runner-up in 2010... first team all-state, all-region and allcounty as a senior... 4A state player of the year... ranked the No. 12 fullback prospect nationally by Scout... ranked the 39th-best prospect in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... rushed for 1,515 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior… set 11 school records in 2010... also earned two letters in basketball and four in track. Personal: Full name is Zachary James Laskey... parents are John and Tricia... has three siblings -- Ryan, Tyler and Leah... born July 8, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Penn... enjoys fishing and bowling... began playing football at age seven.

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Favorite late-night snack: chips Favorite place I have traveled to: Orlando Place I would like to visit, but never have: Hawaii When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Warren Sapp One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports teams: Ravens, Braves, Hawks, Heats Nickname/mascot of high school team: Bulldogs

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Saw action on the offensive line in 2010 as a reserve and could see additional playing time this fall... enters the fall as a top candidate to start at tackle... a former walk-on who joined the team in August, 2009. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in six games... played against South Carolina State, Virginia, Middle Tennessee State, Miami, Duke and Georgia. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Northview High School... played four years of football and wrestled for three years... on the honor roll for four years. Personal: Full name is Michael Tyler Kidney... parents are Mike and Lee... born Dec. 9, 1990 in Oak Harbor, Washington... previously lived in Shaker Heights (OH), Memphis and Dallas... has two siblings -- Tate and Clara... a management major.

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three seasons of basketball, playing the center position. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of the prestige of the school, the location and the opportunity to play under Paul Johnson... son of Jerry and Jennifer Lanier... full name is Jerry Carnell Lanier... born Nov. 11, 1989 in Statesboro, Ga... has three older siblings, Sakelia Smith, Katina Starks and Orlondo Kirkland...began playing football at age 12...majoring in Sociology.

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An extremely athletic dual-threat quarterback... a highly-recruited player who comes to Tech after a remarkable prep career... one of three North Carolinians in the signing class. High School: Hillside HS... earned four varsity letters and served three years as a team captain... played for coach Antonio King... led Hillside to the North Carolina state championship... rushed for 1,300 yards and passed for 3,223 in 2010… rushed for five touchdowns in one game with Paul Johnson watching from the stands... career numbers: more than 5,000 passing yards, 1,960 rushing yards, 1,024 receiving yards and 85 touchdowns responsible for... led Hillside to a perfect 16-0 record... the Pac-6 Conference Player of the Year... the AP North Carolina state Player of the Year... first team all-state... played in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl Game…was MVP of the Offensive-Defensive Bowl... an ESPNU/Scouts Inc. four-star recruit… threw three TD passes and for 264 yards in the state championship game, earning MVP honors… played wide receiver as a sophomore, producing 1,124 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. Personal: Full name is Lavaedeay Monlique Lee... parents are Walter Foster and Katrino Reid... has one sibling -- Dominique Sutton... Dominique played basketball at Kansas State and North Carolina Central... born April 27, 1993 in Durham, N.C... began playing football at age six... wore jersey No. 2 in high school. 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 of football under coach Greg Jordan… also played three years on the basketball team. Personal: Selected Georgia Tech because of the academics, the athletics and the city of Atlanta… born October 19, 1989 in Tallahassee, Fla… given name is Jonathan Sinclair Lockhart… has three siblings – Timothy, Raven and Sage... majoring in management.

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LEWIS Stone Mountain, Ga. Stephenson HS DL

6-2

55

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LOCKHART WR

6-0

LOCKHART’S CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL Sck 2010 4-0 0-0 0 0 0 2009 12-0 2-3 5 0 0 TOTAL 16-0 2-3 5 0 0

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Atlanta, Ga. Marist School/Colgate BB LYONS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP Rush Yds 2010 8-0 14 60 2009 13-0 30 139 TOTAL 21-0 44 199

Avg 4.3 4.6 4.5

6-0 TD 0 1 1

LP 15 31 31

Rec 2 0 2

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r-Sr.

Yds 43 0 43

TD LP 0 38 0 0 0 38

Avg 21.5 0.0 21.5

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 6 at Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009 Rushing Yards: 41 vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 7, 2009 Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 7, 2009 Longest Rush: 31 vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 7, 2009 Pass Receptions: 1 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010; 1 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Receiving Yards: 38 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010 Longest Reception: 38 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010

A veteran B-back competing with a group for the vacancy left by Anthony Allen’s departure... has played in 21 career games after transferring to Tech from Colgate... a good blocker... a strong runner who is difficult to stop in short-yardage situations... has also shown the ability to make receptions out of the backfield... was one of the biggest surprises of 2009 when he fought his way to the top back-up to Jonathan Dwyer at B-back... missed all of spring practice in 2010 to recover from shoulder surgery... a local product... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10... came to Tech as a walk-on and was awarded a scholarship by Paul Johnson in August, 2010. 2010 (Junior): Played in eight games... rushed 14 times for 60 yards (4.3 yards per carry)... had two receptions for 43 yards... carried a season-high three times for 12 yards vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had a key reception for 38 yards and rushed twice for nine yards in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... caught one pass against Miami (Nov. 13)... carried two times for 17 yards at Georgia (Nov. 27). 2009 (Sophomore): Emerged in August as the top back-up to Jonathan Dwyer at Bback... played in 13 games... had 30 carries for 139 yards (4.6 ypa) and one touchdown... ran for his first career touchdown -- a 31-yard TD run -- in the win over Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... finished the Wake game with four carries for 41 yards... rushed six times for 34 yards (5.7 ypa) at Virginia (Oct. 24). 2008: Sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules... played on the scout team. 2007: Played at Colgate in 2007. High School: A 2007 graduate of the Marist School in Atlanta... lettered and started three years for the War Eagles… played fullback and linebacker for coach Alan Chadwick… served as a game captain in his senior year… carried 184 times for 1,451 yards and 22 touchdowns and caught eight passes for 71 as a senior… rushed for a school record 3,707 career yards and 61 touchdowns… had 4,074 career all-purpose yards… his 2006 team was Georgia state runner up in Class AAAA… was first team all-state, first team all-DeKalb County and first

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A true freshman walk-on who joined the team in August, 2011. High School: Creekview HS... earned four varsity letters playing safety and running back... played for coach Al Morrell... served one year as team captain for the Grizzlies... selected second team all-state, first team all-region and all-county as a senior... led team in solo tackles as a senior with 106... earned the President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Personal: Full name is Nicholas George Luly... parents are Mike and Lisa... has two siblings -- Chris and Allison... uncle, Owen Hovater, played football at Ole Miss from 1961-64... enjoys table tennis and playing the guitar... began playing football at age 10... undecided on a major.

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A fourth-year junior who has bounced around from position to position... was recruited as a cornerback, moved briefly to A-back, moved back to cornerback, and in August of 2010 was moved to wide receiver... has an opportunity to compete for a spot in the receivers rotation this fall... has a good blend of size and speed… a good athlete with playmaker potential… played both wide receiver and cornerback on the high school level. 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in five games, playing mostly on special teams... played against Kansas, NC State, Virginia, Middle Tennessee State and Air Force. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 12 games, mostly on special teams... recorded two solo tackles and five total tackles... made first career tackle vs. Clemson (Sept. 10)... recorded two tackles at Miami (Sept. 17)... had a tackle at Florida State (Oct. 10)... recorded a tackle at Virginia (Oct. 24). 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Ranked by Rivals as the nation’s No. 70 cornerback prospect… ranked No. 61 nationally in the same category by Scout.com… led Blountstown HS to three district championships… second team all-state selection at receiver as a junior… played four years

Favorite late-night snack: honey buns Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Area 51 When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Barry Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: cashier Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I am the best ping-pong player My prized possession: my car One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play Madden and ping-pong One talent I wish I had: rapping Reality show I would be on: Real World A good friend playing football at another school: Ryan Baker (LSU) Favorite pro sports teams: Heat, Eagles The best uniform in all of sports: Philadelphia Eagles (all black) I can do a great impression of: Charlie Sheen Nickname/mascot of high school team: Tigers

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Alpharetta, Ga. Creekview HS

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190 FC 0 0 0

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A transfer from Savannah State who joined the team after classes began in August. Savannah State: Was on the Savannah State roster in 2009 and 2010. High School: Stephenson High School... played three seasons of football under coach Julius Dixon... played defensive end... led Stephenson to a pair of conference championships... made the academic honor roll and the National Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Xavier Marqual Lewis... son of Anthony and Tammy Lewis... born Jan. 5, 1990 in Long Beach, Calif... has one sibling -- Trinity... enjoys builiding and designing robots... began playing football in third grade... considering a major in mechanical engineering.

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 team all-Northside Atlanta… set school records for career rushing yards (3,707) and career touchdowns (61). Personal: Parents are Coleman and Joanne Lyons of Atlanta… born Aug. 9, 1988 in Greenwich, Conn… has one brother and sister… full name is Preston Zech Lyons... began playing football after tiring of soccer as a kid... majoring in history.

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MACHEN Hilliard, Ohio Hilliard Darby HS LB MACHEN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 0-0 0-0 0 2009 13-0 7-1 8 TOTAL 13-0 7-1 8

TFL 0 0 0

6-1 Sck 0 0 0

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232 FC 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

r-Jr. Int 0 0 0

PB 0 0 0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 2 , three times

A fourth-year junior trying to jump in the mix for playing time at linebacker... was a reserve linebacker and saw action on special teams in Tech’s ACC championship season of 2009, but did not see game action in 2010... has good strength, runs well and is rarely knocked down. 2010 (Sophomore): Did not see game action.

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Malabar, Fla. Palm Bay HS S

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Favorite late-night snack: Lucky Charms Favorite place I have traveled to: Jamaica Place I would like to visit, but never have: Netherlands My prized possession: my dad One thing I can do better than almost anyone: sleep One talent I wish I had: play the harmonica Reality show I would be on: Bad Girls Club A good friend playing football at another school: Jenninas Hester (Alabama) Favorite pro sports teams: Hawks, Falcons, Braves I can do a great impression of: Phil Smith Nickname/mascot of high school team: War Eagles

2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in 13 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams... had a pair of tackles including a solo tackle in the season opener against Jacksonville State... recorded a pair of tackles at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... had two solo tackles at Duke (Nov. 14). 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted, but traveled with the team to Boston College (Sept. 6) and Virginia Tech (Sept. 13). High School: Named first team Associated Press Division I All-Ohio… selected the Columbus Dispatch All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year… Rivals ranked him No. 23 among prospects in Ohio and No. 43 nationally among outside linebackers… registered more than 130 tackles to go with five sacks in 13 games as a senior… played in the Big 33 (Ohio vs. Pennsylvania all-stars) game in June… averaged 13 tackles per game as a junior… led team in tackles, sacks and tackles-for-loss in both 2006 and 2007… led Hilliard Darby to an 11-2 record and the Division I regional final – the school’s first playoff appearance… earned three varsity letters in football… also participated two years on the track and wrestling teams. Personal: Father, Ron, played at Stanford and his grandfather played at Illinois… born June 8, 1990 in Akron, Ohio… given name is Bijan Christian-Joseph Machen... majoring in Sociology.

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A non-scholarship player who joined the team after classes began in August of 2008... serves on the Georgia Tech Student Athlete Advisory Committee. 2010 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action. 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Palm Bay High School... earned three varsity letters in football and one in track... played for coach Dan Burke... served one year as team captain... played guard and tackle... was a thrower in track... helped lead Palm Bay to conference and district championships in 2006 and 2007... National Honor Society member. Personal: Full name is Stephen Alexander Mann... parents are Doug and Susan Mann... born Aug. 22, 1989 in Dunwoody, Ga... Doug graduated from Georgia Tech in 1976... majoring in industrial engineering.

More on Mann Favorite late-night snack: chips & salsa Favorite place I have traveled to: Virgin Islands As a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Peyton Manning In high school I had a summer job as: technical intern Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m an Eagle Scout My prized possession: my family One thing I can do better than almost anyone: talk in public One talent I wish I had: play guitar Reality show I would be on: Amazing Race A good friend playing football at another school: Ramon Buchanan (Miami) Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Hawks, Braves The best uniform in all of sports: Georgia Tech

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More on Machen Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Europe When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Ray Lewis In high school I had a summer job as: a landscaper Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I love to cook One thing I can do better than almost anyone: tackle ball-carriers One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World A good friend playing football at another school: Jeremy Ebert (Northwestern) Favorite pro sports teams: Eagles, Steelers, Reds Nickname/mascot of high school team: Panthers

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MARCORDES Normal, Ill. Normal Community West HS

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An athletic newcomer who has the skills to play a number of positions, but will likely begin career as a linebacker... has good size and speed... the first player from Illinois to play for Tech since 2006. High School: Normal Community West HS... earned three varsity letters under coach Darren Hess... played quarterback, safety and linebacker, and served one year as team captain... named Team MVP... selected all-conference at both quarterback and safety... named

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the conference player of the year... named all-state by Rivals and the Champaign NewsGazette... averaged 9.5 yards per carry and rushed for 20 touchdowns as a senior... passed for more than 700 yards and six touchdowns. Personal: Full name is Tyler Joseph Marcordes... parents are Bill and Dawn... Bill played football at Illinois Wesleyan in the late 1980s... grandfather, Bill, Sr., played football at Bradley University in the 1960s and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1965... has four siblings -- Hayley, Tess, Bryce and Remi... born Oct. 9, 1992 in Peoria, Ill.

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MASON Columbia, Tenn. Columbia Central HS OL

6-1

295

70 Fr.

A big, strong newcomer with a bright future on the Yellow Jacket offensive line... joins Will Jackson to give Tech two O-linemen from Tennessee on the roster. High School: Columbia Central HS... played four seasons for coach Vance Belew... served two years as team captain... helped Columbia Central to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee 5A playoffs in 2009 and a state championship in 2010… earned three stars from both Scout and Rivals… played left tackle and defensive tackle... named all-state and all-district in 2009 and 2010... selected to play in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game. Personal: Full name is Shaquille Olajuwon Mason, but goes by “Shaq”... parents are Steve Mason and Alicia McGuire... has one sibling -- Dee James... born Aug. 28, 1993 in Columbia, Tenn... began playing football at age six... undecided on a major.

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Atlanta, Ga. Woodward Academy 6-2

A walk-on punter and local product who joined the team in late August of 2010. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted High School: Woodward Academy... played four seasons of football as a kicking specialist and wide receiver for coach Mark Miller... earned all-area honors as a punter in 2009... also earned three varsity letters in soccer... helped lead soccer team to three straight regional championships... named to the academic honor roll four straight years... member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Michael Robert McDonald... parents are Robert McDonald and Chris Wood... has one sibling, Brandon Wood... chose Tech because of the engineering school, athletics and because it’s close to home... hobbies include fishing... began playing football in 8th grade... majoring in material sciences and engineering.

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More on McDonald Favorite late-night snack: Jimmy John’s Favorite place I have traveled to: California Place I would like to visit, but never have: Mexico In high school I had a summer job as: a lawnmower Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons The best uniform in all of sports: Georgia Tech Nickname/mascot of high school team: War Eagles

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Denzel

McCOY Lawrenceville, Ga. Northview HS DL

6-3

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Martin Luther King, Jr. HS

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Was diagnosed in 2010 with a medical conditional called cardio myopathy... will not play in 2011... a talented and heavily recruited player... will spend this season assisting the Tech football staff. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Northview HS... rated the 13th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 16th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... named second team More on McCoy all-region... played in the third annual Offense/Defense All-America Bowl in Myrtle Favorite late-night snack: hot wings Beach, S.C... set school record for tackles Favorite place I have traveled to: Arifor loss in one game (4)... had 72 tackles, zona 9 TFL and 7 sacks as a junior in 2008... Place I would like to visit, but never have: Galapagos Islands played four seasons of football, including When I was a kid, the player I preone year as team captain, under coach Jim tended to be was: Dennis Rodman Showfety at Northview High School... also In high school I had a summer job as: played two seasons of basketball. global inventory intern Personal: Given name is Denzel Lorenzo My prized possession: my phone McCoy... born Dec. 1, 1991 in Greensboro, One thing I can do better than almost N.C... previously lived in Ft. Lauderdale, anyone: sleep Fla... father, Gary, played football at North Reality show I would be on: The Game Carolina A&T... cousin, Wayne McGarrity, A good friend playing football at anplayed football at Texas and later for the other school: Case McCoy (Texas) Dallas Cowboys... began playing football at Favorite pro sports teams: Astros, age 5... wore #72 in high school because Rams, Rockets he was a big Glen Dorsey fan... chose Tech I can do a great impression of: Coach because of “the great family feel, excellent Groh degree program and the great football proNickname/mascot of high school gram.”.. majoring in information technolteam: Titans ogy.

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Decatur, Ga. WR

6-0

McKAYHAN’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Rush Yds 2010 10-0 0 0 2009 8-0 0 0 TOTAL 18-0 0 0

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TD 0 0 0

LP 0 0 0

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PR 3 0 3

KOR Yds 6 138 3 75 9 213

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Avg 14.5 18.0 15.7

TD 0 0 0

Yds 3 0 3

Avg 1.0 0.0 1.0

TD 0 0 0

LP 11 0 11

LP 16 18 18

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 1, three times Receiving Yards: 18 at Duke, Nov. 13, 2009 Longest Reception: 18 at Duke, Nov. 13, 2009 Kick Returns: 6 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 Kick Return Yards: 138 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 Long Kick Return: 34 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 Punt Returns: 2 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 Punt Return Yards: 11 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010

An improving receiver and part-time kick and punt returner entering his fourth season at Tech... one of just three receivers on the roster with game experience... an athletic player who has significantly improved his strength since arriving at Tech... a candidate to handle both kick and punt returns. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games as a reserve wide receiver, special teams player, kick and punt returner... caught two passes for 29 yards... returned six kickoffs for an average of 23.0 yards per attempt... had three punt returns... had one punt return for 11 yards in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... all six of his kick returns for 138 yards came in the NC State game (Sept. 25)... had a 13-yard reception vs. Miami (Nov. 13)... had a 16-yard reception and returned two punts in the Independence Bowl vs. Air Force. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games as a back-up at wide receiver... also played on special teams... made his first career reception for 18 yards at Duke (Nov. 14)... had three kickoff returns for 76 yards (25.3 ypa) including a long of 41 yards. 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Helped lead Martin Luther King, Jr. HS to a Division 5A championship in 2007… named all-region and all-county honorable mention in 2007… returned punts for a total of 312 yards as a senior… named all-county and all-region in 2006… made four catches


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 in the DeKalb County East vs. West Game… earned three varsity letters in football, where he played wide receiver, quarterback and returned punts and kickoffs… earned one letter in baseball… was on the honor roll every year… member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Nickname is “DJ”... chose Tech because of excellent academics, it’s close to home and an “opportunity to be a part of something great”… was recruited earlier by Paul Johnson’s staff at Navy… given name is Daniel Lamons McKayhan… born Jan. 15, 1990 in the golf town of Southern Pines, N.C… has two younger siblings, Dee-Dee and Jae-Jae... majoring in management.

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More on McNearney Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Charlie Sheen Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Mexico Place I would like to visit, but never have: California When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Marshall Faulk In high school I had a summer job as: landscaper Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m from Kansas My prized possession: my family One thing I can do better than almost anyone: dance One talent I wish I had: juggling A good friend playing football at another school: Hugh Williams (UGA) Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Hawks, Braves The best uniform in all of sports: San Diego Chargers Nickname/mascot of high school team: War Eagles

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A promising true freshman linebacker... one of three North Carolinians in the signing class... plays with a high motor and can deliver the big hit... went through an appendectomy in February. High School: White Oak HS... played for coach Bob Blick... earned three varsity letters and served two years as team captain... played quarterback, wide receiver and linebacker... ranked by SuperPrep as the 14th-best prospect in North Carolina…… recorded 74 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and five forced fumbles as a senior… earned all-league honors and started in the Shrine Bowl... also played four seasons on the basketball team... participated four years on the track team. Personal: Full name is Tremayne Deshawn McNair... parents are William and Evette... has three siblings -- Raquel Burney, Diondre Wilson and Jordynn McNair... born Nov. 12, 1992 in Greenville, N.C... cousin, Tamar White, played football at UNC-Pembroke... enjoys drawing, listening to music and basketball... began playing football at age 13.

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Atlanta, Ga. Marist School AB

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Dublin, Ga. Dublin HS

Tremayne

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5-6

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r-Fr.

A redshirt freshman walk-on who joined practice sessions in August, 2010... a hard worker who scored a touchdown on a kick return in an intra-squad scrimmage last August. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Marist School... played four seasons of football for coach Alan Chadwick...

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Favorite late-night snack: watermelon Favorite place I have traveled to: Cayman Islands Place I would like to visit, but never have: California When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Barry Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: janitor Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I paint My prized possession: my family One talent I wish I had: play the piano A good friend playing football at another school: A.J. Hawkins (Ole Miss) Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Falcons I can do a great impression of: Ron Isley Nickname/mascot of high school team: Lions

served one year as team captain... played quarterback, running back and safety... played in the state championship game as a senior... that game was played in the Georgia Dome... also ran track for three seasons under former Yellow Jacket Antonio McKay. Personal: Full name is Samuel Joseph Vincent McNearney... parents are Gerry and Lisa... has four siblings -- Gerard, Stephen, Jack and Gus... Stephen graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009... cousin, Mehan Loftis, also graduated from Tech in ‘07... born Aug. 30, 1991 in Overland Park, Kan... lived for three years in Lawrence, Kan... majoring in management.

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Now in his fourth year with the Yellow Jacket offense... was one of the top reserves at guard in 2010... one of several candidates to fill a starting job in 2011... was highly-touted out of high school... capable of playing guard or center. 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in 12 games... did not play in the Kansas game (Sept. 11)... part of an O-line that helped Georgia Tech lead the nation in rushing offense. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in four games as a reserve on the offensive line... played at Virginia, at Duke, vs. Georgia and against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: A 2007 first team Class 2A all-state selection… also played on Dublin’s 2006 state championship basketball team… in the fall of 2006 he led Dublin HS to a state title in football… ranked by Rivals as the 18th-best center prospect nationally… ranked by Superprep as Georgia’s No. 45 prospect… earned four varsity letters in football under coach Roger Holmes… played center, defensive tackle and defensive end… served one year as team captain.

More on McRae Favorite late-night snack: mandarin oranges Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: California When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Shaq Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m a big wrestling fan My prized possession: family photos One thing I can do better than almost anyone: shoot a basketball One talent I wish I had: play the piano A good friend playing football at another school: Rashard Smith (NC State) Favorite pro sports teams: any team Shaw is playing for I can do a great impression of: Stone Cold Steve Austin Nickname/mascot of high school team: Fighting Irish

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Personal: Wore No. 76 in high school – the same number his father, Ronald, wore as a prep… born Oct. 23, 1989 in Dublin, Ga… given name is Nicholas Rashad McRae… has three siblings – Natoya, Jasmine and Josh... majoring in management.

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Tyler

MELTON Houston, Texas Langham Creek HS

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WR

6-0

MELTON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Rush Yds 2010 13-5 0 0 2009 10-10 0 0 2008 10-7 0 0 TOTAL 33-22 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TD 0 0 0 0

LP 0 0 0 0

Rec 6 5 5 16

Yds 99 46 53 198

Avg 16.5 9.2 10.6 12.4

TD 1 0 0 1

Returns 2009 2008 TOTAL

TD 0 0 0

LP 0 19 19

PR 0 15 15

Yds 0 86 86

Avg 0.0 5.7 5.7

TD 0 0 0

LP 0 16 16

KOR 0 4 4

Yds 0 72 72

Avg 0.0 18.0 18.0

206

Sr. LP 42 13 25 42

CAREER HIGHS Receptions: 2, four times Yards Receiving: 42 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010 Long Reception: 42 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010 Receiving Touchdowns: 1 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 Kick Returns: 1, four times Kick Return Yards: 19 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 13, 2008 Longest Kick Return: 19 at Virginia Tech, Sept. 13, 2008 Punt Returns: 6 vs. Gardner-Webb, Oct. 11, 2009 Punt Return Yards: 53 vs. Gardner-Webb, Oct. 11, 2009 Longest Punt Return: 16 vs. Gardner-Webb, Oct. 11, 2009 All-Purpose Yards: 71 vs. Gardner-Webb, Oct. 11, 2009

Tech’s most veteran and experienced wide receiver... has played in 33 career games and started 22 times... has started at least five games in each of the last three seasons... started each of his first two seasons (2008 and 2009) opposite Demaryius Thomas... will battle for a starting job again in 2011... has improved his downfield blocking skills... each of his first two seasons have been shortened by injuries... played as a true freshman in 2008 and started the first seven games of his career before suffering a knee injury at Clemson... a part of the 2007 recruiting class and enrolled at Georgia Tech in January of 2008, allowing him to participate in spring drills... has excellent speed and good hands. 2010 (Junior): Played in all 13 games and started five times... caught six passes for 99 yards (16.5 yards per reception) and one touchdown... caught two passes for 39 yards including a 32-yard touchdown strike from Joshua Nesbitt vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had a 42yard reception at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4). 2009 (Sophomore): Missed the first four games of the season to recover from a knee injury, then started the final 10 games of 2009 opposite Demaryius Thomas at wide receiver... caught five passes for 46 yards (9.2 ypa)... had two catches for 16 yards vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 5)... recorded a 13-yard reception vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... had his first reception of the season, catching a nine-yard pass on Tech’s first play of the game, at Virginia (Oct. 24)... threw a key block that led to Josh Nesbitt’s go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter against Virginia Tech (Oct. 17). 2008 (True Freshman): Began the season as a starter at wide receiver and as Tech’s primary punt and kick returner... started the first seven games then was sidelined for three games because of a knee injury suffered in the Oct. 18 Clemson game... returned to action vs. Miami (Nov. 20) and saw limited action the remainder of the season... had five receptions for 53 yards (10.6 yards per reception)... had 15 punt returns for an average of 5.7 yards... had four kickoff returns... recorded six punt returns for 53 yards including a long of 16 yards and one kickoff return for 18 yards vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... caught two passes for 31 yards, returned two punts for eight yards and had one 19-yard kickoff return at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... caught two passes for 17 yards and returned two punts for 23 yards including a long of 15 at Boston College (Sept. 6)... started the opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28) and had one catch for five yards. High School: Named to the Area Top 100 by the Houston Chronicle... a two-time all-district selection... named second team all-state as a junior... had 46 receptions for 518 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior... caught 70 passes for 976 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior... team MVP for coach Mac Woodfin at Langham Creek High... played four seasons and earned three varsity letters... owns career numbers of 121 receptions, more than 1,750 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns... also played defensive back... owns the school singlegame receiving record with 10 receptions for 170 yards and three touchdowns... also played three seasons on the basketball team. Personal: Given name is Tyler Sinclair Melton... son of Ed and Sharion Melton... born March 16, 1989 in Raleigh, N.C.... lived previously for a while in Richmond, Va.... has two siblings, Demarco and Loren... hobbies include restoring old cars... a management major.

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Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Ocho Cinco Favorite late-night snack: honey buns Favorite place I have traveled to: New York Place I would like to visit, but never have: Brazil When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: car wash My prized possession: I-pad 2 One thing I can do better than almost anyone: Call of Duty One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Amazing Race Nickname/mascot of high school team: Lobos

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MENOCAL Miami, Fla. Belen Jesuit Prep LB

6-3

240

48 Fr.

A true freshman linebacker with very good speed... comes to Tech after an outstanding prep career... one of four Floridians in the signing class. High School: Beln Jesuit Prep... earned three varsity letters playing outside linebacker and defensive end for coach Richard Stuart... served as a team captain... part of 2010 team that won district title... led 2009 team to state championship game and a regional championship... a two-time all-state selection... recorded 61 tackles as a senior... served as a team captain in the Dade-Broward All-Star Game... invited to play in Florida’s North-South All-Star Game... also earned two varsity letters in track and field (sprints, shot put) and two letters in baseball (outfield)... was part of a highly-successful track team... part of the 4x100 relay team that set a state record. Personal: Full name is Nicholas Salvador Menocal... parents are Ignacio and Cynthia... has two siblings -- Iggy and Gio... born Nov. 18, 1992 in Miami... considering a major in management or civil engineering.

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MILTON Folkston, Ga. Charlton County HS RB

5-11

180

18 Fr.

A true freshman who is capable of playing a number of different positions... will likely begin career as an A-back in the Tech offense. High School: Charlton County HS... earned four varsity letters for coach Rich McWhorter... played quarterback and running back as a senior… rated as the 19th-best prospect in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution… rushed for 975 yards as a senior... as a junior he passed for 2,600 yards and rushed for 1,100 yards while completing 57 percent of his pass attempts... as a punter he averaged nearly 39 yards per attempt... helped lead CCHS to regional titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009... named all-state in 2009 and 2010... chosen to play in the GACA North-South All-Star Game. Personal: Full name is Christopher Devon Milton... parents are Norris and Victoria... has three siblings -- Norris, Jr., Sharena and Terrence... Norris, Jr. played football at Clark Atlanta... Terrence currently plays for Clark Atlanta... related to former Tech standout and


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cluding 78 that were touchbacks... earned a top 12 ranking from the prestigious Chris Sailer kicking camp in Las Vegas each of the last three years. Personal: Full name is Justin William Moore... son of Kevin and Eileen... born Dec. 23, 1991 in Morristown, N.J... enjoys snow skiing, water skiing and golf... majoring in management.

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Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Bahamas Place I would like to visit, but never have: Africa When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Chipper Jones In high school I had a summer job as: lifeguard Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I can do a back-flip My prized possession: my i-Pod One thing I can do better than almost anyone: kick One talent I wish I had: shooting basketball Reality show I would be on: Wildboyz Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Hawks, Braves I can do a great impression of: everyone Nickname/mascot of high school team: War Eagles

Austin, Texas Lyndon B. Johnson HS WR

6-3

180

83 r-So.

One of several players hoping to join the rotation at wide receiver... suffered a season-ending knee injury in August of 2010... did not practice in the fall while rehabilitating the knee, but returned in the spring... a tall, lanky receiver who runs smooth routes and has great hands... one of two receivers on the roster from the Lone Star State, joining Tyler Melton. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Sat out the season while recovering from an August knee injury. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Lyndon B. Johnson High School... had 25 catches for 526 yards and five touchdowns as a senior… averaged 21.0 yards per catch... caught 18 passes and scored six TDs as a junior in 2007... named all-district as a junior... coached by Demo Odens and Claude Mathis... played three seasons of basketball and two seasons of track and field, and finished fifth in the state long jump... led football team to a district title as a senior, a bidistrict crown as a junior and a district championship as a sophomore... named to the academic honor roll and won the fine art outstanding achievement award. Personal: Chose Tech because of the athletics, the choices of majors and the location... son of Anthony and Mary Moore... full name is Jeremy Lamont Moore... born Oct. 18, 1990 in Austin, Texas... a lefthander... has two siblings, Tiffany and Brandy... began playing Pop Warner football at age five... the first team he played for was called the East Austin Yellow Jackets... wore jersey No. 4 in high school because he idolized former Texas wide receiver Roy Williams... a management major.

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MORGAN LS-WR

 Tyler Morgan

Justin

MOORE Atlanta, Ga. Marist School 5-10

63

Fayetteville, Ga. Whitewater HS 6-3

211

Jr.

A two-year starter returning at long snapper... very solid, consistent snapper who hustles down the field on punt coverage... saw action in wide receiver in the spring... took over starting duties in the fourth game of 2009... a former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship by Paul Johnson in the summer of 2010... joined the program in August, 2009. 2010 (Sophomore): Tech’s long snapper in all 13 games... was consistently good throughout the season... worked with two punters -- Chandler Anderson and Sean Poole... made a tackle on punt coverage at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4). 2009 (Freshman): Took over duties as the long snapper for punts in the fourth game of the season vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26) and kept that role the rest of the season... made a solo tackle in his first career game... there were three games in which Tech did not punt -- vs. Florida State, Georgia and Clemson (ACC Championship Game)... one of seven true

Favorite late-night snack: cereal Favorite place I have traveled to: Canada Place I would like to visit, but never have: Italy When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: theater attendant A good friend playing football at another school: Kerry Hyder (Texas Tech) Favorite pro sports team: Miami Heat Nickname/mascot of high school team: Jaguars

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171

86 So.

The first and only kicking specialist to come to Georgia Tech on scholarship since Paul Johnson’s arrival... has a strong leg and makes kicks with great height and accuracy... a leading candidate to replace Scott Blair as the primary kicker. 2010 (True Freshman): Saw action in two games... played briefly in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... handled all kickoff duties at Kansas (Sept. 11). High School: Marist School... a two-time all-region selection... 2009 all-state, all-county and a member of the Atlanta Touchdown Club Metro All-Star Team... made 60 percent of his field goal attempts as a senior and 11-of-17 for his career... converted 88 of 89 career PAT attempts including 39-of-39 as a senior... had 48 touchbacks on kickoffs and averaged 42-plus yards punting... holds school record for the longest field goal (50 yards)... holds the school record for best punting average (41.4 ypa)... had 139 career kickoff attempts, in-

More on Morgan Favorite late-night snack: Mike Scully’s barbecue Favorite place I have traveled to: Mexico Beach, Fla. Place I would like to visit, but never have: Cancun When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Chipper Jones In high school I had a summer job as: baseball umpire My prized possession: ACC championship ring One thing I can do better than almost anyone: snap One talent I wish I had: play golf well Reality show I would be on: Real World A good friend playing football at another school: Jeff Ashley (Wofford) Favorite pro sports teams: all Atlanta teams I can do a great impression of: Jason Snider Nickname/mascot of high school team: Wildcats

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freshmen -- and the only non-scholarship true freshman -- to play in 2009. High School: Whitewater High School... played four seasons under coach Amos McCreary... played wide receiver and long snapper... selected all-county and all-region as a senior... an Honor Graduate. Personal: Full name is Trenton Tyler Morgan... parents are Ted and Terri... born August 23, 1990 in Atlanta... has two brothers -- Drew and Trevor... uncle, Mark Lyles, played football at Jacksonville State... majoring in management.

MUNROE Miami, Fla. Coral Reef HS

MUNROE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 4-0 0-0 0 2009 12-0 2-3 5 TOTAL 16-0 2-3 5

6-3

TFL 0 0 0

Sck 0 0 0

42

225 FC 0 1 1

FR 0 0 0

r-Jr. Int 0 0 0

PB 0 0 0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009 FF: 1 at Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009

An athletic player who will compete for a spot in the linebacker rotation and could be a key member of special teams... played in five games in 2010... played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman... versatile enough to play almost any position on defense... has a good mix of size and speed... considered the best video-game player on the team.s 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in five games -- the first five games of the season... most of his action came on special teams. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 games as a back-up at linebacker and a contributor on special teams... recorded five tackles and a forced fumble... missed two late season games with an injury... recorded a career-high three tackles in the first game of his career, vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)... also had tackles at Virginia (Oct. 24) and at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31). 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Earned three letters in football at Coral Reef High… earned one letter in track in the 200- and 400-meters… named to the Florida Times-Union Super 75… the No. 36ranked outside linebacker prospect according to Rivals… ranked by Rivals as the No. 42 prospect in the state of Florida… one of Tech’s highest-rated recruits by ESPN… invited to play in the Dade County North-South All-Star Game… earned numerous local awards including the Miami Herald’s Dade Top 25, top defensive lineman (team award) and all-camp team… nominated for the National Honor Society. Personal: Chose Tech because of the football program, the campus atmosphere, the academics, the defensive scheme, and the opportunity to excel off the field… given name is Malcolm Shakajamal Munroe… born March 12, 1990 in Miami… has three siblings… brother, Dorian, played safety at Florida… father, Norman, captained his collegiate cricket team in England… has an uncle who served in government in Guyana... majoring in management.

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Lakeland, Fla. Lakeland HS ILB

Malcolm

LB

Quayshawn

6-1

223

A promising redshirt freshman linebacker who impressed the coaching staff in practice last season... has outstanding speed... should fit in well in Tech’s 3-4 defensive scheme. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Lakeland HS... All-State FSWA 5A Honorable Mention and All-Area Second Team LB... co-Defensive Player of the Year in Polk County... first team all-county... named 2010 Florida Varsity Top 100... as a senior in 2009, recorded 121 tackles (85 unassisted), 25 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three pass break-ups, two interceptions, five sacks, two blocked punts and eight quarterback hurries... career stats: 354 tackles (234 unassisted), 66 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, six interceptions, 11 sacks, two blocked punts, one blocked field goal... 126 tackles, four sacks and two fumbles caused as a junior in 2008... played four seasons of football including two as team captain under coach William Castle... also played four seasons of basketball... led Lakeland High School to district championships in 2008 and 2009... the 2008 team was the state runner-up, the 2009 team was a 5A state semifinalist. Personal: Full name is Quayshawn Tyree Nealy... born Aug. 5, 1991 in Winter Haven, Fla... son of Jimmie and Katrina... has two siblings – Zedrick Robinson and Jimmie Nealy, Jr... considering a major in computer science.

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Favorite late-night snack: Ramen Noodles Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Jamaica When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Vick In high school I had a summer job as: doing chores Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I have played the tuba for seven years One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play ping-pong One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore Favorite pro sports team: Miami Heat Nickname/mascot of high school team: Dreadnoughts

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Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Charlie Sheen Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: New York Place I would like to visit, but never have: Paris When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I like romantic comedies One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play Madden/NCAA One talent I wish I had: to do back-flips Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore A good friend playing football at another school: Charles Sawyer (Ole Miss) Favorite pro sports teams: Dolphins, Heat, Marlins The best uniform in all of sports: Raiders Nickname/mascot of high school team: Barracudas

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Mount Ulla, N.C. West Rowan HS DB

6-2

191

23 Fr.

A skilled true freshman from North Carolina... comes to Tech following an outstanding prep career. High School: West Rowan HS... played four years of football and served two seasons as team captain... led West Rowan to state championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010... earned all-state honors... played in the Shrine Bowl... led the county in interceptions for three straight seasons... made the academic honor roll and Dean’s List... also played four seasons on the basketball team. Personal: Parents are Edward and Angela Lindsay... born Jan. 15, 1993 in Washington, DC... has two sisters and two brothers... has an interest in nuclear engineering.


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cause of the academic programs, the location of the school and the athletics program... began playing football at age 7.

Brandon

OLIVER Douglasville, Ga. Lithia Springs HS WR

5-11

195

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A non-scholarship player who joined the roster in August, 2011. High School: Lithia Springs HS... earned two varsity letters for the Lions... played wide receiver, cornerback and punter... named all-county as a senior... scored three touchdowns vs. Paulding County... caught an 80-yard TD pass... also played basketball and baseball... earned a number of academic honors including National Honor Society, the Superintendent Scholar Award and the Georgia Certificate of Merit Award... maintained a GPA of 3.9 or higher throughout high school. Personal: Full name is Brandon Devoe Oliver... parents are Michael and Lydia... Michael played baseball at Savannah State... has one sibling -- Braelen... uncle, Alfred Hill, played football at Purdue... considering a major in biomedical engineering.

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ONWUALA 5-8

170

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PAIGE Atlanta, Ga. Woodward Academy 5-9

180

Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips HS

Fr.

A non-scholarship player from just outside of Atlanta... will either play A-back or cornerback. High School: Northview HS... played three seasons of football for coach Chad Davenport... served two years as team captain... played running back and cornerback... earned all-conference as a running back... rushed for 1,000 yards as a senior... also ran track for one season. Personal: Parents are Denis and Amala... born July 9, 1993 in Huntsville, Ala... previously lived in Richmond, Va., and Hillsboro, Oregon... has two siblings -- Beverly and Brittany... a good student who scored a 1980 on his SAT... plans to major in electrical engineering.

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31

Alpharetta, Ga. Northview HS AB/DB

Embry

49 r-Jr.

A local non-scholarship player who has emerged as a key player on special teams... can play wide receiver or A-back... a local product who joined the program prior to the 2008 season. 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in eight games, almost exclusively on special teams... played A-back most of the season... had one rushing attempt, for nine yards, vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16). 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 games exclusively on special teams... saw action in both postseason games -- vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship Game and vs. Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl... made a tackle at Mississippi State (Oct. 3). 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Attended Woodward Academy in Atlanta... played four years of football as a running back... was a four-year letterwinner for the basketball team, and for the track team, where he was a sprinter and long jumper... set five school records in track... led track team to a regional championship in 2008... in football, was voted all-region and all-metro in 2007 and 2008... was team MVP in football, basketball and track in 2008... set a school record in 2007 with a 92-yard touchdown return... had a game-winning 87-yard punt return vs. Banneker in 2007... a four-year member of the honor roll... won the Morris Award for Woodward Academy’s scholar-athlete... voted Homecoming King in 2008... received the Presidential Award for academics. Personal: Given name is Jamal Anthony Paige... parents are Anthony and Alma Faye... born May 15, 1990 in Atlanta... has one sister, Alexandra... cousin, Arvin Richards, played tailback at Alabama in the late 1990s... majoring in industrial engineering... chose Tech be-

AB

5-10

PEEPLES’ CAREER STATISTICS Year GP Rush Yds 2010 13-4 46 287 2009 13-1 31 170 2008 8-0 14 97 TOTAL 34-5 91 554

Avg 6.2 5.5 6.9 6.1

TD 1 0 1 2

Kick Returns 2010 2009 2008 TOTAL

TD 0 0 0 0

LP 42 33 0 42

Att 10 11 0 21

Yds 223 183 0 406

Avg 22.3 16.6 0.0 19.3

LP 19 19 15 19

Rec 2 8 0 10

24

185 Yds 66 244 0 310

Avg 33.0 30.5 0 31.0

Sr. TD 1 1 0 2

LP 46 87 0 87

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 6, four times Yards Rushing: 56 vs. Mississippi State, Sept. 20, 2008 Longest Rush: 19, five times Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Mississippi State, Sept. 20, 2008; 1 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Receptions: 2 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009; 2 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009 Receiving Yards: 117 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009 Longest Reception: 87 (td) at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009 Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009; 1 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010 Kick Returns: 3, three times Kick Return Yards: 61 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009 Long Return: 42 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010 All-Purpose Yards: 196 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009

A senior who has contributed as a rusher, receiver and kick returner for the last three seasons... has played in 34 career games with five career starts... hoping to have a breakout season in 2011... will compete with Roddy Jones, Orwin Smith, B.J. Bostic and others for a starting job... has scored four career touchdowns -- two by rushing and two via receiving... has great speed and athleticism... the overwhelming choice of teammates as the team’s fastest player. 2010 (Junior): Played in 13 games and started four times... rushed 46 times for 287 yards (6.2 yards per carry) and one touchdown... caught two passes for 66 yards and one touchdown... had 10 kick return attempts for 223 yards including a long of 42 yards... produced 576 all-purpose yards... rushed six times for 55 yards and had a 46-yard reception at Kansas (Sept. 11)... carried five times for 42 yards in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... had a 20-yard touchdown reception, rushed five times for 16 yards and had two kick returns for 44 yards in the victory at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... hauled in a 42-yard reception at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... rushed six times for 53 yards and a touchdown between the hedges at Georgia (Nov. 27). 2009 (Sophomore): Emerged as the top back-up at A-back... gained more playing time as the season progressed... played in 13 games and started once... rushed 31 times for 170 yards (5.5 ypa) and had eight receptions for 244 yards (30.5 ypa) and one touchdown... 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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Favorite person I follow on Twitter: P. Diddy Favorite late-night snack: peanut butter & jelly Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Egypt When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Charles Woodson In high school I had a summer job as: camp counselor Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I play the alto saxaphone One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Lakers The best uniform in all of sports: Lakers I can do a great impression of: SpongeBob Nickname/mascot of high school team: Eagles


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rushed three times for 27 yards against Iowa More on Peeples in the FedEx Orange Bowl (Jan. 5)... rushed five times for 48 yards and had a 37-yard pass Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami reception at Duke (Nov. 14)... enjoyed one of his finest games at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31) when Place I would like to visit, but never have: Hawaii he caught two passes for 117 yards, including When I was a kid, the player I prean 87-yard TD pass from Joshua Nesbitt; also tended to be was: Barry Sanders had three carries for 18 yards and returned My prized possession: my Pop Warner three kickoffs for 61 yards for a total of 196 super bowl ring all-purpose yards... had three carries for 20 One thing I can do better than alyards and had a 36-yard pass reception at most anyone: run Florida State (Oct. 10)... a week after not seeOne talent I wish I had: singing ing any playing time against North Carolina, A good friend playing football at saw his most extensive action of the season another school: Lo Wood (Notre at Mississippi State (Oct. 3) with three carries Dame) for 19 yards and one reception for 19 yards... Favorite pro sports teams: Eagles, started the season opener vs. Jacksonville Magic, Heat, Twins State (Sept. 5) -- his first career start -- and Nickname/mascot of high school had one rushing attempt and one pass recepteam: Panthers tion. 2008 (True Freshman): Was a top back-up to Roddy Jones and Lucas Cox at A-back... missed five straight games from Oct. 11 through Nov. 8 after injuring his ankle vs. Duke (Oct. 4)... averaged 6.9 yards on 14 carries... had one rushing touchdown... had two rushing attempts for eight yards vs. LSU in the Chick-filA Bowl (Dec. 31)... scored the first touchdown of his career and gave Tech a 7-0 lead vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... had six carries for 56 yards against the Bulldogs... had two carries for 18 yards including a long of 15 yards in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28). High School: Rushed for 636 yards on 103 carries in 12 games as a senior (6.18 yards per carry)… rushed for five touchdowns… had a pair of receptions for 22 yards… plagued with an injury most of senior year… rushed for 909 yards as a junior including eight consecutive 100-yard games… named to Superprep’s All-Florida team… on Rivals’ list of top 100 prospects in Florida… Rivals ranked him the No. 38 all-purpose back nationally… ranked by Scout as the No. 69 running back nationally… named the Orlando Touchdown Club Player of the Week in Week 1 after rushing for 223 yards on 21 carries… helped lead Dr. Phillips HS to a district title in 2006… played three seasons of high school football – two under coach Kevin Pettis and one under Bob Head… ran track for three years… has run a 10.71 in the 100-meters… maintained a high GPA of 3.5 or better each year. Personal: Selected Georgia Tech because of the academics, location and football tradition… born August 24, 1990 in Miami… given name is Embry James Peeples… cousin, Jameal Cook, played more than two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers… has two siblings – Beau and Thi... majoring in business management.

and A-back positions... has a good combination of speed and strength... enrolled at Tech in January of 2010... committed to Georgia Tech in his junior year of high school and remained committed to the Yellow Jackets even though schools from across the country pursued his services. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Rated 4th on the AJC Fab 50 list... rated the 35th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated the 34th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... First Team 5A all-state... rushed for over 1,300 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior in 2008. Personal: Majoring in management.

More on Perkins Favorite person I follow on Twitter: my mom Favorite late-night snack: Toll House cookies Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: American Somoa When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Kobe Bryant In high school I had a summer job at: Papa John’s Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m half-Somoan My prized possession: my life One thing I can do better than almost anyone: juggle One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports team: Los Angeles Lakers

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PETERS Baton Rouge, La. Catholic HS DE PETERS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 13-13 24-28 52 2009 13-4 5-6 11 2008 10-0 4-1 5 TOTAL 36-17 33-35 68

TFL 5.0-20 1.0-2 3.0-18 9.0-40

6-4 Sck 1.5-10 0-0 2.0-17 3.5-27

92

270 FC 0 0 1 1

FR 0 1-0 0 1-0

r-Sr. Int 0 1-0 0 1-0

PB 0 2 0 2

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 11 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 TFL: 2.0 vs. Mississippi St., Sept. 20, 2008; 2.0 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Sacks: 2.0 vs. Mississippi St., Sept. 20, 2008 FC: 1 vs. Mississippi St., Sept. 20, 2008 FR: 1 at Florida State, Oct. 10, 2009 INT: 1 vs. Virginia Tech, Oct. 17, 2009 PB: 1 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009; 1 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009

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PERKINS Lawrenceville, Ga. Collins Hill HS RB

6-0

219

21 r-Fr.

A redshirt freshman who will compete for a starting job at B-back, replacing 1,300-yard rusher Anthony Allen... redshirted as a true freshman in 2010 and learned both the B-back

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A veteran senior leader who could emerge as one of the top defensive ends in the ACC... teams with junior Izaan Cross to give the Yellow Jackets a pair of solid returning starters at end... has played in 36 career games with 17 starts... has 9.0 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks... made the successful transition from tackle in the 4-3 in 2009 to end in the 3-4 in 2010... made great improvement between sophomore and junior seasons... began career playing behind future NFL defensive tackles Vance Walker and Darryl Richard... was arguably Tech’s most outstanding performer of the spring of 2010... an intelligent player who has greatly improved his strength... a good student who is extremely active in the Atlanta community... graduated in December and is playing this season as a graduate student... serves on the Student Athlete Advisory Board where he chairs the community service committee. 2010 (Junior): Started all 13 games... collected 52 tackles (24 solo tackles)... had 5.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks... led all Tech defensive linemen in tackles... recorded five tackles vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had six tackles in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... registered a sack in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... had five tackles and a half-tackle for loss at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... recorded six tackles including two tackles for loss vs. Miami (Nov. 13)... erupted for a career-high 11 tackles (six solo tackles) and a tackle for loss vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl. 2009 (Sophomore): Played in 13 games and started four times... started the first three games of the season and the last game of the season... recorded 11 tackles, one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery, one interception and two pass break-ups... had a pair of tackles


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 including a tackle for loss vs. Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl (Jan. 5)... recorded a pair of tackles and a pass break-up vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... missed the Virginia game (Oct. 24) with an illness... recorded the first interception of his career when he picked off Tyrod Taylor of Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... had a key fumble recovery in the Florida State game (Oct. 10)... recorded a career-high three tackles in the win over Clemson (Sept. 10). 2008 (Redshirt Freshman): A top back-up at defensive end... had 3.0 sacks, 2.0 tackles-for-loss and one forced fumble... his only tackle vs. Duke (Oct. 4) was a tackle-for-loss... enjoyed an outstanding game vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20) when he had the first two sacks of his career and forced a Bulldog fumble... saw limited action at Boston College (Sept. 6) and at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... came off the bench for one tackle vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28). 2007 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: The Gatorade Player of the Year in Louisiana... rated the No. 10 prospect in Louisiana by Scout.com and No. 12 by Rivals... ranked No. 13 in the nation among strongside defensive ends by Rivals... rated No. 28 nationally among all defensive ends by Scout... first team all-state selection in Class 5-A... selected Defensive MVP for District 3-5A... Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen... helped Baton Rouge Catholic reach the state semifinals two straight years... had 14 tackles for loss as a senior, plus an interception and two fumble recoveries... team captain for coach Dale Wiener... Academic all-state selection. Personal: Full name is Jason Douglas Peters... parents are Douglas and Monica Peters... born June 21, 1989... owns a degree in management.

Favorite late-night snack: Chinese Favorite place I have traveled to: Caribbean Place I would like to visit, but never have: New York In high school I had a summer job at: American Eagle Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I love to cook My prized possession: big-screen TV One thing I can do better than almost anyone: cook One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Survivor A good friend playing football at another school: Matthew Broha (Louisiana Tech) Favorite pro sports teams: Steelers, Magic, Hornets, Saints, Braves The best uniform in all of sports: New Orleans Saints (all black) Nickname/mascot of high school team: Bears

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Michael

PETERSON

PETERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 12-0 2-4 6 2009 14-2 6-3 9 2008 12-0 12-4 16 TOTAL 38-2 20-11 31

TFL 0 0 1.0-3 1.0-3

5-11 Sck 0 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0 0

190 FR 0 0 0 0

Sean

POOLE

r-Sr. Int 0 0 0 0

A fifth-year senior who has been a back-up at cornerback, nickelback and a prominent member of special teams... one of the hardest workers on the team... will compete for one of the two starting cornerback jobs that are up for grabs this fall... has played in 38 career games with two starts... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10... graduated in December and is playing this season as a graduate student. 2010 (Junior): Played in 12 games as a back-up cornerback and a frequent member of

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PB 1 0 1 2

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008 TFL: 1.0 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008 PB: 1 vs. Florida State, Nov. 1, 2008; 1 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010

Favorite late-night snack: Ramen Noodles Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Canada When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Kobe Bryant and Edgerrin James In high school I had a summer job as: golf course maintenance Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m an artist; I paint My prized possession: my daughter One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: The Apprentice Favorite pro sports teams: Tampa Bay Bucs, Los Angeles Lakers I can do a great impression of: Coach Kelly Nickname/mascot of high school team: Tigers

 Michael Peterson

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Tampa, Fla. Jesuit HS CB

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P POOLE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G Punts Yds 2010 8 27 1,062

Avg 39.3

6-1 Net 32.3

50+ 5

161 I-20 8

r-So.

Ret Long 12-117 55

CAREER HIGHS Longest Punt: 55 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Punt Attempts: 5 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010; 5 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Highest Punt Average (min. 2 atts.): 47.7 (3 attempts) at Clemson, Oct. 23, 2010 Inside-20: 4 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010

Emerged as Tech’s primary punter last season before suffering a knee injury in mid-November... missed part of spring practice to rehabilitate the knee but 100 percent in the fall...

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special teams... recorded six tackles... recorded a tackle in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... had a season-best three tackles in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... also had tackles vs. Middle Tennessee State and at Clemson. 2009 (Sophomore): One of the top reserves in the secondary... played in all 14 games and started two times (vs. Georgia, and vs. Clemson in the ACC title game)... had nine tackles on the season including six solo tackles... had solo tackles at Mississippi State (Oct. 3), Florida State (Oct. 10) and Virginia (Oct. 24)... had a season-high three tackles at Duke (Nov. 14)... made his first career start vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... recorded a pair of tackles in the ACC Championship Game vs. Clemson (Dec. 5). 2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Recorded 16 tackles, 12 solo tackles, one tackle-for-loss and one pass break-up... came off the bench for a pair of solo tackles in late season wins over No. 13 Georgia and No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... stepped in for injured starters Jahi WordDaniels and Dominique Reese against Florida State (Nov. 1)... had career-highs of six tackles, five solo tackles and a tackle-for-loss against the Seminoles... had a solo tackle vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... recorded a pair of solo tackles vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... had one solo tackle in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28). 2007 (True Freshman): Redshirted... played a key role on the scout team. High School: The No. 87-ranked prospect in Florida and one of the nation’s Top 40 cornerbacks by Rivals... tabbed St. Petersburg Times Top 25 Bay Area... selected for the Florida North-South All-Star Game and the Hillsborough County All-Star Game... second-team allcounty... had 71 tackles as a senior with two interceptions, 11 pass break-ups, three fumbles caused and one fumble recovery... scored six TDs on offense... came from the same Tampa Jesuit program that produced former Yellow Jackets A.J. Smith, Anthony Allen, Andrew Smith, George Godsey and Will Glover... four-year letterman for coach Joe Ross. Personal: Full name is Michael Allen Peterson... parents are Pete and Marlene Peterson... born October 30, 1988... an outstanding painter/artist... majoring in management.


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an invited walk-on who joined the program in August, 2009... was a member of Georgia Tech’s baseball team in the spring of 2010... played in four games as an infielder for the Yellow Jacket baseball team. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in eight games and was the starting punter in six contests... took over primary punting duties for the Wake Forest game (Oct. 2) and remained in that role until hurting his knee in mid-November... hurt his knee stepping off a curb at a convenience store... punted 27 times for an average of 39.3 yards per attempt (32.3 yards net)... had five punts of 50 yards or longer with a long of 55 yards... eight of his punts were downed inside the 20... had punts of 48, 48, 51 and 53 yards in his first game as the starter, vs. Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... boomed a career-long 55-yard punt vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23)... two of his three punt attempts at Clemson were longer than 50 yards. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Lawton Chiles High School in Tallahassee, Fla... played four seasons of football under coach John Spradlin... played kicker, punter and holder... also played four seasons of baseball... three-time all-conference and all-area... holds county record for longest punt (73 yards)... won numerous academic honors. Personal: Full name is Sean Devereaux Poole... parents are Van and Donna... Donna was on the water ski team at Florida State... Van is a former Florida state senator and an actor who has appeared in 20 movies... born Oct. 23, 1990 in Plantation, Fla... has four siblings -- Mark, Kelley, Morlah, Hannah... majoring in management.

More on Poole Favorite late-night snack: Ramen Noodles Favorite place I have traveled to: Italy Place I would like to visit, but never have: New Zealand In high school I had a summer job as: baseball coach Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I love Disney movies My prized possession: a signed baseball from the 1997 Marlins’ World Series One thing I can do better than almost anyone: punt One talent I wish I had: play guitar Favorite pro sports teams: Marlins, Heat, Chargers I can do a great impression of: TV characters Nickname/mascot of high school team: Timberwolves

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St. Augustine, Fla. St. Augustine HS DB

5-10

191

Sr.

Tkl 12 12 45 69

TFL 0 1.5-4 3.0-7 4.5-11

Sck 0 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0 0

FR 0 0 1-0 1-0

Int 0 0 3-23 3-23

PB 0 2 2 4

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 7 vs. Virginia, Oct. 25, 2008 TFL: 1.0, four times INTs: 1, three times FR: 1 vs. Florida State. Nov. 1, 2008 PB: 2 vs. Miami, Nov. 20, 2008 Longest INT Return: 14 at Boston College, Sept. 6, 2008

Griffin, Ga.

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REID’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A 2010 13-1 11-1 2009 14-6 7-5 2008 13-8 29-16 TOTAL 40-15 47-22

RAWLINGS

One of several specialists hoping to replace Scott Blair as the primary placekicker... a non-scholarship transfer from Georgia Military College who joined the program after classes began in August, 2009. 2010 (Junior): Did not see game action. 2009 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2008 (Georgia Military College): Played one season of football... transferred to Georgia Military College after playing one season of soccer at Gordon College... played one season of football at GMC under coach Bert Williams... converted 40-of-45 PATs... made 5-of-7 field goal attempts with a long of 32 yards. High School: Spalding High School, 2007.. attended Spalding for one full year after transferring from Griffin Christian High School... played tennis at Spalding... played four years of soccer, four years of basketball and three years of baseball at Griffin Christian...

Rashaad

 2008 Second Team Freshmen All-America (Sporting News)  2008 Second Team Freshmen All-America (Phil Steele)

Ty

K

was a soccer standout and served as team captain two years... helped lead team to a state soccer championship in 2005 and the runner-up spot in 2006... graduated fourth in a class of 271... owned a 4.07 GPA. Personal: Full name is Tyler Ryan Rawlings... goes by “Ty”... parents are Randy and Sandra... has one sister, Brianna... born Sept. 10, 1989 in Altamonte Springs, Fla.... previously lived in DeBary, Fla... his grandfather attended Georgia Tech... majoring in industrial engineering... considering a career as an ophthalmologist... enjoys the guitar, surfing, singing and cycling... did not begin playing football until after graduating high school.

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r-Sr.

More on Rawlings Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Rainn Wilson Favorite late-night snack: Tobasco hot and spicy Cheez-Its Favorite place I have traveled to: Asuncion, Paraguay Place I would like to visit, but never have: Hawaii When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Ronaldo In high school I had a summer job as: lifeguard Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I surf My prized possession: my car One thing I can do better than almost anyone: Sodoku puzzles One talent I wish I had: golf Reality show I would be on: American Idol A good friend playing football at another school: Michael Donovan (Georgia State) Favorite pro sports team: Atlanta Braves I can do a great impression of: Frank Sinatra Nickname/mascot of high school team: Jaguars

Possibly Tech’s most versatile player in the defensive secondary... has started at safety, corner and nickel... has played in 40 career games with 15 starts... has three career interceptions -- all of them coming in 2008... played as a true freshman in 2008, earning second team Freshmen All-America honors... with all four positions in the secondary up for grabs in 2011, Reid is a solid candidate to start. 2010 (Junior): Played in all 13 games and started once (vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl)... recorded 12 tackles, including 11 solo tackles... recorded a pair of solo tackles vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had a pair of solo tackles in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... started in the Independence Bowl and registered a season-high four tackles, all solos. 2009 (Sophomore): Played in 14 games and started six times -- three at safety and two at cornerback... had 12 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups... made first start of the season vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26) and responded with three tackles, a halftackle for loss and a pass break-up... had a pair of tackles at Miami (Sept. 17). 2008 (True Freshman): Made an immediate impact as a true freshman... started the last eight games at cornerback or as the nickel... had three interceptions, tying for second on the team... recorded 45 tackles, 29 solo tackles and 3.0 tackles-for-loss... had two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery... was Tech’s second-leading tackler in the Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. LSU (Dec. 31) with six tackles, including five solos... had an outstanding game in the win over No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... had six tackles (four solos), two pass break-ups and

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 Rashaad Reid

Favorite late-night snack: oatmeal pie Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: California When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Jordan In high school I had a summer job as: mailroom assistant Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I play the drums My prized possession: my name Reality show I would be on: The Game A good friend playing football at another school: Rashard Hall (Clemson) Favorite pro sports teams: Jaguars, Heat, Marlins


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 his third interception of the season... started at cornerback and was a hero in the win over Florida State (Nov. 1)... made three tackles against the Seminoles and recovered an FSU fumble in the end zone when the ‘Noles were threatening to take the lead with less than a minute remaining... recorded seven tackles, including six solo tackles, vs. Virginia (Oct. 25)... recorded his second career interception, had a tackle-for-loss and four tackles at Clemson (Oct. 18)... made his first career start vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11) when the Jackets began the game in a nickel package... recorded his first career interception and returned it 14 yards at Boston College (Sept. 6)... missed nearly half of August drills with a hamstring injury. High School: Named to the Florida Times-Union Super 75… rated as the No. 58 cornerback nationally by Scout.com… played three years of high school football and served one year as team captain… led St. Augustine HS to three consecutive district titles from 200507… was on the class 3A state championship team as a sophomore in 2005… also played three years of basketball and ran track for three years… led the track team to district titles in 2006 and 2007 and was all-district in the 4x100 relay… a good student who consistently made the honor roll. Personal: Selected Tech because of the academics, the football program, a chance to compete for a national championship, and the city of Atlanta… born Dec. 11, 1989 in St. Augustine, Fla… given name is Rashaad Dwayne Reid… has two siblings… cousin, Willie Cooper, played football at Miami… cousin, Quinterrance Cooper, played football at Western Kentucky... majoring in management.

Canton, Ga. Sequoyah HS LB

5-9

207

50 r-Fr.

A redshirt freshman walk-on linebacker who joined the team in late August, 2010. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Sequoyah HS... played four seasons of football... played linebacker and guard... also played two seasons of soccer and two seasons of baseball... named all-county in 2008 and 2009... named all-region in 2008 and 2009... earned numerous academic honors. Personal: Full name is Joshua Paul Rogers... parents are Richard and Flory... born Oct. 23, 1991 in Singapore... has previously lived in Chicago... siblings are Daniel and Rachel... Daniel attended Georgia Tech... majoring in aerospace engineering... wants to be a pilot. PLAYERS

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26 r-So.

A sound safety with good size and outstanding range... looking to compete for a job in the secondary rotation and the opportunity is there will all four starting jobs up for grabs... recruited to play defensive back but has the skills to play at the A-back position on offense. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in three games -- vs. South Carolina State, Middle Tennessee State and vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl -- almost exclusively on special teams. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Ware Shoals High School... led team to four consecutive regional championships... earned all-state honors and played in the North-South All-Star Game in 2008... a four-time all-region selection... recorded 82 tackles and seven interceptions on defense and had 1,129 yards of total offense and 25 touchdowns on offense in 2008... produced 3,429 yards of total offense and 63 touchdowns, and 160 tackles and 18 interceptions for his career... played for coach Jeff Murdock, earning four varsity letters and serving one year as team captain... also played four years of basketball. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of the education, the city of Atlanta, and the football program... full name is Lance Leon Richardson... son of Willie Richardson and Anjenet Leverett... born Sept. 21, 1990 in Greenwood, S.C... a left-hander... has one older sibling, Terrance... Terrance played football for four years at Newberry College.. active in the FCA... majoring in management.

More on Richardson Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Jemea Thomas Favorite late-night snack: cake Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Hollywood When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Sean Taylor In high school I had a summer job as: camp counselor Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m a rapper One thing I can do better than almost anyone: tell jokes One talent I wish I had: singing Favorite pro sports team: Tennessee Titans I can do a great impression of: Kevin Hart Nickname/mascot of high school team: Hornets

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Lance

S

Joshua

Favorite late-night snack: Ramen Noodles Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Alaska When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Barry Sanders My prized possession: my ride One thing I can do better than almost anyone: math One talent I wish I had: play guitar Reality show I would be on: Keeping Up With The Kardashians Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Hawks, Braves I can do a great impression of: Chewbacca Nickname/mascot of high school team: Chiefs

Scott

SCHROER

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Dunwoody, Ga. Wesleyan HS AB

5-9

185

So.

A sophomore non-scholarship player who joined the roster in August, 2011. High School: Wesleyan HS... played four years of football for coach Pridgen... played receiver... served two years as team captain... also played lacrosse... led Wesleyan to a state championship in the Georgia Dome... was crowned homecoming king. Personal: Given name is Scott Michael Schroer... parents are Brad and Janet... born June 7, 1991 in Dunwoody, Ga... has one brother -- Nick... played last year on the club lacrosse team... majoring in mechanical engineering.

Rusty

SCOTT Lincolnton, Ga. Lincoln County HS LB  Lance Richardson

6-3

212

53 Fr.

A true freshman non-scholarship player who joined the roster in August, 2011. High School: Lincoln County HS... played four seasons under coach Larry Campbell... played tight end and outside linebacker... served two years as team captain... helped lead team to regional titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009... honorable mention all-state as a senior... team offensive MVP as a junior... also played four years of baseball, three seasons of basketball and ran the 800-meters in track one season... was baseball team MVP as a senior. Personal: Full name is Lionel Colvin Scott... parents are Russell and Ann... Russell played football at West Alabama... has one sibling, Amanda... Amanda currently attends Georgia Tech and is on the club rowing team... born May 2, 1993 in Augusta, Ga... cousin, Brandon Barden, plays football at Vanderbilt. 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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David

Matt

SCULLY

SERPICO

Dawsonville, Ga. Dawson County HS K A non-scholarship kicker who joined the team after classes began in August, 2009... part of a group of specialists competing to replace Scott Blair as the primary kicker. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw special teams action in two games -- vs. South Carolina State and Middle Tennessee State. 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Dawson County High School... earned three varsity letters in football under coach Jeff Lee... also played four years of soccer, serving two years as team captain... served as class president as a senior. Personal: Full name is David Clarke Scully... parents are Michael and Melinda... has two siblings -- Shane and Brigid... born Nov. 8, 1990 in Newark, Del... previously lived in New Castle, Del., and Dallas, Texas... majoring in biochemistry... enjoys kayaking.

6-2

201

44 r-So.

More on Scully Favorite late-night snack: popcorn Favorite place I have traveled to: Ireland Place I would like to visit, but never have: Australia When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Pele’ Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m Lebanese My prized possession: my RAT cap One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play Halo One talent I wish I had: ride a unicycle Reality show I would be on: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge Favorite pro sports team: Manchester United The best uniform in all of sports: Mighty Ducks I can do a great impression of: Mickey Mouse

SEAGER Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg HS OL

LB

6-2

295

74 Fr.

A true freshman non-scholarship player who joined the roster in August, 2011. High School: Blacksburg HS... played four seasons and served one year as team captain... voted by teammates as most valuable offensive lineman in 2010. Personal: Full name is Timothy Ryan Seager... parents are Stephen and Debra... has one sister, Katelynne... born Nov. 9, 1992 in Elmira, N.Y... enjoys reading, video games, basketball, fishing and tubing... considering a major in nuclear engineering.

6-4

231

Fr.

A true freshman non-scholarship player who joined the roster in August, 2011. High School: Whitewater HS... earned three varsity letters and served one year as team captain for coach Amos McCreary... played tight end and defensive end... named all-area second team on both offense and defense... was a first team all-region tight end as a senior... a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Matthew Daniel Serpico... parents are Fred and Tamme... has two siblings -- Fred and Nicole... born Feb. 4, 1993 in Hillsborough, N.J... enjoys water sports... began playing football in ninth grade... considering a major in chemistry.

David

SIMS St. Matthews, S.C. Calhoun County HS QB-BB SIMS’ CAREER STATISTICS Passing G-GS Eff Com-Att 2010 5-0 0.00 0-0 Rushing G-GS Att Yds Avg 2010 5-0 7 58 8.3

Tim

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Fayetteville, Ga. Whitewater HS

Int 0 TD 1

6-0 Pct 0.00 LP 20

218

Yds TD LP 0 0 0 Ply TO PG 7 58 11.6

7 r-So. PG 0.0 TDR 1

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 4 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Yards Rushing: 34 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010 TD Rushing: 1 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Long Rush: 20 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Total Offense Yards: 34 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010

A strong, athletic player who will get a look at both the quarterback and B-back positions... will compete with Tevin Washington and Synjyn Days for the top job at QB... will also battle a host of players for playing time at B-back... demonstrated he can be a solid ball-carrier in limited playing time in 2010... a dual-threat QB who fits nicely into Paul Johnson’s system... an excellent athlete who was a playmaker on both sides of the ball in high school. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in five games -- vs. South Carolina State, Virginia, Middle Tennessee State, Clemson and Virginia Tech... rushed seven times for 58 yards (8.3

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Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Eric Berry Favorite late-night snack: Frosted Flakes Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: California When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Barry Sanders Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m a picky eater My prized possession: my Bible One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play Spades One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Hard Knocks Favorite pro sports teams: Jets, Heat, Yankees I can do a great impression of: Anyone


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 yards per carry) and one touchdown... had a long run of 20 yards... did not attempt a pass... rushed three times for a season-best 34 yards in the season opener against South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... carried four times for 24 yards and his first career touchdown against Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23). 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Calhoun County HS... a Scout.com 3-star recruit... No. 54 QB in the nation (Scout.com)... No. 20 athlete in the nation (ESPN.com)... finalist for South Carolina Mr. Football award... second team all-state selection for all classifications... named ESPN’s National High School Player of the Week... played in South Carolina’s North-South All-Star Game... passed for over 1,000 yards and rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a senior in 2008... threw for 1,492 yards and 19 touchdowns, rushed for 895 yards and 11 TDs, picked off five passes including two for touchdowns as a junior in 2007 for the Saints... holds school records for total offense in a season (3,900), passing touchdowns (37), career passing yards (5,800) and career rushing yards (2,800)... led CCHS to three regional championships and Sims was 28-6 as a starter during his career... coached by Walter Wilson, earning four varsity letters in football including two seasons as team captain... also played two seasons of basketball. Personal: Son of David Sims, Sr. and Carolyn Jackson... full name is David O’Briann Sims... born Sept. 14, 1990 in Orangeburg, S.C... began playing football at age 11... may want to pursue a career as a sports agent... majoring in management.

SMITH

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Monroe, Ga. Monroe Area HS QB-DB

6-0

185

Fr.

An athletic newcomer who will get a look at quarterback as well as defensive back. High School: Monroe Area HS... coached by Matt Fligg... played quarterback for the Purple Hurricanes… led team to an 11-2 record and a state playoff appearance… ran the option… rushed for a school record 1,795 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior… had 13 rushing attempts of at least 50 yards… passed for 431 yards and five touchdowns... named all-state and was team MVP as a senior... two-time all-region selection... was on the academic honor roll all four hears. Personal: Full name is Demontevious Delirrhea Smith but goes by Demond (duh-MOND)... parents are Garry Smith and Shadonne Wright... has a younger brother, Degarrlow... born Nov. 14, 1993 in Rockdale, Ga... enjoys video games and basketball... began playing football at age 13.

Orwin

SMITH

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Phenix City, Ala. Central HS AB

6-0

SMITH’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP Rush 2010 13-6 53 2009 14-0 5 TOTAL 27-6 58

Yds 516 26 540

Avg 9.7 5.2 9.3

TD 4 0 4

Kick Returns 2010 2009 TOTAL

Avg 16.7 24.0 22.8

TD 0 0 0

LP 23 83 83

Att Yds 7 117 37 888 44 1,005

LP 73 12 73

202 Rec 12 2 14

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 12 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Yards Rushing: 88 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Long Rush: 73 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 TD Rushing: 1, four times Receptions: 2, four times Yards Receiving: 51 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 Longest Reception: 41 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 TD Receptions: None Kick Returns: 6 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009 Kick Return Yards: 139 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009 Long Return: 83 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009 All-Purpose Yards: 139 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009

Yds 195 26 221

Avg 16.2 13.0 15.8

Jr. TD 0 0 0

LP 41 21 41

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Demond

One of Georgia Tech’s best big-play threats... a verMore on Smith satile player who started six games in 2010... Tech’s leading returning rusher... productive as a rusher Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Kevin Hart (540 career yards), receiver (221 yards) and kick returner (1,005 yards)... was one of seven true freshFavorite late-night snack: honey buns man to see action in 2009... served as Tech’s Favorite place I have traveled primary kick returner in 2009 and the first part of to: Italy 2010... holds Georgia Tech single-season records for When I was a kid, the player I kickoff returns (37) and kickoff return yards (888) in pretended to be was: Eddie ‘09... a very strong runner, productive as a slashing, George straight-line ball-carrier ... comes from the same In high school I had a summer high school as former Yellow Jacket guard Cord job as: ice cream maker Howard. My prized possession: my car 2010 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games and One thing I can do better than started six times... rushed 53 times for 516 yards almost anyone: play Modern and a whopping 9.7 yards per carry... rushed for Warfare four touchdowns... Tech’s second-leading receiver One talent I wish I had: play with 12 receptions for 195 yards (16.2 yards per rethe piano ception)... returned seven kickoffs for 117 yards... Favorite pro sports teams: Tirushed five times for 37 yards, had one reception tans, Trailblazers, Rays, Red Wings for 19 yards and four kickoff returns for 74 yards at The best uniform in all of Kansas (Sept. 11)... his only rushing attempt at sports: Tennessee Titans North Carolina was a 73-yard touchdown scamper Nickname/mascot of high at Kenan Stadium (Sept. 18)... his lone carry the school team: Red Devils next week was a 10-yard touchdown run vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had two receptions for 23 yards in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... rushed three times for 24 yards and a touchdown and had a pair of receptions for 51 yards in the victory over Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23)... carried four times for 54 yards and hauled in two receptions for 37 yards at Clemson... rushed three times for 38 yards and a touchdown at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... had career highs for rushing attempts (12) and rushing yards (88) vs. Miami (Nov. 13)... rushed eight times for 39 yards and had two receptions for 16 yards at Georgia (Nov. 27). 2009 (True Freshman): Was a key contributor as a true freshman... served as Tech’s primary kick returner and a back-up at A-back... had 37 kickoff returns for 88 yards (24.0 ypa)... ranked seventh in the ACC and 63rd nationally... ranked fourth on the team in all-purpose yardage (67.1 ypg)... rushed five times for 26 yards and had two receptions for 26  Orwin Smith yards... had a career-high six kickoff returns for 117 yards vs. Clemson in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 5)... had an 83-yard kickoff return and 139 all-purpose yards at Duke (Nov. 14)... had three carries for 20 yards and three kickoff returns for 55 yards at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... had four kick returns for 111 yards at Miami (Sept. 17). High School: Central HS... rushed for 1,252 yards on 214 carries and scored 18 touchdowns as a senior... his 18 touchdowns in 2008 tied a school record... as a junior, rushed for 1,278 yards and 12 touchdowns... a first team all-state selection, two-time All-Bi-City and two-time team MVP... played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic... coached by Ron Nelson, earning three varsity letters as a running back... also ran track for four years (sprinter) and played basketball for three seasons. Personal: Chose Tech because of the academics, the football program and Atlanta... son of Stacy Henry and Monica Smith.. full name is Orwin Dante Smith... has two siblings, Robert and Malik... began playing football at age seven... majoring in business management.


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Broderick

SMITH

SNODDY

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Tampa, Fla. Jesuit HS OT

6-5

292

r-Jr.

A returning starter at right tackle... earned that starting job after recovering from a knee injury that kept him out of spring practice in 2010... he also beat out a returning senior starter for the job... enjoyed a solid redshirt freshman season in Tech’s ACC championship season of 2009... began that year as a top back-up at tackle before starting three games late in the season... has played in 23 career games with 12 starts... one of Tech’s most experienced offensive linemen... possesses good speed for a player his size... will sit out the first two games of 2011 for violating team policy. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games and started eight times at right tackle... missed three games with nagging injuries... started the first six games of the season... helped the Georgia Tech offense lead the nation in rushing offense. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): A top reserve and part-time starter on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman... suffered a season-ending injury in the ACC Championship Game vs. Clemson (Dec. 5) and did not play in the FedEx Orange Bowl... played in 13 games and started four times... started the final three games of the regular season and the ACC Championship Game after starter Austin Barrick went down with an injury. 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Earned all-county honors in 2007… selected All-Hillsborough County second team… earned all-state honors by the FSWA as an offensive tackle… rated the No. 56 prospect nationally at offensive tackle by Scout.com… recorded six sacks on the defensive line as a junior… earned two varsity letters in football at defensive end, offensive tackle and tight end… also earned two letters in basketball as an imposing center… served one year as captain of the basketball team… recorded a triple-double as a sophomore with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 11 blocked shots against Berkeley Prep… selected for the student council as a senior… attended same high school as current Yellow Jacket Michael Peterson. Personal: Born July 24, 1990 in Tampa… given name is Philip Wallace Smith… father, Mark, played football for four years at Nicholls State… has a younger brother, Brad... a management major.

More on Smith Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Stewie Griffin Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Barcelona Place I would like to visit, but never have: Germany When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Simeon Rice and Randy Moss In high school I had a summer job as: HVAC technician Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m good at basketball My prized possession: ACC championship ring One thing I can do better than almost anyone: Call of Duty: Black Ops One talent I wish I had: play guitar Reality show I would be on: The Inferno A good friend playing football at another school: Erick McGriff (Kansas) Favorite pro sports teams: Buccaneers, Magic, Rays I can do a great impression of: Coach Todd Spencer Nickname/mascot of high school team: Tigers

Carrollton, Ga. Carrollton HS RB

5-9

22

190

Fr.

A true freshman running back who will likely begin career as an A-back... comes from the same high school as former Yellow Jacket Jerrard Tarrant. High School: Carrollton HS... played for coach Rayvan Teague… rushed for 1,150 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior… rated as the 49th-best prospect in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution… named all-area in 2010... invited to play in the North-South Game... was a track star in high school… won the state 3A championship in the 100 (10.76) and the 200 (21.91)... made the academic honor roll. Personal: Full name is Broderick Brett Snoddy... mother, Lynn... has two siblings -- Bernard and Krisha... born Jan. 3, 1993 in Carrollton, Ga... began playing football at age six... undecided on a major.

Ryan

SPARLIN

60

Kennesaw, Ga. Harrison HS LB A redshirt freshman walk-on who joined the team for practice in August, 2010. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Harrison HS. Personal: Majoring in computational media.

6-0

237

r-Fr.

More on Sparlin Favorite late-night snack: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream Favorite place I have traveled to: New York Place I would like to visit, but never have: Japan When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Jordan My prized possession: my motorcycle One thing I can do better than almost anyone: handstands One talent I wish I had: write better Reality show I would be on: The Apprentice A good friend playing football at another school: Ricky Connors (Northern Illinois) Favorite pro sports teams: all Atlanta teams The best uniform in all of sports: Texas Rangers Nickname/mascot of high school team: Hoyas

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Bryce

SWEENEY Kingsland, Ga. Camden County HS OL

6-5

255

79 Fr.

A true freshman non-scholarship player who joined the team in August, 2011. High School: Camden County HS... earned four varsity letters... played tight end... helped lead CCHS to four consecutive regional championships... played on the 2008 and 2009 state 5A championship teams... named first team all-region as a senior... recipient of the Honor, Courage and Commitment Award from ESPN and the Marine Corps... member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Full name is Bryce Ashton Sweeney... parents are Kevin and Mary... has two siblings -- Dan and Ronan... born Oct. 5, 1992... has an interest in meteorology.

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Rod

SWEETING

6

Locust Grove, Ga. Luella HS CB SWEETING’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL 2010 13-0 27-11 38 1.0-1 2009 14-0 7-1 8 0 TOTAL 27-0 34-12 46 1.0-1

6-0 Sck 0 0 0

184 FC 0 0 0

FR 1 0 1

Jr. Int 1-7 0 1-7

PB 7 0 7

A skilled and athletic player who is a leading candidate to start at cornerback... playing time increased almost week by week in 2010... has also seen action on special teams... should benefit from having a year of the 3-4 defense under his belt... played as a true freshman in Tech’s ACC championship season of 2009... came to Tech after a standout prep career. 2010 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games... recorded 38 tackles (27 solo tackles) and one tackle for loss... had one interception and one fumble recovery... his seven pass breakups ranked second on the team... had two tackles and recovered a fumble at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... recorded four tackles (all solo tackles) vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had four tackles (all solos) in the win over Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23)... registered six tackles at Clemson (Oct. 30)... had a pair of tackles and recorded his first career interception -- off a Tyrod Taylor pass -- at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... had a career-high eight tackles in the win over Duke (Nov. 20)... had a pair of tackles and first career tackles for loss vs. Air Force in the Independence Bowl. 2009 (True Freshman): One of seven true freshmen to see action... played in all 14 games as a reserve in the secondary and on special teams... recorded eight tackles including seven solo tackles... had a tackle in his first career game vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)... recorded two solo tackles at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... had a pair of solo tackles at Florida State (Oct. 10). High School: Luella HS... a Scout.com 4-star recruit... No. 22 CB in the nation (Scout.com)... No. 28 safety in the nation (ESPN.com)... 2008 Georgia Class 5A first team all-state selection, and a two-time first team all-region... earned Golden Helmet Award for academic and athletic performance and was team MVP in 2008... played in the Offense-Defense All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, S.C... had 36 receptions for 723 yards and 10 TD’s as a senior... defensively, had 58 tackles and two interceptions and also served as a kickoff and punt returner... junior season had 58 tackles, one interception, one blocked field goal, one fumble recovery and a 99-yard kickoff return... coached by Paul Burgdorf... earned three varsity letters in football and served two years as team captain. Personal: Son of Norris and Williesa Toomer... full name is Roderick Hilary Sweeting... born Sept. 28, 1990 in Miami... has two siblings, Garrett Toomer and Tyrikka Hudson... uncle, John Henry, played basketball at Oral Roberts... enjoys riding horses and four-wheelers... started playing football at age eight... majoring in business management.

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Steven

SYLVESTER

34

McDonough, Ga. Union Grove HS LB SYLVESTER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL 2010 13-13 29-31 60 10.5-33 2009 14-9 23-17 40 4.0-22 2008 12-0 8-3 11 0 TOTAL 39-22 60-51 111 14.5-55

6-2 Sck 3.0-13 3.0-19 0 6.0-32

240 FC 3 0 0 3

FR 1 1 0 2

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 8 vs. Duke, Nov. 20, 2010 TFL: 1.0 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 FR: 1 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010 Interceptions: 1 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010 Interception Return: 7 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010 PB: 2 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010; 2 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010

Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Martin Lawrence Favorite late-night snack: honey buns Favorite place I have traveled to: Bahamas Place I would like to visit, but never have: Jamaica When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: cutting grass with my dad Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I ride horses One thing I can do better than almost anyone: ride horses One talent I wish I had: to fly Reality show I would be on: Mo’Nique Show A good friend playing football at another school: Detrick Bonner (Virginia Tech) Favorite pro sports team: Miami Dolphins

Sr. Int 0 0 0 0

PB 1 0 0 1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 10 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010 TFL: 3.0 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010 Sacks: 2.0 at Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010 FC: 1, three times FR: 1 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009; 1 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010 PB: 1 at Kansas, Sept. 11, 2010

A two-year starter -- in the 4-3 scheme in 2009 and in the 3-4 in 2010... a team leader... has gone from a reserve linebacker as a true freshman in 2008 to a nine-game starter as a sophomore in 2009 to a 13-game starter as a junior... could emerged as one of the top outside linebackers in the ACC... has natural tools of a linebacker but also the skills to play running back… a strong tackler who consistently knocks ball carriers backwards. 2010 (Junior): Started all 13 games... recorded 60 tackles (29 solo tackles)... led the team in tackles for loss (10.5)... had 3.0 sacks... ranked among the ACC leaders in fumbles caused (3)... also recovered a fumble and broke up one pass... registered nine tackles, a career-high 2.0 sacks and forced a fumble at Kansas (Sept. 11)... had career highs for tackles with 10 (seven solo tackles) and tackles for loss in the win at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... recorded four tackles and a sack in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... registered six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 23)... had seven tackles (five solo tackles) and forced a fumble vs. Miami (Nov. 13). 2009 (Sophomore): Started eight times and played in all 14 games at outside linebacker... recorded 40 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks and one fumble recovery... recorded four tackles including 1.5 sacks vs. Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl... recorded four tackles, a half-tackle for loss and a fumble recovery vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... produced four tackles and a sack of Wake Forest QB Riley Skinner (Nov. 7)... had six tackles, including five solo tackles, at Virginia (Oct. 24)... had seven tackles, 1.0 sacks and 0.5 tackles for loss vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... had five tackles, including four solo tackles, at Florida State (Oct. 10). 2008 (True Freshman): Scrapped the redshirt in the second game and was a solid backup at outside linebacker... saw action in every game after taking off the redshirt... had 11 tackles, including eight solo tackles... recorded four tackles, including three solo tackles, vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... had three tackles, including two solo tackles, vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... saw significant action vs. Boston College (Sept. 6) and made one solo tackle. High School: Ranked by Superprep as Georgia’s No. 21 prospect… ranked No. 26 in the same category by Rivals… Rivals ranked him the 26th-best prospect nationally at inside linebacker… Scout.com ranked him 23rd nationally as a weakside linebacker… named first team all-region as a senior and second team as a sophomore and junior… selected to play in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game… scored four touchdowns in his final high school game… earned four varsity letters in football under coaches Bill Hobbs and Mike McDonald… also earned three letters in basketball as a power forward… former teammate of Georgia Tech junior linebacker Kyle Jackson… was vice-president of the student body… homecoming king as a senior… received the Coca-Cola Award for outstanding athletic and academic achievement. Personal: Born October 18, 1989 in Enterprise, Ala… once lived in Seattle… given name is Steven Joseph Sylvester... one of the team comedians who can do imitations of almost anyone... majoring in sociology.

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 varsity letters in football... played for coach Keith Maloof... helped lead Norcross to regional championships in 2006 and 2007... named to the 2007 Gwinnett County all-star team... broke three school records that had stood since 1956 --- field goals made in a season (12 in 2006), PATs in a season (42 in 2006), field goals in one game (3 in 2007 vs. Northview)... kicked a 47-yard field goal with 20 seconds left to put the game into triple-overtime in 2006... served as executive vice-president of the student council... a member of the honor roll. Personal: Full name is James Christopher Tanner... parents are Richard and Kathy Tanner... Richard graduated from Georgia Tech in 1979... born in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 23, 1990... majoring in economics and international affairs... post-school ambition is to be an economist... chose Tech because of the opportunity to kick for the Yellow Jackets; the academics and business program; and because his father attended Tech.

More on Sylvester Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Tracy Morgan Favorite late-night snack: Chewy Bars Favorite place I have traveled to: California Place I would like to visit, but never have: Brazil When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Deion Sanders In high school I had a summer job as: grass cutter Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I sing My prized possession: picture of my brother, two cousins and me One thing I can do better than almost anyone: do impressions One talent I wish I had: play the guitar Reality show I would be on: Real World A good friend playing football at another school: Ahmed Shakoor (Marshall) Favorite pro sports teams: all 32 NFL teams, Heat, Braves I can do a great impression of: anyone Nickname/mascot of high school team: Wolverines

Jemea

THOMAS

14

Fitzgerald, Ga. Fitzgerald HS DB THOMAS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 Redshirt 2009 14-0 5-5 10

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Chris

TANNER Norcross, Ga. Norcross HS K TANNER’S CAREER STATISTICS Kicking XP-A FG-A Pct 1-19 2009 14-14 0-0 0.0 0-0

6-0

20-29 0-0

30-39 0-0

178 40-49 50-+ 0-0 0

17 r-Jr. Lg 0

Blk 0

CAREER HIGHS PATs: 7 at Florida State, Oct. 10, 2010 Points Scored: 7 at Florida State, Oct. 10, 2010

Enters the 2011 season as the most experienced kicker on the roster... that experience came in 2009 when he kicked 14 extra points over a three-game span... hoping to replace Scott Blair as the primary kicker... a non-scholarship local product. 2010 (Sophomore): Did not see game action. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): The top back-up at placekicker... played in three games... took over place-kicking duties late in the North Carolina game (Sept. 24) and attempted every PAT in the next two games... was a perfect 14-of-14 on PATs... did not attempt a field goal... made his only PAT at North Carolina (Sept. 24)... was 6-of-6 on PATs at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)... kicked a career-high seven PATs at Florida State (Oct. 10). 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted.... joined the team after classes began in August. High School: Norcross HS... earned two

More on Tanner Favorite late-night snack: blackberry yogurt Favorite place I have traveled to: Haiti Place I would like to visit, but never have: New Zealand When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Chris Chandler In high school I had a summer job as: paper shredder Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I play piano My prized possession: autograph by Arnold Schwarzenegger One thing I can do better than almost anyone: tell really detailed stories One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore A good friend playing football at another school: Parker Conley (Florida State) Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Braves, Thrashers The best uniform in all of sports: Atlanta Braves

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r-So.

TFL

Sck

FC

FR

Int

PB

0

0

0

1-0

0

1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009 FR: 1 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009 PB: 1 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009

A talented, athletic safety who should be a huge boost to the secondary in 2011... overwhelmingly the choice by teammates as the team’s most athletic player... redshirted in 2010 after playing as a true freshman in 2009... moved this spring from safety to cornerback where he has been impressive... learned a great deal in 2009 as the back-up to Morgan Burnett, who now plays for the Green Bay Packers... played in every game in 2009... a smooth, natural athlete who can play on either side of the ball... moved from A-back to defensive back in August, 2009... an in-state product who enjoyed an outstanding prep career. 2010: Redshirted... maintained a good attitude and worked hard for the scout team. 2009 (True Freshman): Served as the top back-up to Morgan Burnett at the rover position... came off the bench to record 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass break-up... recorded three tackles, including an impressive takedown on a kickoff, vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... had two tackles in the win at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... recovered a Jacksonville State fumble in his first collegiate game on Sept. 5.... one of seven true freshmen to play key roles in 2009... moved from A-back to defensive back in early August. High School: Fitzgerald High School... a Scout.com 3-star recruit... 2008 Class AA Defensive Player of  Jemea Thomas the Year (AJC)... Class AA first team all-state selection (GHSA and AJC), all-district and was named to the More on Thomas North-South All-Star Classic roster... Favorite person I folrushed 59 times for 518 yards (8.8 low on Twitter: Rashaad yards per carry) and seven touchReid downs in 2008... defensively, had 140 Favorite late-night tackles (84 solo) with three blocked snack: ice cream field goals and four interceptions... Favorite place I have coached by Robbie Pruitt... also ran traveled to: Miami track. Place I would like to Personal: Chose Georgia Tech bevisit, but never have: cause “it’s the perfect place,” the YelAfrica low Jacket players and because it is My prized possession: close to home... full name is Jemea my hair I. Thomas... born April 7, 1990 in Reality show I would be on: Maury Fitzgerald, Ga... has five older siblings... brother, Fabian Daniel, played Nickname/mascot of high school team: football at Shorter College... began Hurricanes playing football at age nine... a management major.


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Omoregie

TOBIN

UZZI

Holmdel, N.J. Saint John Vianney HS LS-LB

6-3

55

220

Fr.

A scholarship true freshman who comes to Tech primarily as a long snapper, but can also play linebacker... the first scholarship player from New Jersey to play for the Yellow Jackets since 2001. High School: Saint John Vianney HS... played for coach Skip Edwards... earned New Jersey all-class honors... earned three varsity letters and served one year as team captain... considered one of the top long snappers nationally... earned all-area honors as a senior... had 16 tackles in one game... invited to play in the New Jersey North-South Game. Personal: Full name is Sean Michael Tobin... parents are Mike and MaryAnn... born May 17, 1993 in Edison, N.J... cousin, Anthony Dipaula, plays football at Rutgers.

TRAVIS Cumming, Ga. South Forsyth HS LB

6-3

43

235

Fr.

A versatile true freshman who will likely begin his career as a linebacker... played a number of positions in high school... has good closing speed and a nose for the football. High School: South Forsyth HS... earned three varsity letters and served one year as team captain for coach Jeff Arnette... played fullback, offensive line and defensive end at SFHS… earned all-county honors in 2009 and 2010... selected all-region in 2010... holds the school power clean record (325 pounds)... also played three seasons on the lacrosse team. Personal: Full name is Kyle William Travis... parents are Todd and Ann... has a younger sister and brother -- Kelli and Conner... born June 26, 1993 in Atlanta... cousin, Sam Dawes, played baseball at Miami (Ohio)... began playing football in fifth grade.

Cole

TURNER

49

Evans, Ga. Augusta Christian School DB A non-scholarship player who joined the team in the spring. High School: Augusta Christian... played three seasons including one as team captain... played for coach Keith Walton... played linebacker and running back... a three-time all-region selection... also played three seasons of basketball and two years of soccer. Personal: Full name is Cole Aaron Turner... parents are Mark and Lori... has two siblings -- Kyle and Kelly... grandfather, Gene Cronic, played football at Georgia... born July 17, 1991 in Augusta, Ga... lived previously in Knoxville, Tenn. and Columbus, Ga... enjoys playing guitar and fly-fishing... majoring in mechanical engineering.

6-3

200

Fr.

More on Turner Favorite person I follow on Twitter: my English teacher Favorite late-night snack: Oreos Favorite place I have traveled to: London Place I would like to visit, but never have: New Zealand When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Ken Dorsey In high school I had a summer job as: lifeguard Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I flyfish My prized possession: my guitar One thing I can do better than almost anyone: make a milkshake Reality show I would be on: Survivor Favorite pro sports teams: Braves, Falcons, Magic Nickname/mascot of high school team: Lions

OL

6-3

300

r-Jr.

 2011 Outland Trophy Watch List  2011 Preseason All-ACC  2010 Second Team All-ACC A returning All-ACC guard... named to the 2011 preseason All-ACC team... earned second team All-ACC honors in 2010 as a 12-game starter... has great strength and has improved his fundamentals since arriving at Tech... did not start in 2009 but saw considerable action as a back-up... was one of the most highly-touted members of the 2008 recruiting class... excelled on both the offensive and defensive lines in high school… moves well laterally and plays with great effort... named to the preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy. 2010 (Sophomore): Started all 12 games he played in... missed the Sept. 11 Kansas game with an injury... named second team All-ACC, joining senior teammate Sean Bedford to give the Yellow Jackets two all-conference selections... twice nominated for ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): One of the top reserves on the offensive line... played in 12 games... helped Tech lead the ACC in rushing offense and total offense. 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted as a true freshman. High School: The ninth-rated offensive guard prospect nationally according to Scout.com… a first team all-state selection in 2007… also named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s AllCitywide Team… a 2007 U.S. Army All-American and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl… chosen to play in the first Dekalb County Senior All-Star Game… named most outstanding lineman at Chamblee High School… helped lead Chamblee to a 12-2 record in 2007 – the most wins in school history… Chamblee advanced to the state semifinals and earned a final state ranking of No. 3… was instrumental in Chamblee rushing for 4,267 yards (7.5 yards per carry) and 60 touchdowns in 2007… as a junior in 2006, Uzzi recorded 70 tackles and two sacks. Personal: Majoring in management... pronunciation: o-more-gay ooze-E.

More on Uzzi Favorite late-night snack: McDonald’s Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Bill Bellamy In high school I had a summer job as: working for my mom My prized possession: my family One thing I can do better than almost anyone: be me One talent I wish I had: singing Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Hawks, Braves I can do a great impression of: Gucci Mane, Rick Ross Nickname/mascot of high school team: Bulldogs

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WALLER Acworth, Ga. North Cobb HS 6-5

WR-DB

88

220

Fr.

A true freshman who can play on either side of the ball... a local product from just outside of Atlanta. High School: North Cobb HS... played for coach Shane Queen... a good student with a lofty high school GPA… earned three stars from both Rivals and Scout... earned three varsity letters and served two years as team captain... played wide receiver and defensive back... played on a regional championship team in 2007... named first team all-county and all-region, and second team all-state as a senior... invited to play in the Cobb Senior Bowl... had a 71-yard touchdown reception against Hillgrove... recorded 19 tackles as a junior against Cherokee... also played three seasons on the basketball team. Personal: Full name is Darren Charles Waller... parents are Dorian and Charlena... has one sibling, Deanna... born Sept. 13, 1992 in Landover, Md... has previously lived in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Marietta, Ga... has three uncles who all played for Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina... great grandfather was Fats Waller, a legendary jazz musician... plans to major in management.

sippi State (Sept. 20)... saw his first career action and made a tackle in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28). 2007 (True Freshman): Redshirted the season after battling through injury. High School: Rated among the Top 30 players in Georgia by Rivals (No. 22) and SuperPrep (No. 29)... ranked the No. 30 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals... tabbed to the Top 50 in Georgia by both the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Macon Telegraph... honorable mention all-state selection in Class AA... PrepStar all-region... coached by Jeff Lee at Dawson County High. Personal: Full name is Logan Spencer Timothy Walls... parents are Wyatt Bales and Torina Walls... son of the late Sandy Walls... born Nov. 8, 1988... majoring in management.

More on Walls Favorite late-night snack: cereal Place I would like to visit, but never have: Fiji When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Steve Young Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I eat chicken My prized possession: my grandmother’s feather pillow One thing I can do better than almost anyone: play ping-pong and FIFA 2010 One talent I wish I had: pool shark Reality show I would be on: Top Shot A good friend playing football at another school: Joe Gilbert and Clyde Yandell (Georgia State) Favorite pro sports team: Carolina Panthers Nickname/mascot of high school team: Tigers

Logan

WALLS Dawsonville, Ga. Dawson County HS DT

6-2

96

299

r-Sr.

 2010 ACC All-Academic Team  2009 ACC All-Academic Team WALLS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 13-12 2-21 23 2009 14-11 10-15 25 2008 3-0 0-1 1 TOTAL 30-23 12-37 49

TFL 0 3.0-11 0 3.0-11

Sck 0 2.0-8 0 2.0-8

FC 0 1 0 1

FR 1 0 0 1

Int 0 0 0 0

PB 1 0 0 1

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 4, five times TFL: 1.0 at Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009; 1.0 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009 Sacks: 1.0 at Virginia, Oct. 24, 2009; 1.0 vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2009 FC: 1 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009 FR: 1 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 PB: 1 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010

A two-year returning starter at defensive tackle... will have to hold off stiff competition to retain that starting job as a senior... started in the 4-3 scheme in 2009 and in the 3-4 in 2010... has played in 30 career games with 23 starts... enters 2011 with 49 career tackles... a tough player who overcame heart surgery in the summer of 2008 to be a solid contributor as a redshirt freshman... his brothers, Lance and Levi, were on the Yellow Jacket roster in 2008.... an outstanding student... made the ACC Academic Honor Roll for 2009-10... a two-time Academic All-ACC selection. 2010 (Junior): Played in all 13 games and started 12 times... recorded 23 tackles, one fumble recovery and one pass break-up... registered four tackles in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... had four tackles and recovered a fumble vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had three tackles in the Independence Bowl vs. Air Force... named to the ACC All-Academic Team for the second time. 2009 (Sophomore): Took over starting duties at defensive tackle in late September... played in 14 games and started 11 times... recorded 25 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and one forced fumble... had four tackles and a solo sack vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... recorded four tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)... made first career start vs. North Carolina (Sept. 26) and has started the last six games... recorded four tackles and caused a fumble at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... had his first career sack at Virginia (Oct. 24)... matched a career-high with three tackles and added his first career tackle for loss in the win over fourth-ranked Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)... recorded three tackles, including two solo tackles, at Miami (Sept. 17). 2008 (Redshirt Freshman): A reserve at defensive tackle...played in the second half in the win over No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... saw second-half action in the 38-7 win vs. Missis-

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G-GS 8-4 1-0 9-4

Att 116 6 122

Yds 514 40 554

Avg 4.4 6.7 4.5

TD 4 0 4

6-0 Pct 41.0 100.0 42.0 LP 29 17 29

205

Yds 417 21 438 Ply 177 7 184

TO 931 61 992

TD 2 0 2

r-Jr. LP 79 21 79

PG 52.1 21.0 48.7

PG 116.4 61.0 110.2

TDR 6 0 6

Enters the spring atop the depth chart at quarterback... earned that right after replacing injured starter Joshua Nesbitt in the second half of the Nov. 4 game at Virginia Tech and he went on to start the final four games of the season... did a solid job directing the offense in some high-pressure situations... has proven to be a good ball-carrier... rushed for 514 yards in 2010 and is Tech’s second-leading returning rusher behind Orwin Smith... will have to hold off Synjyn Days, David Sims and a pair of true freshmen to retain the starting job in 2011... on track to graduate in December... voted by teammates “most likely to surprise in 2011.” 2010 (Sophomore): Played in eight games and started the final four games... rushed 116 times for 514 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and four touchdowns... completed 25-of-61 pass attempts for 417 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions... produced 931 yards of total offense... rushed seven times for 44 yards and a touchdown in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... did not play in games 2-5... responded well in a difficult situation when starter Joshua Nesbitt went down with a season-ending injury late in the first half of the Nov. 4 Virginia Tech game... played the entire second half and nearly rallied the Yellow Jackets to a road win on national television... rushed 11 time for 45 yards and completed two passes for 80 yards against the Hokies... rushed for 122 yards on 21 carries and passed for 101 yards and a touchdown in his first career start, vs. Miami (Nov. 13)... carried 21 times for 94 yards and a TD, and passed for 90 yards and a TD in the win

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Favorite late-night snack: cookies Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami Place I would like to visit, but never have: Africa When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Michael Jordan In high school I had a summer job as: parking lot painter My prized possession: my family One thing I can do better than almost anyone: eat One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Jersey Shore A good friend playing football at another school: Ikeem Means (Auburn) Favorite pro sports team: Chicago Bulls I can do a great impression of: my grandfather Nickname/mascot of high school team: Indians

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WATSON Tallahassee, Fla. FAMU HS BB WATSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Rush Yds 2010 13-0 10 32 2009 6-0 9 37 TOTAL 19-0 19 69

Avg 3.2 4.1 3.6

6-1 TD 0 1 1

LP 7 9 9

Rec 0 0 0

32

237

r-Jr.

Yds 0 0 0

TD LP 0 0 0 0 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 4 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009 Rushing Yards: 25 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009 Touchdowns: 1 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009 Longest Rush: 9 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 5, 2009

After playing behind All-ACC Jonathan Dwyer in 2009 and All-ACC Anthony Allen in 2010, Watson will compete with others for the starting B-back role... has been a reserve and special teams player each of the previous two seasons... a big, strong runner with potential... a big, bruising back who runs with power… a north-south runner who is very tough between the tackles. 2010 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 13 games... rushed 10 times for 32 yards... carried three times for 10 yards in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... had three carries for 13 yards vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16). 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): A reserve at B-back... played in six games... rushed nine times for 37 yards (4.1 ypa) and one touchdown... rushed four times for 25 yards (6.2 ypa) in the season opener against Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)... had two carries for two yards at Virginia (Oct. 24)... had two carries for eight yards and his first career touchdown at Duke (Nov. 14). 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted, although he came close to shedding the redshirt in midseason... slowed in the preseason with a hamstring injury. High School: Selected to the FSWA Class 1B All-State Team… member of the Florida Times Union Super 75… rated as the nation’s third-best fullback by Rivals and fourth-best by Scout… also among Florida’s top 75 prospects by Rivals… led FAMU High School to the Class 1B state championship game in back-to-back years including a state title as a junior… led team to three consecutive district titles and two straight regional crowns… rushed for more than 1,500 yards as a senior… as a junior, ran for 2,140 yards and 34 touchdowns, ending the season with a 123-yard effort in the state title game… served two years as a team captain… the Tallahassee Quarterback Club’s Offensive Player of the Year… made 75 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and five sacks as a sophomore. Personal: Selected Georgia Tech because of the academics, the coaches and the family atmosphere… born June 18, 1990 in Irvine, Calif… given name is Richard C. Watson… has two brothers – Brandon and Alexander... majoring in management.

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CAREER HIGHS Pass Attempts: 16 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010 Pass Completions: 8 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Yards Passing: 101 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010; 101 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Long Pass: 79 vs. Duke, Nov. 20, 2010 Rushing Attempts: 28 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 Yards Rushing: 131 vs. Air Force, Dec. 27, 2010 TD Rushing: 2 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Long Rush: 29 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010; 29 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010 Total Offense Yards: 223 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010

over Duke (Nov. 20)... rushed 23 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns and completed 8of-15 passes for 101 yards at Georgia (Nov. 27)... had career highs for rushing attempts (28) and rushing yards (131) in the Independence Bowl vs. Air Force. 2009 (Redshirt Freshman): Began the season as the top back-up to Joshua Nesbitt at quarterback... moved down the depth chart to third after Jaybo Shaw returned from injury... played in one game -- the season opener against Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)... completed his only pass, for 21 yards... rushed six times for 40 yards including a long run of 17 yards. 2008 (True Freshman): Redshirted and often played quarterback on the scout team. High School: Named first team class 6A all-state… a two-time member of the Montgomery Advertiser all-metro team… earned all-county honors three times… ranked as the No. 60 prospect nationally at quarterback by Scout… posted career numbers of 5,042 yards passing, 2,097 yards rushing, 42 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing TDs… rushed for 1,088 yards and 14 TDs as a senior… led Wetumpka to a 10-2 record in 2007… passed for more than 200 yards five times in ‘07, including a season-high 254 yards in the second round of the state playoffs… rushed for more than 100 yards in five games, including a season-high 214 yards vs. Fairhope HS… a three-year starter for the Indians… played four years of football, including two as team captain, under coach Chad Anderson… also played basketball and baseball. Personal: Selected Georgia Tech because of its academic tradition, the opportunity to play college football at the highest level and to play for Coach Paul Johnson… born May 19, 1990 in Montgomery, Ala… given name is Tevin Cory-Hunter Washington… has three siblings – Trey, Adrienne and Audrie… father, Lewis, played basketball at Faulkner University... a business management major... considering a career as a lawyer.


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 High School: Washington County High School... More on Watts a Scout.com 3-star recruit... No. 30 weakside linebacker in the nation (Scout.com)... No. 49 Favorite late-night snack: zebra cookies outside linebacker nationally (ESPN.com)... recorded 86 tackles, nine tackles for loss and Favorite place I have traveled to: Miami three interceptions; three rushing touchdowns as Place I would like to visit, but a quarterback as a senior in 2008... played in only never have: Paris eight games in 2008 because of a torn labrum in When I was a kid, the player I shoulder... honorable mention All-State (GHSA)... pretended to be was: Randy Moss Augusta Chronicle All-Georgia Team... Region One thing I can do better than 3AAA Defensive Player of the Year... first team almost anyone: run All-Middle Georgia... earned four varsity letters in One talent I wish I had: singing football, playing quarterback and safety, and Favorite pro sports teams: served two years as a team captain... had singleRavens, Lakers, Yankees game highs of two interceptions and 20 tackles... I can do a great impression of: ran track for four years (sprinter) and played basTrey Songz ketball for two seasons... wore No. 10 in high Nickname/mascot of high school school, the same number worn by his cousin, team: Golden Hawks Stacy Walls. Personal: Chose Tech because of the coaching staff, the academics and because he “felt at home”... parents are Jimmy and Sabrina Watts... born Jan. 21, 1991 in Augusta, Ga... has one sibling, Marquise... began playing football at age seven... undecided on a major.

More on Watson When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Walter Payton My prized possession: high school state championship ring One talent I wish I had: singing A good friend playing football at another school: Willie Ferrell (FAMU) Nickname/mascot of high school team: Baby Rattlers

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WILLIAMS Brandon

McDonough, Ga. Union Grove HS

WATTS Tennille, Ga. Washington County HS LB WATTS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 12-3 12-9 21

TFL 1.0-2

6-2 Sck 0

234 FC 0

FR 0

r-So. Int 0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 6 at North Carolina, Sept. 18, 2010; 6 vs. NC State, Sept. 25, 2010 TFL: 1.0 vs. South Carolina State, Sept. 4, 2010

Athletic linebacker with a good blend of size, speed and range... considered one of the most athletic players on the roster... started three games at inside linebacker in 2010 as a redshirt freshman... played inside linebacker in 2010 but could be making the switch to outside linebacker in 2011... could also see action on special teams... was recruited heavily throughout the ACC and SEC. 2010 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 games and started three times -- at North Carolina, vs. NC State and at Wake Forest... recorded 21 tackles (12 solo tackles) and one tackle for loss... had a tackle for loss in his first college game, vs. South Carolina State in the season opener (Sept. 4)... registered six tackles (four solo tackles) in his first career start, a win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... had six tackles (four solo tackles) vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... came off the bench for a pair of tackles vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16). 2009 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

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DE A redshirt freshman who has great speed for his size... impressed the coaching staff in 2010 practices... has ability to play either defensive end or linebacker. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Union Grove HS... rated the 25th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 31st-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated 34th on the AJC Fab 50 list... first Team 5A All-State... registered 80 tackles and eight sacks as a junior in 2008... played four seasons of football for coaches Bill Hobbs and Steve Collins. Personal: Full name is Anthony Jeremiah Williams... son of Tyrone and Kelly... born Dec. 19, 1991 in Warner Robins, Ga... has one brother, Andrew... began playing football at age 5... majoring in management.

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252

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More on Williams Favorite person I follow on Twitter: LeBron James Favorite late-night snack: pizza Favorite place I have traveled to: Panama City Place I would like to visit, but never have: Hawaii In high school I had a summer job: cutting grass One talent I wish I had: play the piano A good friend playing football at another school: Dereon Mays (North Carolina A&T) Favorite pro sports teams: Heat, Falcons Nickname/mascot of high school team: Wolverines


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WRIGHT

3

San Antonio, Texas Reagan HS AB

5-7

177

Sr.

Avg 6.3 5.8 9.2 6.2

TD 0 3 0 3

LP 21 22 29 29

Rec 0 0 1 1

Yds 0 0 47 47

Avg 0.0 0.0 47.0 47.0

TD LP 0 0 0 0 0 47 0 47

Returns 2010 2009 2008 TOTAL

TD 0 0 0 0

LP 0 0 37 37

PR 0 0 0 0

Yds 0 0 0 0

Avg 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TD 0 0 0 0

LP 0 0 0 0

KOR Yds 0 0 0 0 9 200 9 200

Avg 0.0 0.0 22.2 22.2

CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts: 5, three times Rushing Yards: 47 at Duke, Nov. 14, 2009 Touchdowns: 1, three times Longest Rush: 29 vs. Florida State. Nov. 1, 2008 Receptions: 1 vs. Louisiana State, Dec. 31, 2008 Yards Receiving: 47 vs. Louisiana State, Dec. 31, 2008 Long Reception: 47 vs. Louisiana State, Dec. 31, 2008 Kick Returns: 3 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008 Kick Return Yards: 84 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008 Longest Kick Return: 37 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008 All-Purpose Yards: 84 at North Carolina, Nov. 8, 2008

A small, but extremely quick A-back who is healthy in 2011 after a non-football injury sidelined him for most of 2010... injured himself in a moped accident and ended up playing just three games as a junior... a proven ball-carrier who can also be be a receiver out of the backfield... has played in 24 career games with one start... averages 6.2 yards per carry... teams with Roddy Jones, Orwin Smith, Emby Peeples, B.J. Bostic and others to give Tech great depth at A-back... his redshirt was pulled off in the sixth game of 2008 and he immediately made an impact... has an exceptional initial burst… has a second gear in the open field. 2010 (Junior): Played in three games and started the Sept. 11 Kansas game... carried six times for 38 yards (6.3 yards per carry)... suffered his injury in late September and did not play the remainder of the season... carried once for three yards in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... rushed five times for 35 yards in first career start, at Kansas. 2009 (Sophomore): A top back-up at Aback... played in all 14 games... rushed 33 times for 190 yards (5.8 ypa) and three touchdowns... rushed five times for 21 yards vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)... rushed five times for 47 yards and a touchdown at Duke (Nov. 14)... had a career-high four rushing attempts at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)... rushed three times for 23 yards including a key 13-yard touchdown run in the win over fourth-ranked Virginia Tech (Oct. 27)... had three rushing attempts for 26 yards, a 19yard run, and a touchdown carry at Florida State (Oct. 10)... had two carries for 14 yards at Mississippi State (Oct. 3). 2008 (True Freshman): Began playing midway through his true freshman sea Marcus Wright son... had just four carries but averaged 9.2 yards per attempt... caught one pass for 47 More on Wright yards... had nine kick returns for 200 yards (22.2 ypa)... had 83 all-purpose yards in the Favorite place I have traveled to: Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU (Dec. 31)... Texas had one reception for 47 yards and two kick One talent I wish I had: playing basketball returns for 36 yards against the Tigers... had a 37-yard kick return and three total reNickname/mascot of high school team: Rattlers turns for 84 yards at North Carolina (Nov.

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YOUNG

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Washington, D.C. Good Counsel HS CB WATTS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year G-GS P-A Tkl 2010 12-0 3-7 10

TFL 0

6-1 Sck 0

201 FC 0

FR 0

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WRIGHT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year GP Rush Yds 2010 3-1 6 38 2009 14-0 33 190 2008 7-0 4 37 TOTAL 24-1 43 265

8)... had a nifty 29-yard run to set up a touchdown in Tech’s win over Florida State (Nov. 1)... had two kick returns for 38 yards including a long of 23 against Virginia (Oct. 25).. carried three times for eight yards including a long of four yards vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11). High School: Rushed for a San Antonio city record of 3,374 yards on 359 carries and scored 45 touchdowns as a senior… had at least one carry of 70-plus yards in eight consecutive games… a Parade All-American… played in the Army All-America Bowl… a first team all-state selection… played in eight career playoff games, producing 2,201 yards and 31 TDs… the Texas 5A offensive player of the year… finished prep career by rushing for 100 yards in 25 straight games… had a career total of 7,036 career yards and 85 touchdowns… earned three varsity letters in football and three in track as a sprinter… wore No. 21 in high school – the same number worn by his brother. Personal: Chose Georgia Tech because of the football program, academics and the location… given name is Marcus Lamar Wright… born Nov. 28, 1989 in Atlanta… father, Michael, played football at Alabama State... has four siblings... majoring in management.

So. Int 0

PB 0

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 3 vs. Middle Tennessee State, Oct. 16, 2010

An athletic player who made an immediate impact as a true freshman in 2010... pushed two veteran senior corners for a starting job last season and is a solid candidate to start in 2011... versatile enough to play on either side of the ball. 2010 (True Freshman): Played in 12 games as a back-up at corner and a member of special teams... recorded 10 tackles... recorded two tackles vs. NC State (Sept. 25)... had a career-high three tackles vs. Middle Tennessee State (Oct. 16)... registered a pair of tackles in the win over Duke (Nov. 20). High School: Good Counsel HS... ranked as the No. 13 cornerback prospect nationally by Rivals.com... ranked as the No. 19 cornerback nationally by Scout.com... named all-state and the state defensive player of the year... 2009 Montgomery County Player of the Year... Most Valuable Player of the Maryland Crab Bowl Game... led Good Counsel HS to a conference championship in 2009... played three seasons of football for coach Bob Milloy... also played three seasons of basketball. Personal: Full name is Louis James Young III... likes to go by “Lou”... son of Louis Young and Terri Odom... born Oct. 9, 1991 in Washington, DC... has one brother, Cody Young... majoring in business management.

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More on Young Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Deion Sanders Favorite late-night snack: Scooby snack gummies and pound cake Favorite place I have traveled to: Florida and Hawaii Place I would like to visit, but never have: Canada When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Terrell Davis In high school I had a summer job as: camp counselor Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I am a black belt in karate My prized possession: my mother One thing I can do better than almost anyone: dance One talent I wish I had: singing Reality show I would be on: Real World Favorite pro sports teams: Falcons, Heat, Nationals I can do a great impression of: anyone Nickname/mascot of high school team: Falcons

Tony

ZENON Albany, Ga. Deerfield Windsor Academy

AB

More on Zenon Favorite person I follow on Twitter: Reggie Bush Favorite late-night snack: oatmeal cookies Place I would like to visit, but never have: Las Vegas When I was a kid, the player I pretended to be was: Barry Sanders Something about me people would be surprised to hear: I’m the next Tiger Woods My prized possession: my car One thing I can do better than almost anyone: sing One talent I wish I had: play the piano Reality show I would be on: Dancing With The Stars A good friend playing football at another school: Dontavious Brown (Austin Peay) Favorite pro sports teams: Saints, Heat, Braves Nickname/mascot of high school team: Knights

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r-Fr.

A small but speedy A-back who put up remarkable statistics in high school... did a solid job on the scout team in 2010 and is anxious to try to join a deep group of A-backs in 2011... one of the fastest players on the team. 2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted. High School: Deerfield Windsor Academy... produced staggering numbers at the Class AAA school in the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA)... ran wild in DWA’s Wing-T offense... finished senior season with 244 carries for 2,264 yards – an average of 9.28 yards per carry – and had 27 rushing touchdowns... for his career, Zenon had 5,684 rushing yards on 650 carries and 65 TDs. Personal: Considering a major in architectural engineering at Tech... originally from New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina forced him to move to Georgia... switched jersey numbers from 47 to 9 in August, 2011... will be the sixth player with a last name beginning in Z to letter... majoring in management.

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HEAD COACH  4th Season at Georgia Tech  Western Carolina (1979)

PAUL JOHNSON Paul Johnson, a two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year and the mastermind behind Georgia Tech’s high-production offense, begins his fourth season as head coach of the Yellow Jackets. Under Johnson, Georgia Tech was one of college football’s biggest surprise stories in 2008 and won the ACC championship in 2009. The ACC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2009, Johnson’s teams have appeared in a bowl game each of the last three seasons. In three seasons on the Flats, Johnson has compiled a record of 25-14, including a 16-8 mark in ACC play. No coach in Tech history won more games than Johnson in their first three seasons. Over the last three seasons combined, only Virginia Tech has won more ACC games than Johnson’s Jackets. In 14 seasons overall as a head coach, Johnson owns a career record of 132-53. His career winning percentage (.714) ranks in the top 10 among active BCS head coaches. Johnson enjoyed success as the head coach at Georgia Southern (1997-2001) and Navy (2002-2007) before being named Georgia Tech’s 12th head coach on Dec. 12, 2007. What Johnson has accomplished at Georgia Tech has been remarkable: • In his first two seasons at Tech, Johnson was named the ACC Coach of the Year. He is the first coach to win the award in his first two years in the league. • In 2008, he was named National Coach of the Year by CBS Sports. • In 2009, the Yellow Jackets won the ACC title outright for the first time since 1990, defeating Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. • Tech played in a BCS bowl game for the first time in 2009. • Under Johnson, Tech has averaged nearly nine wins per season. • In each of his three seasons, Tech has ranked in the top five nationally in rushing offense. Last season, the Yellow Jackets led the nation in rushing (323.3 ypg). • In 21 of Johnson’s 40 games at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets have produced more than 400 yards of total offense. Tech has scored at least one rushing touchdown in 35 of 40 games under Johnson. • Over the last three seasons, Tech has produced four 1,000-yard rushers -Jonathan Dwyer in 2008, Dwyer and Joshua Nesbitt in 2009, and Anthony Allen in 2010. • Over the last three years combined, the Yellow Jackets have produced 12 first team All-ACC selections.

• Tech has produced two first team All-Americans under Johnson -- Michael Johnson in 2008 and Derrick Morgan in 2009. • Since Johnson’s arrival, a Tech player has been named ACC Offensive Player of the Year (Dwyer in 2008) and ACC Defensive Player of the Year (Morgan in 2009). • Johnson is 11-2 at Tech in games decided by five points or less. • Johnson is 6-4 at Tech against nationally-ranked opponents. • Johnson is 10-7 at Tech in road games. • Tech is 23-5 under Johnson when scoring at least 20 points, 16-1 when scoring more than 30 points. • In 2009, Tech won in Tallahassee (Fla.) for the first time in school history, beat a top-five ranked team at home (Virginia Tech) for the first time since 1962 and won on the road in Charlottesville (Va.) for the first time since 1990. • Also in 2009, Tech earned its highest national ranking (7th) since 1999. • In 2008, the Jackets broke a seven-year losing skid to rival Georgia, beating the 13th-ranked Bulldogs, 45-42, in Athens (Ga.). • Under Johnson, Georgia Tech’s Academic Progress Report (APR) scores have risen each of the last three years. In 2010, Georgia Tech earned a bowl bid for the 14th consecutive season, tying for the fourth-longest current streak in college football. The Yellow Jackets, who lost four juniors to the 2010 NFL Draft and played the final four games without injured quarterback Joshua Nesbitt, finished 4-4 in the ACC and led the nation in rushing offense for the first time in school history. Two Yellow Jackets -- senior center Sean Bedford and senior running back Anthony Allen -- were named first team All-ACC in 2010. The 2009 season was one of the most memorable in Yellow Jacket history despite fielding one of the youngest rosters in college football (just six scholarship seniors).

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Susan Kaitlyn August 20, 1957 Western Carolina, B.S., `79; Appalachian State, M.S., `82

Johnson as a Head Coach Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

School W-L Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . .*11-3 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . .9-4 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-4 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-5 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10 Georgia Southern . . . . . .12-2 Georgia Southern . . . . . .13-2

Pct. .462 .786 .692 .667 .692 .667 .833 .615 .167 .857 .867

1999

Georgia Southern . . . . . .13-2

.867

1998

Georgia Southern . . . . . .14-1

.933

1997

Georgia Southern . . . . . .10-3

.769

GSU Totals (5 seasons) . . . . . . .62-10 Navy Totals (6 seasons) . . . . . . .45-29 Georgia Tech Totals (3 seasons) .26-14 Career (14 seasons) . . . . . . . .133-53 *2009 ACC Championship vacated

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Postseason/Titles Advocare V100 Independence Bowl FedEx Orange Bowl Chick-fil-A Bowl Poinsettia Bowl (did not coach in bowl) Meineke Car Care Bowl Poinsettia Bowl Champions Emerald Bowl Champions EV1.net Houston Bowl Southern Conference Champions Southern Conference Champions I-AA National Champion Southern Conference Champions I-AA National Champion Southern Conference Champions I-AA Runner-Up Southern Conference Champions

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numbers, leading the NCAA in rushing three straight years from 2005 to 2007, mostly against ACC and other BCS-level competition. Johnson quieted those critics almost as soon as the 2008 season kicked off and certainly after Tech closed the regular season by combining for 86 points and 881 rushing yards in games against nationally-ranked Miami and Georgia. The Yellow Jackets, with freshmen and sophomores manning every skill position and behind a patch-work offensive line, averaged 273.2 rushing yards per game, ranking fourth nationally and first in the ACC. Georgia Tech also led the ACC in total offense (372.5 ypg). Johnson came to Georgia Tech after previously serving six seasons as head coach of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he led the Midshipmen to a level of success they had not seen in decades. Johnson’s first head coaching job came at Georgia Southern, where in five seasons he led the Eagles to two I-AA national championships. "Paul Johnson is the best fit, the best choice for the Georgia Tech head coaching position," Georgia Tech athletic director Dan Radakovich said upon Johnson’s hiring. "He will educate young men, represent Georgia Tech at the highest level, he will win football games and play for championships. "He accomplished feats at a Service Academy that many thought were not possible. He looks at his talent and maximizes it. Whether as an assistant coach at Hawai'i, or as the head coach at Georgia Southern or Navy, he has figured out how to be successful." Prior to Johnson’s arrival in Atlanta, he earned unprecedented success at Navy. Johnson coached six years at Navy, where in 2007 the Midshipmen won a fifth straight Commander-InChief's Trophy, earned a postseason bowl bid for the fifth consecutive year and beat Notre Dame for the first time since 1963. Johnson was a finalist for the 2007 Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year. In six seasons at Navy, Johnson compiled a record of 45-29. Johnson took over a Navy football program that was coming off the worst two-year span in its 123-year history (1-20) and had recorded just two winning seasons in the last 20 years. After a 2-10 mark in Johnson's first year, the Midshipmen achieved what many thought was no longer possible at an Academy. Johnson brought the Midshipmen back into the national spot-

*Total . . . . .71-43 . . . . .35-16 . . . . .26-18 . . . . . .10-9 . . . . . . .2-5 . . . . . . .3-2 . . . . .26-13 . . . . . . .4-0 . . . . .19-14 . . . . .22-13 . . . . .17-11 . . . . . . .9-3 . . . . . . .0-2 . . . . .71-30 . . . . .50-13 . . . . . .18-2 . . . . . .0-13 . . . . . . .1-2 . . . . . . .9-6 . . . . . . .0-1 . . . . .61-37 . . . . . . .8-6 . . . . . . .4-2 . . . . .58-15 . . . . .45-14 . . . . . .17-4 . . . . .13-28 . . . . .14-28 . . . . . .5-10 . . . . . .37-5 . . . . .19-29 . . . . . .15-9 . . . . .37-28 . . . . .34-15 . . . . .43-13 . . . . .26-29 . . . . .40-10 . . . . .15-23 . . . . . .16-9 . . . . . .49-7 . . . . .13-31 . . . . . . .9-5 . . . . . .60-6 . . . . . .8-34 . . . . . . .3-3 . . . . . .1-10 . . . . . .2-12 . . . . .22-16 . . . . . .21-4 . . . . . .24-1 . . . . . .17-0 . . . . . .22-4 . . . . .21-15 . . . . . . .5-9 . . . . . .6-15 . . . . .51-16 . . . . . .17-2 . . . . .19-20 . . . . . . .0-1

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After a mid-September loss at nationally-ranked Miami when the Yellow Jackets played their third game in a 12-day span, Tech reeled off eight consecutive victories including a 5-0 record in October when it played four road games. A convincing 49-10 win at Duke on Nov. 14 clinched the ACC Coastal Division crown, then Tech won the league title by defeating Clemson for a second time, this time in the ACC Championship Game in Tampa, Fla. Tech, which reached a national ranking as high as seventh, played in the FedEx Orange Bowl, its first appearance in a major bowl game since 1962. Along the way, the Yellow Jackets rolled up mind-boggling numbers on offense, ranking second nationally in rushing offense (295.4 ypg) and third in time of possession (33:49). Prior to the start of the 2008 season, Sports Illustrated projected Georgia Tech to finish 3-9 and the ACC media picked the Yellow Jackets to finish fourth in the Coastal Division. However, Johnson directed Tech to a 9-4 record, a share of the Coastal Division title and a Chick-fil-A Bowl berth. Johnson’s first Yellow Jacket team beat three nationally-ranked opponents – Florida State, Miami and Georgia – over the final four games of the regular season. The win over Georgia snapped a seven-game losing streak to Tech’s in-state rival. Johnson’s first season at Georgia Tech was remarkable for a number of reasons. Not only did he and his staff install completely new offensive and defensive schemes, but Johnson inherited one of the nation’s youngest rosters, which included 76 freshmen and sophomores. The last one-third of the season, 16 of Tech’s 22 starters were freshmen or sophomores. He also took over a program low in scholarship numbers, well below the maximum of 85, the lingering effects of distant NCAA penalties. The 2008 team also suffered more than its share of injuries. Twelve opening-day starters combined to miss 31 games because of injuries. In a September road game at defending ACC champion Virginia Tech, the Jackets started a walk-on freshman at wide receiver. A few weeks later, Tech started its third-string quarterback as the result of injuries to starter Joshua Nesbitt and back-up Jaybo Shaw. Almost as soon as Johnson was hired, the pundits questioned if Johnson’s option-based spread offense would work on the BCS level. Those questions came even though Navy racked up mind-numbing offensive

At Tech overall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-14 playing at home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-4 playing on the road . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-7 playing at a neutral site . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 in bowl games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 in overtime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 more than 7 days to prepare . . . . . . . .8-5 in August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-0 in September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-4 in October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11-2 in November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-5 in December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 in January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-2 outrushing opponent . . . . . . . . . . . .26-11 when rushing for 300 yards . . . . . . . .16-4 when rushing for 400 yards . . . . . . . . .7-1 outrushed by opponent . . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 when allowing 300 yards rushing . . . . .1-1 outpassing opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-2 when passing for 300 yards . . . . . . . .0-0 outpassed by opponent . . . . . . . . . .22-12 when allowing 300 yards passing . . . . .3-1 when allowing 400 yards passing . . . . .1-0 more total offense than opponent . . .19-6 when having 400+ total offense . . . .16-5 when having 500+ total offense . . . . .6-1 less total offense than opponent . . . . .7-8 when allowing 400+ total offense . . . .5-7 when allowing 500+ total offense . . . .1-2 committing fewer turnovers . . . . . . . .12-1 committing more turnovers . . . . . . . . .7-7 turnovers are even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6 0-30:00 of time of possession . . . . . .8-10 30:01-plus of time of possession . . . .18-4 scoring first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-4 opponent scores first . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10 leading after the 1st quarter . . . . . . .14-3 trailing after the 1st quarter . . . . . . . .5-9 tied after the 1st quarter . . . . . . . . . .7-1 leading at halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-4 trailing at halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-10 tied at halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0 leading after the 3rd quarter . . . . . . .21-2 trailing after the 3rd quarter . . . . . . .3-12 tied after the 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . .2-0 scoring 0-10 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 scoring 11-20 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-6 scoring 21-30 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4 scoring 31-40 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1 scoring 41-plus points . . . . . . . . . . . .9-0 opponent scores 0-10 points . . . . . . . .7-0 opponent scores 11-20 points . . . . . . .7-2 opponent scores 21-30 points . . . . . . .7-7 opponent scores 31-40 points . . . . . . .3-3 opponent scores 41-plus points . . . . . .2-2 individual 100-yard rusher . . . . . . . . .17-6 with two 100-yard rushers . . . . . . . . .6-0 opponent 100-yard rusher . . . . . . . . . .8-6 opponent with 2 100-yard rushers . . . .0-1

*Total includes Johnson’s six seasons at Navy and first three seasons at Georgia Tech

Johnson with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Photo by Betsy Devine

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WINNINGEST ACTIVE FBS COACHES

By Percentage, minimum of five full years as a head coach Rk. Coach Record Pct 1. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) 129-31 .806 2. Gary Patterson (TCU) 98-28 .778 3. Joe Paterno (Penn State) 401-135-3 .747 4. Brian Kelly (Notre Dame) 179-62-2 .741 5. Mark Richt (Georgia) 96-34 .738 6. Bobby Petrino (Arkansas) 64-24 .727 7. Steve Spurrier (S. Carolina) 186-73-2 .716 8. Paul Johnson (Georgia Tech) 132-53 .714 MOST WINS IN THIRD YEAR AS ACC HEAD COACH Rk. Coach 1. Ralph Friedgen 2. Lou Holtz Danny Ford 4. Paul Johnson Bobby Ross Chuck Amato 7. Dick Crum Ken Hatfield 9. Tommy Bowden 10. Jerry Claiborne Chan Gailey Randy Shannon

School Maryland NC State Clemson Georgia Tech Maryland NC State N. Carolina Clemson Clemson Maryland Georgia Tech Miami

Years 2001-03 1972-74 1979-81 2008-10 1982-84 2000-02 1978-80 1990-92 1999-01 1972-74 2002-04 2007-09

W-L-T 31-8-0 26-8-2 26-9-0 25-14-0 25-11-0 25-12-0 24-10-1 24-10-1 22-14-0 21-13-1 21-17-0 21-17-0

COACHES IN FIRST THREE SEASONS AT TECH Coach Paul Johnson William Alexander Bobby Dodd Chan Gailey John Heisman George O’Leary Pepper Rodgers Bud Carson Bobby Ross Bill Lewis Bill Curry

Years 2008-10 1920-22 1945-47 2002-04 1904-06 1995-97 1974-76 1967-69 1987-89 1992-94 1980-82

W-L-T 25-14-0 23-4-0 23-9-0 21-17-0 19-4-3 18-16-0 17-15-1 12-18-0 12-21-0 11-22-0 8-24-1

GEORGIA TECH COACHES BY PERCENTAGE Coach John Heisman Bobby Dodd Paul Johnson George O’Leary William Alexander Chan Gailey

Years 1904-19 1945-66 2008-** 1994-01 1920-44 2002-07

W-L-T 102-29-7 165-64-8 25-14-0 52-33-0 134-95-15 44-32-0

Pct. .779 .713 .641 .612 .580 .579

GEORGIA TECH’S ACC COACHES OF THE YEAR 2009 2008 2000 1998 1990 1985

Paul Johnson Paul Johnson George O’Leary George O’Leary Bobby Ross Bill Curry

What They’re Saying "I think his teams in the future will compete for championships because it's the way he programs a team. I don't believe his system is just the triple option. I believe his system builds all the way from the offseason, how he... makes men out of boys. It's a mentality, and I think it's showing up in football games." -- Darryl Richard, New England Patriots "He's a very intelligent person. He knows the offense is sound. He knows it's not a gimmick offense. He knows it's based on angles and numbers. He's added wrinkles to it as people have come up with ways to stop it. He has an answer for everything when it comes to his offense." -- Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo "I think it carries over to us a lot because we see it from him every day. When we see how competitive he is, we have no choice but to go out and play well for him." -- Former Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt “He is the most underrated coach in the country." -- Paul Meyerberg, New York Times

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light with a 43-19 (.694) record over his last four-plus years. Johnson dominated the other two Service Academies like no other coach in the school's annals, posting an 11-1 (.917) overall record, including a perfect 6-0 mark against rival Army. His 2007 senior class was the first in school history to post a perfect 8-0 mark against Army and Air Force. Johnson's Navy teams improved as each season progressed. Over his last five years, Navy posted a 132 (.867) record over the final three games of the season and outscored the opposition 611-335 in those contests. In games in which Johnson had more than a week to prepare for an opponent, the Midshipmen went 15-6 (.714) over his last four years combined. The Midshipmen led the nation in rushing in 2007 for an unprecedented third consecutive year, producing more than 350 yards per game. Under Johnson, Navy never finished lower than third nationally in rushing offense. Navy ranked among the nation's highest-scoring teams in 2007, averaging 39.92 points per outing. The 2007 Mids also ranked in the top 10 nationally in kickoff returns and in fewest sacks allowed. Johnson's teams have been successful off the field as well. Navy ranked No. 1 in the country in graduation rates during Johnson’s tenure. In 2004, Johnson was named Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year after leading Navy to a 10-2 record, tying the school record for wins set in 1905, and won a bowl game (34-19 victory vs. New Mexico in the Emerald Bowl) for just the fifth time in the history of the program. In 2003, Johnson led Navy to an 8-5 record and brought the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy back to Annapolis for the first time since 1981, propelling Navy to a bowl game for the first time since 1996. The Mids became just the sixth team in NCAA history to go from a winless season to a bowl game in two years or less. Before arriving at Annapolis, Johnson served as head coach at Georgia Southern from 1997 to 2001. At Georgia Southern, Johnson posted a 62-10 (.861) record, won two straight I-AA National Championships (1999 and 2000), five consecutive Southern Conference Championships and was named the Division I-AA National Coach of the Year four straight years (19972000). After Johnson took over as head coach at Georgia Southern in 1997, he returned the Eagle program to national prominence statistically and in the won-lost ledger. In addition to Georgia Southern's 62-10 mark,

the Eagles scored 2,855 points (39.7 points per game), picked up 25,941 rushing yards (360.3 yards per game), 7,816 passing yards (108.6 yards per game) and 33,757 total yards (468.8 yards per game). GSU scored 380 touchdowns in the Johnson Era, an average of 5.3 per game. The Eagles' scoring margin under Johnson was +21.5 (39.7-18.5). Johnson picked up a milestone victory in the 2000 IAA National Championship Game against Montana. Not only did the 27-25 victory give Georgia Southern its second straight national title, but it was also Johnson's 50th career win in four seasons. Only three other coaches in the history of Division I football won 50 or more games in four seasons -- Walter Camp (18881891, 54-2 at Yale), George Woodruff (1892-1895, 534 at Penn) and Bob Pruett (1996-99, 50-4 at Marshall). Johnson took over a Georgia Southern program in 1997 that was 4-7 the previous year and orchestrated a turnaround that ranked among the NCAA's best, directing the Eagles to a 10-3 record. He was named Southern Conference Coach of the Year by the media and Region II Coach of the Year by the American Foot-


GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 ball Coaches Association. In 1998, Johnson guided the Eagles to a perfect 11-0 regular season record and the school's sixth NCAA Division I-AA National Championship Game appearance before finishing with a 14-1 mark. He directed a high-powered offensive unit that tied or broke 100 records during the campaign, again earned the league's top coaching honor and received The Sports Network's Eddie Robinson Award -- symbolic of the division's national Coach of the Year selection. In 1999, Johnson brought Georgia Southern its fifth national title, and the Eagles finished 13-2 while breaking 197 records. For his efforts, Johnson was honored as the 1999 AFCA and Chevrolet I-AA National Coach of the Year. Johnson duplicated the feat in the 2000 season as the Eagles repeated as national champions, again finishing 13-2, and Johnson captured the AFCA I-AA Coach of the Year award once more. In five seasons at Georgia Southern, Johnson's squads broke or tied 379 individual and team school, conference, playoff or stadium records, ranked in the top 10 in 21 statistical categories and produced 31 All-Americans. The Eagles won an NCAA I-AA-record 39 consecutive games at home. Meanwhile, their 52 wins over those four seasons were the most in all of Division I. Johnson was previously Navy's offensive coordinator in 1995 and 1996, and his spread offense made an immediate impact, breaking five school records during the Mids' five-win season in 1995. Navy posted a 9-3 record the next season in 1996, including a 42-38 victory over California in the Aloha Bowl. It was Navy's first winning season since 1982 and one of only two winning seasons the Mids had during a 19-year span. Prior to joining

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the Navy staff, Johnson spent eight seasons as the offensive coordinator at the University of Hawai'i (1987-94). He helped guide the Rainbows to their first Western Athletic Conference title and their first bowl appearance, coordinating an explosive offense that broke or equaled more than 160 school records. While at Hawai'i, Johnson developed a successful offensive unit which earned top-20 I-A statistical rankings in scoring offense, total offense and rushing offense during six of his eight seasons. He earned top offensive coach honors in the WAC and was named one of the top 10 assistant coaches in the country by The Sporting News. After first arriving at Georgia Southern in 1983 as defensive line coach, Johnson was promoted to offensive coordinator in 1985. Under his tutelage, record-setting quarterback Tracy Ham and the Eagle offense re-wrote the school record book while averaging 435 total yards and 36 points per contest. Georgia Southern rolled to a combined 26-4 record and captured a pair of I-AA titles in 1985-86. Johnson's coaching career began when he was offensive coordinator and line coach at his alma mater, Avery County (N.C.) High School, in 1979-80. He accepted the offensive coordinator's position at Lees-McRae Junior College in 1981, leading his offensive unit to a sixth-place national standing among NJCAA total offense leaders. Johnson, a native of Newland, N.C., earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Western Carolina in 1979 and a Master's degree in health and physical education from Appalachian State in 1982. He and wife, Susan, are the parents of a daughter, Kaitlyn.

JOHNSON YEAR-BY-YEAR Year School Position W-L 2010 Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 2009 Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . .*11-3 2008 Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-4 2007 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4 2006 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-4 2005 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4 2004 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2 2003 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-5 2002 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-10 2001 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-2 2000 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-2 1999 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-2 1998 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-1 1997 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3 1996 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .9-3 1995 Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .5-6 1994 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .3-8-1 1993 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .6-6 1992 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .11-2 1991 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .4-7-1 1990 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .7-5 1989 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .9-3-1 1988 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .9-3 1987 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .5-7 1986 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .13-2 1985 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .13-2 1984 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Line Coach . . . . . . . .8-3 1983 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Line Coach . . . . . . . .6-5 1982 Lees-McRae Junior College . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . .6-2-1 1981 Lees-McRae Junior College . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator . . . . . . . .4-5 1980 Avery County (NC) High School. . . . . . Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . .8-2 1979 Avery County (NC) High School. . . . . . Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . .9-1-1 *2009 ACC Championship vacated

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Paul Johnson and former Yellow Jacket basketball standout Jon Barry combined to shoot an 11-under-par 61 on May 3rd to win the 2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament at Reynolds Plantation. Georgia Tech held off a field of 11 other university teams of head coaches and celebrity alumni to take the $120,000 first-place prize in scholarship winnings. The combined scholarship purse amounted to $415,000. After finishing second in last year's event, Team Georgia Tech led throughout the tournament and capped the round when Johnson holed a 17-foot downhill putt on 18 to finish at -11. "Coach Johnson was absolutely awesome on the greens today. He was looking like Ben Crenshaw," Barry said.

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JOHNSON’S CAREER HONORS 2009 ACC Coach of the Year 2009 Finalist for Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award 2008 ACC Coach of the Year 2008 National Coach of the Year (CBS Sportsline) 2007 Finalist for the Liberty Mutual National Coach of the Year Award 2004 Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year 2003 Finalist for the NCAA I-A Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award 2003 Finalist for Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year Award 2003 Finalist for the Associated Press Coach of the Year Award 2000 American Football Coaches Association NCAA I-AA National Coach of the Year 1999 American Football Coaches Association NCAA I-AA National Coach of the Year 1999 Chevrolet I-AA National Coach of the Year 1999 American Football Coaches Association I-AA Region II Coach of the Year 1998 Sports Network I-AA National Coach of the Year (Eddie Robinson Award Winner) 1998 American Football Coaches Association I-AA Region II Coach of the Year 1998 Southern Conference Coach of the Year (media) 1998 Southern Conference Coach of the Year (coaches) 1997 Schutt Sports/American Football Quarterly I-AA National Coach of the Year 1997 American Football Coaches Association I-AA Region II Coach of the Year 1997 Southern Conference Coach of the Year (media) 1997 Southern Conference Coach of the Year (coaches)

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Yellow Jackets Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech Timeline Dec. 7, 2007 -- Named head coach at Georgia Tech after six successful seasons at Navy. Jan. 2, 2008 -- Johnson announces first coaching staff (Brian Bohannon, Jeff Monken, Todd Spencer, Brian Jean-Mary, Charles Kelly, Giff Smith, Dave Wommack, Mike Sewak and Al “Buzz” Preston. February 6, 2008 -- Johnson’s first recruiting class includes 20 high school senior prospects. March 24, 2008 -- First spring practice under Johnson at Tech. August 28, 2008 -- First game at Tech is a success, a 41-14 win over Jacksonville State. September 6, 2008 -- First ACC game and first road game, a 19-16 win at defending ACC Atlantic Division champion Boston College. September 13, 2008 -- First loss, a 20-17 setback on the road against defending Coastal Division champion Virginia Tech. October 4, 2008 -- With true freshman Jaybo Shaw starting at quarterback for injured starter Joshua Nesbitt, Tech shuts out Duke, 27-0. October 18, 2008 -- Key road win at Death Valley against Clemson, 21-17. November 1, 2008 -- Tech knocks off Bobby Bowden and Florida State at Bobby Dodd Stadium, 31-28. November 20, 2008 -- Under the Thursday night lights of ESPN, the Jackets roll past Miami, 41-23. November 29, 2008 -- Tech overcomes a 2812 halftime deficit to beat rival Georgia between the hedges, 45-42, snapping a seven-year losing skid to the Bulldogs. December 2, 2008 -- Johnson named ACC Coach of the Year. December 3, 2008 -- Tech accepts bid to play in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against LSU. December 31, 2008 -- Four months after Sports Illustrated picked Tech to win just three games, the Yellow Jackets close the season with a 9-4 record after falling to LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. September 10, 2009 -- Tech wins key division game on ESPN’s Thursday night package, beating Clemson, 30-27. October 11, 2009 -- The Jackets win in Tallahassee for the first time, beating Florida State 4944 in a shootout. October 17, 2009 -- Tech’s 23-17 win over fourth-ranked Virginia Tech is the Yellow Jackets’ first home win over a team ranked in the top five in nearly 50 years. November 14, 2009 -- The Jackets clinch the ACC Coastal Division crown with a 49-10 win at Duke. December 1, 2009 -- Johnson named ACC Coach of the Year for the second straight year -the first time a coach has ever won the award in each of his first two seasons in the league. December 6, 2009 -- Tech defeats Clemson, 39-34, in the ACC Championship Game in Tampa, Fla., sending the Yellow Jackets to a BCS Bowl game. January 6, 2010 -- The Jackets fall to Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl, capping an 11-3 season. January 15, 2010 -- Johnson hires Al Groh as defensive coordinator. April 22, 2010 -- Two of Johnson’s players -Derrick Morgan and Demaryius Thomas -- are selected in the first round of the NFL draft. December 27, 2010 -- Tech plays in its 14th consecutive bowl game, facing Air Force in the Advocare V100 Independence Bowl. January, 2011 -- Tech finishes first nationally in rushing offense for the first time in school history.

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JOHNSON vs. ALL OPPONENTS Opponent W-L Air Force 5-2 Appalachian State 4-2 Army 6-0 Ball State 0-1 Boston College 1-2 C. Michigan 1-0 Chattanooga 5-0 Citadel 5-0 Clemson 3-1 Colgate 1-0 Colorado State 1-0 Connecticut 2-1 Delaware 3-3 Duke 7-1 East Carolina 1-0 Eastern Michigan 2-0 E. Tennessee State 4-1 Elon 3-0 Fayetteville State 1-0 Florida A&M 2-0 Florida State 2-0 Furman 4-2 Gardner-Webb 1-0 Georgia 1-3 Hofstra 1-0 Illinois State 1-0 Iowa 0-1 Jacksonville State 4-0 Johnson C. Smith 1-0 Kansas 0-1 Kent State 1-0 LSU 0-1 Maryland 0-1 Massachusetts 2-1 McNeese State 1-0 Miami 1-2 Middle Tennessee St. 1-0 Mississippi State 2-0 Montana 1-0 New Mexico 1-0 Northeastern 1-0 Northern Arizona 1-0 Northern Illinois 1-0 North Carolina 2-1 NC State 0-2 North Texas 1-0 Northwestern 0-1 Notre Dame 1-5 Oregon State 0-1 Pittsburgh 1-0 Rice 3-1 Rutgers 1-4 Savannah State 1-0 SMU 1-0 South Carolina State 1-0 South Florida 2-0 Stanford 1-1 TCU 0-1 Temple 3-0 Texas Tech 0-1 Tulane 2-2 Tulsa 1-1 Valdosta State 1-0 Vanderbilt 3-0 Virginia 2-1 Virginia Tech 1-2 VMI 6-0 Wake Forest 2-2 Western Carolina 5-0 Western Illinois 1-0 William & Mary 0-1 Wofford 5-0 Youngstown State 1-0

H 3-0 3-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 3-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 1-1 2-2 4-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 3-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 3-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 3-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 0-0 2-0 0-0

A 2-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 3-0 0-0 1-0 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-1 2-0 0-3 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-0 0-2 1-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 0-2 3-0 1-1 2-0 0-0 0-1 3-0 0-0

N 0-1 0-0 6-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 *1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0

Last L, 7-14 W, 38-24 W, 38-3 L, 31-34 W, 19-16 W, 63-34 W, 70-7 W, 14-6 L, 13-27 W, 49-28 W, 51-30 W, 41-17 L, 52-59 W, 30-20 W, 28-23 W, 49-21 L, 16-19 W, 27-21 W, 76-0 W, 60-35 W, 49-44 L, 17-24 W, 10-7 L, 34-42 W, 48-20 W, 28-17 L, 14-24 W, 37-17 W, 57-12 L, 25-28 W, 34-31 L, 3-38 L, 20-23 W, 21-20 W, 42-17 L, 10-35 W, 42-14 W, 42-31 W, 27-25 W, 34-19 W, 28-24 W, 72-29 W, 35-24 W, 30-24 L, 28-45 W, 74-62 L, 40-49 W, 46-44 L, 41-48 W, 48-45 W, 41-9 L, 24-41 W, 69-6 W, 38-7 W, 41-10 W, 28-23 W, 37-9 L, 3-17 W, 30-19 L, 14-38 W, 49-21 L, 23-24 W, 45-26 W, 56-31 W, 33-21 L, 21-28 W, 37-10 W, 24-20 W, 50-14 W, 42-14 L, 28-29 W, 48-10 W, 59-24

at at at Year Navy GSU GT 2010 5-1 0-0 0-1 2001 0-0 4-2 0-0 2007 6-0 0-0 0-0 2007 0-1 0-0 0-0 2008 0-2 0-0 1-0 2003 1-0 0-0 0-0 2001 0-0 5-0 0-0 2001 0-0 5-0 0-0 2010 0-0 0-0 3-1 1998 0-0 1-0 0-0 2005 1-0 0-0 0-0 2006 1-1 1-0 0-0 2007 1-2 2-1 0-0 2010 4-1 0-0 3-0 2006 1-0 0-0 0-0 2006 2-0 0-0 0-0 2001 0-0 4-1 0-0 2001 0-0 3-0 0-0 1999 0-0 1-0 0-0 2001 0-0 2-0 0-0 2009 0-0 0-0 2-0 2001 0-0 4-2 0-0 2008 0-0 0-0 1-0 2010 0-0 0-1 1-2 2000 0-0 1-0 0-0 1999 0-0 1-0 0-0 2009 0-0 0-0 0-1 2009 0-0 2-0 2-0 2000 0-0 1-0 0-0 2010 0-0 0-0 0-1 2005 1-0 0-0 0-0 2008 0-0 0-0 0-0 2005 0-1 0-0 0-0 2006 1-0 1-1 0-0 2000 0-0 1-0 0-0 2010 0-0 0-0 1-2 2010 0-0 0-0 1-0 2009 0-0 0-0 2-0 2000 0-0 1-0 0-0 2004 1-0 0-0 0-0 2004 1-0 0-0 0-0 1999 0-0 1-0 0-0 2007 1-0 0-0 0-0 2010 0-0 0-0 2-1 2010 0-1 0-0 0-1 2007 1-0 0-0 0-0 2002 0-1 0-0 0-0 2007 1-5 0-0 0-0 1999 0-0 0-1 0-0 2007 1-0 0-0 0-0 2005 3-1 0-0 0-0 2007 1-4 0-0 0-0 2001 0-0 1-0 0-0 2002 1-0 0-0 0-0 2010 0-0 0-0 1-0 1998 0-0 2-0 0-0 2006 1-1 0-0 0-0 2003 0-1 0-0 0-0 2007 3-0 0-0 0-0 2003 0-1 0-0 0-0 2005 2-2 0-0 0-0 2006 1-1 0-0 0-0 1997 0-0 1-0 0-0 2009 2-0 0-0 1-0 2010 0-0 0-0 2-1 2010 0-0 0-0 1-2 2003 1-0 5-0 0-0 2010 0-2 0-0 2-0 2001 0-0 5-0 0-0 1998 0-0 1-0 0-0 1997 0-0 0-1 0-0 2001 0-0 5-0 0-0 1999 0-0 1-0 0-0 *2009 ACC Championship vacated


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Johnson Year-by-Year GEORGIA SOUTHERN 1997 (10-3) A30 Valdosta State . . . . . . . . .W, 45-26 S6 William & Mary . . . . . . . . .L, 28-29 S20 at Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 22-7 S27 Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . .W, 37-10 O4 at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 49-0 O11 Western Carolina . . . . . . . .W, 30-7 O18 at Appalachian St.ate . . . . .L, 12-24 O25 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 49-7 N1 at East Tennessee St.ate . .W, 38-30 N8 Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-13 N15 at South Florida . . . . . . . .W, 24-23 N29 ^ Florida A&M . . . . . . . . .W, 52-37 D6 ^ at Delaware . . . . . . . . . .L, 7-16 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoff Game

1999 (13-2) S4 Fayetteville State . . . . . . . .W, 76-0 S11 at Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 55-14 S18 at Oregon State . . . . . . . .L, 41-48 S25 Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . .W, 49-10 O2 at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 62-0 O9 Western Carolina . . . . . . . .W, 70-7 O16 at Appalachian State . . . . .L, 16-17 O23 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-17 O30 at East Tennessee State . . . .W, 55-6 N6 Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 41-38 N13 at Jacksonville State . . . . .W, 51-14 N27 ^ Northern Arizona . . . . .W, 72-29 D4 ^ Massachusetts . . . . . . .W, 38-21 D11 # Illinois State . . . . . . . . .W, 28-17 D20 + Youngstown State . . . . .W, 59-24 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoff Game # NCAA I-AA National Semifinal Game + NCAA I-AA National Championship (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 2000 (13-2) S2 at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 7-29 S9 Johnson C. Smith . . . . . . .W, 57-12 S16 Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-17 S23 at Chattanooga . . . . . . . .W, 31-10 S30 VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 56-3 O7 at Western Carolina . . . . .W, 42-24 O14 Appalachian State . . . . . .W, 34-28 O21 at The Citadel . . . . . . . . .W, 27-10 O28 East Tennessee State . . . . .W, 42-7 N4 at Furman . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-45 N11 Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 32-9 N25 ^ McNeese State . . . . . . .W, 42-17 D2 ^ Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 48-20 D9 # at Delaware . . . . . . . . .W, 27-18 D16 + Montana . . . . . . . . . . .W, 27-25 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoff Game # NCAA I-AA National Semifinal Game + NCAA I-AA National Championship (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 2001 (12-2) S1 Savannah State . . . . . . . . .W, 69-6 S8 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-7 S22 Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . .W, 70-7 S29 at VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 31-14 O6 Western Carolina . . . . . . .W, 50-14

NAVY 2002 (2-10) A31 at SMU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-7 S7 NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 19-65 S21 Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . .L, 40-49 S28 Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 17-43 O5 at Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 7-48 O12 Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-17 O19 at Boston College . . . . . . . .L, 21-46 O26 at Tulane . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 30-51 N9 # Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . .L, 23-30 N16 Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 0-38 N23 at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . .L, 27-30 D7 ^ Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 58-12 # Ravens Stadium - Baltimore, Md. ^ Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, N.J. 2003 (8-5) A30 VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 37-10 S6 at TCU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 3-17 S20 Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . .W, 39-7 S27 at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 27-48 O4 # Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 28-25 O11 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . .W, 37-27 O18 at Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-6 O25 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 17-21 N1 Tulane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 35-17 N8 at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . .L, 24-27 N22 Central Michigan . . . . . . . .W, 63-34 D6 ^ Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-6 D30 ! Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . .L, 14-38 # FedEx Field - Landover, Md. ^ Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pa. ! Reliant Stadium - Houston, Texas -- EV1.net Houston Bowl 2004 (10-2) S4 Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 27-12 S11 Northeastern . . . . . . . . . .W, 28-24 S18 at Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 29-0 S25 Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 29-26 S30 at Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-21 O16 # Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . .L, 9-27 O23 Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 14-13 O30 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-20 N6 at Tulane . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-42 N20 Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 54-21 D4 ^ Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 42-13 D30 * New Mexico . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-19 # Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, N.J. ^ Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pa. * SBC Park - San Francisco, Calif. -- Emerald Bowl 2005 (8-4) S3 # vs. Maryland . . . . . . . . .L, 20-23 S10 Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 38-40 O1 at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 28-21 O8 Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 27-24 O15 Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-31 O22 at Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 41-9 O29 at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 21-31 N5 Tulane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 49-21 N12 at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . .L, 21-42 N19 Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-17 D3 ^ vs. Army . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 42-23 D22 * vs. Colorado State . . . . .W, 51-30 # M&T Bank Stadium - Baltimore, Md. ^ Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pa. * Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, Calif. -Poinsettia Bowl

Year-by-Year Statistics Under Johnson Category 2010 Rushing Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .323.3 (1) Passing Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83.9 (119) Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407.2 (36) Scoring Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26.0 (71) Rushing Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .169.7 (78) Pass Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201.9 (34) Total Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371.6 (64) Scoring Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.2 (57) Net Punting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32.2 (114) Punt Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.8 (97) Kickoff Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.9 (97) Turnover Margin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .-.47 (86) Fumbles Recovered . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 (T-21) Passes Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 (T-99) Fumbles Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 (T-119) Passes Had Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 (T-11) Turnovers Gained . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 (T-69) Turnovers Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 (T-95) Passing Efficiency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102.0 (113) Pass Efficiency Defense . . . . . . . . . . . .129.1 (63) Fewest Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.2 (74) Fewest Yards Penalized . . . . . . . . . . . . .53.0 (66) Punt Return Yardage Def. . . . . . . . . . . .11.6 (98) Kickoff Return Yardage Def. . . . . . . . . . .19.1 (11) Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.3 (T-101) Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.5 (T-108) Sacks Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.2 (23) Tackles for Loss Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.0 (70) 3rd-Down Conversion Pct. . . . . . . . . . .40.44 (56) 4th-Down Conversion Pct. . . . . . . . .55.00 (T-47) 3rd-Down Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38.95 (52) 4th-Down Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.62 (T-44) Time of Possession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:53 (21) First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20.4 (T-50) Opponent First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . .19.5 (T-60) Red Zone Offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76.0 (T-98) Red Zone Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76.0 (T-22) 2006 (9-4) S2 East Carolina . . . . . . . . . .W, 28-23 S9 Massachusetts . . . . . . . . .W, 21-20 S16 at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 37-9 S23 ! Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . .(ot) L, 23-24 S30 at Connecticut . . . . . . . . .W, 41-17 O7 at Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-17 O14 Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 0-34 O28 @ Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . .L, 14-38 N4 at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-13 N11 # Eastern Michigan . . . . . .W, 49-21 N18 Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 42-6 D2 $ Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 26-14 D30 % Boston College . . . . . . .L, 24-25 ! First overtime game in school history @ M&T Bank Stadium - Baltimore, Md. # Ford Field - Detroit, Mich. $ Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pa. % Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, N.C. -- Meineke Car Care Bowl 2007 (8-4) A31 at Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-19 S7 at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 24-41 S15 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . (ot) L, 31-34 S22 Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 46-43 S29 Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 31-20 O10 at Pittsburgh . . . . . . (2 ot) W, 48-45 O20 Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . .L, 24-44 O27 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 52-59 N3 at Notre Dame . . . .(3 ot) W, 46-44 N10 at North Texas . . . . . . . . .W, 74-62 N17 Northern Illinois . . . . . . . . W, 35-24 D1 vs Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 38-3 GEORGIA TECH 2008 (9-4) A28 Jacksonville State . . . . . . .W, 41-14 S6 at Boston College . . . . . . .W, 19-16 S13 at Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . .L, 17-20 S20 Mississippi State . . . . . . . . .W, 38-7 O4 Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 27-0 O11 Gardner-Webb . . . . . . . . . .W, 10-7

2009 295.4 (2) 126.7 (115) 442.1 (11) 33.8 (11) 151.6 (68) 208.6 (47) 360.3 (54) 24.8 (58) 38.1 (43) 13.4 (10) 21.8 (49) +.57 (25) 14 (15) 12 (50) 12 (79) 6 (11) 26 (29) 18 (28) 149.6 (12) 136.3 (88) 6.0 (56) 47.1 (34) 7.4 (44) 22.5 (83) 1.8 (72) 4.9 (93) .86 (5) 5.1 (32) 52.3 (1) 55.6 (41) 41.04 (82) 42.86 (38) 33:49 (3) 20.5 (43) 17.2 (22) 82.0 (56) 83.0 (75)

2008 273.2 (4) 99.2 (116) 372.5 (50) 24.4 (74) 120.3 (24) 193.2 (41) 313.5 (25) 20.3 (28) 33.2 (93) 6.7 (88) 19.6 (95) +.15 (49) 11 (38) 18 (15) 20 (118) 7 (10) 29 (20) 27 (88) 111.9 (92) 117.4 (43) 4.9 (26) 43.9 (36) 9.8 (73) 19.9 (40) 2.6 (18) 7.3 (13) 1.46 (30) 5.6 (53) 36.7 (84) 42.9 (74) 38.1 (57) 40.0 (28) 30:31 (48) 16.5 (103) 17.2 (34) 77.0 (82) 79.0 (37)

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1998 (14-1) S5 Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 31-17 S12 Jacksonville State . . . . . . .W, 51-32 S19 Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 45-10 S26 at Chattanooga . . . . . . . .W, 42-25 O3 VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 63-7 O10 at Western Carolina . . . . .W, 28-21 O17 Appalachian State . . . . . .W, 37-24 O24 at The Citadel . . . . . . . . .W, 51-34 O31 East Tennessee St.ate . . . .W, 47-26 N7 at Furman . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 45-17 N14 South Florida . . . . . . . . . .W, 28-23 N28 ^ Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 49-28 D5 ^ Connecticut . . . . . . . . .W, 52-30 D12 # Western Illinois . . . . . . .W, 42-14 D19 + Massachusetts . . . . . . . .L, 43-55 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoff Game # NCAA I-AA National Semifinal Game + NCAA I-AA National Championship (Chattanooga, Tenn.)

O13 at Appalachian State . . . . .W, 27-18 O20 The Citadel . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 14-6 O27 at East Tennessee State . . .L, 16-19 N3 Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 20-10 N10 at Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 27-21 N24 at Wofford . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 48-10 D1 ^ Florida A&M . . . . . . . . .W, 60-35 D8 ^ Appalachian State . . . . .W, 38-24 D15 # Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 17-24 ^ NCAA I-AA Playoff Game # NCAA I-AA National Semifinal Game

O18 at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 21-17 O25 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 17-24 N1 Florida State . . . . . . . . . . .W, 31-28 N8 at North Carolina . . . . . . . . .L, 7-28 N20 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 41-23 N29 at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 45-42 D31 *LSU (Chick-fil-A Bowl) . . . . .L, 3-38 *Georgia Dome - Atlanta, Ga. 2009 (11-3) S5 Jacksonville State . . . . . . .W, 37-17 S10 Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-27 S17 at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 17-33 S26 North Carolina . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-7 O3 at Mississippi State . . . . . .W, 42-31 O10 at Florida State . . . . . . . . .W, 49-44 O17 Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . .W, 28-23 O24 at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 34-9 O31 at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . .W, 56-31 N7 Wake Forest . . . . . . . .(ot) W, 30-27 N14 at Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 49-10 N28 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 27-30 D5 ^ vs. Clemson . . . . . . . . .W, 39-34 J5 # vs. Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 14-24 ^ ACC Championship Game (Tampa, Fla.) (Vacated) # FedEx Orange Bowl (Miami Gardens, Fla.) 2010 (6-7) S4 South Carolina State . . . . .W, 41-10 S11 at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 25-28 S18 at North Carolina . . . . . . . .W, 30-24 S25 NC State . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 28-45 O2 at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . .W, 24-20 O9 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 33-21 O16 Middle Tennessee State . . .W, 42-14 O23 at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 13-27 N4 at Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . .L, 21-28 N13 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-35 N20 Duke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-20 N27 at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 34-42 D27 # vs Air Force . . . . . . . . . . .L, 7-14 # Advocare V100 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.)

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Quarterbacks/B-Backs  4th Season at Georgia Tech  Georgia (1993)

BRIAN BOHANNON Brian Bohannon, coach of the quarterbacks and B-backs, enters his fourth season at Georgia Tech and his 15th year working with Yellow Jacket head coach Paul Johnson. In each of Bohannon’s first two seasons on the Flats, the Yellow Jackets led the ACC in total offense while ranking in the top five nationally in rushing offense. Last season, Tech led the nation in rushing offense. Since Bohannon’s arrival at Georgia Tech, four players have rushed for more than 1,000 yards -- B-back Jonathan Dwyer in 2008, Dwyer and quarterback Joshua Nesbitt in 2009, and B-back Anthony Allen in 2010. Dwyer was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2008 and 2009. Nesbitt was the first team AllACC QB in 2009, and Allen was first-team allconference in 2010. Bohannon helped Nesbitt develop from a running specialist out of the shotgun into one of the nation’s premier dual threat quarterbacks. Nesbitt completed his career in 2010 as the most prolific rushing quarterback in ACC history. He also owns the ACC record for career rushing touchdowns by a QB. Nesbitt likely would have become just the eighth player in NCAA history to rush and pass for 3,000 career yards if not for an injury that cost him the final four games of the 2010 season. Before arriving at Georgia Tech, Bohannon spent six years as wide receivers coach at Navy. Bohannon was part of a staff that returned the Midshipmen to the national spotlight. Navy won 35 games over four years, earning a school-record four consecutive postseason bowl berths and a school-best four straight Commander-In-Chief’s Trophies. Under Bohannon, Navy’s receiving corps emerged as outstanding receivers as well as skilled blockers. In 2007, Navy’s offense put up remarkable numbers. The Midshipmen ranked first nationally in rushing (348.8 ypg), 10th in scoring (39.3 ppg), 22nd in total offense (444.1 ypg) and ninth in sacks allowed (1.08 pg). In 2005, Bohannon helped the Mids rushing attack average a nation's best 318.7 yards per contest as Navy went to a bowl game for a third straight year, won a second consecutive bowl game and won the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy for a third-straight year. In 2004, Bohannon's efforts helped the wide receiver corps to perform well enough for the Midshipmen to finish 45th in the country in total offense (388.8 yards per game), third in rushing offense (289.5), win a school-record-tying 10 games (the most wins since 1905), win the Emerald Bowl and claim the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy. In 2003, he helped the Mids lead the nation in rushing (323.2 yards per contest) and set school records for rushing yards per game, total rushing yards (4,202), rushing yards per attempt (5.5), rushing touchdowns (44), total offense (5,506), total offense per game (423.5) and yards per play (6.0). In 2002, Navy had the third-best rushing average in the country (270.75) and scored 30 or more points on four occasions. Bohannon coached the wide receivers for three seasons (1997-99) at Georgia Southern before taking over the defensive backs his last two years (2000-01). During his initial season as defensive backs coach, the secondary played a key role in Georgia Southern's efforts, ranking 18th nationally in pass defense (156.1 yards per game) and 28th in interceptions (16). The Eagles' secondary took another leap forward in 2001, finishing second nationally in pass defense (125.6 yards per game), fourth in scoring defense (12.0 points per game) and sixth in total defense (261.4 yards per game). A four-year letterwinner and standout as a wide receiver at Georgia, Bohannon started his coaching career at West Georgia before earning his first full-time position at Gardner-Webb (N.C.) as wide receivers coach in 1996. A native of Griffin, Ga., he earned his bachelor's degree in general business from Georgia in 1993 and a master's in business education from West Georgia in 1996. He is married to the former Melanie Cobb and they have three children, sons Blake Patrick and Braden Thomas, and daughter Brooke Anna.

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Melanie Blake, Braden, Brooke December 17, 1970 Georgia, ‘93

Bohannon’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994

School Georgia Tech . . . . Georgia Tech . . . . Georgia Tech . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . Navy . . . . . . . . . . Georgia Southern . Georgia Southern . Georgia Southern . Georgia Southern . Georgia Southern . Gardner-Webb . . . West Georgia . . . . West Georgia . . . .

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Defensive Coordinator  2nd Season at Georgia Tech  Virginia (1967)

AL GROH More on Groh Wife Children Grandchildren Education

Anne Mike, Matthew, Ashley Anne Cameron, Conner Virginia, ‘67

Groh’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967

School/Team Position Georgia Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (3-9) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (5-7) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (9-4) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (5-7) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (7-5) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (8-4) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (8-5) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (9-5) Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (5-7) New York Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (9-7) New York Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers New York Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers New York Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers New England Patriots. . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers New England Patriots. . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers New England Patriots. . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers New England Patriots. . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Cleveland Browns . . . . . . . . . Linebackers New York Giants . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers New York Giants . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers New York Giants . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . Offensive Coordinator Atlanta Falcons . . . . . . . . . . . Special Teams/Tight Ends Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (5-6) Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (4-7) Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (6-5) Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (4-7) Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (3-8) Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach (4-7) Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers Air Force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator Air Force. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Coordinator North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers North Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . Linebackers Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Line Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Defensive Line Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freshman Head Coach Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plebe Assistant Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Plebe Assistant Albemarle (Va.) HS . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach

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Al Groh, who enjoyed success as a head coach on both the collegiate and NFL levels for many years, embarks on his second season at Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets’ defensive coordinator. In his first season at Georgia Tech in 2010, Groh overhauled the Yellow Jacket defense, installing the 3-4 scheme. Tech made significant improvement in its pass defense from the previous season and the defense played major roles in narrow road victories at North Carolina and Wake Forest. Groh’s first defensive unit at Tech was a youthful bunch, illustrated by four true freshmen who saw significant action. Two members of the defense -- senior cornerback Mario Butler and junior safety Jerrard Tarrant -- were invited to the NFL Combine. Groh came to the Flats after serving nine seasons as head coach at Virginia, where he not only made the Cavaliers competitive on the national stage, but helped completely change the environment and culture surrounding the football program in Charlottesville. Groh earned coach of the year honors in three of his nine years at Virginia. He was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2007 and the American Football Coaches Association's Regional Coach of the Year in 2004. After taking over the Virginia program in 2001, the Cavaliers won 59 games and appeared in five bowl games. Groh guided the 2007 squad to a 9-4 record and a berth in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl while earning ACC Coach of the Year laurels for the second time in his career. In 2008 the list of players to earn All-ACC honors under Groh grew to 53, including first-team selections by tackle Eugene Monroe and tight end John Phillips. Monroe became the second Cavalier during Groh's tenure to receive the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the ACC's top lineman, joining two-time winner Elton Brown. He and Clint Sintim were named to various All-America teams, becoming the 10th and 11th Cavaliers to earn that distinction under Groh. The 2007 season marked the fifth time during his first seven years on Grounds that Groh led UVa to a bowl game. During that span his teams came away victorious three times, including a dramatic 34-31 win against Minnesota in the Gaylord Hotels Music City Bowl in 2005. In 2007 Chris Long became the program's third unanimous All-American, the Ted Hendricks Award winner, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and later went on to be taken second overall in the NFL Draft, joining offensive guard Branden Albert as a first-round pick. When he was named the program's head coach on Dec. 30, 2000, Groh traded in a high-profile NFL head-coaching job with the New York Jets for an opportunity to return to Virginia. He succeeded George Welsh, who retired after 19 seasons at the helm of the Cavaliers, as the winningest coach in ACC and school history. In 2006 the youthful Cavaliers finished 5-7 overall with impressive wins over NC State and Miami. Four Cavaliers earned All-ACC accolades, including second-team

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Al Groh, cont’d honorees CB Marcus Hamilton and DE Chris Long. Freshmen DE Jeffrey Fitzgerald, OT Will Barker, and QB Jameel Sewell, who filled starting roles for the 'Hoos, were named to The Sporting News' Freshman All-American team. Fitzgerald was also named to the Rivals.com first-team Freshman All-America squad. Virginia finished the 2005 regular season at 6-5, including upsets of No.4 Florida State and No. 24 Georgia Tech. That season also marked just the second time in the program's history that UVa received a bowl invitation in four consecutive seasons. Virginia concluded the 2004 season at 8-4 (5-3 ACC) and made its third consecutive bowl appearance. The Cavaliers led the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, first downs and third-down conversions, and set a school record with 34 rushing touchdowns. Groh was honored by his peers as the 2004 AFCA Regional Coach of the Year. In 2003, the Cavaliers were nationally ranked all season and finished 23rd in the final Associated Press poll. Virginia finished 8-5 (4-4 ACC) and celebrated a return trip to the Continental Tire Bowl with a 23-16 win over Pittsburgh. With the victory, Virginia claimed consecutive bowl championships for just the second time in school history. During his second season at the helm in 2002, Groh led the Cavaliers to a 9-5 overall record (6-2 ACC, tied for second), including a 48-22 triumph over No. 15 West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl. With the bowl victory, Virginia clinched its first season of nine-or-more wins since 1998 and the sixth in school history. UVa was ranked 22nd in the final Associated Press poll, the team's highest final ranking since 1998. Virginia was picked to finish eighth in the conference in the 2002 preseason. Named the 2002 ACC Coach of Year, Groh became only the second coach in UVa history to lead the Cavaliers to a bowl game. At the same time, approximately two thirds of Virginia's 2002 roster was comprised of sophomores and either true or redshirt freshmen. A total of 14 true freshmen and eight redshirt freshmen saw action for the 2002 Cavaliers, with as many as 10 freshmen starting at times during the season. In addition to its bowl victory over' West Virginia, Virginia claimed three other wins over ranked opponents in 2002. Among them were back-to-back victories over No. 22 NC State (14-9) and No. 18 Maryland (48-13) in November. The Cavaliers also defeated No. 22 South Carolina 34-21 earlier in the season. Following his first season at Virginia, Groh was chosen defensive head coach of the Gray team in the 64th Annual Blue-Gray All-Star Football Classic, held Dec. 25, 2001, in Montgomery, Ala. He was named head coach of the New York Jets before the start of the 2000 season and led that franchise to a 9-7 record in his one year at the helm. During the season, the Jets staged the "Monday Night Miracle" by overcoming a 30-7 fourth-quarter deficit to beat Miami 40-37 in overtime. Groh previously coached in two Super Bowls as an assistant under Bill Parcells, winning an NFL championship ring with the 1990 New York Giants in Super Bowl XXV and later going to Super Bowl XXXI with the 1996 New England Patriots. In addition to serving one season as the Jets' head coach, Groh coached the linebackers for the Jets under Parcells for three years, from 1997-99. Groh moved with Parcells when Parcells resigned as head coach of the New England Patriots to take over as the Jets' head coach in 1997. During Groh's tenure at New England, where he served as defensive coordinator, the Patriots' defense improved yearly in nearly every category and ranked among the league's best in takeaways, yards allowed and points allowed. The Patriots finished with an 11-5 record in 1996, winning the AFC championship and playing the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXI. Chris Slade, a former All-America linebacker at Virginia, was among the many defensive standouts whom Groh coached at New England. Groh's other NFL coaching stops include one season as linebackers coach on Bill Belichick's staff with the Cleveland Browns (1992) and one season with the Atlanta Falcons (1987) as special teams and tight ends coach for Marion Campbell. He began his coaching career as an assistant football coach at Charlottesville's Albemarle High School in 1967. The following year, he moved to Tom Cahill's staff at Army where he was the defensive coach for the plebe squad and worked with Parcells for the first time in his career. Groh returned to UVa in 1970 to serve as the head coach of the freshman team and as the defensive line coach through the 1972 season. From 1973-77, Groh served as an assistant at North Carolina where he coached Lawrence Taylor, whom he later coached with the Giants. He joined Parcells at Air Force in 1978 as defensive coordinator before moving to Texas Tech in 1980 and becoming head coach at Wake Forest in 1981. While at Wake Forest, Groh guided the program to only its second winning season in 13 years with a 6-5 record in 1984. During his tenure, the school produced one first-team All-American, 12 first-team All-ACC selections, 15 All-ACC academic selections, one ACC Rookie of the Year and one Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient. Groh also helped develop 14 players who would later go on to play in the NFL, the most concentrated group of pro players produced in Demon Deacon history to that point. Between his NFL coaching jobs with the Falcons and Giants, Groh served as offensive coordinator at South Carolina in 1988. A legendary example of Groh's ability to motivate and inspire his players occurred during the 1994 season at New England, where the Patriots had gotten off to a 3-6

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start. Groh decided he would grab an old shovel from his garage and bring it to work the next day. He is known to have told the players: “See this shovel men? "This is how we're going to get out of this thing. Everyone take a shovel, and you dig one shovelful at a time:' The Patriots didn't lose another game that regular season, reaching the playoffs for the first time under Parcells. Groh brought his shovel to every game, keeping it on the sidelines as a reminder of what it took to overcome adversity. A 1967 graduate of UVa's McIntire School of Commerce, Groh was a member of the varsity football team from 1963-65, playing under Bill Elias and George Blackburn. He lettered at defensive end in 1965.He also lettered as a defenseman on the Cavalier lacrosse team. Groh was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. He attended Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y., where he was a standout athlete and earned AllMetropolitan honors in football. His oldest son Mike was the starting quarterback at Virginia in 1994 and 1995. Groh and his wife, Anne, are the parents of two sons, Mike and Matthew, and a daughter, Ashley Anne. Matthew played quarterback at Princeton and is a graduate of Virginia's School of Law. Mike was on Nick Saban's staff at Alabama in 2009 when the Crimson Tide won the national championship. He served as the quarterbacks coach at Louisville in 2010 and he currently serves as wide receivers coach at Alabama. Mike played quarterback at Virginia and later served as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for the Cavaliers. The Grohs have two grandsons -- Cameron and Conner.


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Defensive Secondary  6th Season at Georgia Tech  Auburn (1990)

CHARLES KELLY served as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for two seasons. Prior to his move to the high school ranks, the Ozark, Ala., native spent one season (1999) as defensive coordinator at Henderson State and two seasons as defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State. His term as defensive coordinator at Jacksonville State culminated a five-year stay on the JSU staff (1994-98), and he also coordinated the offense and coached the defensive backs, running backs, quarterbacks and receivers over the course of his stay. Before going to Jacksonville State, Kelly served one year as a graduate assistant at Auburn and was part of the Tigers’ 11-0 season in 1993. He spent three seasons as an assistant football coach and baseball coach at Central High School in Phenix City, Ala. (1990-92). Kelly has coached seven players that have made it to the National Football League, including Brooks, Thompson, Delvin Hugley, Calvin Jackson, Chris Schelling, Dell McGee and most recently, Jahi Word-Daniels. A 1990 graduate of Auburn with a degree in secondary math education, Kelly played defensive back under former Tiger coach Pat Dye. His senior class put together a four-year record of 39-7-2 while participating in four bowl games. In 2002, Kelly earned a master’s degree in education from Troy State. Kelly and his wife, Kristy, have three daughters, Caroline, Kathleen and Charli Grace.

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Charles Kelly begins his sixth season at Georgia Tech, his fourth season under head coach Paul Johnson and his second season as coach of the secondary. Kelly took over responsibility for the secondary in 2010 after coaching the cornerbacks in 2008 and 2009. Over the last three seasons, Georgia Tech has recorded 38 interceptions. In 2008, the Yellow Jackets recorded 18 INTs, including three by true freshman cornerback Rashaad Reid, who was a second team Freshmen AllAmerican. In 2008, Tech ranked in the top 30 nationally in total defense and scoring defense. In 2009, Kelly helped develop a number of cornerbacks including Mario Butler, a 14-game starter, and Jerrard Tarrant, who picked off two passes, including one for a touchdown in the FedEx Orange Bowl. Tarrant was responsible for all four of Tech’s non-offensive touchdowns in 2009. Last season Butler and Tarrant both returned interceptions for touchdowns. Butler and Tarrant were invited to the NFL Combine. Kelly, a former defensive coordinator at three different schools, served as the Yellow Jackets’ special teams coordinator in 2006 and 2007, He was instrumental in making Georgia Tech into one of the nation’s best special teams units in 2007. That group went from 119th in the nation in kick return defense in 2006 to second in 2007. Under Kelly’s guidance, punter Durant Brooks and place-kicker Travis Bell each earned first team All-ACC accolades. Brooks earned the prestigious Ray Guy Award in 2007 and recorded the highest career punting average in ACC history. In Kelly’s first year in 2006, Brooks earned second-team All-America and first-team All-ACC honors. With the combination of Brooks and outstanding coverage, Tech ranked second in the nation in net punting. Brooks averaged better than 45 yards per punt, and almost half of his kicks pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line. Kelly spent the previous four seasons at Nicholls State, an NCAA Division I-AA program that captured the Southland Conference title in 2005. Under Kelly, who served as defensive backs coach during his first two seasons at Nicholls, the Colonels finished as the top-ranked defense in the Southland Conference in 2005 and 17th in NCAA Division I-AA. Nicholls led the Southland in total defense and rushing defense, while ranking second in scoring defense. Kelly was instrumental in developing two-time All-America cornerback Chris Thompson, who was drafted in 2004 by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Kelly went to Nicholls State in 2002 from Eufaula (Ala.) High School, where he

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Kristy Kathleen, Caroline, Charli Grace Sept. 8, 1967 Auburn, ‘90

Kelly’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990

School Position Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . .Secondary Coach Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . .Cornerbacks Coach Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . .Cornerbacks Coach Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . .Special Teams Coordinator Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . .Special Teams Coordinator Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . .Secondary Coach Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . .Secondary Coach Eufaula (AL) HS . . . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Eufaula (AL) HS . . . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Henderson State . . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator Jacksonville State . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator Jacksonville State . . . . . . .Defensive Coordinator Jacksonville State . . . . . . .Offensive Coordinator Jacksonville State . . . . . . .Secondary Coach Jacksonville State . . . . . . .Running Backs Coach Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Graduate Assistant Central (AL) HS . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach/Baseball Coach Central (AL) HS . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach/Baseball Coach Central (AL) HS . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach/Baseball Coach

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Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator  2nd Season at Georgia Tech  Austin Peay State (1981)

ANDY McCOLLUM Andy McCollum, a veteran coach with nearly 30 years of college coaching experience and a native of Marietta (Ga.), enters his second season as coach of the defensive line and recruiting coordinator. McCollum, one of three former head coaches on the Yellow Jacket staff, supervises Tech’s recruiting efforts. In his first season at Georgia Tech, McCollum worked closely with defensive coordinator Al Groh to install the 3-4 defense. Faced with the task of players learning a completely new system, McCollum helped mold the defensive line into a solid front. Ends Izaan Cross and Jason Peters both enjoyed highly productive 2010 seasons and enter 2011 as two of the better ends in the ACC. McCollum came to the Flats after serving three seasons (2007-09) as linebackers coach at NC State, where he was a part of Wolfpack head coach Tom O’Brien’s initial coaching staff. NC State participated in the 2008 Papajohns.com Bowl. Prior to his tenure at NC State, McCollum spent one season in the NFL as an advance scout for the Tennessee Titans in 2006. McCollum served as head coach at Middle Tennessee State for seven seasons (1999-2005), helping the Blue Raider program make the transition from a struggling I-AA squad to a successful I-A program that competed against BCS opponents 24 times during his tenure. MTSU, which appears on the Tech schedule this fall, set 84 school records with McCollum at the helm. In 2000, McCollum led the Blue Raiders to a 6-5 record, their first winning record as a I-A program, including back-to-back wins over Connecticut and South Florida by a combined score of 111-19. His 2001 MTSU squad finished 8-3, won the Sun Belt Conference championship, and ranked fifth nationally in offense. In 2005, the Blue Raider defense ranked ninth nationally. In 2002, 2004 and 2005 he brought in what were considered the top recruiting classes in the Sun Belt Conference. McCollum was named Coach of the Year by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association in 2000 and 2001. From 1994 to 1998, McCollum worked at Baylor in a variety of roles. In 1995 and 1996 he served as associate head coach, defensive coordinator and coach of the special teams. In ’94, the Bears participated in the Alamo Bowl. In 1995, the Bear defense ranked fifth nationally in total defense, fifth in pass defense and ninth in scoring defense. From 1989 to 1992, McCollum worked as an assistant coach at UTEP. He coached the Miners’ wide receivers and special teams in 1989 before moving over to defense to coach the linebackers and special teams from 1990-93. From 1981 to 1988, McCollum was an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State. In 1984 and 1985 the Blue Raiders advanced to the Division I-AA playoffs.

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Before embarking on a coaching career, McCollum was a four-year starter (offensive guard and tight end) at Austin Peay State from 1977 to 1980. He led the Governors in receptions in 1979 and was a starter on the ’77 Ohio Valley Conference championship team. McCollum earned his undergraduate degree from Austin Peay State in 1981, and his master’s from Middle Tennessee State in 1983. McCollum was born (March 1, 1959) in Marietta (Ga.), where he played football at Marietta High School. He was inducted into the Marietta High School Hall of Fame. McCollum and wife, Gwen, have two children: Drew and Andrea.

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Gwen Drew, Andrea March 1, 1959 Austin Peay State, ‘81

McCollumm’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981

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A-Backs  4th Season at Georgia Tech  Maryland (2008)

LAMAR OWENS Lamar Owens, who played for Paul Johnson at the U.S. Naval Academy, enters his fourth year at Georgia Tech and his second as coach of the A-backs. In 2010, Owens’ group of young A-backs combined for 11 touchdowns -- nine via rushing and two by receiving. As a team, Georgia Tech led the nation in rushing offense. Among Owens’ first group of A-backs were Roddy Jones, who has rushed for more than 1,000 career yards; Orwin Smith, who emerged as a big-play threat in 2010 while averaging 9.7 yards per carry; as well as Embry Peeples, B.J. Bostic and Marcus Wright. Prior to being named a full-time assistant coach, Owens spent the previous two seasons (2008 and 2009) as a staff assistant. A native of Savannah, Ga., Owens graduated from Benedictine Military School in 2002 before moving on to the Naval Academy. After completing his football career, Owens enrolled at the University of Maryland in the fall of 2007 and graduated in May of 2008. The co-captain directed Navy to an 8-4 campaign and a San Diego Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl victory over Colorado State in 2005.

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September 6, 1983 Maryland, ‘08

Owens’ Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008

School Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . Georgia Tech . . . . . . . .

Position A-Backs Coach Staff Assistant Staff Assistant

Owens rushed for 122 yards on 19 carries in his first career start to become just the 14th Navy quarterback to rush for over 100 yards in a game and just the third Mids QB to eclipse 100 yards rushing in his first start. Owens rushed for 880 yards and 11 touchdowns, while throwing for 1,299 yards and six touchdowns his senior campaign. He won the Joe Bellino Award as the team’s leading rusher and the E.E. "Rip" Miller Award as the season's most valuable player, as voted on by his teammates. Owens set two single-season and two career individual records and finished his career with 1,009 rushing yards. Owens is married to the former Lindsey Vincent.

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Wide Receivers  4th Season at Georgia Tech  Hawai’i (1982)

AL “BUZZ” PRESTON Al “Buzz” Preston, who has enjoyed success from Honolulu to South Bend, begins his fourth season in Atlanta as Georgia Tech’s wide receivers coach. Over the last three seasons, Preston has helped develop a strong corps of receivers, including Demaryius Thomas, a 2009 NFL first-round draft choice by the Denver Broncos. Thomas, who made remarkable strides in his blocking skills under Preston, left the Flats as one of the most prolific receivers in Georgia Tech history. In just three seasons Thomas caught 120 passes for 2,339 yards (fourth-most in Tech history) while averaging 19.5 yards per reception. Thomas had 15 career touchdown receptions and caught at least one pass in 29 consecutive games. Since Preston’s arrival, Tech has led the ACC in total offense two times (2008 and 2009). Last year Preston worked with a young group of receivers, including sophomore Stephen Hill, who has emerged as a big-play candidate. In 2010, Hill averaged nearly 20 yards per reception and caught three touchdown passes. Preston came to Tech after serving one season at New Mexico, where he helped lead the Lobos to their first bowl victory in more than 45 years. As New Mexico’s running backs coach in 2007, Preston coached Lobo junior running back Rodney Ferguson, who earned first team All-Mountain West Conference honors for the second straight year after rushing for 1,177 yards and 13 touchdowns. Preston has 31 seasons of collegiate coaching experience, including two stints at Stanford (1999-2001, 2006). During his first three-year run with the Cardinal, Preston was part of two bowl teams that were also two of the best squads in Stanford history. He helped coach the Cardinal to the 1999 Pac-10 title on its way to the 2000 Rose Bowl. In 2001, Stanford put together a 9-3 record and was ranked among the top 10 teams in the nation during the year before playing in the Seattle Bowl against Georgia Tech. Following his three seasons at Stanford, Preston went with coach Tyrone Willingham to Notre Dame for three more seasons (2002-04) to coach the running backs and serve as special teams coordinator. He helped lead the Irish to two bowl games with appearances in the Gator Bowl in 2002 and the Insight Bowl following the 2003 regular season. Under Preston's tutelage, Julius Jones rushed for 1,268 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at Notre Dame in 2003. Jones also had 1,568 all-purpose yards

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More on Preston Wife Children Education

Audrey Amber, Evan, Quinn Hawai’i, ‘82

Preston’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998

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Position Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach Running Backs Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Defensive Backs Coach Defensive Backs Coach Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers Coach Graduate Assistant (Defensive Backs) Part-time Assistant Coach (Receivers) Graduate Assistant (Receivers) Graduate Assistant (Receivers)

and a school-record three 200-yard rushing games in '03 en route to honorable mention All-America honors. Jones went on to be selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. In 2002, Irish running back Ryan Grant eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark as well. Before coming to Stanford for the first time, Preston was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator/QB coach at UNLV in 1998. Prior to that, he coached running backs at Washington State from 1994-97. During his four-year term at Washington State, Preston was part of a coaching staff that guided the Cougars to the Pac-10 Conference championship in 1997 and its first Rose Bowl appearance in 67 years. The Cougar offense broke the Pac-10 record for most total yards in a single season. One of Preston's pupils, Mike Black, gained 1,157 yards rushing and was named All-Pac 10. The Cougars finished 10-2 overall and were ranked ninth in the nation. Preston also coached at his alma mater, Hawai'i, from 1987-93, when he served on the same coaching staff with Paul Johnson. He had several roles during his tenure with the Rainbows, including coaching the offensive special teams, receivers and defensive backs, while also serving as the strength and conditioning liaison. Preston's seven-year stay at Hawai'i was highlighted by the first two bowl games in school history and the first Western Athletic Conference title ever for the program. In 1989, Hawai'i participated in its first bowl game, losing to Michigan State in the Aloha Bowl. The Rainbows won the WAC championship in 1992 and went on to defeat Illinois in the Holiday Bowl. Preston's first full-time coaching job came at Southern Illinois from 1984-86 when he tutored receivers and the defensive backfield. During his three seasons in Carbondale, SIU's defense improved dramatically -- from eighth to second in the conference -- while nine of his pupils received all-conference recognition. He was a graduate assistant at Hawai'i in 1980 and 1981, a part-time coach at UH in 1982, and a graduate assistant at Washington in 1983. During his career, Preston has also been a guest coach for the Toronto Argonauts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles. A native of Los Angeles, Preston received a bachelor's degree in speech from Hawai'i in 1982. He was a two-year letterwinner (1978-79) with the Rainbow football team. Preston is a 1975 graduate of Banning High School in Los Angeles. Preston and his wife, Audrey, have three children: Amber, Evan and Quinn.


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Co-Offensive Line  4th Season at Georgia Tech  Virginia (1981)

MIKE SEWAK More on Sewak Wife Children Born Education Masters

Robin Michael Robert, Olivia, Nicholas Sept. 3, 1958 Virginia, ‘81 Georgia Southern, ‘08

Sewak’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982

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Mike Sewak, who has coached on the college level for 27 years including four years as head coach at Georgia Southern, enters his fourth year at Georgia Tech as co-coach of the offensive line. Sewak works primarily with the guards and centers. Since Sewak arrived at Tech in 2008, four Yellow Jacket offensive linemen have earned first-team AllACC honors: Andrew Gardner in 2008, Sean Bedford and Cord Howard in 2009, and Bedford in 2010. Also last season, sophomore Omoregie Uzzi earned second team all-conference honors. Bedford, who came to Georgia Tech as a walk-on defensive lineman, blossomed under Sewak into a two-time first team All-ACC performer. Over the last three years, the offensive line has helped pave the way for remarkable numbers put up by the Yellow Jackets. Tech led the ACC in total offense in 2008 and 2009. In 2009, the Jackets ranked second nationally in rushing offense. In 2010, Tech ranked first nationally in rushing for the first time in school history. Sewak, Johnson’s offensive coordinator at Georgia Southern from 1997 to 2001, replaced Johnson as head coach of the Eagles in 2002. He produced a record of 35-14 as Georgia Southern’s head coach and led the Eagles to three NCAA Division I-AA playoffs appearances and two Southern Conference championships. He was named the 2004 Southern Conference Coach of the Year. In his first season as head coach in 2002, Sewak led Georgia Southern to the I-AA semifinals and within a last-second missed field goal of the national championship game. The Eagles finished the season with an 11-3 record, won the school’s sixth consecutive league title and made their fifth straight national semifinals appearance. In addition, Sewak’s offense led the nation in rushing, averaging 386.2 yards per game. Georgia Southern followed with an uncharacteristic 7-4 mark in 2003, a season which saw Sewak valiantly sidestep adversity and numerous key injuries to guide GSU to victories in six of its last eight games and earn his second straight rushing title as a head coach with a 335.6 yards per game average. Sewak put GSU back on track in 2004. Georgia Southern rolled through the regular season with an offensive juggernaut, averaging 47 points per game and winning eight games in a row between losses to I-A Georgia and Southern Conference co-champion Furman, the No. 2 ranked team in I-AA. While young on both sides of the ball in 2005, Georgia Southern led I-AA in rushing again. After a 1-2 start, the Eagles won seven of their last eight games to clinch an at-large playoff bid. The only loss during that stretch was to Appalachian State, the Southern Conference champion and the No. 2 seed in the I-AA playoffs. Sewak also led the Eagles to a win over Furman when the Paladins were ranked No. 1 in the country. As offensive coordinator under Johnson at Georgia Southern from 1997 to 2001, Sewak's offensive unit consistently ranked as one of the nation's best at the NCAA Division I-AA level during the five-year span. After finishing second in rushing offense, total offense and scoring offense in 1998, the Eagles improved to a first-place national standing in all three categories in 1999 - averaging 419.0 rushing yards, 551.7 total yards and 50.0 points per game. In all, as Georgia Southern's offensive coordinator from 1997 to 2001, the Eagles rolled to a 62-10 mark, scored 2,855 points (39.7 ppg), picked up 25,941 rushing yards (360.3 ypg), 7,816 passing yards (108.6 ypg) and 33,757 total yards (468.8 ypg). Sewak also played a key role in helping lead Georgia Southern to five straight Southern Conference championships and NCAA

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Division I-AA playoff appearances, three national championship games and two national titles in 1999 and 2000. In addition, three Georgia Southern offensive linemen earned All-America honors under his direct guidance from 1997 to 2001. Guard Mark Williams, who also was the recipient of backto-back Southern Conference Jacob's Blocking Trophies in '97 and '98, tackle Rich McGrath and center Matt Winslette all earned national honors under Sewak's leadership. During his time at Georgia Southern, Sewak took an active role in the community, serving as a member of the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) in the Bulloch County (Ga.) School District. He kept ties with the Special Olympics program, serving as a volunteer in various capacities. He also instilled a community relations leadership role for his players who spent many lunch and reading sessions with children at Statesboro's Mill Creek Elementary School and donated their time to the March of Dimes Walk America and "Operation Cleanup”. Sewak was appointed as the honorary chairperson of the Keep Bulloch Beautiful campaign in February, 2002, and was selected to a similar capacity for the 2003 Bulloch County's Walk America in January. Prior to his second stint at Georgia Southern, Sewak helped turn around a struggling program at Ohio University as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under current Wake Forest head coach Jim Grobe in 1995 and 1996. The Bobcats, after going 0-11 prior to Sewak’s arrival, went 2-8-1 in ’95 before posting a 6-6 record in 1996 – the school’s best mark since 1982. Sewak directed an offensive unit which ranked first in the Mid-America Conference in rushing with a 274.0 per game average. Prior to Ohio, Sewak spent eight years as an assistant coach at Hawai’i, where he coached the Warriors’ offensive line for seven seasons and the wide receivers for one. During his tenure in Honolulu, Hawaii won the 1992 Western Athletic Conference championship, broke more than 150 offensive records, and finished among the nation's offensive leaders each year, averaging 31.7 points and 418 yards per game. Sewak’s first stint at Georgia Southern came as an assistant coach with the Eagles in 1985 and 1986 when he worked under coach Erk Russell. Sewak coached the running backs and the defensive backs on national championship teams in 1985 and 1986, respectively. The Eagles captured their first two NCAA Division I-AA titles those seasons, recording consecutive 13-2 records. Sewak’s first association with Georgia Tech came in 1984 when he served as a graduate assistant tight ends coach under head coach Bill Curry. A native of Johnstown, Pa., Sewak began his career in 1982 at Hobart (N.Y.) College where he served as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. A three-year letterman as an offensive lineman at Virginia, Sewak earned a degree in psychology from UVa in 1981. He was invited to tryouts with the Baltimore Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers after the completion of his collegiate playing eligibility. Sewak added a masters degree in the spring of 2008 from Georgia Southern. He and his wife, the former Robin Farmery of Marietta, Ga., are the parents of three children -- Michael Robert, Olivia and Nicholas.

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Inside Linebackers  2nd Season at Georgia Tech  U.S. Naval Academy (1996)

JOE SPEED Joe Speed begins his second season at Georgia Tech as coach of the inside linebackers. In his first season in Atlanta, Speed worked along with defensive coordinator Al Groh to install the 3-4 defense. Two of Speed’s inside linebackers -- sophomore Julian Burnett and senior Brad Jefferson -- ranked one-two on the team with a combined 173 tackles. Under Speed, Burnett went from a back-up in September to leading the team with 89 tackles. At Navy, Speed worked six seasons under head coach Paul Johnson before Johnson came to Georgia Tech. In his final four seasons at Navy, Speed coached the Midshipmen defensive backs and also served as head coach of the junior varsity team. Speed was part of a staff that brought the Midshipmen back into the national spotlight with a 61-29 record over his last seven years. In 2009 Navy won 10 games (10-4) and defeated Missouri in the Texas Bowl. The Midshipmen defeated Army and Air Force to capture the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy and the Navy defense ranked 18th nationally in scoring defense, allowing less than 20 points per game.

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Ingrid June 16, 1973 U.S. Naval Academy, ‘96

Speed’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

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In 2008, Speed helped first-year head coach Ken Niumatalolo to one of the most successful seasons for a first-year head coach in school history. The Mids posted an 8-5 record in 2008, which is the best mark for a first-year head coach at Navy since 1934. The eight wins qualified the Midshipmen for the EagleBank Bowl. Navy earned a 24-17 victory over 16th-ranked Wake Forest, which was Navy’s first win over a team ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 since 1985, as well as Navy’s victory the previous week over Rutgers. It was the first time since 1981 that Navy beat teams currently in the BCS in back-to-back weeks. Navy also defeated a program-record four bowl teams. The 2007 season -- Johnson’s final campaign in Annapolis -- was a memorable one as well as the Midshipmen posted an 8-5 record, won a school-record fifth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy, appeared in a school-record fifth-straight bowl game, and defeated Notre Dame for the first time since 1963. Safety Ketric Buffin became the first player in school history to intercept a pass in each of the first four games of the season. In 2006 one of Speed’s pupils, Keenan Little, became the first player in Navy history to score a defensive touchdown in both Service Academy games in the same year as Navy once again won the Commander-In-Chief’s Trophy and participated in a bowl game. Speed returned to the Naval Academy after a two-year hiatus at the Naval Academy Prep School in Newport, R.I., where he served as the Director of Athletics for two seasons and as the head football coach for one year. Before going to the prep school, Speed had a successful military tour at the United States Naval Academy as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. In his first stint at Navy, Speed served as the Executive Administrator and Military Liaison Officer for the football team, while serving to recruit future Marine Officers, as well. Speed's military duties involved the supervision of various administrative, logistical, and professional matters pertaining to the football team and the Naval Academy Athletic Association. On the field, Speed served as the assistant linebackers coach and head junior varsity coach. He coached four seasons at Navy and in 2003, helped guide the football team to an impressive 8-5 record, which included capturing the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy and an appearance in the 2003 Houston Bowl. A 1996 graduate of the Naval Academy, Speed was a standout on the gridiron for the Midshipmen. A four-year starter at safety, he finished his career with 260 tackles and five interceptions. Following graduation, Speed was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and reported to Quantico, Va., where he trained and took the Infantry Officers Course. In September of 1997, he reported to GOLF Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines in Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif. and in July of 1998, went to Okinawa, Japan, for six months, where he was involved in exercise FOAL EAGLE in Korea. After working with the Army in Fort Erwin, Calif. for a month, Speed went to Africa for three months on a security mission for the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya. Speed, and his wife, Ingrid, reside in Atlanta.


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Co-Offensive Line  4th Season at Georgia Tech  Pacific Lutheran (1979)

TODD SPENCER More on Spencer Children Born Education

Whitney, Ashley Dec. 19, 1955 Pacific Lutheran, ‘79

Spencer’s Coaching History Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984

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Todd Spencer begins his 28th year of coaching and his fourth season at Georgia Tech as coach of the offensive line, with a primary focus on the tackle position. In his three years at Tech, Spencer has helped the Yellow Jackets produce remarkable numbers on offense. Georgia Tech led the ACC in total offense in 2008 and 2009. In 2009 the Jackets ranked second nationally in rushing offense. In 2010, Tech led the nation in rushing for the first time in school history. Over the last three years a Georgia Tech offensive lineman has earned All-ACC honors six times: Andrew Gardner (1st team) and Cord Howard (2nd team) in 2008, Howard (1st team) and Sean Bedford (1st team) in 2009, and Bedford (1st team) and sophomore Omoregie Uzzi (2nd team) in 2010. Gardner and Howard both went on to play in the NFL. In 2009, Spencer helped piece together a line that overcame several injuries to lead the ACC and rank second nationally in rushing offense (295.4 ypg), and lead the ACC in total offense (422.1 ypg). In Spencer’s first season at Tech, he helped a young offensive line learn a completely new offensive system and blocking scheme. Despite injuries to both senior starters at tackle, the Yellow Jackets led the ACC and ranked fourth nationally in rushing offense (272.2 ypg) and first in the ACC in total offense (372.5 ypg). In the summer of 2008, Spencer was named one of the nation’s top five offensive line coaches by CBSSports.com. Spencer came to Georgia Tech after 11 seasons at the Naval Academy, including six seasons under head coach Paul Johnson. Spencer saw firsthand the remarkable turnaround of the Midshipmen football program. Over Spencer’s final four seasons in Annapolis, Navy won 35 games, advanced to a postseason bowl game four consecutive years and won a school-record four straight Commander-In-Chief’s Trophies. In 2007, Spencer helped Navy produce amazing numbers. The Midshipmen ranked first nationally in rushing (348.8 ypg), 10th in scoring (39.3 ppg), 22nd in total offense (444.1 ypg) and Spencer’s offensive line allowed just 1.08 sacks per game, which ranked ninth nationally. Spencer teamed up with Ken Niumatalolo, Johnson’s successor at Navy, in 2006 to coach an offensive line that helped pave the way for the nation's top rushing offense for the third time in five seasons. In 2005, Spencer was part of a staff that helped the Mids average a nation's-best 318.7 yards per contest, as Navy won a then-school-record second-straight bowl game and claimed the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy. In 2004, Spencer helped an offensive line that was hampered by injuries all year to perform well enough for the Midshipmen to finish third in the country in rushing (289.5), win a school-record tying 10 games (the most wins since 1905), win the Emerald Bowl and capture the Commander-In-Chief's Trophy in back-to-back years. Navy's offensive line was key in the NCAA record 26-play, 94-yard, 14:26 epic drive in the Emerald Bowl. Offensive guard August Roitsch was named to the Sports Illustrated AllBowl Team, while the starting offensive line was selected to the College Football News AllBowl Team. In 2003, despite a lack of experience up front, the Mids led the nation in rushing (323.2 ypg) and set school records for rushing yards per game, total rushing yards (4,202), rushing yards per attempt (5.5), rushing touchdowns (44), total offense (5,506), total offense per game (423.5) and yards per play (6.0) as Navy went 8-5, won the Commander-InChief's Trophy and earned a berth in the Houston Bowl. In 2002, Spencer developed Derek Jaskowiak into a College Football News All-Independent selection and an Honorable Mention All-East performer. Jaskowiak was also selected to participate in the Hula Bowl All-Star Game. In 2000, Spencer saw pupil Hoot Stahl invited to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star Game. Spencer brought a vast knowledge of the option attack to Annapolis after spending six seasons as the offensive line coach at option-oriented Oregon State. In 1993, Oregon State's rushing offense finished second in the nation, averaging 300.6 yards per game. Known for his intensity on the field, Spencer has also been the offensive line coach at Northern Illinois (1990) and Texas-El Paso (1989), and was the offensive coordinator at Southern Utah (1988) and Trinity Valley Community College (1986-87). He got into the major college ranks as a graduate assistant (defensive backs) for Rich Brooks at Oregon (1984-85) and was a graduate assistant (offensive line) for Fred Akers at Texas (1985-86). A native of Beaverton, Ore., Spencer attended Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., from 1974-76, and was a defensive back under Hugh Campbell, a former head coach of the Houston Oilers. He then transferred to Pacific Lutheran (1977-79), where he played safety for two years. Spencer earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Pacific Lutheran (1979) and his M.A. from Linfield College in physical education in 1981. He is the father of two daughters, Whitney and Ashley.

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Director of Operations 4th Year at Georgia Tech U.S. Naval Academy (1999)

Graduate Assistant 2nd Year at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech (2009)

Jason Snider is in his fourth year as Georgia Tech’s Director of Football Operations. As Director of Football Operations, Snider works closely with head coach Paul Johnson overseeing all aspects of the program’s day-to-day support operations. Snider implements, builds, and develops the team budget, oversees business contracting, team travel, personnel, and facility upgrades and renovations. He also serves as the football liason for the Football Coaches' Committee. Snider, 35, came to Tech in January of 2008 as assistant director of football operations and was promoted to the director of operations seven months later. A native of McArthur, Ohio, Snider received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Snider went on to graduate from the Academy in 1999 with a degree in political science. As a Midshipman, Snider was a three-year varsity letterwinner and starting defensive tackle on the 1996 Aloha Bowl team. He later went on to become the 1998 defensive captain and member of the Annapolis Touchdown Club. Following graduation, Snider served as the communications officer aboard USS Robert G. Bradley and Officer of the Deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman. On March 20, 2003, Snider was the acting Officer of the Deck aboard the Truman when the United States launched initial attacks against Iraq. After his service in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, Snider returned to the Naval Academy and worked on Paul Johnson’s staff for two years, serving as director of football operations and assistant defensive line coach. In 2004, he helped mentor a Navy team that finished 10-2 and earned a win over New Mexico in the 2004 Emerald Bowl in San Francisco. Prior to his arrival at Georgia Tech, Snider served as the athletic director at Jackson High School in Jackson, Ohio. In July of 2007, he was appointed to Rio Grande Community College’s Board of Trustees. He is the owner of The Annapolis Co. and Mound Hill Farms. Snider was married to the former Carrie King of Houston, Texas in July 2011. The couple resides in Atlanta.

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ROBERTS Assistant Director of Operations 3rd Year at Georgia Tech North Carolina (2003) Topher Roberts begins his third season at Georgia Tech as Assistant Director of Football Operations. Roberts’ duties include organization of team travel, spring and preseason training camp, and assisting with the day to day operations of the program. Roberts joined the Yellow Jacket staff in the spring after working four years (200509) with the Atlanta Falcons as Travel Logistics Manager. While working for the Falcons, Roberts also served simultaneously as Football Operations Manager for the Georgia Force, the Atlanta arena football team. Previous stops for Roberts included an internship with NFL Europe’s Berlin Thunder in 2004, the Southern Conference and the University of North Carolina football office. A 2003 North Carolina graduate with a degree in communication studies, Roberts served as a placekicker for the Tar Heel football team from 2001-03. Roberts earned two varsity letters and was awarded a scholarship prior to his senior season. Roberts completed his MBA in sports business in 2010.

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Shane Bowen, a three-year letterwinner at Georgia Tech, begins his second season on the football staff of his alma mater, his first year as a graduate assistant, working primarily with the B-backs. Last season Bowen was a staff assistant and worked with the Yellow Jacket offensive line. A 2009 Georgia Tech graduate with a degree in business management, Bowen played in 38 consecutive games as an outside linebacker for the Yellow Jackets. Bowen, who started 10 times, was a part of three winning Tech teams and played in three bowl games. Bowen’s playing career was cut short when he suffered a career-ending neck injury as a junior. In 2009, Bowen volunteered his time as a student assistant coach, working with the Tech linebackers and defensive line. In the summer of 2009, he worked for Ohio State’s strength and conditioning program. Bowen is a native of Pickerington, Ohio.

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DUNCAN Graduate Assistant 1st Year at Georgia Tech Furman (2005) Maurice Duncan, a former football standout at Furman, begins his first year on the Yellow Jacket staff as a graduate assistant. Duncan will work this fall with assistant coach Charles Kelly and the Jacket defensive backs. Before arriving in Atlanta, Duncan worked four years as an assistant coach at Luella High School in Locust Grove, Ga. At Luella he coached the defensive backs and also served as strength and conditioning coordinator. A 2005 graduate of Furman with a degree in health and exercise science, Duncan earned four varsity letters and was a three-year starter at cornerback for the Purple Paladins. Duncan, a native of Aiken, S.C., and wife, Aja, have a son, Elijah. The Duncans reside in Atlanta.

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BUCHAN Assistant Athletic Director/Media

5th Year at Georgia Tech UNC-Wilmington (1987) Dean Buchan enters his fifth season as Georgia Tech’s Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations. He oversees the media relations staff and serves as the primary media contact for the Yellow Jacket football program. Buchan came to Georgia Tech in July, 2007 after serving seven years in a similar capacity at Wake Forest, where he worked directly with basketball coaches Dave Odom and the late Skip Prosser, and football coaches Jim Grobe and Jim Caldwell. He also coordinated All-America campaigns for Chris Paul and Josh Howard. From 1990 to 2000, Buchan worked as sports information director at the University of Kansas, where his main responsibility was coordinating media efforts for head coach Roy Williams and the men’s basketball program. Prior to Kansas, Buchan worked three years (1987-90) as associate sports information director at East Carolina University. As a student at UNC-Wilmington, he served four years as an assistant in the Seahawk sports information office. A native of Southern Pines (N.C.), Buchan graduated from UNCW in 1987. He is single and resides in Vinings.


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CONNER Equipment Manager 20th Year at Georgia Tech Alabama (1980) Tom Conner is in his 20th season as Georgia Tech’s Equipment Manager. A certified athletic equipment manager, Conner is responsible for procuring and maintaining all equipment and uniforms for the football program and also assists in ordering gear for Tech’s other sports programs. Conner came to Tech in 1992 after four years as the equipment manager at the United States Naval Academy. He also has experience at the professional level after serving four years (1982-86) as the head equipment manager for the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League. He then worked one year (1987) as assistant equipment manager at Duke University before moving to Navy in 1988. Conner also spent two years as assistant equipment manager at the University of Missouri. Conner earned his bachelor of science degree in physical education in 1980 from the University of Alabama, where he worked four years as a student manager for football. Conner, who completed a two-year seat as a member of the Schutt Manufacturers Advisory Board, was honored as the AEMA District III Equipment Manager of the Year for 1997-98. A native of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Conner is married to the former Pamela Bushman, and the couple has a 16-year-old son.

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Staff Assistant 4th Year at Georgia Tech South Carolina (2003) J.R. Dorman, a former assistant coach at Wittenberg University, begins his fourth year at Georgia Tech as a football staff assistant. Dorman will focus this season on special teams. Previously, he has worked with the Yellow Jacket secondary and linebackers. At Wittenberg, Dorman coached wide receivers for two years, helping the Red and White to records of 7-4 in 2006 (won conference title) and 8-2 in 2007. Dorman spent the 2005 season as an assistant at Denison, working primarily with the linebackers. A graduate of the University of South Carolina, Dorman got his professional start with the National Football League's Houston Texans in 2004, serving as an intern on the staff of Dom Capers. With the Texans, Dorman worked primarily in the scouting department, in addition to some duties with the defense. Prior to his stint with the Texans he spent five years under Lou Holtz at South Carolina as a student assistant, gaining experience in a wide range of areas, including defensive backs, special teams and recruiting. Dorman majored in sports administration at South Carolina.

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scoring defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense. Klein originally came to Tech prior to the 2003 season and spent six months as assistant director of football operations before moving to the coaching staff. Klein also has two years of coaching experience at the NCAA I-AA level, serving as outside linebackers and safeties coach for Harvard in 2002, and defensive line coach for Lafayette College in 2001. A three-year starter on the offensive line for Monmouth University, Klein earned a bachelor's degree from Monmouth in education and interdisciplinary in history and political science in 2001. A native of Norwood, N.J., Klein married Kathryn Mills in July and they reside in Atlanta.

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McCARTHY Director of Video Operations 14th Year at Georgia Tech Virginia Comonwealth (1992) Todd McCarthy enters his 14th season at Georgia Tech as Director of Video Operations after joining the Tech staff in the spring of 1998. McCarthy handles all practice, game and opponents’ video for the coaching staff while overseeing Tech’s video operations. In 2005, the Tech Video Department received the SAVVY Award from the Collegiate Sports Video Association for the nations top highlight video. McCarthy is a 5-time winner of the ACC Video Director of the Year Award (2001, 2003, 2004, 2009 and 2010). McCarthy spent two years (1996-98) as Director of Sports Video at the University of Pittsburgh and three years (1993-96) in the same capacity at the University of Richmond. He also worked two years as a videographer and editor in the sports department at WRIC-TV, the ABC affiliate in Richmond, Va. McCarthy earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast communications from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992. A native of Richmond, Va., McCarthy is married to the former Elizabeth Knupp and they reside in Smyrna, Ga.

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PEDUZZI Director of Player Development 8th Year at Georgia Tech Lander (2002) Neal Peduzzi enters his eighth season at Georgia Tech and his second as director of player development after serving the previous six years as assistant director. Peduzzi was promoted in the spring of 2010 after Eric Ciano left to take a similar job with the Buffalo Bills. Prior to arriving at Tech, Peduzzi served two years as a graduate assistant at Tennessee. Previously, he worked as an intern in player development at Arizona State. Peduzzi graduated from Lander University in 2002 with a degree in exercise science. He earned a masters degree from Tennessee in biomechanics and sports medicine. Peduzzi is single and resides in Atlanta.

Director of Player Personnel 9th Year at Georgia Tech Monmouth (2001) Liam Klein, a member of the Georgia Tech staff since 2003, enters his fifth year as the Yellow Jacket Director of Player Personnel. Klein directs Tech's coaching clinics, camps and other events while administering the Jackets' on-campus recruiting efforts and serving as the team's academic liaison. Before being promoted in 2007, Klein served as a graduate assistant for three seasons, working with the Yellow Jackets' nationally-ranked defense. In addition to preparing scouting reports and coordinating the scout team, he helped coach linebackers in 2006 after assisting with the defensive line in 2004-05. During his three seasons as a graduate assistant, Tech's defense ranked in the top 30 in the nation in total defense, 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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Staff Assistant 1st Year at Georgia Tech Towson (2009)

Assistant Equipment Manager 9th Year at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech (1994)

Preston Pehrson begins his first year with the Georgia Tech football program as a staff assistant, working primarily with the offense. Before coming to Atlanta in March, Pehrson worked this past spring as a graduate assistant at Lamar University. Last fall, he served as outside linebackers coach and assistant tight ends coach at Houston Christian High School in Texas. Growing up in Annapolis, Md., Pehrson was an all-state performer in both football and baseball at Broadneck High School. After high school, Pehrson attended Jacksonville University for two years and played two seasons with the Dolphins baseball team. He then transferred to the University of Texas for one year before finishing his college career at Towson University. Pehrson earned his degree in sports management with a minor in business from Towson University in 2009. In 2007, Pehrson was taken in the 47th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles and played two years in the minor leagues. Born Sept. 25, 1984, in Salt Lake City, Pehrson and wife, Kim, reside in Atlanta.

Punt Windham, coordinator of football equipment, begins his ninth season at Georgia Tech, his alma mater. Windham, a certified equipment manager, handles the day-to-day operations of the football equipment room including handling and ordering equipment and uniforms, maintenance of equipment and travel logistics of the equipment. Since coming back to his alma mater in 2003, Windham has been a part of eight straight bowl appearances with the Yellow Jackets. Prior to working at Georgia Tech, Windham served eight years at the University of Texas, where he served as head baseball equipment manager and assistant football equipment manger. While in Austin, Windham worked with the Longhorn baseball team that captured the 2002 NCAA championship and also appeared in the 2000 College World Series. Windham graduated from Georgia Tech in 1994 with a degree in industrial engineering. He worked as a student manager for the Yellow Jacket football team, which captured a share of the national championship in 1990. Windham, 39, grew up in Lilburn, Ga. Windham and wife, Kim, were married in 2010.

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RODRIGUES Staff Assistant 1st Year at Georgia Tech Georgia Tech (2009) Andrew Rodrigues, who graduated from Georgia Tech and has been around the Yellow Jacket football program for six years, begins his first season as a staff assistant. Rodrigues will primarily assist the Tech defensive coaches this fall. A 2009 Georgia Tech graduate with a degree in public policy, Rodrigues worked four years as a student assistant equipment manager.

TERI ANTON Administrative Coordinator

JASON BENGUCHE Player Development

CHRIS BREEN Assistant Director/ Academic Services

TIM BROWN Academic Coach

WHITNEY BURTON Academic Coach

DR. ANGELO GALANTE Team Physician

DR. AARON KING Team Dentist

DERRICK MOORE Team Chaplain

JENNIFER PARDUE Administrative Assistant

MERCE POINDEXTER Academic Coach

NANCI QUATROCCHI Academic Coach

I-SHIEN SHIAO Assistant Athletic Trainer

LEAH THOMAS Director of Total Person Services

JULIAN WILLIAMS Academic Coach

DR. JOHN XEROGEANES

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SHOOP Director of Sports Medicine 23rd Year at Georgia Tech East Tennessee State (1970) Jay Shoop, a 42-year veteran of the sports medicine profession, returned to Georgia Tech in 2002 as director of sports medicine after a year as head trainer for the Detroit Lions. Shoop, who oversees all areas of the sports medicine program for the Yellow Jackets’ 17 varsity sports, previously served as Tech’s director of sports medicine and head trainer from 1987-1999. Shoop, 63, first came to Tech in 1987 after a two-year stint as head trainer for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also served two years (1983-84) as head trainer of the Michigan Panthers of the USFL, and seven seasons as an assistant trainer for the Atlanta Falcons. A native of Wise, Va., Shoop earned a B.S. degree from East Tennessee State University in 1970 and a master’s degree in 1976 from Furman, where he was head trainer for six years (1970-76). Shoop served as the chief trainer for the Olympic Village for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games and as the head trainer for the 1994 Goodwill Games in St. Petersburg, Russia. An avid collector of historical sports memorabilia, Shoop authored the official history of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association in 1988. Shoop is married to the former Anne Brockman. The couple has two children: Farrah, a Tech graduate and husband Corey Gamel, and Lynn and wife Meredith. The Shoops have four grandchildren, Logan, Summer, Owen and Bree.

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Dr. G. P. “Bud” Peterson became Georgia Tech’s 11th president on April 1, 2009. Under his leadership, the Tech community has developed and begun the implementation of a 25-year strategic plan that envisions what the Institute might be like on its 150th anniversary. Peterson came to Georgia Tech from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he served as chancellor. Prior to that, he served as provost at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. He served on the faculty and in leadership positions at Texas A&M University for 19 years. He has worked for NASA and the National Science Foundation. Throughout his career, Peterson has played an active role in helping to establish the national education and research agendas, serving on numerous industry, government and academic task forces and committees. A distinguished scientist, he was appointed in 2008 by U.S. President George W. Bush to serve through 2014 as a member of the National Science Board, which oversees the National Science Foundation (NSF) and advises the President and Congress on national policy related to science and engineering research and education. In 2010 he was named by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke as a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. This group is focused on helping the U.S. develop policies that foster entrepreneurship and identify new ways to take innovations and creative ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace in order to create jobs, develop new businesses and drive economic growth. In June 2011 he was named by President Barack Obama to the newly created Advanced Manufacturing Partnership steering committee. The partnership is bringing together industry, universities and the federal government to identify and invest in the key emerging technologies to help U.S. manufacturers improve

cost, quality and speed of production in order to remain globally competitive. He is a fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and received the AIAA Distinguished Service Award for 2011. His research has focused on phase change heat transfer and spacecraft thermal control. He is widely published, authoring or co-authoring 14 books or book chapters, 175 refereed journal articles, and more than 140 conference publications. He also holds eight patents with two others pending. Peterson earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, a second bachelor's degree in mathematics, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering, all from Kansas State University. While an undergraduate at Kansas State, Peterson lettered three years as a tight end/wide receiver for the Wildcats football team. He earned a PhD in mechanical engineering from Texas A&M University. President Peterson and Tech’s first lady, Valerie H. Peterson, regularly participate in campus and community events, meeting and working alongside alumni, faculty, staff, students, parents, and civic and government groups. They have become familiar faces within the Georgia Tech community. Students might find them listening to a Yellow Jacket Marching Band performance after a game, supporting the swimming and diving team, or joining in a clean-up day in neighborhoods surrounding the campus. In addition, they have served as ambassadors for Georgia Tech throughout the state, the region, the nation, and even on Tech’s international campuses. The Petersons have been married for 37 years and have four adult children. As the newest member of the Association of American Universities and a top ten public research university, Georgia Tech has outstanding programs in architecture, computing, engineering, liberal arts, management and the sciences. With more than 21,000 students and 125,000 living alumni who work in business, industry and government throughout the world, Tech has become internationally recognized for the quality of its educational and research programs.

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DAN RADAKOVICH Now in his sixth year as Director of Athletics, Dan Radakovich has helped take a Georgia Tech program rich in athletic tradition to a higher level of excellence and national respect. Since Radakovich arrived on the Flats in 2006, Georgia Tech has competed for conference and national championships across the board, Yellow Jacket student-athletes have excelled in the classroom and Tech’s facilities rate among the finest in the nation. The 2010-11 academic year was another extremely successful campaign in Georgia Tech athletics:  Georgia Tech participated in NCAA postseason play in women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, baseball, softball and golf.  Tech hosted NCAA postseason regionals for men’s tennis, women’s tennis and baseball. The Yellow Jackets also served as host of the ACC Softball Tournament.  In the fall, the Yellow Jacket football team earned a bowl bid for the 14th consecutive season, finished with a .500 or better record in ACC play for a leaguerecord 16th straight season, and Tech became the first ACC team to ever lead the nation in rushing offense. The volleyball team posted winning records overall and in ACC play.  The women’s basketball team enjoyed a record-setting season in 2010-11. The Yellow Jackets won a school-record 24 games, earned a fifth straight NCAA Tournament berth and a five seed, and 7,325 fans flocked to Alexander Memorial Coliseum when the Jackets hosted Connecticut.  In March, a new era of Yellow Jacket men’s basketball began with the hiring of new head basketball coach Brian Gregory.  In the spring, the baseball team reached the 40-win plateau and tied Virginia for the ACC regular season championship. The softball team won its third straight ACC regular season title and played in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time.  The men’s tennis team finished ranked 13th nationally after earning its 10th NCAA Tournament berth and advanced to the round of 16. The women’s tennis team earned its 12th consecutive NCAA Tournament bid, advanced to the round of 16 for the sixth time and finished ranked 13th in the national polls.  The golf team grabbed the spotlight by winning its third consecutive ACC championship. The Yellow Jackets finished second in the NCAA East Regional, second in NCAA Tournament medal play before losing to eventual champion Augusta State in match play. Tech finished ranked as high as No. 2 in the national polls.  Kenny Thorne (men’s tennis) was named National Coach of the Year. Bruce Heppler (golf) and Sharon Perkins (softball) were named ACC Coach of the Year. MaChelle Joseph (women’s basketball) won her 150th career game. Danny Hall (baseball) became just the fourth coach in ACC history to win 300 conference games. Bryan Shelton (women’s tennis) won his 200th career match.  Several student-athletes also enjoyed remarkable years. Kelsi Weseman (softball) was a first team All-American. Alex Montgomery (women’s basketball) was the 10th player overall selected in the WNBA Draft. Guillermo Gomez, Kevin King and Juan Spir (men’s tennis) all earned All-America honors. Gomez broke the school record for victories with 119. James White (golf) was named first team AllAmerican. Paul Haley (golf) won the ACC individual championship.  Academically, Georgia Tech’s Academic Progress Report (APR) improved for the fourth consecutive year. The ACC recognized James White (golf), Christy Jones (softball) and Guillermo Gomez as the ACC Scholar Athletes of the Year for their respective sports. Four athletes – Zach Brewster (baseball), Hannah Krimm (diving), Travis Wagner (swimming) and Jen Yee (softball) – were awarded 2011 ACC Postgraduate Scholarships for their hard work in the classroom. In Radakovich’s first five seasons on the Flats, the Yellow Jacket football program has played in a bowl game every year. In 2009, coach Paul Johnson’s team won the ACC championship and played in a BCS bowl game (FedEx Orange Bowl). In total, Georgia Tech teams have combined to win 10 ACC championships and seven ACC regular season titles in Radakovich’s tenure. In addition, Yellow Jacket teams have combined to make 29 NCAA postseason appearances and captured a national championship in women’s tennis. Over the last five years combined, Tech coaches have been named ACC Coach of the Year 10 times and National Coach of the Year three times. Thirty-five student-athletes have been named first team All-American, 12 have been named

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Marcie Christian, Grant June 9, 1958 Indiana (PA), ‘80

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ACC Player of the Year in their respective sport, and 24 have earned Academic AllAmerica honors from at least one source. The construction of new facilities or upgrades to existing ones has been a focus of Radakovich’s tenure. This past year, construction began on two major projects -- the John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility and McCamish Pavilion. The football indoor practice facility will be completed in July of 2011. McCamish Pavilion, the future home for Tech men’s and women’s basketball, will open its doors in time for the start of the 2012-13 seasons. The previous year saw the completion of Shirley Clements Mewborn Field, home for Tech’s softball program, which was unveiled prior to the start of the 2009 season. The Zelnak Center, a practice facility for Georgia Tech basketball, was in place prior to the start of the 2009-10 season. Other facility upgrades under Radakovich include the transformation of Tech’s former football locker room on the ground floor of the Edge Athletic Center into a new Technology Center, which benefits academic support services for all Yellow Jacket student-athletes, and cosmetic and functional improvements to Bobby Dodd Stadium. Outside the competition venues, Radakovich directed an overhaul of the annual giving and donation structure for Tech athletics, anchored by the TECH Fund, which establishes minimum giving levels tied to season tickets in various seating areas of Bobby Dodd Stadium and Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Radakovich also initiated the Athletic Director’s Initiative Fund, started in June, 2006, which has raised in cash and pledges more than $12 million. Radakovich has also played an integral role in fund-raising initiatives for facility projects including McCamish Pavilion, the John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility and the Byers Tennis Complex. A 2009 gift from the Henry F. McCamish, Jr., family for the renovation of Alexander Memorial Coliseum, could be worth up to $15 million toward that project. Named Georgia Tech’s Director of Athletics on Feb. 22, 2006, Radakovich came to Georgia Tech after five years as senior associate athletics director at LSU (200106). He previously served as the Athletics Director at American University in 2000-01. That followed stints as associate athletics director at South Carolina (1994-2000) and Long Beach State (1989-94) as well as two years as the athletics business manager at Miami (FL) (1983-85). Just the seventh Director of Athletics in Tech history, Radakovich was named to succeed Dave Braine, who retired after nearly nine years in the post. Radakovich also follows in the footsteps of storied names such as John Heisman, Bobby Dodd and Homer Rice. A graduate of Center High School near Aliquippa, Pa., and a member of its Alumni Hall of Fame, Radakovich, 53, became a football letterwinner and student coach at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree in finance. He was enshrined into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in April, 2008, and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni from IUP in March, 2009. Radakovich added a master’s degree in business administration from Miami (FL) in 1982. He also completed the Sports Management Institute’s executive education program in 1992. He is married to the former Marcie McDonald, and the couple has two children, Christian, 21, and Grant, 17. Christian is a senior Industrial Engineering major at Georgia Tech.


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BIDSTRUP ALLEN Faculty Athletic Representative 23rd Year at Georgia Tech Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981)

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GRIFFIN Senior Associate Athletic Director 10th Year at Georgia Tech Maryland (1969) Paul Griffin, formerly the Director of Athletics at Arkansas State University and the University of South Florida, begins his 10th year as Senior Associate Director of Athletics at Georgia Tech. Early in 2011, Griffin’s duties changed to focus on the numerous athletic facilities construction projects. He serves as the Georgia Tech Athletic Association contact and liaison with construction companies erecting the Yellow Jackets’ new indoor football practice facility (the John and Mary Brock Football Practice Facility), Tech’s basketball arena (McCamish Pavilion, which will open in 2012-13), as well as other facilities for tennis and volleyball. Griffin will also spearhead Georgia Tech’s hosting of upcoming NCAA postseason events -- a 2012 NCAA men’s basketball regional, the 2012 NCAA gymnastics championships, the 2013 NCAA men’s golf championship and the 2013 men’s basketball Final Four. Before taking on his new duties, Griffin was responsible for the Athletic Association operational aspects of football and men’s basketball, as well as sports medicine, player performance, facilities and game operations. Previously a member of the Tech staff as Special Consultant to the Director of Athletics from July-December, 2001, Griffin assisted with Tech’s efforts in hosting the 2002 and 2007 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. Griffin, 64, spent 15 years as Director of Athletics at South Florida (1986-2001), where he was instrumental in the university’s charter membership in Conference USA. He was also responsible for developing the plan which initiated South Florida’s football program in NCAA Division I-AA and then readied the program for its move to Division I-A in 2001. Honored as the 1999 Southeast Region Athletics Director of the Year for Division I-AA/I-AAA by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Griffin represented Conference USA on the NCAA Championships Cabinet. He was subsequently appointed to the subcommittee for football certification, which certifies bowl games and preseason events. Prior to South Florida, Griffin served five years (1981-86) as Director of Athletics at Jacksonville (Fla.) University. He spent nine years (1972-81) at Roanoke College, including the last four years (1977-81) as Director of Athletics. He also served as the lacrosse coach throughout his nine-year tenure at Roanoke. Griffin earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maryland in 1969 and added a master’s degree in education from Long Island University (C.W. Post Center) in 1973. A native of Baldwin, N.Y., Griffin and wife, Maureen, have one son, Michael.

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BAMFORD Associate Athletic Director 1st Year at Georgia Tech Ithaca (2000) Ryan Bamford, who worked in a variety of roles at Yale University for eight-plus years, was hired as Georgia Tech's Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations in April. Bamford is responsible for the Athletic Association operational aspects of football and men’s basketball. Other departments which report to him include sports medicine, player performance, facilities and game operations. At Yale, Bamford served as Senior Associate Director of Athletics since 2007, supervising Bulldog sports including football, men's basketball, and men's and women's fencing. He coordinated internal operations for an athletic program with 35 varsity sports. Bamford was responsible for overseeing Yale's event management team, equipment operations, and the sports medicine and strength and conditioning units. In addition, he oversaw intercollegiate scheduling, game contract administration and team support services. Bamford has served on a number of NCAA and Ivy League committees, including four years on the NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Committee, which he chaired in 2009 and 2010. Prior to working at Yale, Bamford worked in the athletic department at Springfield College (2000-02). He has also previously served at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), Octagon Sports Marketing, Plymouth State and the University of New Hampshire. A 2000 graduate of Ithaca College, Bamford was a standout basketball player for the Bombers. He left Ithaca as the school's all-time leader in single-season and career three-point field goals while finishing 13th on the career scoring list. Bamford is single and resides in Atlanta.

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Dr. Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen, a professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech, was appointed as the Yellow Jackets’ Faculty Executive Assistant in July 2009. Dr. Bidstrup Allen received her S.B. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981. She then attended the University of Minnesota and received her Ph.D. in the field of Chemical Engineering in 1986. After a postdoctoral appointment in the Electrical Engineering Department at MIT, Dr. Bidstrup Allen joined Georgia Tech as an assistant professor in the School of Chemical Engineering in 1988, was appointed to the position of associate professor in 1994 and to the position of professor in 2000. She served as the Associate Chair of the School of Chemical Engineering from 2004 to 2005. In 2005, she was named Faculty Executive Assistant to the President by Dr. G. Wayne Clough and continued to serve in this position under Interim President Gary B. Schuster and President G.P. “Bud” Peterson until August 2009. Dr. Bidstrup Allen’s main research focus is in the area of new materials and processes for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and for advanced interconnects for integrated circuits. She has advised nine postdoctoral fellows and has graduated 19 Ph.D. and 14 M.S. students. During her career, she has published approximately 100 refereed articles and has been issued eight patents. Dr. Bidstrup Allen is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, the DuPont Young Faculty Award, the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Sharon Keillor Award, and the 2008 Council of Chemical Research (CCR) Diversity Award. She also received the Faculty Leadership Award from Georgia Tech in 1995 and the Packaging Research Center Educator of the Year Award in 2000. She is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers and is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the Electrochemical Society and the American Society for Engineering Education. Dr. Bidstrup Allen is married to Mark G. Allen, a professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. They have two children, David and Sarah.

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Associate Athletic Director/PR 6th Year at Georgia Tech Florida State (1979) With 35 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, 10 as a Division I athletic director, Wayne Hogan has been Associate Athletic Director at Georgia Tech since August, 2006. Hogan was hired by Georgia Tech Athletics Director Dan Radakovich to oversee the communications and public affairs component of Yellow Jacket Athletics, including oversight of media relations, marketing, sales, video services and television and radio. He also serves as the department’s liaison with Georgia Tech Sports Properties, the department’s multi-media rightsholder, and the Aspire Group, Tech’s fan relationship management team. Hogan serves as the athletic director’s top advisor in all external matters at Georgia Tech. In addition, he has day-today oversight of the Institute’s baseball program. Hogan, 55, previously spent two years in the private sector, serving as Vice President for Collegiate Properties with Virtu Development Group, a national sports marketing firm with wideranging relationships in college and professional sports. During that time he was based in Tampa, Fla. Hogan has had a stellar career as a collegiate administrator. He was athletic director at the University of Montana from 1995-2004. His accomplishments did not go unnoticed across America, as he was named Division 1-AA West Region AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) in 2003. He also served as President of the 1-AA Athletic Directors Association and Chair of the NCAA’s prestigious 1-AA Football Committee in 2004. Hogan’s leadership style and positive approach have been gleaned from his 35-year association with successful college programs, coaches and administrators. In all that time, Hogan has known nothing but victories and championships. Hogan has had an uncanny run of working with successful football programs. At four different schools, Hogan has been a part of 386 Division I football games with a record of 290-91-5. He has been a part of three national championships, 18 bowl appearances and his teams have been in post-season play in 26 consecutive seasons, His nine-year stint at Montana included two football National Championships and more than a dozen conference titles in both men’s and women’s sports. Hogan cut his teeth on a 17-year association with Florida State University. He played an integral role in that program’s rise to one of the nation’s premier athletic programs. In true “rags-toriches” form, Hogan’s first job at FSU was that of an unpaid student intern in 1975. Twenty years later he became the school’s interim athletics director, overseeing 15 sports and a $28 million budget. During most of his Florida State tenure, Hogan was responsible for all external affairs -- sports information, marketing, promotions and broadcasting. He was charged with negotiating and maintaining the school’s radio and television relationships. Hogan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Florida State in 1979 and worked briefly with two minor league baseball teams as a broadcaster and public relations specialist. He spent one year with the Houston Astros AAA farm club before moving to Albuquerque and a oneyear stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers AAA affiliate. While in Albuquerque, Hogan was coaxed back into collegiate athletics, becoming assistant sports information and marketing director at the University of New Mexico. He returned to Florida State in 1982 as the school’s sports information director. Wayne is married to the former Dawn Dewberry of Treasure Island, Fla., and they have three children: Lindsay, Kelly and J.P. 2011 GEORGIA TECH INFORMATION GUIDE

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STAFF DIRECTORY Georgia Tech Athletic Association 150 Bobby Dodd Way, NW  Atlanta, GA 30332-0455  (404) 894-5400 RAMBLINWRECK.COM  All Phone Numbers Are 404 Area Code  All E-Mail Addresses Are @athletics.gatech.edu Administration E-Mail Dan Radakovich Director of Athletics njameson Doug Allvine Assistant AD/Special Projects dallvine Ryan Bamford Associate AD/Internal Operations rbamford Paul Griffin Senior Associate Director of Athletics pgriffin Frank Hardymon Associate AD/Chief Financial Officer fhardymon Wayne Hogan Associate AD/Public Relations whogan Nicole Jameson Administrative Professional njameson Mollie Mayfield Associate AD/Administrative Services msmayfield Theresa Wenzel Associate AD/SWA twenzel Alexander-Tharpe Fund E-Mail Bonnie Buchheit Administrative Coordinator bbuchheit Barb Dockweiler Director of Special Events bdockweiler Jim Hall Associate AD/Development jhall Mindy Hyde Director of Major Gifts mhyde Kevin Kitchens Development Associate kkitchens Gary Lanier Associate Director of Development glanier Anita Lee Administrative Coordinator alee Lucius Sanford Executive Director of Letterwinner Association lsanford Jack Thompson Associate AD/Development jthompson Band E-Mail Chris Moore Director of Bands Chris.Moore@music.gatech.edu Baseball E-Mail Danny Hall Head Coach dhall Tom Kinkelaar Assistant Coach tkinkelaar Bryan Prince Assistant Coach bprince Nick Scherer Director of Operations nscherer Basketball (Men’s) E-Mail Amir Abdur-Rahim Director of Video Player Development aabdur-rahim Chad Dollar Assistant Coach cdollar Brian Gregory Head Coach esheppard Chris Jacobs Director of Operations cjacobs Josh Postorino Assistant Coach jpostorino Billy Schmidt Assistant Coach bschmidt Erica Sheppard Administrative Assistant esheppard Basketball (Women’s) E-Mail Octavia Blue Assistant Coach oblue Monique Govan Assistant Director of Operations mgovan Mike Harkness Director of Video Player Development mharkness Gene Hill Director of Operations ghill MaChelle Joseph Head Coach mjoseph Janie Mitchell Assistant Coach jmitchell Sam Purcell Assistant Coach spurcell Karen Sugrue Administrative Assistant ksugrue Broadcasting E-Mail Wes Durham Director of Broadcasting wdurham Business Office E-Mail Selinda Biggers Director of Accounting sbiggers Jim Goad Accounts Payable Coordinator jgoad Jessica Hanson Accountant jhanson Cheryl Reid Clerk creid Compliance E-Mail Danie Dalusio Assistant Director ddalusio Steve Flippen Assistant Director sflippen Jerome Rodgers Associate Athletic Director/Compliance jrodgers Computer Operations E-Mail Anthony Bridges Director of Computer Operations abridges Equipment E-Mail Tom Conner Director of Equipment Operations tconner Punt Windham Assistant Manager pwindham Event Operations E-Mail Jeff Gilbert Director, Game Operations jgilbert Cheryl Watts Assistant Director cwatts Facilities E-Mail Jon DeWitt Turf Manager jdewitt Doc Hill Facility Manager, AMC dhill John Taylor Facilities Coordinator jtaylor Shawn Teske Facilities Director steske Football E-Mail Teri Anton Administrative Coordinator tanton Brian Bohannon Assistant Coach bbohannon Shane Bowen Graduate Assistant sbowen J.R. Dorman Office Assistant jdorman Maurice Duncan Graduate Assistant mduncan Al Groh Assistant Coach agroh Paul Johnson Head Coach tanton Charles Kelly Assistant Coach ckelly Liam Klein Director of Player Personnel lklein Andy McCollum Assistant Coach amccollum Lamar Owens Assistant Coach lowens TBD Administrative Assistant Preston Pehrson Office Assistant ppehrson Al “Buzz” Preston Assistant Coach apreston Topher Roberts Assistant Director of Operations troberts Andrew Rodrigues Staff Assistant arodrigues Mike Sewak Assistant Coach msewak Jason Snider Director of Operations jsnider

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011

Yellow Jackets overcome injuries to earn 14th consecutive bowl bid

2010 SEASON SUMMARY Georgia Tech, the most prolific rushing team in college football in 2010, won six games and played in a bowl game for the 14th consecutive season. The Yellow Jackets finished 6-7 overall, 4-4 in the ACC, extending their conference-record streak of finishing .500 or better in league play to 16 consecutive seasons. Tech led the nation in rushing (323.3 yards per game) for the first time in school history. Eight of Tech’s 2010 opponents played in postseason bowl games. The Jackets posted a pair of ACC road wins, winning at North Carolina (30-24) and at Wake Forest (24-20). The win over Wake came in dramatic fashion as senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt hit senior Correy Earls with a 9-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds remaining. An injury to Nesbitt -- a broken arm suffered late in the first half Nov. 4 at Virginia Tech -- rendered the Yellow Jackets at less than full strength down the stretch. Sophomore Tevin Washington did an admirable job in relief, but Tech clearly missed the 2009 first team AllACC quarterback in narrow losses to Virginia Tech, Georgia and Air Force. The Jackets allowed a fourth-quarter kickoff return for a touchdown (at Virginia Tech), missed a game-tying PAT (at Georgia) and fumbled inside the 5-yard line against Air Force in those losses. Senior Anthony Allen rushed for 1,316 yards and was joined on the All-ACC first team by Sean Bedford. Sophomore guard Omoregie Uzzi was named second team All-ACC.

Noting The Yellow Jackets In 2010  Georgia Tech played in a bowl game for the 14th consecutive season, tying for the fourth-longest active streak nationally behind Florida State (29), Florida (20) and Virginia Tech (18).  The Yellow Jackets finished .500 or better in ACC play for a conference-record 16th consecutive season.  Tech led the nation in rushing offense (323.3 yards per game). The Yellow Jackets finished in the top five nationally in rushing in 2008, 2009 and 2010.  Tech rushed for a school-record 4,203 yards, breaking the record it set in 2009 (4,136 yards). The Jackets’ rushing average of 323.3 yards per game was the second-highest in school history behind only the 1975 team (329.7 ypg).  Tech rushed for 300 yards in a game eight times and produced 400 yards of total offense in a game eight times.  Tech averaged 407.2 yards per game of total offense to become just the sixth team in school history to average more than 400 yards per game.  In the regular season finale at Georgia, the Yellow Jackets rushed for 411 yards and had 512 yards of total offense between the hedges.  Georgia Tech's 346 yards rushing at Virginia Tech were the most against the Hokies in defensive coordinator Bud Foster's 16 seasons (200 games).  The Jackets streak of consecutive winning seasons ended at 13.  Three Yellow Jackets were named to the All-ACC team. Senior center Sean Bedford was named to the first team for the second straight year. He was joined on the first team by senior B-back Anthony Allen. Sophomore guard Omoregie Uzzi was named second team.  Allen rushed for 1,316 yards and ranked second in the ACC in rushing (101.2 ypg).  Allen (Senior Bowl) and cornerback Mario Butler (East-West Shrine Game) were invited to postseason allstar games. Allen and Butler were also invited to participate in the NFL combine.  Bedford was named one of the 20 smartest athletes in sports by Sporting News, and he earned the Burlsworth Trophy as the nation’s best former walk-on.  Tech’s 20-man senior class helped the Jackets, over the last four years, compile 33 victories, 22 ACC wins, a conference championship and a BCS bowl berth.  Anthony Allen (Louisville), Anthony Egbuniwe (Tulsa), Mario Edwards (Virginia Tech), Lucas Cox (Connecticut) and Kevin Cone (Shorter) -- all transfers -- either started or were listed second on the depth chart.  Six true freshmen -- LB Jeremiah Attaochu, AB B.J. Bostic, DB Fred Holton, DB Isaiah Johnson, K Justin Moore and CB Louis Young -- all saw action.  Junior offensive tackle Nick Claytor and junior safety/punt returner Jerrard Tarrant both surprisingly opted to forego their senior seasons in 2011 and enter the NFL draft. Claytor started 10 games in 2010. Tarrant led the Jackets in interceptions with three, including one returned for a touchdown against NC State.

Tech Missed Opportunities

Joshua Nesbitt and Stephen Hill celebrate a touchdown in the season-opening win over South Carolina State.

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Costly turnovers and special teams miscues prevented Georgia Tech from cashing in on even more victories in 2010:  In a 28-25 upset loss at Kansas on Sept. 11, Tech had a 13-yard punt, a key roughing-the-passer penalty and a kickoff that went out of bounds.  In a loss to NC State, the Jackets pulled to within 31-

2010 RESULTS Date Sep 04 Sep 11 *Sep 18 *Sep 25 *Oct 02 *Oct 09 Oct 16 *Oct 23 *Nov 04 *Nov 13 *Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27 *ACC game

Opponent Score SOUTH CAROLINA STATE . . . . . .W, 41-10 at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 25-28 at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-24 NC STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 28-45 at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-20 VIRGINIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 33-21 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE . . . .W, 42-14 at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 13-27 at #20/20 Virginia Tech . . . . . . .L, 21-28 MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-35 DUKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-20 at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 34-42 vs Air Force (Independence Bowl) .L, 7-14

2010 ACC STANDINGS Coastal Division Virginia Tech . . . . Miami . . . . . . . . . Georgia Tech . . . . North Carolina . . . Virginia . . . . . . . . Duke . . . . . . . . .

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2010 INDIVIDUAL HONORS Anthony Allen (Sr., RB) 2010 First Team All-ACC 2010 First Team All-ACC (Rivals) Senior Bowl ACC co-Offensive Back of the Week (Oct. 11) Sean Bedford (Sr., C) 2010 First Team All-ACC 2010 Second Team All-ACC (Rivals) 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Finalist 2010 Burlsworth Trophy Winner ACC co-Offensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 7) Scott Blair (Sr., K) Academic All-ACC ACC Specialist of the Week (Oct. 4) Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (Oct. 4) ACC Specialist of the Week (Sept. 20) Lou Groza Award Star of the Week (Sept. 20) Mario Butler (Sr., CB) East-West Shrine Game ACC co-Defensive Back of the Week (Nov. 22) Izaan Cross (So., DE) ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Sept. 20) Will Jackson (r-Fr., OG) Academic All-ACC First Team Freshmen All-American (FWAA) First Team Freshmen All-American (Phil Steele) Second Team Freshmen All-American (Rivals) Honorable Mention Freshmen All-America (Football News) Isaiah Johnson (Fr., S) Honorable Mention Freshmen All-America (Football News) Fifth Team Freshmen All-America (Phil Steele) Roddy Jones (Jr., AB) Peach of an Athlete Award Academic All-ACC Joshua Nesbitt (Sr., QB) Manning Award co-Star of the Week (Oct. 4) Omoregie Uzzi (S0., OG) 2010 Second Team All-ACC Logan Walls (Jr., DT) Academic All-ACC


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 28 on a pick-six by junior Jerrard Tarrant in the fourth quarter, but allowed the Wolfpack to march the field on their next possession.  At Virginia Tech, the Hokies returned a fourth-quarter kickoff for a touchdown.  At Georgia, Tech missed a potential tying PAT late in the game.  In the Independence Bowl against Air Force, a fumble inside the five-yard line ruined a 17-play drive.

Mario Butler’s pick-six helped secure a win over Duke.

Three Career 1,000-Yard Rushers

GEORGIA TECH’S RECORD WHEN... Under Paul Johnson . . . . . .26-14 . . . . . .15-4 . . . . . .10-7 . . . . . . .1-3 . . . . . . .0-3 . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . .8-5 . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . . .7-4 . . . . . .11-2 . . . . . . .6-5 . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . .0-2 . . . . . .26-11 . . . . . .16-4 . . . . . . .7-1 . . . . . . .0-3 . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . .4-2 . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . .21-12 . . . . . . .3-1 . . . . . . .1-0 . . . . . .19-6 . . . . . .16-5 . . . . . . .6-1 . . . . . . .7-8 . . . . . . .5-7 . . . . . . .1-2 . . . . . .12-1 . . . . . . .7-7 . . . . . . .7-6 . . . . . .8-10 . . . . . .18-4 . . . . . .18-4 . . . . . .8-10 . . . . . .14-4 . . . . . . .5-8 . . . . . . .7-2 . . . . . .18-4 . . . . . .6-10 . . . . . . .2-0 . . . . . .21-2 . . . . . .3-12 . . . . . . .2-0 . . . . . . .1-3 . . . . . . .1-6 . . . . . . .8-4 . . . . . . .6-1 . . . . . . .9-0 . . . . . . .7-0 . . . . . . .7-2 . . . . . . .7-7 . . . . . . .3-3 . . . . . . .2-2 . . . . . .17-6 . . . . . . .6-0 . . . . . . .8-6 . . . . . . .0-1

Three 2010 Yellow Jackets rushed for more than 1,000 career yards. Tech’s 1,000-Yard Rushers Anthony Allen . . . . .Sr. . . . .BB . . . . . .*3,036 yards Joshua Nesbitt . . . . .Sr. . . . .QB . . . . .2,806 yards Roddy Jones . . . . . .Jr. . . . .AB . . . . . .1,388 yards * Includes 1,102 yards at Louisville in 2006-07

Special Teams: The Good And The Bad  First the bad news. Tech ranked 114th nationally in net punting, 97th in punt returns, 97th in kick returns and 98th in punt return yardage defense.  The Yellow Jackets, however, ranked 11th nationally in kickoff return yardage defense (19.1 ypa). That ranking would be even higher if not for a kick return for a touchdown by Virginia Tech.  Scott Blair, the senior kicker, made 8-of-10 field goals of 40 yards or longer.

Jackets Won ACC Honors Six Times Georgia Tech won ACC Player of the Week honors (voted by position group) six times in 2010: Tech’s 2010 ACC Players Of The Week Nov. 22 Mario Butler ACC co-Defensive Back of the Week Oct. 11 Anthony Allen ACC co-Offensive Back of the Week Oct. 4 Scott Blair ACC Specialist of the Week Sept. 18 Scott Blair ACC Specialist of the Week Izaan Cross ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week Sept. 4 Sean Bedford ACC co-Offensive Lineman of the Week

GEORGIA TECH IN THE ACC, NCAA STATISTICS TEAM Pct/# ACC NCAA Rushing Offense. . . . . . . . . 323.3 . . . .1st . . . . .1st Passing Offense . . . . . . . . . . 83.9 . . .12th . . .119th Total Offense . . . . . . . . . . . 407.2 . . .2nd . . .36th Scoring Offense . . . . . . . . . . 26.0 . . . .6th . . . .71st Rushing Defense . . . . . . . . 169.7 . . . .8th . . .78th Pass Defense . . . . . . . . . . . 201.9 . . . .4th . . .34th Total Defense. . . . . . . . . . . 371.6 . . . .9th . . .64th Scoring Defense. . . . . . . . . . 25.2 . . . .9th . . .57th Net Punting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32.2 . . .10th . . .114th Punt Returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5.8 . . .10th . . .97th Kickoff Returns . . . . . . . . . . 19.9 . . . .8th . . .97th Turnover Margin . . . . . . . . . . -.46 . . . .9th . . .86th Fumbles Recovered. . . . . . . . . 13 . .T-2nd . .T-21st Passes Intercepted . . . . . . . . . . 8 .T-11th . .T-99th Fumbles Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 . . .12th .T-119th Passes Had Intercepted. . . . . . . 7 . . .2nd . .T-11th Turnovers Gained . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . .8th . .T-69th Turnovers Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 . . .10th . .T-95th Passing Efficiency . . . . . . . 102.00 . . .12th . . .113th Pass Efficiency Defense. . . 129.18 . . . .9th . . .63rd Fewest Penalties . . . . . . . . . . 6.2 . . . .7th . . .74th Fewest Yards Penalized. . . . . 53.0 . . . .6th . . .66th Punt Return Yardage Def. . . . 11.6 . . . . .-- . . .98th Kickoff Return Yardage Def. . 19.1 . . . .5th . . .11th Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.3 . . .11th .T-101st Tackles for Loss . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 . . .11th .T-108th Sacks Allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 . . . .1st . . .23rd Tackles for Loss Allowed . . . . . 6.0 . . . . .-- . .T-70th 3rd-Down Conversion Pct.. . 40.44 . . . .5th . . .56th 4th-Down Conversion Pct.. . 55.00 . . . .8th . .T-47th 3rd-Down Defense . . . . . . . 38.95 . . . .5th . . .52nd 4th-Down Defense . . . . . . . 47.62 . . .3rd . .T-44th Time of Possession. . . . . . . 31:53 . . .3rd . . . .21st First Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20.4 . . . .5th . .T-50th Opponent First Downs . . . . . 19.5 . . . .8th . .T-60th Opponent Penalty Yards . . . . 50.9 . . .12th . . . . . .-Field Goal Percentage . . . . . 90.00 . . .3rd . . . . . .-Red Zone Offense. . . . . . . . 76.00 . . .10th . .T-98th Red Zone Defense . . . . . . . 76.00 . . . .4th . .T-22nd PAT Kicking. . . . . . . . . . . . .96.00 . . .10th . . . . . .-INDIVIDUAL Pct/# ACC Anthony Allen, Sr., BB Rushing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.2 . . .2nd All-Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . 108.0 . . . .4th Scott Blair, Sr., K Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 . . . .7th Field Goal Pct. . . . . . . . . . . . 88.2 . . .3rd PAT Kicking Pct. . . . . . . . . . . 97.4 . . . .9th Scoring (Kick) . . . . . . . . . . . . 6.3 . . . .8th B.J. Bostic, Fr., AB Kickoff Returns . . . . . . . . . . 20.5 . . . .9th Steven Sylvester, Jr., LB Fumbles Forced . . . . . . . . . . 0.23 . .T-4th Jerrard Tarrant, Jr., S Fumbles Forced . . . . . . . . . . 0.23 . .T-4th Fumbles Recovered . . . . . . . 0.23 . .T-3rd Punt Return Average . . . . . . . 6.6 . . . .8th

2010 REVIEW

2010 overall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 playing at home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 playing on the road . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 playing at a neutral site . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 in bowl games . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 in overtime. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 more than 7 days to prepare . . . . . . . 1-3 in August . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 in September . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 in October . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 in November . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 in December . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 in January . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 outrushing opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 when rushing for 300 yards . . . . . . . 5-3 when rushing for 400 yards . . . . . . . 1-1 outrushed by opponent . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 when allowing 300 yards rushing . . . 0-0 outpassing opponent . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 when passing for 300 yards . . . . . . . 0-0 outpassed by opponent . . . . . . . . . . 5-7 when allowing 300 yards passing . . . 1-1 when allowing 400 yards passing . . . 0-0 more total offense than opponent . . . 5-4 when having 400+ total offense . . . . 4-4 when having 500+ total offense . . . . 1-1 less total offense than opponent . . . . 1-3 when allowing 400+ total offense . . . 1-4 when allowing 500+ total offense . . . 0-2 committing fewer turnovers . . . . . . . 2-0 committing more turnovers . . . . . . . . 3-3 turnovers are even . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 0-30:00 of time of possession . . . . . . 1-4 30:01-plus of time of possession . . . . 5-3 scoring first . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 opponent scores first . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5 leading after the 1st quarter . . . . . . . 4-2 trailing after the 1st quarter . . . . . . . 0-3 tied after the 1st quarter . . . . . . . . . 2-2 leading at halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 trailing at halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 tied at halftime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 leading after the 3rd quarter . . . . . . . 4-2 trailing after the 3rd quarter . . . . . . . 1-5 tied after the 3rd quarter . . . . . . . . . 1-0 scoring 0-10 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 scoring 11-20 points . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 scoring 21-30 points . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 scoring 31-40 points . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 scoring 41-plus points . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 opponent scores 0-10 points . . . . . . . 1-0 opponent scores 11-20 points . . . . . . 3-1 opponent scores 21-30 points . . . . . . 2-3 opponent scores 31-40 points . . . . . . 0-1 opponent scores 41-plus points . . . . . 0-2 individual 100-yard rusher . . . . . . . . 3-4 with two 100-yard rushers . . . . . . . . 2-0 opponent 100-yard rusher . . . . . . . . 3-3 opponent with 2 100-yard rushers . . . 0-0

Category In Wins In Losses Points scored . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33.3 . . . . . . . . . .19.7 Points allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.2 . . . . . . . . .31.3 Rushing offense . . . . . . . . . . . .346.5 . . . . . . . . .303.4 Passing offense . . . . . . . . . . . . .75.5 . . . . . . . . .91.1 Total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .422.0 . . . . . . . . .394.6 Rushing defense . . . . . . . . . . . .145.2 . . . . . . . . .190.7 Pass defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192.7 . . . . . . . . .209.9 Total defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337.8 . . . . . . . . .400.6 Net punting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35.5 . . . . . . . . .30.0 Punt returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.5 . . . . . . . . . .3.6 Kickoff returns . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19.2 . . . . . . . . .20.3 Fumbles lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . .11 Interceptions thrown . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Turnover margin . . . . . . . . . . . . .+1 . . . . . . . . . . .- 7 Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-59 . . . . . . . . .8-55 Sacks allowed . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-30 . . . . . . . . .11-52

NCAA . . .19th . . .73rd . .T-56th . . . . . .-. . . . . .-. . . . . .-. . . . . .-. .T-58th . .T-58th . .T-23rd . . .53rd

2010 GAMES MISSED BECAUSE OF INJURY Jeremy Moore, r-Fr., WR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Marcus Wright, Jr., AB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Emmanuel Dieke, r-Fr., DE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Will Jackson, r-Fr., G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Phil Smith, r-So., OT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Scott Blair made 15 of 17 field goal attempts.

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Overall: 6-7  ACC: 4-4  Home: 4-2  Road: 2-4  Neutral: 0-1

2010 FINAL STATISTICS RUSHING Player Allen, A. Nesbitt, J. Smith, O. Washington, T. Jones, R. Peeples, E. Cox, L. Bostic, B.J. Lyons, P. Sims, D. Wright, Ma. Hill, S. Watson, R. Paige, J. TEAM Cone, K. Total.......... Opponents......

GP 13 9 13 8 13 13 13 13 9 5 2 12 12 7 9 12 13 13

Att 240 166 53 116 52 46 22 13 14 7 6 3 10 1 3 1 753 489

Gain 1346 876 535 581 378 312 131 130 60 60 38 34 32 9 0 0 4522 2440

Loss 30 139 19 67 25 25 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 6 319 234

Net 1316 737 516 514 353 287 131 127 60 58 38 34 32 9 -3 -6 4203 2206

Avg 5.5 4.4 9.7 4.4 6.8 6.2 6.0 9.8 4.3 8.3 6.3 11.3 3.2 9.0 -1.0 -6.0 5.6 4.5

TD 7 10 4 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 25

Long 48 71 73 29 31 19 23 43 15 20 21 16 7 9 0 5 73 57

Avg/G 101.2 81.9 39.7 64.2 27.2 22.1 10.1 9.8 6.7 11.6 19.0 2.8 2.7 1.3 -0.3 -0.5 323.3 169.7

PASSING Player Nesbitt, J. Washington, T. TEAM Sims, D. Total.......... Opponents......

G 9 8 9 5 13 13

Effic 105.44 99.39 0.00 0.00 101.99 129.23

G 12 13 12 13 11 12 13 13 9 9 13 13

No. 15 12 9 7 6 6 3 2 2 2 64 221

TD 0 10 8 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 42 42

FGs 15-17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 15-17 11-19

No. 3 1 1 1 1 1 8 7

Yds 93 7 10 18 1 85 214 32

Cmp-Att-Int 39-105-4 25-61-3 0-2-0 0-0-0 64-168-7 221-365-8

Pct 37.1 41.0 0.0 0.0 38.1 60.5

Yds 674 417 0 0 1091 2625

TD 7 2 0 0 9 14

Lng 50 79 0 0 79 79

Avg/G 74.9 52.1 0.0 0.0 83.9 201.9

Yds 291 195 63 119 99 98 88 66 43 29 1091 2625

Avg 19.4 16.2 7.0 17.0 16.5 16.3 29.3 33.0 21.5 14.5 17.0 11.9

TD 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 9 14

Long 79 41 11 41 42 38 50 46 38 16 79 79

Avg/G 24.2 15.0 5.2 9.2 9.0 8.2 6.8 5.1 4.8 3.2 83.9 201.9

|-------- PATs --------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass 37-38 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 1-1 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0-0 37-39 1-2 1 1-1 41-41 1-1 0 0-0

INTERCEPTIONS Player Tarrant, J. Sweeting, R. Burnett, J. Johnson, I. Jackson, K. Butler, M. Total.......... Opponents......

Avg 31.0 7.0 10.0 18.0 1.0 85.0 26.8 4.6

TD 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0

Long 33 7 10 18 1 85 85 28

PUNT RETURNS Player Tarrant, J. McKayhan, D. Total.......... Opponents......

No. 20 3 23 16

Yds 131 3 134 185

Avg 6.6 1.0 5.8 11.6

TD 0 0 0 1

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Long 25 11 25 43

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TV Attendance ESPN3.com . . . . . . .51,668 FSN . . . . . . . . . . . . .46,907 ACC Network . . . . . .58,500 ESPN . . . . . . . . . . . .48,825 ESPNU . . . . . . . . . . .30,263 ESPNU . . . . . . . . . . .48,016 ESPN3.com . . . . . . .40,652 ABC/ESPN . . . . . . . .77,000 ESPN . . . . . . . . . . . .66,233 ACC Network . . . . . .47,425 ESPN3.com . . . . . . .42,110 ESPN . . . . . . . . . . . .92,746 ESPN2 . . . . . . . . . . .39,362

KICK RETURNS Player Bostic, B.J. Peeples, E. Smith, O. McKayhan, D. Rocker, A. Total.......... Opponents......

No. 28 10 7 6 2 53 58

Yds 574 223 117 138 5 1057 1110

Avg 20.5 22.3 16.7 23.0 2.5 19.9 19.1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 35 42 23 34 5 42 90

Yds 5 5 62

Avg 5.0 5.0 12.4

TD 0 0 1

Long 5 5 18

FUMBLE RETURNS No. 1 1 5

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

SCORING Player Blair, S. Nesbitt, J. Allen, A. Jones, R. Smith, O. Washington, T. Hill, S. Peeples, E. Melton, T. Cone, K. Sims, D. Earls, C. Butler, M. Tarrant, J. TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

Date Opponent Score Sep 04 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE . . . . . . . .W, 41-10 Sep 11 at Kansas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 25-28 *Sep 18 at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-24 *Sep 25 NC STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 28-45 *Oct 02 at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 24-20 *Oct 09 VIRGINIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 33-21 Oct 16 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE . . . . . . .W, 42-14 *Oct 23 at Clemson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 13-27 *Nov 04 at #20/20 Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . .L, 21-28 *Nov 13 MIAMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 10-35 *Nov 20 DUKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .W, 30-20 Nov 27 at Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .L, 34-42 Dec 27 vs Air Force (Independence Bowl) . . .L, 7-14 *ACC game

Player Tarrant, J. Total.......... Opponents......

RECEIVING Player Hill, S. Smith, O. Earls, C. Jones, R. Melton, T. Cone, K. Allen, A. Peeples, E. Lyons, P. McKayhan, D. Total.......... Opponents......

2010 RESULTS

Points 82 62 48 30 24 24 20 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 0 338 328

Player Allen, A. Smith, O. Nesbitt, J. Bostic, B.J. Peeples, E. Washington, T. Jones, R. Hill, S. Tarrant, J. McKayhan, D. Cox, L. Lyons, P. Melton, T. Cone, K. Butler, M. Earls, C. Sims, D. Wright, Ma. Watson, R. Johnson, I. Burnett, J. Paige, J. Sweeting, R. Rocker, A. Jackson, K. Total.......... Opponents......

G 13 13 9 13 13 8 13 12 13 9 13 9 11 12 13 12 5 2 12 13 13 7 13 12 9 13 13

Rush 1316 516 737 127 287 514 353 34 0 0 131 60 0 -6 0 0 58 38 32 0 0 9 0 0 0 4203 2206

Rec 88 195 0 0 66 0 119 291 0 29 0 43 99 98 0 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1091 2625

PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 131 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 134 185

KOR 0 117 0 574 223 0 0 0 0 138 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1057 1110

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 85 0 0 0 0 18 10 0 7 0 1 214 32

G 9 13 8 13 13 13 13 13 9 5 2 12 12 7 9 12 13 13

Plays 271 240 177 53 52 46 22 13 14 7 6 3 10 1 5 1 921 854

Rush 737 1316 514 516 353 287 131 127 60 58 38 34 32 9 -3 -6 4203 2206

Pass 674 0 417 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1091 2625

Total 1411 1316 931 516 353 287 131 127 60 58 38 34 32 9 -3 -6 5294 4831

Avg/G 156.8 101.2 116.4 39.7 27.2 22.1 10.1 9.8 6.7 11.6 19.0 2.8 2.7 1.3 -0.3 -0.5 407.2 371.6

TOTAL OFFENSE Player Nesbitt, J. Allen, A. Washington, T. Smith, O. Jones, R. Peeples, E. Cox, L. Bostic, B.J. Lyons, P. Sims, D. Wright, Ma. Hill, S. Watson, R. Paige, J. TEAM Cone, K. Total.......... Opponents......

Tot 1404 828 737 701 576 514 472 325 224 170 131 103 99 92 85 63 58 38 32 18 10 9 7 5 1 6699 6158

Avg/G 108.0 63.7 81.9 53.9 44.3 64.2 36.3 27.1 17.2 18.9 10.1 11.4 9.0 7.7 6.5 5.2 11.6 19.0 2.7 1.4 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.4 0.1 515.3 473.7


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 FIELD GOALS Player Blair, S.

PUNTING

FGM-FGA 15-17

Pct 88.2

FIELD GOAL SEQUENCE South Carolina State Kansas North Carolina NC State Wake Forest Virginia Middle Tennessee St. Clemson Virginia Tech Miami Duke Georgia Air Force

01-19 0-0

20-29 5-5

30-39 2-2

Georgia Tech (28) (22),(46),(36) (47),(45),(42) (40),(28) 41 (26),(26),49 (38) (41),(43),(44) -

40-49 8-10

50-99 0-0

Opponents (28),42 (20) 31,(35),31 (20),(26) 50 29,(38),(21) (52),(22),34,54 (42),(41),37

Lg 47

Blk 0

Player Poole, S. Blair, S. Anderson, C. TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

No. 27 9 6 1 43 53

Yds 1062 356 192 0 1610 2002

Avg 39.3 39.6 32.0 0.0 37.4 37.8

Long 55 51 43 0 55 66

TB 2 0 0 0 2 6

FC 5 2 1 0 8 9

I20 8 2 2 0 12 14

Blkd 0 0 0 1 1 0

Retn

Net

YdLn

1110 1057

44.4 43.8

25 26

KICKOFFS Player Blair, S. Moore, Ju. Scully, D. Total.......... Opponents......

No. 62 5 2 69 63

Yds 3864 318 114 4296 3976

Avg 62.3 63.6 57.0 62.3 63.1

TB 5 1 0 6 8

OB 3 1 0 4 0

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

DEFENSE Player Burnett, J. Jefferson, B. Edwards, M. Reese, D. Egbuniwe, A. Sylvester, S. Tarrant, J. Peters, J. Butler, M. Johnson, I. Cross, I. Sweeting, R. Attaochu, J. Walls, L. Watts, B. Barnes, T.J. Jackson, K. Reid, R. Holton, F. Young, L. Barnes, A. Hall, R. Cox, L. Anderson, B. Peterson, M. Taylor, C. Blair, S. Nordmann, P. Cummings, E. Bostic, B.J. Uzzi, O. Bedford, S. Smith, P. Morgan, T. Melton, T. Cone, K. Earls, C. Sims, Q. Total.......... Opponents......

GP 13 13 12 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 12 13 12 12 9 12 12 12 11 9 13 13 12 4 13 4 3 13 12 12 9 12 11 12 12 10 13 13

|------Tackles------| Solo Ast Total TFL/Yds 42 47 89 2.0-3 49 35 84 7.5-44 38 30 68 . 47 16 63 8.0-24 31 30 61 3.0-10 29 31 60 10.5-33 31 27 58 2.5-9 24 28 52 5.0-20 33 15 48 2.0-8 28 18 46 3.0-17 22 19 41 6.5-22 27 11 38 1.0-1 18 5 23 4.0-30 2 21 23 . 12 9 21 1.0-2 8 12 20 0.5-1 6 7 13 1.5-3 11 1 12 . 6 5 11 . 3 7 10 . 4 4 8 . 1 7 8 . 6 1 7 . 4 2 6 . 2 4 6 . 2 3 5 . 2 . 2 . 1 1 2 . . 2 2 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . . . . 493 402 895 58-227 554 521 1075 78.0-233

|-Sacks-||---Pass Def---| |-Fumbles-| Blkd No-Yards Int-Yds BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF Kick Saf . 1-10 . 1 1-0 2 . . 4.0-29 . . 2 1-0 1 . . . . 1 1 . 1 . . 1.0-2 . 10 . . 1 . . 1.0-8 . 1 . 1-0 . . . 3.0-13 . 1 1 1-0 3 . . . 3-93 3 . 3-5 3 . . 1.5-10 . . 2 . . . . . 1-85 6 . 1-0 1 . . 1.0-10 1-18 1 . 2-0 1 . . 2.5-14 . 4 . . 1 . . . 1-7 7 . 1-0 . . . 3.0-28 . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 1-1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . 17-114 8-214 41 8 13-5 18 . . 16-82 7-32 26 4 20-62 19 2 .

TEAM STATISTICS GT SCORING 338 Points Per Game 26.0 FIRST DOWNS 265 Rushing 206 Passing 42 Penalty 17 RUSHING YARDAGE 4203 Yards gained rushing 4522 Yards lost rushing 319 Rushing Attempts 753 Average Per Rush 5.6 Average Per Game 323.3 TDs Rushing 31 PASSING YARDAGE 1091 Comp-Att-Int 64-168-7 Average Per Pass 6.5 Average Per Catch 17.0 Average Per Game 83.9 TDs Passing 9 TOTAL OFFENSE 5294 Total Plays 921 Average Per Play 5.7 Average Per Game 407.2 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 53-1057 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 23-134 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 8-214 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 19.9 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 5.8 INT RETURN AVERAGE 26.8 FUMBLES-LOST 37-20 PENALTIES-Yards 81-689 Average Per Game 53.0 PUNTS-Yards 43-1610 Average Per Punt 37.4 Net punt average 32.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 31:53 3RD-DOWN Conversions 74/183 3rd-Down Pct 40% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 22/40 4th-Down Pct 55% SACKS BY-Yards 17-114 MISC YARDS 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 42 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 15-17 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES (41-54) 76% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (31-54) 57% PAT-ATTEMPTS (37-39) 95% ATTENDANCE 278696 Games/Avg Per Game 6/46449 Neutral Site Games SCORE BY QUARTERS Georgia Tech Opponents

OPP 328 25.2 253 109 123 21 2206 2440 234 489 4.5 169.7 25 2625 221-365-8 7.2 11.9 201.9 14 4831 854 5.7 371.6 58-1110 16-185 7-32 19.1 11.6 4.6 28-13 63-531 40.8 53-2002 37.8 33.0 28:07 67/172 39% 10/21 48% 16-82 0 42 11-19 0-2 (37-49) 76% (29-49) 59% (41-41) 100% 371649 6/61942 1/39362

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No. 40 51 8 26 41 34 37 92 2 1 94 6 45 96 11 90 59 28 39 16 12 97 36 98 35 22 14 46 87 4 77 79 61 63 84 82 15 23

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 65 76 104 93 338 74 79 84 91 328

RECORD OVERALL H All Games 6-7-0 4-2-0 ACC Games 4-4-0 2-2-0 Non-Conference Games 2-3-0 2-0-0

A 2-4-0 2-2-0 0-2-0

N 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

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Team Game-By-Game Statistics OFFENSE |---Rushing---| |--Receiving--| |-------Passing-------| |--Kick Returns--| |--Punt Returns--| Total Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg Off SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 56 372 6 35 2 12 0 8 2-8-1 12 0 8 0 0 0 0 1 11 0 11 384 at Kansas 52 291 2 48 5 116 1 46 5-15-0 116 1 46 4 74 0 23 2 2 0 3 407 at North Carolina 63 372 2 73 3 76 1 41 3-4-0 76 1 41 4 61 0 20 2 9 0 10 448 NC STATE 48 247 2 61 5 116 1 50 5-18-0 116 1 50 7 173 0 35 2 2 0 6 363 at Wake Forest 48 209 0 50 11 130 2 38 11-21-0 130 2 38 5 113 0 28 5 51 0 25 339 VIRGINIA 74 477 4 67 3 59 0 31 3-6-1 59 0 31 2 51 0 27 1 -1 0 0 536 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 57 329 5 36 5 86 1 41 5-14-0 86 1 41 2 13 0 8 2 21 0 15 415 at Clemson 49 242 0 25 6 83 1 29 6-19-1 83 1 29 6 129 0 28 0 0 0 0 325 at Virginia Tech 51 346 3 71 2 80 0 42 2-10-2 80 0 42 3 88 0 42 2 10 0 11 426 MIAMI 59 308 0 33 7 101 1 32 7-17-0 101 1 32 6 125 0 23 1 11 0 11 409 DUKE 62 320 1 35 2 90 1 79 2-7-0 90 1 79 5 108 0 36 2 7 0 5 410 at Georgia 77 411 5 29 8 101 0 44 8-15-1 101 0 44 6 98 0 26 1 19 0 19 512 vs Air Force 57 279 1 26 5 41 0 16 5-14-1 41 0 16 3 24 0 15 2 -8 0 0 320 Totals 753 4203 31 73 64 1091 9 79 64-168-7 1091 9 79 53 1057 0 42 23 134 0 25 5294 Opponent 489 2206 25 57 221 2625 14 79 221-365-8 2625 14 79 58 1110 1 90 16 185 1 43 4831 Games played: 13 / Avg per rush: 5.6 / Avg per catch: 17.0 / Pass efficiency: 101.99 / Kick ret avg: 19.9 / Punt ret avg: 5.8 / All purpose avg/game: 515.3 / Total offense avg/gm: 407.2

Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

DEFENSE Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

Opponent SOUTH CAROLINA STATE at Kansas at North Carolina NC STATE at Wake Forest VIRGINIA MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE at Clemson at Virginia Tech MIAMI DUKE at Georgia vs Air Force Totals Opponent

|----Tackles----| Solo Ast Total 35 40 75 33 46 79 42 18 60 50 32 82 42 24 66 37 18 55 42 24 66 38 32 70 31 48 79 33 34 67 41 32 73 23 28 51 46 26 72 493 402 895 554 521 1075

TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds 7.0-23 0.0-0 5.0-30 4.0-26 3.0-12 1.0-8 6.0-23 3.0-19 9.0-18 0.0-0 5.0-27 4.0-25 9.0-34 3.0-16 1.0-4 0.0-0 4.0-8 0.0-0 2.0-4 0.0-0 3.0-23 1.0-10 1.0-10 1.0-10 3.0-11 0.0-0 58.0-227 17.0-114 78.0-233 16.0-82

|-Fumble-| FF FR-Yds 3 1-0 1 0-0 2 2-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 2 2-0 1 0-0 1 1-0 1 2-5 2 1-0 3 2-0 0 0-0 18 13-5 19 20-62

|Pass Blkd| Int-Yds QBH Brk 0-0 0 3 1-1 1 3 0-0 4 3 1-33 0 3 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 1 4-88 0 4 0-0 2 4 1-7 1 2 0-0 0 3 1-85 0 2 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 7 8-214 8 41 7-32 4 26

|-Extra Points-| Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv 0 6-5 0 0 0 2-2 0 1 0 3-3 0 0 0 4-4 0 0 0 1-1 1 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 6-6 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 5-4 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 39-37 1 1 2 41-41 1 0

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 41 25 30 28 24 33 42 13 21 10 30 34 7 338 328

KICKING Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

Opponent SOUTH CAROLINA STATE at Kansas at North Carolina NC STATE at Wake Forest VIRGINIA MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE at Clemson at Virginia Tech MIAMI DUKE at Georgia vs Air Force Totals Opponent

No 2 4 1 4 5 2 5 3 4 4 2 2 5 43 53

|------------------Punting------------------| Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ 80 40.0 43 0 0 0 0 112 28.0 40 0 0 1 0 34 34.0 34 0 0 0 0 114 28.5 42 1 0 1 0 198 39.6 53 0 1 1 1 92 46.0 51 0 0 0 1 199 39.8 55 0 0 1 1 143 47.7 53 0 1 0 2 161 40.2 48 0 0 1 0 121 30.2 38 0 0 1 0 92 46.0 48 0 0 1 0 83 41.5 42 0 0 1 0 181 36.2 51 0 0 0 1 1610 37.4 55 1 2 8 6 2002 37.8 66 0 6 9 3

I20 0 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 12 14

|--Field Goals--| Att-Made Lg Blkd 0-0 0 0 1-1 28 0 3-3 46 0 0-0 0 0 3-3 47 0 2-2 40 0 1-0 0 0 3-2 26 0 0-0 0 0 1-1 38 0 3-3 44 0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 0 17-15 47 0 19-11 52 0

No 7 5 6 5 6 7 7 4 4 3 7 6 2 69 63

|------Kickoffs------| Yds Avg TB OB 415 59.3 1 0 308 61.6 0 1 412 68.7 0 0 316 63.2 0 0 352 58.7 0 1 438 62.6 0 1 481 68.7 3 0 252 63.0 0 0 258 64.5 0 1 196 65.3 0 0 445 63.6 1 0 285 47.5 0 0 138 69.0 1 0 4296 62.3 6 4 3976 63.1 8 0

RED ZONE Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 04 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

Opponent South Carolina State at Kansas at North Carolina NC State at Wake Forest Virginia Middle Tennessee State at Clemson at Virginia Tech Miami Duke at Georgia vs Air Force Totals 41 of 54 (75.9%)

Score W 41-10 L 25-28 W 30-2 L 28-45 W 24-20 W 33-21 W 42-14 L 13-27 L 21-28 L 10-35 W 30-20 L 34-42 L 7-14

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Times In RZ 6 3 4 2 3 7 4 3 4 4 4 8 2 54

Times Scored 5 3 4 2 2 6 4 3 2 2 2 5 1 41

Total Pts 34 17 16 14 15 33 28 13 14 10 10 34 7 245

TDs 5 2 1 2 2 4 4 1 2 1 1 5 1 31

Rush Pass TDs TDs 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 27 4

FGs Made 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 10

FGA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

---- Failed to score inside RZ ---Downs Int Fumb Half Game 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 6 2 0


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Opponent Game-By-Game Statistics OFFENSE |---Rushing---| |--Receiving--| |-------Passing-------| |--Kick Returns--| |--Punt Returns--| Total Team No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg No Yds TD Lg Off SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 39 178 1 55 11 94 0 32 11-25-0 94 0 32 6 78 0 20 1 -3 0 0 272 at Kansas 41 141 1 26 18 179 3 32 18-30-1 179 3 32 4 61 0 21 1 10 0 10 320 at North Carolina 32 143 2 24 18 209 1 52 18-25-0 209 1 52 6 131 0 30 0 0 0 0 352 NC STATE 40 159 2 17 28 368 3 34 28-41-1 368 3 34 5 88 0 23 2 25 1 20 527 at Wake Forest 43 161 2 57 10 107 0 26 10-23-0 107 0 26 5 76 0 22 1 13 0 13 268 VIRGINIA 28 137 3 42 18 239 0 52 18-31-0 239 0 52 6 131 0 27 1 19 0 19 376 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE 39 143 2 16 20 173 0 21 20-35-4 173 0 21 4 80 0 27 2 18 0 13 316 at Clemson 38 236 2 55 17 167 1 35 17-27-0 167 1 35 4 92 0 28 2 29 0 18 403 at Virginia Tech 40 198 2 19 15 137 1 23 15-25-1 137 1 23 3 122 1 90 2 6 0 5 335 MIAMI 46 277 4 29 10 230 1 79 10-18-0 230 1 79 3 43 0 17 0 0 0 0 507 DUKE 25 109 1 20 30 334 1 37 30-43-1 334 1 37 7 103 0 27 1 24 0 24 443 at Georgia 29 154 2 34 15 271 3 66 15-19-0 271 3 66 4 80 0 33 1 -2 0 0 425 vs Air Force 49 170 1 28 11 117 0 19 11-23-0 117 0 19 1 25 0 25 2 46 0 43 287 Opponent totals 489 2206 25 57 221 2625 14 79 221-365-8 2625 14 79 58 1110 1 90 16 185 1 43 4831 Georgia Tech 753 4203 31 73 64 1091 9 79 64-168-7 1091 9 79 53 1057 0 42 23 134 0 25 5294 Games played: 13 / Avg per rush: 4.5 / Avg per catch: 11.9 / Pass efficiency: 129.23 / Kick ret avg: 19.1 / Punt ret avg: 11.6 / All purpose avg/game: 473.7 / Total offense avg/gm: 371.6

Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

DEFENSE Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

Team SOUTH CAROLINA STATE at Kansas at North Carolina NC STATE at Wake Forest VIRGINIA MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE at Clemson at Virginia Tech MIAMI DUKE at Georgia vs Air Force Opponent totals Georgia Tech

|----Tackles----| Solo Ast Total 33 32 65 36 46 82 52 20 72 32 44 76 42 42 84 48 48 96 38 48 86 45 28 73 32 46 78 53 29 82 43 48 91 48 68 116 52 22 74 554 521 1075 493 402 895

TFL-Yds Sacks-Yds 1.0-3 0.0-0 8.0-16 1.0-5 2.0-4 0.0-0 10.0-24 3.0-14 12.0-36 2.0-18 4.0-9 0.0-0 5.0-11 1.0-2 7.0-21 1.0-5 4.0-14 3.0-13 10.0-39 2.0-5 4.0-24 2.0-10 8.0-18 0.0-0 3.0-14 1.0-10 78.0-233 16.0-82 58.0-227 17.0-114

|-Fumble-| FF FR-Yds 0 1-12 2 1-8 0 1-0 1 2-0 2 2-0 1 1-0 3 2-8 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 2-0 3 2-0 4 3-34 2 3-0 19 20-62 18 13-5

|Pass Blkd| Int-Yds QBH Brk 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0-0 0 6 0-0 0 4 1-0 0 0 0-0 0 1 1-0 2 4 2-28 2 2 0-0 0 2 0-0 0 1 1-4 0 2 1-0 0 3 7-32 4 26 8-214 8 41

|-Extra Points-| Kick Att-Mad Run Rcv 1 1-1 0 0 0 4-4 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 1 6-6 0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 3-3 0 0 0 4-4 0 0 0 5-5 0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 6-6 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 2 41-41 1 0 0 39-37 1 1

Saf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts 10 28 24 45 20 21 14 27 28 35 20 42 14 328 338

KICKING Team SOUTH CAROLINA STATE at Kansas at North Carolina NC STATE at Wake Forest VIRGINIA MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE at Clemson at Virginia Tech MIAMI DUKE at Georgia vs Air Force Opponent totals Georgia Tech

No 6 5 2 3 8 4 6 2 4 3 4 2 4 53 43

|------------------Punting------------------| Yds Avg Long Blkd TB FC 50+ 174 29.0 41 0 1 1 0 217 43.4 66 0 1 0 1 82 41.0 45 0 0 0 0 112 37.3 43 0 1 0 0 280 35.0 46 0 0 2 0 180 45.0 49 0 1 1 0 240 40.0 54 0 0 1 1 79 39.5 44 0 1 1 0 159 39.8 44 0 1 1 0 123 41.0 45 0 0 1 0 130 32.5 52 0 0 0 1 79 39.5 44 0 0 1 0 147 36.8 44 0 0 0 0 2002 37.8 66 0 6 9 3 1610 37.4 55 1 2 8 6

I20 1 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 14 12

|--Field Goals--| Att-Made Lg Blkd 2-1 28 02 0-0 0 05 1-1 20 05 3-1 35 08 2-2 26 05 1-0 0 03 0-0 0 03 3-2 38 06 0-0 0 05 0-0 0 06 4-2 52 05 0-0 0 07 3-2 42 03 19-11 52 0 63 17-15 47 0 69

No 87 312 319 525 319 202 130 393 350 411 312 460 156 3976 4296

|------Kickoffs------| Yds Avg TB OB 43.5 1 0 62.4 1 0 63.8 1 0 65.6 1 0 63.8 0 0 67.3 1 0 43.3 0 0 65.5 0 0 70.0 2 0 68.5 0 0 62.4 0 0 65.7 1 0 52.0 0 0 63.1 8 0 62.3 6 4

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Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

RED ZONE Date Sep 4 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Oct 2 Oct 9 Oct 16 Oct 23 Nov 4 Nov 13 Nov 20 Nov 27 Dec 27

Team South Carolina State at Kansas at North Carolina NC State at Wake Forest Virginia Middle Tennessee State at Clemson at Virginia Tech Miami Duke at Georgia vs Air Force Totals 37 of 49 (75.5%)

Score W 41-10 L 25-28 W 30-24 L 28-45 W 24-20 W 33-21 W 42-14 L 13-27 L 21-28 L 10-35 W 30-20 L 34-42 L 7-14

Times In RZ 2 3 3 7 4 3 3 4 4 5 4 4 3 49

Times Scored 2 3 3 5 4 2 2 3 3 4 2 3 1 37

Total Pts 10 21 17 31 20 14 14 13 21 28 10 21 8 228

TDs 1 3 2 4 2 2 2 1 3 4 1 3 1 29

Rush Pass TDs TDs 1 0 1 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 22 7

FGs Made 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 8

FGA 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 5

---- Failed to score inside RZ ---Downs Int Fumb Half Game 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 0 0

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Individual Game-By-Game Statistics RUSHING Allen, A. Nesbitt, J. Smith, O. Washington, T. Jones, R. Peeples, E. Cox, L. Bostic, B.J. Lyons, P. Sims, D. Wright, Ma. Hill, S. Watson, R. Paige, J. Cone, K.

No.-Yds/TD 240-1316/7 166-737/10 53-516/4 116-514/4 52-353/4 46-287/1 22-131/0 13-127/0 14-60/0 7-58/1 6-38/0 3-34/0 10-32/0 1-9/0 1--6/0

SC STATE 6-28/0 16-130/3 4-34/0 7-44/1 4-45/2 2--6/0 3-13/0 5-30/0 2-7/0 3-34/0 1-3/0 3-10/0 -

KANSAS 11-89/0 15-33/2 5-37/0 DNP 7-38/0 6-55/0 2-5/0 DNP 5-35/0 DNP DNP

UNC 20-115/0 26-104/1 1-73/1 DNP 4-14/0 5-42/0 2-3/0 2-7/0 DNP 1-16/0 -

NC STATE 14-35/0 19-95/0 1-10/1 DNP 2-4/1 3-14/0 3-22/0 2-51/0 3-12/0 DNP DNP 1-4/0 DNP -

WAKE 10-63/0 26-72/0 2-8/0 DNP 5-16/0 3-41/0 2-9/0 DNP DNP DNP -

VIRGINIA 25-195/3 21-109/1 3-22/0 3--3/0 8-67/0 4-45/0 8-37/0 DNP DNP 2-5/0 DNP -

MTSU 13-75/2 22-106/1 3-24/1 2-8/0 1-21/0 1-10/0 3-31/0 3-5/0 1-3/0 4-24/1 DNP 3-13/0 1-9/0 -

CLEMSON 17-92/0 15-2/0 4-54/0 DNP 5-36/0 5-20/0 2-24/0 DNP DNP 1-14/0 DNP -

VA TECH 23-125/0 6-86/2 3-38/1 11-45/0 5-44/0 1-4/0 DNP DNP 2-4/0 -

MIAMI 15-77/0 DNP 12-88/0 21-122/0 4-2/0 6-18/0 1-1/0 DNP DNP -

DUKE 34-165/0 DNP 3-49/0 21-94/1 1-2/0 2-16/0 DNP DNP 1--6/0

GEORGIA 29-166/1 DNP 8-39/0 23-73/2 9-63/1 6-53/1 2-17/0 DNP DNP -

AIR FORCE 23-91/1 DNP 4-40/0 28-131/0 2-17/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP -

RECEIVING Hill, S. Smith, O. Jones, R. Melton, T. Cone, K. Allen, A. Peeples, E. Earls, C. Lyons, P. McKayhan, D.

No.-Yds 15-291/3 12-195/0 7-119/1 6-99/1 6-98/1 3-88/1 2-66/1 9-63/1 2-43/0 2-29/0

SC STATE 2-12/0 -

KANSAS 3-51/1 1-19/0 DNP DNP 1-46/0 DNP

UNC 1-12/0 2-64/1 DNP

NC STATE 1-18/0 2-39/1 1-50/0 1-9/0 -

WAKE 2-7/0 2-23/0 1-9/0 1-6/0 1-9/0 1-20/1 2-18/1 1-38/0 -

VIRGINIA 2-53/0 1-6/0 DNP -

MTSU 1-26/1 2-51/0 1-6/0 1-3/0 DNP

CLEMSON 1-4/0 2-37/0 2-38/1 1-4/0 DNP DNP

VA TECH 1-42/0 1-38/0 DNP -

MIAMI 1-32/0 1-9/0 3-42/1 1-5/0 1-13/0

DUKE 1-79/1 1-11/0 -

GEORGIA 2-47/0 2-16/0 2-22/0 2-16/0 -

AIR FORCE DNP 1-6/0 1-3/0 1-9/0 1-7/0 DNP 1-16/0

PUNT RETURNS No.-Yds Tarrant, J. 20-131 McKayhan, D. 3-3

SC STATE KANSAS 2-2 1-11 DNP

UNC 2-9 DNP

NC STATE WAKE 2-2 5-51 -

VIRGINIA MTSU 1--1 2-21 DNP

CLEMSON VA TECH 2-10 DNP -

MIAMI 1-11 -

DUKE 2-7 -

GEORGIA AIR FORCE 1-19 2--8

KICK RETURNS Bostic, B.J. Peeples, E. McKayhan, D. Smith, O. Rocker, A.

No.-Yds 28-574 10-223 6-138 7-117 2-5

SC STATE KANSAS DNP 4-74 -

UNC 1-18 DNP 3-43 -

NC STATE 1-35 6-138 -

WAKE 3-69 2-44 -

VIRGINIA 1-24 1-27 -

MTSU 1-8 DNP 1-5

CLEMSON 5-101 1-28 DNP -

VA TECH 2-46 1-42 -

MIAMI 6-125 -

DUKE 2-49 3-59 -

GEORGIA 6-98 -

AIR FORCE 1-9 1-15 1-0

INTERCEPTIONS Tarrant, J. Butler, M. Jackson, K. Sweeting, R. Johnson, I. Burnett, J.

No.-Yds 3-93 1-85 1-1 1-7 1-18 1-10

SC STATE KANSAS 1-1 -

UNC -

NC STATE 1-33 -

WAKE DNP -

VIRGINIA -

MTSU 2-60 1-18 1-10

CLEMSON -

VA TECH DNP 1-7 -

MIAMI DNP -

DUKE 1-85 -

GEORGIA -

AIR FORCE -

ALL-PURPOSE Allen, A. Smith, O. Nesbitt, J. Bostic, B.J. Peeples, E. Washington, T. Jones, R. Hill, S. Tarrant, J. McKayhan, D. Cox, L. Lyons, P. Melton, T. Cone, K. Butler, M. Earls, C. Sims, D. Wright, Ma. Watson, R. Johnson, I. Burnett, J. Paige, J. Sweeting, R. Rocker, A. Jackson, K.

Total 1404 828 737 701 576 514 472 325 224 170 131 103 99 92 85 63 58 38 32 18 10 9 7 5 1

SC STATE 28 34 130 30 -6 44 45 12 11 13 7 34 3 10 -

UNC 115 116 104 18 42 DNP 78 28 9 DNP 3 7 DNP -

NC STATE 85 10 95 86 14 DNP 22 4 35 138 22 12 39 9 DNP DNP DNP -

WAKE 63 31 72 110 80 DNP 9 7 51 47 6 9 18 DNP DNP DNP DNP

VIRGINIA 195 22 109 24 72 -3 67 53 -1 37 DNP 6 DNP 5 DNP -

MTSU 75 75 106 5 18 8 27 26 81 DNP 31 3 3 24 DNP 13 18 10 9 5 -

CLEMSON 130 91 2 101 48 DNP 36 18 DNP 24 DNP 4 DNP DNP -

VA TECH 125 38 86 46 46 45 44 10 DNP 42 38 DNP 4 7 DNP

MIAMI 77 120 DNP 125 18 122 2 11 13 1 5 9 42 DNP DNP DNP

DUKE 165 60 DNP 49 75 94 2 79 7 -6 85 DNP DNP -

GEORGIA 166 55 DNP 98 53 73 85 47 19 17 16 DNP DNP -

AIR FORCE 91 46 DNP 9 15 131 17 DNP 8 DNP 3 9 7 DNP DNP -

PASSING Joshua Nesbitt Att South Carolina State 6 Kansas 15 North Carolina 4 NC State 18 Wake Forest 21 Virginia 6 Middle Tennessee St. 13 Clemson 19 Virginia Tech 3 TOTALS 105

Com 1 5 3 5 11 3 5 6 0 39

Int 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4

KANSAS 89 130 33 101 DNP 38 51 2 DNP 5 DNP DNP DNP 35 DNP 1

Pct 16.7 33.3 75.0 27.8 52.4 50.0 38.5 31.6 0.0 37.1

Yds 8 116 76 116 130 59 86 83 0 674

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TD Long Sacks Yards 0 8 0 0 1 46 1 5 1 41 0 0 1 50 3 14 2 38 2 18 0 31 0 0 1 41 0 0 1 29 1 5 0 0 1 4 7 50 8 46

Effic. -5.5 120.3 317.1 100.2 135.8 99.3 119.4 75.1 -66.7 105.4

Tevin Washington Att South Carolina State 2 Middle Tennessee St. 1 Virginia Tech 7 Miami 16 Duke 7 Georgia 15 Air Force 13 TOTALS 61

Com 1 0 2 7 2 8 5 25

Int 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 3

Pct 50.0 0.0 28.6 43.8 28.6 53.3 38.5 41.0

Yds 4 0 80 101 90 101 41 417

TD Long Sacks Yards 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 2 9 1 32 2 5 1 79 2 10 0 44 0 0 0 16 1 10 2 79 7 34

Effic. 66.8 0.0 96.0 117.4 183.7 96.6 49.6 99.4


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Defense Game-By-Game Statistics UA-A Total 42-47 89 49-35 84 38-30 68 47-16 63 31-30 61 29-31 60 31-27 58 24-28 52 33-15 48 28-18 46 22-19 41 27-11 38 18-5 23 2-21 23 12-9 21 8-12 20 6-7 13 11-1 12 6-5 11 3-7 10 4-4 8 1-7 8 6-1 7 4-2 6 2-4 6 2-3 5 0-2 2 1-1 2 2-0 2 1-0 1 0-1 1 1-0 1 1-0 1 0-1 1 0-1 1 1-0 1 0-1 1

SC STATE 1-1 3-2 4-2 3-0 1-5 2-1 2-1 5-1 1-4 3-2 1-1 0-4 1-0 0-1 2-3 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-2 DNP 1-0 1-3 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1

KANSAS 4-3 1-5 5-3 1-4 2-7 2-2 0-2 4-2 5-4 3-4 2-0 1-0 0-2 1-3 DNP 1-2 1-0 0-1 0-2 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

UNC 1-3 6-3 3-0 3-0 1-0 2-0 2-1 1-3 3-2 2-1 4-1 2-0 1-0 4-2 4-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 DNP DNP DNP -

NC STATE 2-2 7-4 3-3 3-2 3-3 1-0 3-1 2-3 1-0 5-2 4-1 4-0 2-1 0-4 4-2 0-1 2-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 0-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 -

WAKE 7-3 2-1 4-3 4-1 7-3 4-0 2-4 1-1 3-0 1-2 0-1 DNP 1-1 1-0 1-2 DNP 2-0 1-0 DNP 0-1 0-1 1-0 DNP DNP -

VIRGINIA 4-1 2-2 1-2 2-0 5-2 2-2 2-1 3-1 4-1 2-1 1-0 3-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 0-2 1-0 1-2 DNP DNP -

MTSU 7-1 4-2 4-1 4-2 0-2 3-3 3-0 1-0 2-1 1-2 2-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 0-1 2-2 1-2 0-1 1-0 DNP 0-1 1-0 DNP -

CLEMSON 3-7 6-1 3-5 6-1 4-2 0-2 1-4 1-0 5-1 1-1 0-1 3-3 1-0 1-2 2-0 1-1 0-1 DNP DNP DNP -

VA TECH 2-11 2-4 6-4 3-1 4-3 1-3 3-8 2-3 2-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-1 DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 0-1 1-0 0-1 -

MIAMI 0-4 5-6 4-2 4-1 3-2 5-2 1-5 3-3 4-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 DNP 0-1 0-2 DNP DNP DNP -

DUKE 4-7 5-4 5-2 5-1 3-2 0-3 6-3 1-2 1-0 4-4 2-0 0-2 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP -

GEORGIA 2-3 2-1 2-3 3-2 2-2 2-2 2-1 1-3 0-2 0-1 2-0 2-1 0-2 DNP 0-3 1-1 1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 -

AIR FORCE 9-4 3-3 DNP 2-0 0-2 2-3 2-1 6-5 1-0 5-0 2-3 2-0 5-1 0-3 0-1 4-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP -

SACKS Jefferson, B. Sylvester, S. Attaochu, J. Cross, I. Peters, J. Johnson, I. Egbuniwe, A. Reese, D.

UA-A Total 4-0 4.0 3-0 3.0 3-0 3.0 2-1 2.5 1-1 1.5 1-0 1.0 1-0 1.0 1-0 1.0

SC STATE -

KANSAS 2.0-12 0.5-2 0.5-2 1.0-10 -

UNC 1.0-8 -

NC STATE 2.0-15 1.0-4 -

WAKE DNP -

VIRGINIA 1.0-1 1.0-8 1.0-8 1.0-8 -

MTSU 2.0-14 1.0-2

CLEMSON -

VA TECH -

MIAMI -

DUKE 1.0-10 -

GEORGIA 1.0-10 -

AIR FORCE -

TACKLES/LOSS Sylvester, S. Reese, D. Jefferson, B. Cross, I. Peters, J. Attaochu, J. Egbuniwe, A. Johnson, I. Tarrant, J. Butler, M. Burnett, J. Jackson, K. Watts, B. Sweeting, R. Barnes, T.J.

UA-A Total 10-1 10.5 7-2 8.0 7-1 7.5 6-1 6.5 4-2 5.0 4-0 4.0 3-0 3.0 3-0 3.0 2-1 2.5 2-0 2.0 2-0 2.0 1-1 1.5 1-0 1.0 1-0 1.0 0-1 0.5

SC STATE 1.0-5 1.0-5 1.5-4 1.0-4 1.5-3 1.0-2 -

KANSAS 2.0-12 1.0-4 0.5-2 0.5-2 1.0-10 DNP

UNC 1.0-8 1.0-2 1.0-2 -

NC STATE 1.0-1 2.0-15 1.0-4 1.0-2 1.0-1 -

WAKE 3.0-4 1.5-1 1.0-2 DNP 2.0-9 1.0-1 DNP 0.5-1

VIRGINIA 1.0-1 1.0-2 1.0-8 1.0-8 1.0-8 -

MTSU 2.5-10 2.5-7 2.0-14 1.0-1 1.0-2 -

CLEMSON 1.0-4 -

VA TECH 1.0-5 1.0-1 0.5-1 1.0-1 0.5-0 DNP -

MIAMI 2.0-4 DNP -

DUKE 1.0-7 1.0-10 1.0-6 -

GEORGIA 1.0-10 DNP -

AIR FORCE 1.0-5 1.0-5 1.0-1 -

FUMBLES F/R Barnes, A., LB Burnett, J., LB Butler, M., CB Cox, L., RB Cross, I., DE Edwards, M. S Egbuniwe, A., LB Holton, F., DB Jefferson, B., LB Johnson, I S Reese, D., CB Sims, Q. WR Sweeting, R., DB Sylvester, S. LB Tarrant, J., S Walls, L. DT

FF 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 3 3 0

SC STATE -----FF ---FF -FR -----

KANSAS -------------FF ---

UNC ----FF ---FR ---FR FF ---

NC STATE --------FF ------FR

WAKE -----------------

VIRGINIA --FF / FR --------------

MTSU -FF ----FR ---FF --FR ---

CLEMSON ---FF -------------

VA TECH -FF -------FR -------

MIAMI -FR -----------FF FR --

DUKE GEORGIA -FF -------------FF ---FR --------FF, FF, FR FF, FR ---

AIR FORCE -----------------

SC STATE -

KANSAS -

UNC -

NC STATE -

WAKE -

VIRGINIA -

MTSU -

CLEMSON -

VA TECH -

MIAMI 1-5

FUMBLE RETURNS Tarrant, J. 1-5

FR 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 1

DUKE -

GEORGIA -

AIR FORCE -

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TACKLES Burnett, J. Jefferson, B. Edwards, M. Reese, D. Egbuniwe, A. Sylvester, S. Tarrant, J. Peters, J. Butler, M. Johnson, I. Cross, I. Sweeting, R. Attaochu, J. Walls, L. Watts, B. Barnes, T.J. Jackson, K. Reid, R. Holton, F. Young, L. Barnes, A. Hall, R. Cox, L. Anderson, B. Peterson, M. Taylor, C. Cummings, E. Nordmann, P. Blair, S. Bostic, B.J. Morgan, T. Smith, P. Melton, T. Cone, K. Bedford, S. Earls, C. Uzzi, O.


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Participation No. 18 98 85 45 12 90 73 79 55 14 4 40 2 75 82 36 94 87 93 15 8 41 1B 50 25 97 5 39 59 52 51 1 64 20 69 74 99 53 29 27 80 76 84 48 86 63 42 9 46 88 49 24 92 35 4A 81 26 28 43 44 10 7 23 17 61 6 34 37 22 38 77 96 13 32 11 3 16

Player Allen, A. Anderson, B. Anderson, C. Attaochu, J. Barnes, A. Barnes, T.J. Barrick, A. Bedford, S. Beno, R. Blair, S. Bostic, B.J. Burnett, J. Butler, M. Claytor, N. Cone, K. Cox, L. Cross, I. Cummings, E. Dieke, E. Earls, C. Edwards, M. Egbuniwe, A. Elakman, A. Finch, J. Godhigh, R. Hall, R. Hill, S. Holton, F. Jackson, K. Jackson, W. Jefferson, B. Johnson, I. Johnson, M. Jones, R. Kidney, T. Krish, Z. Lanier, J.C. Lentz, J. Lockhart, J. Lyons, P. McKayhan, D. McRae, N. Melton, T. Miles, C. Moore, Ju. Morgan, T. Munroe, M. Nesbitt, J. Nordmann, P. Okebie, O. Paige, J. Peeples, E. Peters, J. Peterson, M. Polak, J. Poole, S. Reese, D. Reid, R. Richardson, L. Rocker, A. Scully, D. Sims, D. Sims, Q. Smith, O. Smith, P. Sweeting, R. Sylvester, S. Tarrant, J. Taylor, C. Thomas, J. Uzzi, O. Walls, L. Washington, T. Watson, R. Watts, B. Wright, Ma. Young, L.

GP/GS 13/13 13/13/12/1 12/12/1 12/8 12/12 3/13/13/13/8 13/13 12/9 12/9 13/2 13/13 3/9/13/2 12/12 13/12 1/11/3 9/10/12/9 13/10/2 12/9 13/13 13/3 1/13/13 6/4/1/13/5/9/9/12/12/5 7/2/13/5/9/9 4/4/8/13/4 13/13 12/1/9/13/13 13/1 3/13/2/5/11/13/6 9/7 13/13/13 13/9 4/1 1/12/12 13/12 8/4 13/12/3 3/1 11/-

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Game-By-Game Starters OFFENSE Quarterback B-Back A-Back A-Back Wide Receiver Wide Receiver Left Tackle Left Guard Center Right Guard Right Tackle

SC STATE Nesbitt Allen Jones Peeples Cone Hill Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

KANSAS Nesbitt Allen Jones Wright Cone Hill Claytor McRae Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

UNC Nesbitt Allen Jones O. Smith Cone Hill Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

NC STATE Nesbitt Allen Jones Cox Cone Hill Barrick W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

WAKE Nesbitt Allen Jones O. Smith Cone Hill Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

VIRGINIA Nesbitt Allen Jones Peeples Melton Hill Claytor Finch Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

MTSU Nesbitt Allen Jones Peeples Melton Hill Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi Barrick

CLEMSON Nesbitt Allen Jones Smith Cone Earls Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi Barrick

VA TECH Nesbitt Allen Jones Smith Melton Hill Barrick W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

MIAMI Washington Allen Jones Smith Melton Cone Barrick Finch Bedford Uzzi P. Smith

DUKE Washington Allen Jones Smith Cone Earls Claytor Finch Bedford Uzzi Barrick

GEORGIA Washington Allen Jones Peeples Cone Hill Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi Barrick

AIR FORCE Washington Allen Jones Smith Cone Melton Claytor W. Jackson Bedford Uzzi Barrick

DEFENSE End Tackle End Outside LB Inside LB Inside LB Outside LB Cornerback Cornerback Safety Safety

SC STATE Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe K. Jackson Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Taylor

KANSAS Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe K. Jackson Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Johnson

UNC Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Watts Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Johnson

NC STATE Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Watts Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Johnson

WAKE Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Watts Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

VIRGINIA Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

MTSU Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

CLEMSON Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

VA TECH Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

MIAMI Cross Barnes Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

DUKE Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

GEORGIA Cross Walls Peters Egbuniwe Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Edwards Tarrant

AIR FORCE Cross Walls Peters Attaochu Burnett Jefferson Sylvester Butler Reese Reid Tarrant

SPECIALISTS Kicker Punter Kickoffs Holder Long Snapper Short Snapper KO Returns

SC STATE Blair C. Anderson Blair Poole Morgan Lentz McKayhan O. Smith Tarrant

KANSAS Blair C. Anderson Ju. Moore Poole Morgan Lentz McKayhan O. Smith Tarrant

UNC Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz McKayhan O. Smith Tarrant

NC STATE Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz McKayhan O. Smith Bostic

WAKE Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic O. Smit Tarrant

VIRGINIA Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

MTSU Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

CLEMSON Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

VA TECH Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

MIAMI Blair Poole Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

DUKE Blair Blair Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

GEORGIA Blair Blair Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

AIR FORCE Blair Blair Blair Anderson Morgan Lentz Bostic Peeples Tarrant

Punt Returns

Miscellaneous Captain Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson Jefferson

Captain Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt Nesbitt

Captain Bedford A. Barnes Edwards Cox Blair Allen Anderson Earls Nordmann -----

Captain Butler Lentz Krish Egbuniwe Cone Reese Hall Hall Okebie -----

Won Coin Toss SC State Tech Tech Tech Tech Virginia Tech Tech VA Tech Miami Duke Tech Tech

Tech KO/ Receive Receive Kickoff Kickoff Kickoff Kickoff Receive Kickoff Kickoff Receive Kickoff Kickoff Kickoff Kickoff

Tech’s 1st Play Allen rush 2 yds Nesbitt to Hill 6 yds Jones rush 1 yd Jones rush no gain Fumble/no gain Nesbitt to Hill 31 yds Incomplete pass Incomplete pass Incomplete pass Washington sacked Allen rush 7 yds Jones rush 3 yds Washington rush 8 yds

Tech’s 1st Possession Touchdown Touchdown Touchdown Punt Field Goal Field Goal Touchdown Punt Touchdown Punt Field Goal Loss on Downs Punt

Opp. 1st Possession Field Goal Punt Field Goal Fumble Punt Punt Interception Touchdown Punt Touchdown Punt Punt Punt

Game Time 1:04 11:10 12:10 12:01 7:05 3:35 3:35 3:36 7:46 12:10 1:34 7:47 4:06

Game Length 2:53 3:14 2:58 3:21 3:17 3:11 2:55 3:07 3:07 3:11 3:08 3:35 3:00

Jerseys White White White Gold White White White White White Blue White White White

Pants Gold White White White White Gold Gold White White White Gold White White

Result W, 41-10 L, 25-28 W, 30-24 L, 28-45 W, 24-20 W, 33-21 W, 42-14 L, 13-27 L, 21-28 L, 10-35 W, 30-20 L, 34-42 L, 7-14

Turnovers RESULT OF GEORGIA TECH TURNOVERS Opponent Qtr Turnover (Player) Defender South Carolina State 2 Fumble (Peeples) Erby South Carolina State 2 Interception (Nesbitt) Moody Kansas 4 Fumble (Smith) Dudley North Carolina 3 Fumble (Nesbitt) Okakpu NC State 1 Fumble (Allen) Manning NC State 2 Fumble (Allen) Akinniyi Wake Forest 2 Fumble (Bostic) Dorty Wake Forest 3 Fumble (Tarrant) Olson Virginia 1 Fumble (Nesbitt) Johnson Virginia 2 Interception (Nesbitt) Carter Middle Tennessee 1 Fumble (Allen) Dixon Middle Tennessee 4 Fumble (Cox) Russell Clemson 4 Interception (Nesbitt) McDaniel Virginia Tech 2 Interception (Nesbitt) Morgan Virginia Tech 4 Interception (Washington) Carmichael Miami 2 Fumble (Smith) Armstrong Miami 4 Fumble (Washington) Campbell Duke 1 Fumble (Cone) Brown Duke 4 Fumble (Washington) Daniels Georgia 1 Fumble (Smith) Boykin Georgia 3 Fumble (Jones) Dent Georgia 3 Fumble (Washington) Houston Georgia 4 Interception (Washington) Houston Air Force 3 Fumble (Washington) Hennessey Air Force 3 Fumble (McKayhan) Adeji-Paul Air Force 3 Fumble (McKayhan) Hunter Air Force 4 Interception (Washington) Davis

Led To Punt End of half Punt Touchdown Missed FG Missed FG Touchdown Touchdown Missed FG Punt Interception Interception End of game Punt End of game Touchdown End of game Punt Missed FG Touchdown Touchdown Touchdown End of game Punt Punt Touchdown End of game

Pts 0 0 0 7 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 8 0

RESULT OF OPPONENT TURNOVERS Opponent Qtr Turnover (Player) South Carolina State 3 Fumble (Elmore) Kansas 3 Interception (Webb) North Carolina 3 Fumble (Yates) North Carolina 4 Fumble (Pianalto) NC State 1 Fumble (Wilson) NC State 4 Interception (Wilson) Virginia 3 Fumble (Inman) Middle Tennessee 1 Interception (Dasher) Middle Tennessee 1 Interception (Dasher) Middle Tennessee 2 Interception (Dasher) Middle Tennessee 3 Fumble (Dasher) MIddle Tennessee 3 Fumble (Tanner) Middle Tennessee 4 Interception (Dasher) Virginia Tech 2 Interception (Taylor) Virginia Tech 2 Fumble (Hosley) Miami 4 Fumble (Berry) Miami 4 Fumble (Miller) Duke 2 Fumble (Hollingsworth) Duke 3 Interception (Connette) Georgia 3 Fumble (King) Georgia 3 Fumble (Smith)

Defender Q. Sims K. Jackson Jefferson Sweeting Walls Tarrant Butler Tarrant Burnett Tarrant Egbuniwe Sylvester Johnson Sweeting Johnson Burnett Tarrant Tarrant Butler Tarrant Johnson

Led To Pts Touchdown 7 Punt 0 Touchdown 7 Field Goal 3 Punt 0 Touchdown 7 Downs 0 Touchdown 7 Loss on Downs 0 Missed FG 0 Touchdown 7 Touchdown 7 Touchdown 7 Punt 0 Interception 0 Punt 0 Loss on Downs 0 Punt 0 Touchdown 7 Punt 0 Fumble 0

Opponents’ 21 turnovers resulted in 59 Georgia Tech points.

Georgia Tech’s 27 turnovers resulted in 57 opponent points.

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MISCELLANEOUS S.C. State at Kansas at North Carolina N.C. State at Wake Forest Virginia Middle Tennessee at Clemson at Virginia Tech Miami Duke at Georgia vs. Air Force


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Scoring Drives GEORGIA TECH Opponent Qtr TD FG S.C. State 1 X 2 X 2 X 3 X 4 X Kansas 1 X 2 X 2 X 4 X North Carolina 1 X 1 X 2 X 3 X 4 X 4 X NC State 2 X 3 X 4 X Wake Forest 1 X 2 X 4 X 4 X 4 X Virginia 1 X 2 X 2 X 3 X 3 X 4 X Middle Tennessee 1 X 2 X 3 X 3 X 3 X 4 X Clemson 2 X 3 X 3 X Virginia Tech 1 X 1 X 4 X Miami 2 X 3 X Duke 1 X 2 X 3 X 3 X 4 X Georgia 2 X 2 X 3 X 4 X 4 X Air Force 1 X OPPONENTS Opponent S.C. State

Qtr TD FG 1 X 3 X Kansas 1 X 2 X 3 X 4 X North Carolina 1 X 1 X 2 X 3 X NC State 2 X 2 X 3 X 3 X 4 X 4 X Wake Forest 1 X 2 X 3 X 4 X Virginia 2 X 3 X 4 X Middle Tennessee 2 X 4 X Clemson 1 X 1 X 2 X 3 X 4 X Virginia Tech 2 X 4 X 4 X

GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011

Player Joshua Nesbitt Joshua Nesbitt Roddy Jones Joshua Nesbitt Tevin Washington Joshua Nesbitt Joshua Nesbitt Scott Blair Nesbitt to Hill Orwin Smith Nesbitt to Jones Scott Blair Joshua Nesbitt Scott Blair Scott Blair Orwin Smith Roddy Jones Nesbitt to Melton Scott Blair Scott Blair Scott Blair Nesbitt to Peeples Nesbitt to Earls Scott Blair Scott Blair Joshua Nesbitt Anthony Allen Anthony Allen Anthony Allen Orwin Smith Joshua Nesbitt Anthony Allen Nesbitt to Hill Anthony Allen David Sims Scott Blair Scott Blair Nesbitt to Allen Joshua Nesbitt Joshua Nesbitt Orwin Smith Scott Blair Washington to Cone Scott Blair Scott Blair Scott Blair Tevin Washington Washington to Hill Tevin Washington Roddy Jones Embry Peeples Tevin Washington Anthony Allen Anthony Allen

Scoring Play Plays Yards Time 35-yard run 4 42 2:11 1-yard run 13 62 6:20 1-yard run 9 74 5:00 14-yard run 4 21 1:25 10-yard run 14 80 7:00 9-yard run 6 51 3:17 4-yard run 9 74 4:20 28-yard field goal 9 47 2:26 40-yard pass 6 96 2:30 73-yard run 3 80 1:35 23-yard pass 5 63 2:09 22-yard field goal 20 87 10:32 1-yard run 5 45 2:18 46-yard field goal 7 44 3:08 36-yard field goal 10 25 5:28 10-yard run 12 80 5:41 4-yard run 3 64 1:18 32-yard pass 3 90 1:00 47-yard field goal 7 15 2:33 45-yard field goal 7 41 0:55 42-yard field goal 5 61 2:30 20-yard pass 6 62 1:55 9-yard pass 12 69 2:06 40-yard field goal 8 49 3:29 28-yard field goal 6 57 2:41 1-yard run 10 59 2:54 6-yard run 11 41 4:54 18-yard run 6 80 2:56 8-yard run 11 97 6:09 20-yard run 3 34 1:04 1-yard run 9 76 3:33 32-yard run 3 45 1:22 26-yard pass 5 38 2:38 5-yard run 6 30 2:48 20-yard run 2 24 0:41 26-yard field goal 15 71 4:27 26-yard field goal 11 66 5:10 9-yard pass 14 78 6:00 1-yard run 9 58 3:40 71-yard run 3 80 1:33 9-yard run 9 80 4:00 38-yard field goal 13 56 6:02 22-yard pass 6 76 2:51 41-yard field goal 7 25 3:23 43-yard field goal 5 17 1:58 44-yard field goal 10 48 4:16 1-yard run 9 74 4:02 79-yard pass 3 80 1:43 1-yard run 10 71 4:30 12-yard run 14 95 6:37 19-yard run 9 84 4:19 1-yard run 12 71 5:34 8-yard run 7 61 2:53 5-yard run 12 69 5:51

Player Blake Erickson Malcolm Long Webb to McDougald Webb to Biere James Sims Webb to Patterson Casey Barth Yates to Highsmith T.J. Yates Johnny White Josh Czajkowski Wilson to Howard Wilson to Williams Russell Wilson Wilson to Graham Mustafa Greene J. Newman B. Pendergrass Josh Adams J. Newman Max Milien Keith Payne Keith Payne Dwight Dasher Dwight Dasher Andre Ellington Chandler Catanzaro Andre Ellington Parker to Ellington Chandler Catanzaro Ryan Williams David Wilson Taylor to Smith

Scoring Play Plays Yards Time 28-yard field goal 17 58 7:35 1-yard run 5 80 2:25 15-yard pass 7 60 2:23 2-yard pass 14 68 5:48 2-yard run 5 28 2:11 32-yard pass 6 84 1:50 20-yard field goal 15 73 7:54 52-yard pass 5 76 1:42 1-yard run 13 80 5:40 4-yard run 3 47 0:59 35-yard field goal 7 43 2:02 21-yard pass 9 69 1:59 5-yard pass 9 78 4:09 6-yard run 7 61 3:16 23-yard pass 9 74 3:27 4-yard run 6 30 2:19 20-yard field goal 7 77 2:54 1-yard run 12 57 6:28 3-yard run 5 19 1:56 26-yard field goal 11 55 4:29 37-yard run 4 60 1:47 1-yard run 4 60 1:44 1-yard run 9 98 1:34 6-yard run 9 80 2:48 1-yard run 7 82 1:51 55-yard run 4 76 1:53 38-yard field goal 11 60 4:03 42-yard run 6 74 2:35 10-yard pass 8 69 3:34 21-yard field goal 15 64 7:36 4-yard run 10 77 4:42 15-yard run 8 55 3:03 2-yard pass 11 62 4:27

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Georgia

Air Force

1 1 3 3 4 1 2 2 4 1 1 2 3 4 1 2 4

X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

Lamar Miller Damien Berry Morris to Hankerson Mike James Graig Cooper Will Snyderwine Brandon Connette Will Snyderwine Renfree to Kelly Murray to Durham Murray to Charles Murray to Figgins Washaun Ealey Washaun Ealey Zack Bell Zack Bell Jared Tew

12-yard run 5-yard run 79-yard pass 7-yard run 3-yard run 52-yard field goal 20-yard run 22-yard field goal 37-yard pass 66-yard pass 32-yard pass 3-yard pass 1-yard run 20-yard run 32-yard field goal 41-yard field goal 3-yard run

10 9 1 11 10 7 7 9 6 4 6 6 8 2 5 8 4

88 88 79 86 49 46 53 55 76 95 58 67 80 18 15 57 14

3:33 3:28 0:14 4:53 5:45 2:51 2:39 0:53 2:04 1:26 2:49 1:08 4:15 0:09 2:33 0:55 1:36

Tech Opponents Touchdown plays of 20-plus yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . 12 Touchdown plays of 50-plus yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Touchdown drives of 80-plus yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Touchdown drives of 20 yards or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Touchdown drives of 5:00 or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Touchdown drives of 7:00 or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Touchdown drives of 3:00 or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 . . . . . . . . . . 23 Touchdown drives of 2:00 or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 . . . . . . . . . . 14 Touchdown drives of 1:00 or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Touchdown drives of 5 plays or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . . 11 Touchdown drives of 10 plays or more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Touchdown drives of 1 play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . . . 0

Possessions GEORGIA TECh Opponent No. S.C. State 11 Kansas 13 North Carolina 10 NC State 15 Wake Forest 13 Virginia 12 Middle Tennessee 15 Clemson 9 Virginia Tech 11 Miami 11 Duke 13 Georgia 14 Air Force 11 TOTAL 158

TD 6 3 3 4 2 4 6 1 3 1 3 5 1 42

------------ How Possession Ended -----------FG FGA Punt TO Clock Downs 3&Out 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 3 2 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 2 3 4 3 3 5 2 0 1 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 5 2 0 1 3 2 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 1 1 3 1 1 4 2 1 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 5 4 0 1 1 15 17 43 27 11 18 23

Pts 41 25 30 28 24 33 42 13 21 10 30 34 7 338

PPP 3.73 1.92 3.00 1.87 1.85 2.75 2.80 1.44 1.91 0.91 2.31 2.43 0.64 2.14

OPPONENTS Opponent No. S.C. State 11 Kansas 13 North Carolina 9 NC State 14 Wake Forest 14 Virginia 12 Middle Tennessee 16 Clemson 10 Virginia Tech 11 Miami 11 Duke 12 Georgia 13 Air Force 12 TOTAL 158

TD 1 4 3 6 2 3 2 3 4 5 2 6 1 42

------------ How Possession Ended -----------FG FGA Punt TO Clock Downs 3&Out 1 2 6 1 1 0 3 0 0 5 1 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 2 1 3 3 2 0 0 2 2 2 8 0 2 0 6 0 1 4 1 1 2 3 0 0 6 6 2 0 3 2 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 2 1 2 2 2 3 4 0 1 3 3 11 19 53 21 13 10 32

Pts 10 28 24 45 20 21 14 27 28 35 20 42 14 328

PPP 0.91 2.15 2.67 3.21 1.43 1.75 0.88 2.70 2.55 3.18 1.67 3.23 1.17 2.08

Punt-By-Punt CHANDLER ANDERSON Opponent South Carolina State South Carolina State Kansas Kansas Kansas Kansas NC State

Qtr 3 3 1 2 3 3 1

From GT33 GT23 GT38 KU43 GT15 50 GT21

To SC24 SC40 KU22 KU18 GT28 KU16 Blocked

YDS 43 37 40 25 13 34

Return 0 Downed 10 FC Downed Downed

NET 43 42 30 25 13 34

FP SC21 SC40 KU32 KU18 GT28 KU16

SEAN POOLE Opponent North Carolina NC State NC State NC State Wake Forest Wake Forest Wake Forest

Qtr 3 1 1 3 1 2 3

From GT40 GT44 GT23 GT24 WF39 GT20 GT26

To NC26 ST21 ST35 ST39 0 WF32 WF21

YDS 34 35 42 37 39 48 53

Return OB Downed 4 FC Touchback FC 13

NET 34 35 38 37 19 48 40

FP NC26 ST21 ST39 ST39 WF20 WF32 WF34


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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011 Wake Forest Wake Forest Virginia Virginia Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Middle tennessee Clemson Clemson Clemson Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Miami Miami Miami Miami SCOTT BLAIR Opponent Duke Duke Georgia Georgia Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force Air Force

GT20 GT26 GT29 VA42 MT49 GT34 MT44 GT46 GT32 GT24 CU40 GT35 GT31 GT10 50 GT17 UM42 GT48 GT34 GT05

WF32 GT36 VA20 VA1 MT8 MT43 MT5 MT13 MT13 C23 EZ CU15 VT34 VT42 VT8 VT47 UM12 UM19 UM46 GT43

48 10 51 41 41 23 39 41 55 53 40 50 35 48 42 36 30 33 20 38

Downed OB 19 Downed Downed OB 13 FC 5 17 TB 11 FC 5 0 1 Downed OB OB FC

48 10 32 41 41 23 26 41 50 36 20 39 35 43 42 35 30 33 20 38

WF32 GT36 VA39 VA1 MT8 MT43 MT18 MT13 MT18 CU40 CU20 CU26 VT34 VT47 VT8 VT48 UM12 UM19 UM46 GT43

Qtr 2 2 1 3 1 2 2 3 4

From GT26 GT29 GT16 Gt23 GT31 AF44 GT34 GT21 AF46

To DU30 DU23 GA42 GA36 AF18 AF24 AF19 GT47 AF9

YDS 44 48 42 41 51 20 47 26 37

Return FC 24 FC -2 43 Downed Downed 3 OB

NET 44 24 42 43 8 20 47 23 37

FP DU30 DU47 GA42 GA34 GT39 AF24 AF19 GT44 AF9

Down/Dist. 4th & 3 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 4 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 3rd & 12 3rd & 3 1st & 10 3rd & 11 1st & 10 2nd & 11 2nd & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 2 1st & 10 3rd & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 3 4th & 5 1st & 10 2nd & 5 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 6 3rd & 11 1st & 10 2nd & 5 1st & 10 2nd & 7 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 6 1st & 10 1st & 10 4th & 3 3rd & 11 2nd & 10 3rd & 1 2nd & 6 2nd & 7 1st & 10 2nd & 15 3rd & 9 2nd & 10 2nd & 1 3rd & 6 2nd & 2 3rd & 6 3rd & 1 2nd & 7 1st & 10

Yds *35 22 28 23 48 21 46 *40 *73 *23 41 37 25 43 61 50 *32 26 38 50 30 *20 31 24 22 31 24 20 44 67 *20 36 41 21 *32 *26 *20 25 24 22 29 27 *71 33 29 42 38 32 20 28 *22 22 29 35 20 33

Big Plays Plays of 20 yards or more GEORGIA TECH No. Opponent 1 South Carolina State 2 South Carolina State 3 South Carolina State 4 Kansas 5 Kansas 6 Kansas 7 Kansas 8 Kansas 9 North Carolina 10 North Carolina 11 North Carolina 12 North Carolina 13 NC State 14 NC State 15 NC State 16 NC State 17 NC State 18 Wake Forest 19 Wake Forest 20 Wake Forest 21 Wake Forest 22 Wake Forest 23 Virginia 24 Virginia 25 Virginia 26 Virginia 27 Virginia 28 Virginia 29 Virginia 30 Virginia 31 Middle Tennessee 32 Middle Tennessee 33 Middle Tennessee 34 Middle Tennessee 35 Middle Tennessee 36 Middle Tennessee 37 Middle Tennessee 38 Clemson 39 Clemson 40 Clemson 41 Clemson 42 Virginia Tech 43 Virginia Tech 44 Virginia Tech 45 Virginia Tech 46 Virginia Tech 47 Virginia Tech 48 Miami 49 Miami 50 Miami 51 Miami 52 Miami 53 Miami 54 Duke 55 Duke 56 Duke

Player(s) Joshua Nesbitt Roddy Jones Joshua Nesbitt Roddy Jones Anthony Allen Marcus Wright Nesbitt to Peeples Nesbitt to Hill Orwin Smith Nesbitt to Jones Nesbitt to Jones Joshua Nesbitt Joshua Nesbitt B.J. Bostic Joshua Nesbitt Nesbitt to Allen Nesbitt to Melton B.J. Bostic Nesbitt to Lyons Joshua Nesbitt Anthony Allen Nesbitt to Peeples Nesbitt to Hill Joshua Nesbitt Nesbitt to Hill Roddy Jones Anthony Allen Anthony Allen Anthony Allen Joshua Nesbitt Orwin Smith Joshua Nesbitt Nesbitt to Smith Roddy Jones Anthony Allen Nesbitt to Hill David Sims Orwin Smith Anthony Allen Lucas Cox Nesbitt to Allen Orwin Smith Joshua Nesbitt Anthony Allen Roddy Jones Washington to Melton Washington to Cone Washington to Smith Anthony Allen Tevin Washington Washington to Cone Tevin Washington Tevin Washington Anthony Allen Tevin Washington Orwin Smith

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57 Duke 58 Georgia 59 Georgia 60 Georgia 61 Air Force 62 Air Force * Touchdown OPPONENTS No. Opponent 1 South Carolina State 2 South Carolina State 3 Kansas 4 Kansas 5 North Carolina 6 North Carolina 7 NC State 8 NC State 9 NC State 10 NC State 11 NC State 12 NC State 13 NC State 14 NC State 15 NC State 16 Wake Forest 17 Wake Forest 18 Wake Forest 19 Virginia 20 Virginia 21 Virginia 22 Virginia 23 Virginia 24 Middle Tennessee 25 Middle Tennessee 26 Clemson 27 Clemson 28 Clemson 29 Clemson 30 Virginia Tech 31 Miami 32 Miami 33 Miami 34 Miami 35 Miami 36 Duke 37 Duke 38 Duke 39 Duke 40 Duke 41 Duke 42 Georgia 43 Georgia 44 Georgia 45 Georgia 46 Georgia 47 Georgia 48 Georgia 49 Georgia 50 Air Force * Touchdown PLAYS OF

20-29

Washington to Hill Roddy Jones Washington to Hill Tevin Washington Tevin Washington Orwin Smith

Pass Run Pass Run Run Run

3rd & 9 2nd & 6 1st & 10 2nd & 13 1st & 10 1st & 10

*79 22 44 29 26 23

Player(s) Long to Elmore Asheton Jordon James Sims Webb to Patterson Yates to Highsmith Yates to White Wilson to Haynes Wilson to Bryan Wilson to Davis 1 to Williams Wilson to Howard Wilson to Spencer Wilson to Gentry Wilson to Wilson Wilson to Graham Josh Adams Jones to Ford Jones to Brown Max Milien Perry Jones Verica to Inman Verica to Snyder Verica to Snyder Dasher to Beyah Dasher to Jefferson Andre Ellington Parker to Hopkins Andre Ellington Parker to Harper Taylor to Boykin Morris to Hankerson Morris to Hankerson Morris to Benjamin Mike James Storm Johnson Renfree to Vernon Brandon Connette Renfree to Braxton Renfree to Kelly Renfree to Helfet Renfree to Helfet Murray to Green Murray to Durham Murray to Charles Murray to Charles Washaun Ealey Caleb King Washaun Ealey Washaun Ealey Mikel Hunter

Play Pass Run Run Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Run Pass Pass Run Run Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Run Pass Run Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Run Run Pass Run Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Run Run Run Run Run

Down/Dist. 2nd & 15 1st & 10 2nd & 3 1st & 10 2nd & 7 3rd & 4 3rd & 7 2nd & 5 2nd & 8 2nd & 21 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 3rd & 11 1st & 10 2nd & 8 3rd & 4 2nd & 2 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 3rd & 6 1st & 10 1st & 10 1st & 10 3rd & 3 2nd & 2 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 6 1st & 10 3rd & 7 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 9 2nd & 10 3rd & 6 2nd & 1 2nd & 9 2nd & 4 1st & 10 3rd & 3 1st & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 10 1st & 10 2nd & 10 2nd & 12 4th & 5

Yds 32 55 26 *32 *52 29 34 22 23 22 *21 20 21 23 *23 57 21 26 *37 32 52 39 40 21 20 *55 23 *42 35 23 45 *79 30 29 21 21 *20 36 *37 28 24 22 *66 *32 35 34 27 29 *20 28

80-89 90-99

Total

30-39

Anthony Allen 5 (4/1) 4 (4/0) B.J. Bostic 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) Kevin Cone 1 (0/1) 1 (0/1) Lucas Cox 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) Stephen Hill 2 (0/2) 1 (0/1) Roddy Jones 6 (5/1) 1 (1/0) Preston Lyons 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) Tyler Melton 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) Joshua Nesbitt 3 (3/0) 3 (3/0) Embry Peeples 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) David Sims 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) Orwin Smith 4 (4/0) 2 (1/1) Tevin Washington 6 (6/0) 0 (0/0) Marcus Wright 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) TOTAL 32 (26/6) 14 (9/5) Opponents 27 (8/19) 13 (3/10) PASSING 20-29 Joshua Nesbitt 5 Tevin Washington 1 TOTAL 6

30-39 3 2 5

40-49 50-59 60-69 70-79 Toal (Rushing/Receiving) 2 (2/0) 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 2 (0/2) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 2 (2/0) 1 (1/0) 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 9 (3/6) 2 (1/1) 2 (2/0) 3 (2/1) 3 (1/2) 5 (3/2) 1 (0/1) 1 (0/1) 40-49 4 2 6

50-59 1 0 1

60-69 0 0 0

70-79 0 1 1

0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0) 0 (0/0)

0 (0/0) 12 (10/2) 0 (0/0) 2 (2/0) 0 (0/0) 2 (0/2) 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) 6 (0/6) 0 (0/0) 8 (6/2) 0 (0/0) 1 (0/1) 0 (0/0) 2 (0/2) 0 (0/0) 10 (10/0) 0 (0/0) 2 (0/2) 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) 8 (6/2) 0 (0/0) 6 (6/0) 0 (0/0) 1 (1/0) 0 (0/0) 62 (43/19) 0 (0/0) 50 (15/35)

80-89 0 0 0

90-99 0 0 0

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GEORGIA TECH FOOTBALL 2011

Superlatives TEAM Georgia Tech High Georgia Tech Low Opponent High Opponent Low Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42 vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . . . . . .7 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . .45 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . .10 by S.C. State (9.4) Points/half . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 (2nd) vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . .0 (2nd) vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . .28 (2nd) by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . .3 (1st) by S.C. State (9.4) Points/quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 (3rd) vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . .0, 13 times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 (4th) by Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . .0, nine times First downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 vs. NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . .27 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . .11 by Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 at Virginia Tech (11.4) First downs by rushing . . . . . . . . .26 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . .13 by Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . .4 by Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 by Miami (11.13) First downs by passing . . . . . . . . .6 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 vs. S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . . .18 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . .5 by S.C. State (9.4) First downs by penalty . . . . . . . . .5 vs. S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, two times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, seven times Net yards rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . .477 vs. Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .209 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . .277 by Miami (11.13) . . . . . . . . . . . .109 by Duke (11.20) Rushing attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 vs. NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . .49 by Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . . .25 by Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 at Wake Forest (10.2) Average per rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.8 at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . . . .4.4 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . .6.2 by Clemson (10.23) . . . . . . . . . . .3.4 by Kansas (9.11) Rushing touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . .6 vs. S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 by Miami (11.13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, four times Net yards passing . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . .12 vs. S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . .368 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . .94 by S.C. State (9.4) Pass completions . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . .2, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 by Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 by Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 by Miami (11.13) Pass attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . .4 at North Carolina (9.18) . . . . . . . .43 by Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 by Miami (11.13) Passes had intercepted . . . . . . . . .2 at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, seven times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 by Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . . . . .0, eight times Passing touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . .2 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, five times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, five times Total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .536 vs. Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .320 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . .527 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . .268 by Wake Forest (10.2) Total offensive plays . . . . . . . . . . .92 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . .81 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . .48 by Georgia (11.27) Average gain per play . . . . . . . . . .7.0 at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . . . . .4.5 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . .8.9 by Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . .4.0 by Air Force (12.27) Fumbles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . .5 by Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 by Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 by Air Force (12.27) Fumbles lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 at Clemson (10.23) . . . . . . . . . . .2, four times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, four times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 at Virginia Tech (11.4) Total turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 by Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . . . . .0, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Air Force (12.27) Penalties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 at Kansas (9.11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . .10 by S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . . . .1 by Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 at Virginia Tech (11.4) Penalty yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 at Kansas (9.11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . .94 by S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . . . .5 by Air Force (12.27) Punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 at North Carolina (9.18) . . . . . . . .8 by Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . .2, three times Punting average . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47.7 at Clemson (10.23) . . . . . . . . . . . . .28.0 at Kansas (9.11) . . . . . . . . . . .45.0 by Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . .29.0 by S.C. State (9.4) Net yards per punt . . . . . . . . . . . . .42.5 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . .22. 2 vs. NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . .40.2 by Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . .23.8 by S.C. State (9.4) Avg yards punt return . . . . . . . . . .19.0 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . .- 4.0 vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . .24.0 by Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . .- 3.0 by S.C. State (9.4) Avg yards per KO return . . . . . . . .29.3 at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . . . .6.5 vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . .40.7 by Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . .13.0 by S.C. State (9.4) Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . . . . . . .0, eight times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 by Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . . .0, seven times Possession time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38:14 at Georgia (11.27) . . . . . . . . . . . .26:46 vs. NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . .33:14 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . .21:46 by Georgia (11.27) Field goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, six times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, four times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, six times Field goal attempts . . . . . . . . . . . .3, four times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, five times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 by Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, five times Sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.0 at Kansas (9.11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, six times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 by NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . . .0, four times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.0 vs. Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 by Virginia Tech (11.4) Tackles for loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.0 at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . .1.0 at Clemson (10.23) . . . . . . . . . .12.0 by Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . .1.0 by S.C. State (9.4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9.0 vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . . . . .1.0 at Georgia (11.27) INDIVIDUAL Georgia Tech Opponent Most rushing attempts . . . . . . . . .34, Anthony Allen vs. Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20, Josh Adams of Wake Forest (10.2); 20, Andre Ellington of Clemson (10.23) Most net rushing yards . . . . . . . . .195, Anthony Allen vs. Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .166, Andre Ellington of Clemson (10.23) Most rushing touchdowns . . . . . . .3, Joshua Nesbitt vs. S.C. State (9.4); 3, Anthony Allen vs. Virginia (10.9) . . . .2, four times Most pass attempts . . . . . . . . . . . .21, Joshua Nesbitt at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, Russell Wilson of NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41, Sean Renfree of Duke (11.20) Most pass completions . . . . . . . . .11, Joshua Nesbitt at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30, Sean Renfree of Duke (11.20) Most passes had intercepted . . . .1, Joshua Nesbitt, four times; 1, Tevin Washington, three times . . . . . . . . . . . .4, Dwight Dasher of Middle Tennessee (10.16) Most passing yards . . . . . . . . . . . .130, Joshua Nesbitt at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368, Russell Wilson of NC State (9.25) Most touchdowns passing . . . . . . .2, Joshua Nesbitt at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, three times Most receptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, Stephen Hill at Kansas (9.11); 3, Kevin Cone vs. Miami (11.13) . . . . . . . . . .8, A.J. Green of Georgia (11.27) Most yards receiving . . . . . . . . . . .79, Stephen Hill vs. Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132, Leonard Hankerson of Miami (11.13) Most touchdown receptions . . . . .1, eight times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, 14 times Most punts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, Sean Poole, two times; 5, Scott Blair vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, S. Popham of Wake Forest (10.2) Highest punting avg. (Min. 2) . . . .47.7, Sean Poole at Clemson (10.23) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46.5 N. Toulson of Middle Tennessee (10.16) Most punt returns . . . . . . . . . . . . .5, Jerrard Tarrant at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, four times Most punt return yards . . . . . . . . .51, Jerrard Tarrant at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46, Reggie Rembert of Air Force (12.27) Most kickoff returns . . . . . . . . . . .6, Daniel McKayhan vs. NC State (9.25); 6, B.J. Bostic, two times . . . . . . . . . .5, T.J. Graham of NC State (9.25); 5, Josh Snead of Duke (11.20) Most kickoff return yards . . . . . . .138, Daniel McKayhan vs. NC State (9.25) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90, David Wilson of Virginia Tech (11.4) Most field goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3, Scott Blair, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, four times Most field goal attempts . . . . . . . .3, Scott Blair, four times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4, Will Snyderwine of Duke (11.20) Most all-purpose yards . . . . . . . . .195, Anthony Allen vs. Virginia (10.9) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257, Andre Ellington of Clemson (10.23) Longest rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73, Orwin Smith at North Carolina (9.18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57, Josh Adams of Wake Forest (10.2) Longest pass play . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, Washington to Hill vs. Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79, Morris to Hankerson of Miami (11.13) Longest punt return . . . . . . . . . . .25, Jerrard Tarrant at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43, Reggie Rembert of Air Force (12.27) Longest kickoff return . . . . . . . . . .42, Embry Peeples at Virginia Tech (11.4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 (TD), David Wilson of Virginia Tech (11.4) Longest interception return . . . . .85 (TD), Mario Butler vs. Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28, Davon Morgan of Virginia Tech (11.4) Longest field goal . . . . . . . . . . . . .47, Scott Blair at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52, Will Snyderwine of Duke (11.20) Longest field goal attempt . . . . . .49, Scott Blair at Clemson (10.23) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54, Will Snyderwine of Duke (11.20) Most solo tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9, Julian Burnett vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10, Colin McCarthy of Miami (11.13) Most total tackles . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, Julian Burnett at Virginia Tech (11.4), vs. Air Force (12.27) . . . . . . . . . . . .16, four Most sacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.0, three times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2.0, three times Tackles-for-loss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3.0, Steven Sylvester at Wake Forest (10.2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.5, Nate Irving of NC State (9.25) Forced fumbles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, Jerrard Tarrant vs. Duke (11.20) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, Baccari Rambo of Georgia (11.27) Fumble recoveries . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, 13 times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, 20 times Interceptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2, Jerrard Tarrant vs. Middle Tennessee (10.16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1, seven times

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#16/17

Georgia Tech 41 South Carolina State 10

#15/17 Georgia Tech Kansas

25 28

September 4, 2010  Atlanta, Ga. Bobby Dodd Stadium  51,668

September 11, 2010  Lawrence, Kan. Memorial Stadium  46,907

Joshua Nesbitt ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns, Roddy Jones added two scoring runs and No. 16 Georgia Tech beat South Carolina State 41-10. Nesbitt kept the offense moving, despite an inability to establish a passing game. Nesbitt was only 1 for 6 for 8 yards with an interception, but he averaged 8.1 yards on his 16 carries. Jones had touchdown runs of 1 and 15 yards. Tevin Washington added an 11-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter as Georgia Tech had 372 yards rushing with six touchdowns. South Carolina State's Asheton Jordan ran 125 yards on 17 carries and set up the Bulldogs' only touchdown.

Redshirt freshman Jordan Webb threw three touchdown passes as Kansas beat 15th-ranked Georgia Tech, 28-25. The defending ACC champion Yellow Jackets were favored by two touchdowns over the team that lost to a mediocre Missouri Valley team 6-3. But they dropped several passes and aided Kansas scoring drives with a 13-yard punt, a roughingthe-passer penalty and a kickoff that went out of bounds and let the Jayhawks start on the 40. Nesbitt scored on runs of 9 and 4 yards, giving him five rushing TDs in two games. The Yellow Jackets' potent ground game amassed 291 yards and Nesbitt threw for 116 yards and a TD.

Score by Quarters South Carolina State Georgia Tech

Score by Quarters Georgia Tech Kansas

Team Qtr GT 1st SCSU 1st GT 2nd GT 2nd GT 3rd GT 3rd SCSU 3rd GT 4th

Time 12:45 05:05 13:45 04:46 08:05 05:07 02:36 04:50

1 3 7

2 0 13

3 7 14

4 0 7

Score 10 41

Scoring play Conversion Nesbitt, Joshua 35 yd run Blair, S. kick Erickson, Blake 28 yd field goal Nesbitt, Joshua 1 yd run Kick blocked Jones, Roddy 1 yd run Blair, S. kick Nesbitt, Joshua 14 yd run Blair, S. kick Jones, Roddy 15 yd run Blair, S. kick Long, Malcolm 1 yd run Erickson kick Washington, Tevin 10 yd run Blair, S. kick

RUSHING GT -- Nesbitt 16-130, 3TD; Jones 4-45, 2TD; Washington 7-44; O. Smith 4-34; D. Sims 3-34; Bostic 5-30; Allen 6-28; Cox 3-13; Watson 3-10; Lyons 2-7; Wright 1-3; Peeples 2 (-6) SCSU -- Jordon 18-132; Massey 13-39; Merrill 3-16; Long 4 (-2), TD; Elmore 1 (-4) PASSING GT -- Nesbitt 1-6, 8 yds, 1 Int; Washington 1-2, 4 yds SCSU -- Long 11-25, 94 yds RECEIVING GT -- Hill 2-12 SCSU -- Christie 4-27; Elmore 3-43; Massey 2-17; Clark 1-7; Kerr 1-1

Tech’s defense held South Carolina State to 10 points.

Embry Peeples rushed for 55 yards at Kansas.

Time 12:45 09:17 06:54 14:57 10:31 00:37 10:21 14:19 07:48

2 10 7

3 0 7

4 8 7

Scoring play Nesbitt, Joshua 35 yd run Nesbitt, Joshua 9 yd run McDougald from Webb 15 pass Biere from Webb 2 yd pass Nesbitt, Joshua 4 yd run Blair, Scott 28 yd field goal Sims, James 2 yd run Patterson from Webb 32 yd pass Hill from Nesbitt 40 yd pass

Score 25 28 Conversion Blair, S. kick Blair, S. kick Branstetter kick Branstetter kick

Blair, S. kick Branstetter kick

Branstetter kick

Nesbitt to Hill

GT KU FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 . . . . . . . . .18 Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 . . . . . . . . . .6 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 . . . . . . . . . .10 Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .2 NET YARDS RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . .291 . . . . . . . .141 Rushing Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52 . . . . . . . . .41 Average Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5.6 . . . . . . . . .3.4 Rushing Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .1 Yards Gained Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . .308 . . . . . . . .173 Yards Lost Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 . . . . . . . . .32 NET YARDS PASSING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116 . . . . . . . .179 Completions-Attempts-Int . . . . . . . . . .5-15-0 . . . . . .18-30-1 Average Per Attempt . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7.7 . . . . . . . . .6.0 Average Per Completion . . . . . . . . . . . .23.2 . . . . . . . .9.9 Passing Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .3 TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . .407 . . . . . . . .320 Total offense plays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 . . . . . . . . .71 Average Gain Per Play . . . . . . . . . . . . .6.1 . . . . . . . . .4.5 Fumbles: Number-Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 . . . . . . . . .1-0 Penalties: Number-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . .9-91 . . . . . . . .5-60 PUNTS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-112 . . . . . . .5-217 Average Yards Per Punt . . . . . . . . . . . .28.0 . . . . . . . .43.4 Net Yards Per Punt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25.5 . . . . . . . .39.0 Inside 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .2 50+ Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . .1 Touchbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . .1 Fair catch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 . . . . . . . . . .0 KICKOFFS-YARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-308 . . . . . . .5-312 Average Yards Per Kickoff . . . . . . . . . .61.6 . . . . . . . .62.4 Net Yards Per Kickoff . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49.4 . . . . . . . .43.6 Touchbacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0 . . . . . . . . . .1 Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD . . . . . . .2-2-0 . . . . . . .1-10-0 Average Per Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.0 . . . . . . . .10.0 Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD . . . . . .4-74-0 . . . . . .4-61-0 Average Per Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18.5 . . . . . . . .15.2 Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD . . . . . . . .1-1-0 . . . . . . .0-0-0 Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD . . . . . .0-0-0 . . . . . . .1-8-0 Possession Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31:37 . . . . . . .28:23 Third-Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . .4 of 13 . . . . . .6 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions . . . . . . . . . . .1 of 4 . . . . . . .0 of 2 Red-Zone Scores-Chances . . . . . . . . . . . .3-3 . . . . . . . . .3-3 Touchdowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3 . . . . . . . . .3-3 Field goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-3 . . . . . . . . .0-3 Sacks By: Number-Yards . . . . . . . . . . . .4-26 . . . . . . . .1-5 PAT Kicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 . . . . . . . . .4-4 Field Goals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 . . . . . . . . .0-0 RUSHING GT -- Allen 11-89; Peeples 6-55; Jones 7-38; Smith 5-37; Wright 5-35; Nesbitt 15-33, 2 TD; Lyons 2-5 KU -- Sims 17-101, TD; Quigley 8-46; Pick 3-12; Beshears 1-3; Patterson 2-(-4); Webb 8-(-15) PASSING GT -- Nesbitt 5-15, 116 yds, 1 TD, 0 Int KU -- Webb 18-29, 179 yds, 3 TDs, 1 Int RECEIVING GT -- Hill 3-51, TD; Peeples 1-46; Smith 1-19 KU -- Patterson 7-85, TD; McDougald 5-44, TD; Wilson 2-24; McNulty 1-11; Beshears 1-7; Quigley 1-6; Biere 1-2, TD

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SCSU GT FIRST DOWNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 . . . . . . . . .25 Rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . .20 Passing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 . . . . . . . . . .0 Penalty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 . . . . . . . . . .5 NET YARDS RUSHING . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178 . . . . . . . .372 Rushing Attempts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 . . . . . . . . .56 Average Per Rush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4.6 . . . . . . . . .6.6 Rushing Touchdowns . . . . . .