The sophomore defensive tackle pushing on, pushing his way up
Notes and highlights from Saturday's scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
More than 100 football players reported to preseason camp on Wednesday
Georgia Tech finishes the year with a 7-6 overall record
Adam Gotsis continues his push forward, Tech opponents' backward
Georgia Tech Falls to Virginia Tech In Whiteout Game, 17-10
Elon @ Georgia Tech - 8/31/2013
Georgia Tech vs. Boston College
Has emerged as a leader on defense and as one of the top defensive linemen in the ACC... a hard-working, relentless defender who is coming off an outstanding sophomore season... made an immediate impact in 2012 as a true freshman... likely to see action at both tackle positions... has developed into one of Tech's top pass-rushers... came to Atlanta from Australia, where he played very little American football... was working as a lifeguard when he got the scholarship offer from Tech... a good student who has made the Dean's List and the Academic Honor Roll.
2013 (sophomore): Started all 13 games at nose tackle... recorded 38 tackles, 23 solo tackles... ranked second on the team in tackles for loss (14.5) and sacks (5.5)... registered one interception and two blocked kicks... had six tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack at Duke (Sept. 14)... recorded five tackles, two solo tackles and had career-highs for tackles for loss (4.0) and sacks (2.0) at BYU (Oct. 12)... registered four solo tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack vs. Georgia (Nov. 30)... had five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, a half-sack and blocked two kicks vs. Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).
2012 (true freshman): Played in 12 games and made one start... his statistics -- five total tackles with three solo tackles -- don't reflect his impact as a rookie... had 1.5 tackles for loss, including one sack... also had one pass break-up... had a solo tackle at Maryland (Nov. 3)... started against Duke (Nov. 17) and responded with three tackles and his first career sack... had a tackle and a half-tackle for loss at Georgia (Nov. 24).
High School: Kew HS... selected to the IFAF World Team roster that played Team USA in USA Football's International Bowl on Feb. 1, 2012 in Austin, Texas... played Australian Rules Football for eight years... played American Rules Football for the premier team in Gridiron Victoria, the Monash Warriors... recorded a team-high 12.5 sacks and earned MVP honors in 2010
Personal: Full name is Adam Gotsis... son of Louis and Daxy Gotsis... born Sept. 23, 1992 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia... his family watches most of Tech's games between 2 and 5 a.m. on their laptop computers... has four siblings - Peter, Steph, Kristina and Eleni.... said a flyer advertising Georgia Tech gained his interest in the school at age 13... wore No. 92 in high school to signify his birth year... majoring in business administration.