Georgia Tech holds fall commencement on Saturday
87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer
Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations
Notes and highlights from Saturday's scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
2016 (Redshirt Junior): Did not see game action as a wide receiver ... Became a full-time place kicker during the 2017 offseason.
2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in two games as a wide receiver ... Saw action vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) and Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Did not record any statistics.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action as a wide receiver at Tulane (Sept. 6), did not record any statistics.
2013 (True Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Earned three varsity letters ... Played wide receiver, kicker and safety for coach Justin Sanderson ... Also played basketball and baseball, and ran track ... Was on 2010 football team that won regional title ... Earned all-region and all-county honors ... Winner of National Football Foundation Scholarship ... Played in North Forsyth/North Fulton All-Star Game ... Set school single-game record with 248 receiving yards in 2013 ... Ranks second in Roswell record books for career receiving yards behind only former Yellow Jacket Chris Reis.
Personal: Full name is Bennett Ernest Barton ... Parents are Hollis and Jena Barton ... Father, Hollis, played college football at Furman ... Born Dec. 6, 1994 in Marietta, Ga. ... Has four siblings -- Joy, Kendall, Josh and Zach ... Began playing football in fifth grade ... Has helped children with autism ... Majoring in business administration ... Three-time member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Kickoff Touchbacks: 1 at Duke, Nov. 18, 2017