Georgia Tech's defense heads into 2017 season loaded with new leaders ready to step up
2017 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 11 games as a reserve defensive tackle ... Amassed 10 tackles (six solo) with at least one stop in 7-of-11 games ... Had multiple tackles in three games -- vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) and eventual College Football Playoff participants Clemson (Oct. 28) and Georgia (Nov. 25) ... Recorded only tackle for loss in win over JSU ... Broke up a pass against Pitt (Sept. 23) and notched a QB hurry in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11).
2016 (True Freshman): One of six true freshmen that saw playing time for Georgia Tech in 2016 ... Appeared in nine games, primarily in short-yardage situations ... Recorded seven tackles (three solo) ... Recorded two tackles twice -- both against SEC opponents (Sept. 17 vs. Vanderbilt, Nov. 26 at Georgia) ... Was in on a tackle for loss at North Carolina (Nov. 5).
High School: Rated as a three-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Tabbed as the No. 1 defensive tackle in the state of Tennessee and the No. 83 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com ... Two-time all-state honoree ... Recorded 72 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and one forced fumble to help lead Brentwood to a 12-1 overall record and Tennessee Division II-AA state championship while serving as a team captain as a senior ... Team compiled an 8-3 record and advanced to the state quarterfinals as a junior ... Four-year letterwinner ... Also earned four letters in track and field (discus) and three in wrestling ... Was a part of three track and field state championship teams (as a freshman, junior and senior) ... Captained track and field team as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Alonzo Adams ... Born Dec. 22, 1997 ... Son of Reginald Woods and Lisa Greer ... Has a younger brother, Rian ... Started playing football when he was five years old ... Majoring in business administration ... Aspires to be a CEO ... Enjoys acting, singing, dancing and participating in service groups ... Spent summer of 2018 interning with the world-renowned Georgia Tech Research Institute.
Tackles: 2, five times - last vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Solo Tackles: 2, three times - last vs. No. 7 Georgia, Nov. 25, 2017
Tackles for Loss: 1.0 vs. Jacksonville State, Sept. 9, 2017
Quarterback Hurries: 1 vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech, Nov. 11, 2017
Pass Breakups: 1 vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 23, 2017