Coach Johnson meets the media to preview #WOFvsGT
Tech's group of A-backs has a varied skill set
Notes and highlights from Saturday's scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Seventy-two associated with Yellow Jacket athletics will participate in Spring Commencement May 3rd
Yellow Jackets rush for 335 yards and cut lead to 1 early in fourth quarter before succumbing to the Hurricanes.
A talented running back who finally enjoyed an injury-free season in 2013... one of several A-backs competing for starting duties... was the opening-day starter at B-back in 2012 but suffered a season-ending injury in September... began playing A-back in 2013... versatile enough to play any running back position... 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 even though schools from across the country pursued him... a good student who has made the Dean's List... was married prior to the 2013 season.
2013 (junior): Played in all 13 games... rushed 13 times for 114 yards (8.8 ypa)... did not have any rushing attempts for negative yardage... rushed for two touchdowns... rushed for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... had one carry for 26 yards vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21)... had three rushing attempts for 39 yards and one touchdown, including a career-long 31-yard run, vs. Miami (Oct. 5).
2012 (sophomore): Played the first two games, including a start in the season opener against Virginia Tech (Sept. 3), before suffering a season-ending injury... had seven rushing attempts for 23 yards... carried three times for five yards at Virginia Tech... had four rushing attempts for 18 yards vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8).
2011 (redshirt freshman): Saw action in 12 games at B-back... rushed for 95 yards on 28 carries... rushed for one touchdown... caught two passes for 38 yards, including a long of 29 yards... had two kickoff returns for a total of 39 yards... had three special teams tackles... had five carries for 12 yards and had a nine-yard reception vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1)... rushed five times for 22 yards at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10)... carried four times for 15 yards and his first career touchdown vs. Kansas (Sept. 17)... showed potential at Duke (Nov. 19) with 12 rushing attempts for 45 yards and a 29-yard reception.
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: Born Dec. 14, 1991... got married in May, 2013... former Yellow Jacket Jeremiah Attaochu served as his best man... majoring in management.