Will compete for a starting job at wide receiver... will need to step up to help offset the loss of Demaryius Thomas... started three games last season and missed the final eight games after breaking his ankle... a transfer from Shorter College in Rome (Ga.)... a nonscholarship player with deceptive speed and good hands... joined the program in the spring of 2008... a southpaw... father, Ronny, played football at Georgia Tech.
Began the season as a starter at wide receiver opposite Demaryius Thomas... started the first three games and played in six games total before suffering a broken ankle at Florida State (Oct. 10)... also played on special teams... was healthy enough to participate in practices leading up to the FedEx Orange Bowl... did not catch a pass... made three tackles on special teams.
Sat out the year as a transfer... a walk-on wide receiver who joined the program in the spring... transferred from Shorter College in Rome, Ga... a southpaw who was extremely impressive in spring drills... scored a touchdown on a 48-yard pass from Calvin Booker in the April 19 T-Day Game.
2007 (Shorter College)
Played one season (2007) at Shorter College... played in seven games...12 total receptions for 83 yards... averaged 6.9 yards per reception, with two touchdowns... longest reception was 13 yards... averaged 11.9 yards a game.. had one punt return for 23 yards.
Earned two varsity letters in football at St. Pius X Catholic High School... played for coach Paul Standard... served one year as team captain... played both wide receiver and defensive back... also earned three letters in basketball as a guard and three letters in track as a sprinter... helped lead track team to the 2006 state championship.
Given name is Kevin Lamar Cone... son of Ronny and Janet Cone -- both Georgia Tech graduates... Ronny played football at Georgia Tech from 1979-83 and later with the New York Jets... has one brother, Zach, and one sister, Amy... Zach was a freshman on the University of Georgia baseball team last spring ... considering a major in mechanical engineering... chose Georgia Tech because of the engineering program, both parents attended Tech and because he wants to play football for the Yellow Jackets.
|Career Statistics (Rushing and Receiving)|
Pass Receptions: 3 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010
Receiving Yards: 42 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010
Receiving TDs: 1 vs. Miami, Nov. 13, 2010
Longest Reception: 38 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010