The Yellow Jackets look to bounce back against North Carolina.
The duo helped lead 4-0 Georgia Tech to a win at Virginia Tech
Yellow Jackets remain unbeaten with a victory against Virginia Tech
Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia (USATSI)
Georgia Tech falls to Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl, 25-17
Georgia Tech vs. Georgia
Pittsburgh @ Georgia Tech
A remarkable athlete who played his first year of college football in 2013 and immediately became Georgia Tech's most productive wide receiver... after coming to Georgia Tech on a baseball scholarship and playing for coach Danny Hall's team from 2011-13, he joined the football team in the summer of 2013... played briefly on the baseball team in 2014 before opting in March to focus on football... primed for a big senior season... was selected in the 14th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins.
2014 Baseball: Made two scoreless relief appearances on the mound for the Yellow Jackets... pitched an inning vs. VCU and tossed a 1-2-3 inning of relief during a win over UNC Greensboro.
2013 (junior): Played in all 13 games and started eight times... ranked second on the team, first among wide receivers, in receptions (21)... led the team in touchdown receptions (4)... had 345 receiving yards (16.4 yards per reception)... had one rushing attempt for 12 yards... was Tech's primary punt returner with 11 attempts for 124 yards (11.3 ypa)... would have ranked among the ACC leaders in punt return average but did not have enough attempts to qualify for the list... had five kickoff returns for 65 yards... hauled in the first three pass receptions of his career for 47 yards and two touchdowns in his first ACC game, at Duke (Sept. 14)... had three receptions for 53 yards vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21)... continued his hot September streak five days later vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) with three receptions for 76 yards... caught three passes for 64 yards, had a 12-yard rushing attempt and returned two punts for 49 yards in the win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 2)... both of his receptions vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) went for touchdowns.
2011-2013 Georgia Tech Baseball: Pitched and played the outfield for the Yellow Jackets... pitched in 14 games in 2013... played sparingly in 2012 because of a shoulder injury, although he did pitch in four games (one start) and was used frequently as a pinch-runner... saw significant action as a true freshman in 2010... started 15 games in the outfield and one game on the mound... allowed just one earned run in 17.1 innings of work on the mound for a team-best 0.52 ERA among regular relievers... pitched scoreless ball in his 13 relief outings.
High School: Tattnall Square Academy, 2010... a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball... four-year letterwinner and two-year captain in baseball under head coach Joey Hiller... named a Louisville Slugger All-American in 2010 and Aflac All-American in 2009... led Tattnall Square to the State Title in 2008 and 2009... earned all-region and all-state honors in three-straight years (2008, 2009, 2010)... named Macon Telegraph Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010... threw two no-hitters in his career, one as a junior and one as a senior... posted a 9-2 record with a 0.92 ERA on the mound while hitting 10 home runs at the plate during senior season... in basketball, he was named the Georgia Independent Schools Association (GISA) Player of the Year in 2008 and 2010, while earning all-state honors from 2007-2010... played four different positions in football (QB, RB, WR, S)... was named all-state in 2007 and 2008, as well as the GISA player of the year in 2008 and 2009... holds Tattnall Square single-season record for interceptions, and career records for interceptions and receiving yards.
Personal: Full name is DeAndre Tremaine Smelter... born Dec. 3, 1991 in Macon, Ga... son of Vincent and Cora Smelter... has three brothers, Charles, Chris and Corey... father Vincent played basketball for Eastern Illinois... majoring in management.