In 49ers camp, WR DeAndre Smelter trying not to rush back from knee injury
Jackets open Spring Practice this afternoon
All-ACC voting conducted by the league's 14 head coaches
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
2014 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (ACSMA)
ACC RECEIVER OF THE WEEK(Nov. 12, 2014)
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 ... Olayed briefly on the baseball team in 2014 before opting in March to focus on football ... Was selected in the 14th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft by the Minnesota Twins.
2014 (Senior): Started in 12 games ... Missed final two games - Florida State and Mississippi State - due to injury ... Named second-team All-ACC by league's head coaches and third-team All-ACC by media ... Had 35 receptions for team-best 715 yards (20.4 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns ... Rushed three times for 103 yards and one touchdown ... Suffered season-ending injury at Georgia ... Recorded three catches for 44 yards and rushed once for seven yards at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Became 21st 1,000 yard receiver in Georgia Tech history following five receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Had three catches for 25 yards at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Recorded fourth 100-yard receiving game, registering 107 yards and one touchdown vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Had two receptions for 44 yards at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Hauled in two catches for 58 yards and one touchdown and recorded career-long 75 yard touchdown run with 3:07 left at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Rushed once for 21 yards and recorded two receptions for 21 yards vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Recorded third 100-yard receiving game at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20), recording five catches for 101 yards and one touchdown ... 31-yard touchdown reception with 2:03 left in fourth quarter tied game at Virginia Tech, 24-24 ... Hauled in four receptions for 106 yards, including 57-yard touchdown reception vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13, 2014) ... Recorded five receptions for career-high 132 yards and two touchdowns against Wofford (Aug. 30), including career-best 71-yard touchdown reception ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with bachelor's degree in management.
2014 Baseball: Made two scoreless relief appearances on mound for Yellow Jackets ... Pitched one inning vs. VCU and tossed 1-2-3 inning of relief during win over UNC Greensboro.
2013 (Junior): Played in all 13 games and started eight times ... Ranked second on team, first among wide receivers, in receptions (21) ... Led 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 yards per return) ... Would have ranked among ACC leaders in punt return average but did not have enough attempts to qualify for list ... Had five kickoff returns for 65 yards ... Hauled in first three pass receptions of career for 47 yards and two touchdowns in first ACC game, at Duke (Sept. 14) ... Had three receptions for 53 yards vs. North Carolina (Sept. 21) ... Continued hot September streak five days later vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 26) with three receptions for 76 yards ... Caught three passes for 64 yards, had 12-yard rushing attempt and returned two punts for 49 yards in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 2) ... Both receptions vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) went for touchdowns.
2011-2013 Georgia Tech Baseball: Pitched and played outfield for Yellow Jackets ... Pitched in 14 games in 2013 ... Played sparingly in 2012 because of shoulder injury, although did pitch in four games (one start) and was used frequently as pinch-runner ... Saw significant action as true freshman in 2010 ... Started 15 games in outfield and one game on mound ... Allowed just one earned run in 17.1 innings of work on mound for team-best 0.52 ERA among regular relievers ... Pitched scoreless ball in 13 relief outings.
High School: Tattnall Square Academy, 2010 ... Three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball ... Four-year letterwinner and two-year captain in baseball under head coach Joey Hiller ... Named Louisville Slugger All-American in 2010 and Aflac All-American in 2009 ... Led Tattnall Square to 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 career, one as junior and one as senior ... Posted 9-2 record with 0.92 ERA on mound while hitting 10 home runs at plate during senior season ... In basketball, was named 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 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.
Receptions: 5, twice - last time at Virginia Tech, Sept. 20 2014
Receiving Yards: 132 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Longest Reception: 71 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Receiving TDs: 2, three times - last time vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Punt Returns: 4 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 19, 2013
Punt Return Yards: 43 vs. Syracuse, Oct. 19, 2013
Longest Punt Return: 25 vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 2, 2013
Kick Returns: 3 at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Kick Return Yards: 46 at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Longest Kick Return: 19 yards at Miami, Oct. 5, 2013
Rushing Attempts: 1, three times - last time at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Rushing Yards: 75 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
Longest Rush: 75 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014
Rushing TDs: 1 at North Carolina, Oct. 18, 2014