A fifth-year senior who has seen action on both sides of the ball... spent 2007 and 2008 as a back-up wide receiver and part-time kick returner... moved to defensive back in the spring of 2009... moved back to wide receiver in the spring... one of the fastest players on the team... suffered a scary head injury in 2007 at Virginia but returned after missing just two games... entered the 2008 season on top of the depth chart at wide receiver... a lingering hamstring injury, however, caused him to sit out the first four games of the season ... graduated in the summer of 2010 and is playing this fall as a graduate student.
Moved to the defensive side of the ball and played in 10 games, mostly on special teams... had a solo tackle in his first game as a defender, vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)... enjoyed his best game of the season with two solo tackles, three total tackles and a forced fumble at Florida State (Oct. 10)... had a solo tackle at Virginia (Oct. 24).
A speedy receiver who overcame a sore hamstring to start the final five games of the season... had four receptions for 41 yards and one kick return... had one reception for 22 yards and one kick return vs. No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... hauled in his first three pass receptions of the season for 34 yards at North Carolina (Sept. 8)... saw first significant action of the season vs. Gardner-Webb (Oct. 11)... saw brief action -- his first action of the season -- vs. Duke (Oct. 4)... missed the first four games of the season because of a nagging hamstring injury... was expected to start this season, but the injury caused him to miss Games 1-4 and two weeks of practice in August... the slow start made him the back-up to freshman Tyler Melton to begin the season... one of the fastest players on the Georgia Tech roster.
Played in 11 games and started the final two games of the regular season... missed the Sept. 29 Clemson game and the Oct. 6 Maryland game after suffering a scary injury Sept. 22 at Virginia... had one rushing attempt for three yards... caught 14 passes for 188 yards (13.4 ypr)... had one TD reception... returned eight kickoffs for an average of 27.0 yards per return... caught at least one pass in each of the last five games of the regular season... demonstrated his outstanding speed in the Samford game (Sept. 8) when he returned two kickoffs for 110 yards and caught one short pass for seven yards... was having his best game of the year at Virginia (Sept. 22) -- two catches for 21 yards and a kickoff return of 21 yards -- before suffering an injury that left him lying on the Scott Stadium turf for more than 15 minutes... sat out the next two games -- vs. Clemson and at Maryland... returned to action at Miami (Oct. 13) and had one reception for 13 yards... had three kickoff returns for 52 yards and caught one pass for nine yards vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 1)... emerged as a star of the future at Duke (Nov. 10), recording five receptions for 86 yards and his first career touchdown... his 38-yard TD pass from Taylor Bennett in the fourth quarter sealed the deal against the Blue Devils... had one rush, one reception and one kickoff return for a combined 33 yards vs. North Carolina (Nov. 17)... caught two passes for 28 yards vs. Georgia (Nov. 24).
Redshirted as a true freshman.
PrepStar All-Region selection . . . First-team all-Middle Georgia by the Macon Telegraph . . . Had 35 catches for 714 yards with 14 touchdowns as a senior . . . Also made 40 tackles and three interceptions on defense . . . Added 20 catches for 450 yards as a junior . . . Coached by Anthony Hines at Central High.
Full name is Correy Deonte Earls . . . Parents are Charles Earls and Cherrie Duncan . . . Born December 4, 1988 . . . Majoring in management.
|Career Statistics (Defense)|
|Career Statistics(Receiving and Rushing)|
|Career Statistics (Returns)|
Tackles: 3 at Florida State, Oct. 10, 2009
FF: 1 at Florida State, Oct. 10, 2009
Receptions: 5 at Duke, Nov. 10, 2007
Receiving Yards: 86 at Duke, Nov. 10, 2007
TD Receiving: 1 at Duke, Nov. 10, 2007; 1 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010
Kick Returns: 3, three times
Long Return: 67 vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007
All-Purpose Yards: 117 vs. Samford, Sept. 8, 2007