Yellow Jackets have reason to be optimistic in 2013
Jemea Thomas' versatility, role and comfort level have grown at Georgia Tech
MTSU likes to throw it around, and Jackets pass defense will look for strong performance
The Yellow Jackets are hoping to end a three-game skid against the 'Canes Saturday.
Fourteen Yellow Jackets got at least one carry Saturday night
A skilled, athletic, hard-hitting safety who is due some good luck in regard to injuries... would be a huge boost to an already solid secondary if he can play this season... began his career as an impressive true freshman in 2010, playing in 13 games as a top back-up and special teams performer... tore his Achilles just prior to the start of the 2011 season... suffered a foot injury prior to 2012 and also missed that entire season.
2012 (sophomore): Missed the entire season with a foot injury.
2011 (redshirt): Suffered an Achilles injury in August and sat out the entire season.
2010 (true freshman): Played in all 13 games as a back-up at safety and a member of special teams... recorded 11 tackles, including six solo tackles, and recorded one forced fumble... had a pair of tackles in the season opener vs. South Carolina State (Sept. 4)... recorded two tackles in the win over Virginia (Oct. 9)... had a pair of tackles and forced a fumble in the regular season finale at Georgia (Nov. 27).
High School: Thomasville HS... rated the 36th-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 37th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated 40th on the AJC Fab 50 list... first Team 2A All-State. Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1992... chose Tech because "they are building something special at Tech and I want to be a part of that."... majoring in history, technology & society.
Tackles: 2, three times
FC: 1 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010