AT TECH: Tech's hottest player on the defensive side of the ball the second half of the 2007 season... moved from strong-side to weak-side outside linebacker prior to the 2007 season and began to excel in the position in November... a veteran member of Jon Tenuta's defense... moved into a starting role in 2006 after spending two seasons primarily on special teams... had 26 career starts including 15 consecutive... has played in 50 career games... chosen to play in the East-West Shrine Game... played well enough in that game to earn an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl, where he was the South team's second-leading tackler... had five solo tackles in the Senior Bowl and raised his stock considerably.
2007: Started all 13 games at outside linebacker... averaged more than one tackle-for-loss per game (1.04)... ranked second on the team in total tackles (78)... his 13.5 TFLs and 5.0 sacks were among the team leaders... had five pass break-ups and one quarterback hurry... put up better statistics as the season progressed as he became more comfortable at the position... was a bright spot in the loss to Boston College (Sept. 15)... had nine total tackles, six solo tackles, two tackles-for-loss, a sack and a forced fumble in the loss to the Eagles... broke up a pass, produced 1.5 TFLs and six total tackles at Virginia (Sept. 22)... sacked Clemson quarterback Cullen Harper, added another half-tackle for loss and broke up a pass against the Tigers (Sept. 29)... had eight total tackles, 1.5 for loss and broke up one pass at Maryland (Oct. 6)... produced 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry at Duke (Nov. 10)... was a force in the win over North Carolina (Nov. 17)... had eight solo tackles, two sacks and three tackles-for-loss against the Tar Heels... recorded 10 tackles, including five solo tackles, and had one pass break-up in the Humanitarain Bowl (Dec. 31).
2006: Fifth on the team with eight tackles for loss, including two sacks . . . Totalled 29 tackles from his outside linebacker post . . . Made a key play in the Jackets' win at 10th-ranked Virginia Tech when he scooped up a fumble and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown . . . Had an interception against Troy . . . Made five tackles with three tackles for loss in 7-0 win at North Carolina that clinched the ACC Coastal Division . . . Had a sack against Georgia.
2005: Tech's top backup at linebacker who made one start . . . Made 19 tackles on the season with three tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup . . . Started the season opener at Auburn and recorded a tackle for loss . . . Made a season-high four tackles in three games: Connecticut, NC State and Duke . . . Had a sack for an eight-yard loss against Duke and a tackle for loss against NC State . . . Credited with a pass breakup against Virginia Tech.
2004: Madehis mark on special teams as a true freshman last fall . . . Caused and recovered a fumble on a kickoff return against Georgia, giving Tech possession at the 14-yard line to set up a touchdown . . . Made the Top 10 Plays of the Day on ESPN with his crushing block on a punt return against Virginia Tech . . . Had two tackles on special teams.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 in Georgia . . . All-Southeast region selection by Prep Star . . . Ranked among the Top 100 in Georgia by TheInsiders.com . . . Returned two fumbles and an interceptions for touchdowns . . . Had 56 tackles, six tackles for loss, three sacks, three fumble recoveries, five pass breakups and a blocked kick . . . Also caught three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown and scored two two-point conversions . . . Made 59 tackles as a junior with nine sacks, 10 tackles for loss, one interception and a fumble recovery . . . Three-year letterman at Bradwell Institute.
PERSONAL: Full name is Gary Donnell Guyton . . . Parents are Janice and Gary Guyton, Sr. . . . Born November 14, 1985 . . . Majoring in management.
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2007 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Notre Dame 2-4-6 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boston College 5-3-8 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia 2-4-6 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson 2-4-6 1.0 0.5 0 0 0 0 Maryland 3-5-8 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 Miami 4-3-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Army 3-1-4 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia Tech 3-4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke 2-3-5 1.5 1.5 0 0 0 0 North Carolina 8-0-8 3.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 3-0-3 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 Fresno State 5-5-10 0 0 0 0 0 1