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Sat out all of the 2013 season with an injury ... Gained some experience in 2012 the first half of the season before missing the second half with an injury ... Was highly-touted out of high school and chose Tech over a number of major programs ... Amember of the 2012-13 Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board ... The team's best singer, he leads the team in singing the fight song following victories.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 13 games, starting in final seven games of season ... Made career-first start at Pitt in place of injured Chris Griffin ... Part of Tech's offensive line that allowed just 0.79 sacks per game (1st in ACC, 2nd nationally) ... Tech ranked first nationally in rushing offense, posting school-record marks for rushing yards (4,789) and rushing yards per game (342.1) ... Graduated in December with bachelor's degree in literature, media and communication.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Missed entire season with injury.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in three games ... Saw action against Presbyterian (Sept. 8), Virginia (Sept. 15) and Boston College (Oct. 20).
2011 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Lake Gibson HS ... Played under coach Keith Demyer ... Led team to district titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Named first team Class 4A All-State in 2010 and second-team all-state in 2009 ... Two-time first-team all-county selection ... maintained 4.0 GPA throughout high school.
Personal: Full name is Errin Christopher Joe ... Son of Ernest and Cheryl ... Ernest played football at Albany State ... Has two older siblings - Lashana and Ernest III ... Born June 28, 1993, in Lakeland, Fla. ... Enjoys producing and editing videos ... Won 2011 Silver Garland Award for volunteer and academic work, and citizenship ... Member of 2012-13 Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board ... Team's best singer, leads team in singing fight song following victories.