Freshman Mikell Lands-Davis picked up career-first touchdown
Ricky Jeune finished with career-high 91 receiving yards for Jackets
No. 14 Georgia Tech's three-game road win streak snapped
Marcus Marshall rushes for 184 yards in college debut
Quotes from Coach Johnson and players at Tech's Media Day
NCAA Football: Georgia Tech squares off against Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium.
No. 14 Georgia Tech got a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns from Patrick Skov as the Yellow Jackets rallied on the road at No. 8 Notre Dame, but the Fighting Irish held on for a 30-23 victory Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
Seven different players scored a touchdown, including four with the first of their careers, as No. 16 Georgia Tech's offense light up the Atlanta skyline with a 69-6 win Thursday night over Alcorn State.
Paul Johnson, D.J. White and Justin Thomas discussed the upcoming season at the event in Pinehurst, N.C.
Orange Bowl on December 31, 2014
2014 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM (Phil Steele, coaches)
2014 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (ACSMA)
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Voted one of three team captains by teammates after week 3 of season ... Completed 3-of-4 passes for 54 yards and TD in start vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3), only playing first quarter ... Ran for 71 yards and TD, while completing 7-of-9 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns vs. Tulane (Sept. 12) ... Rushed for 27 yards and threw for 121 yards and two scores at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Threw for 143 yards and one TD, while rushing for 58 yards and a score at Duke (Sept. 26) ... Threw first INT of season at Duke ... Rushed for 56 yards and two touchdowns, while throwing for 162 yards and one score vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3).
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games as back-up to starter Vad Lee ... Rushed 33 times for 234 yards (7.1 ypa) and two touchdowns ... Completed 9-of-17 passes (.529) for 131 yards and one touchdown ... Had five rushing attempts for 53 yards and one touchdown in first collegiate game vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Completed all four passing attempts for 30 yards and one touchdown at BYU (Oct. 12) ... Carried 10 times for 95 yards and touchdown vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19) ... Rushed three times for 23 yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 27 yards at Clemson (Nov. 14).
2012 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Prattville HS ... Played for head coach Jamey DuBose ... Ranked as four-star prospect and No. 19 all-purpose athlete in country by Rivals ... Led Prattville to Class 6A state championship in 2011 ... Was named MVP of state championship game ... Completed 66 percent of passes for 1,652 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 896 yards and seven TDs ... Ranked second in state in total offense and fourth in passing ... Won Alabama state 4A-6A championship in 100-meters with time of 10.79 second ... Also played basketball and baseball at Prattville ... Won basketball regional titles in 2010 and 2011.
Personal: Full name is Justin Micheal Bryant Thomas ... Born March 15, 1994, in Montgomery, Ala. ... Son of Milton and Tanya Thomas ... Has three siblings – Blake, Paige and Krissy ... Cousin, Quentin Riggins, played linebacker at Auburn (1986-89) ... Lists winning 6A state football title, and three world series titles in travel baseball as most memorable athletic achievements ... Business administration major.