B-Back Matt Connors leads Gold team with 84 yards on 12 carries
Yellow Jackets scrimmaged Saturday morning in Bobby Dodd Stadium
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Photos by Danny Karnik
A non-scholarship player who was one of the real surprises in 2012... has battled his way up the depth chart to become one of the top back-ups at B-back... entering his fourth year in the program.
2012 (sophomore): Saw action in 12 games, including each of the last 10 games of the season... had seven rushing attempts for 51 yards and two touchdowns... averaged 7.3 yards per carry and had a long run of 32 yards... rushed two times for a modest five yards and his first career touchdown vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8)... his breakout game came in the win over Virginia (Sept. 15)... carried four times for 43 yards and a touchdown against the Cavaliers... also had a three-yard carry vs. Boston College (Oct. 20).
2011 (redshirt freshman): Saw action in one game -- vs. Kansas... had one rushing attempt for 12 yards.
2010 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Marist School... earned three varsity letters in football playing for coach Alan Chadwick... played fullback and linebacker... served as a team captain as a senior... led Marist to the state championship game and a regional 6-AAAA championship in 2008... a two-time all-regional running back in 2008 and 2009... named All-Dekalb County in 2009... selected to play in the Dekalb County all-star game... named team's most valuable back... left school as the fourth-leading rusher in Marist history... served as a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board... also ran track one year... track coach was Antonio McKay, the former Georgia Tech great and Olympian.
Personal: Given name is Matthew Robert Connors... born April 21, 1992... parents are Paul and Peggy... Paul played football at Harvard from 1981-85... brother, Paul, attends the University of Georgia and plays on the Bulldogs' club hockey team... chose Georgia Tech for its excellence in academics and football, and proximity to family... majoring in management.
Rushing Attempts: 4 vs. Virginia, Sept. 12, 2012
Rushing Yards: 43 vs. Virginia, Sept. 12, 2012
Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Presbyterian, Sept. 8, 2012; 1 vs. Virginia, Sept.15, 2012
Longest Rush: 32 vs. Virginia, Sept. 15, 2012