Yellow Jackets have reason to be optimistic in 2013
Jemea Thomas' versatility, role and comfort level have grown at Georgia Tech
Redshirt sophomore Chris Milton just loves making an impact
Yellow Jackets scrimmaged Saturday morning in Bobby Dodd Stadium
Yellow Jackets one-third through spring drills
Georgia Tech Overwhelms USC for 21-7 Sun Bowl Victory
A skilled and versatile defensive back who may have been Georgia Tech's best special teams player in 2012... was remarkable on kickoff coverage... can play any position in the secondary and started in the Sun Bowl last season against USC.
2012 (redshirt freshman): Played in all 14 games and made one start... recorded 20 tackles with 17 of them solo tackles... had two pass break-ups and forced one fumble... also had a pair of kickoff returns... recorded three solo tackles in back-to-back games against Presbyterian (Sept. 8) and Virginia (Sept. 15)... registered a pair of tackles and a forced fumble in the win over Boston College (Oct. 20)... recorded three tackles at North Carolina (Nov. 10)... recorded for tackles, including three solo tackles, vs. Florida State in the ACC Championship Game (Dec. 1).
2011 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Charlton County HS... earned four varsity letters for coach Rich McWhorter... played quarterback and running back as a senior... rated as the 19th-best prospect in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... rushed for 975 yards as a senior... as a junior he passed for 2,600 yards and rushed for 1,100 yards while completing 57 percent of his pass attempts... as a punter he averaged nearly 39 yards per attempt... helped lead CCHS to regional titles in 2007, 2008 and 2009... named all-state in 2009 and 2010... chosen to play in the GACA North-South All-Star Game.
Personal: Full name is Christopher Devon Milton... parents are Norris and Victoria... has three siblings -- Norris, Jr., Sharena and Terrence... Norris, Jr. played football at Clark Atlanta... Terrence currently plays for Clark Atlanta... related to former Tech standout and current Buffalo Bill Tashard Choice... born Sept. 15, 1992 in Waycross, Ga... previously lived in Callahan, Fla... enjoys fishing and watching movies... began playing football at age seven... a management major.
Tackles: 4 vs. Florida State, Dec. 1, 2012
Kick Returns: 2 at Clemson, Oct. 6, 2012
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Boston College, Oct. 20, 2012
PB's: 2 vs. Southern California, Dec. 31, 2012