Shaquille Mason is carving his niche on Tech's veteran O-line.
Senior played center a few snaps in Saturday's scrimmage
Yellow Jackets a little banged-up mid-way through spring drills
The Yellow Jackets have a golden opportunity to defeat Georgia Saturday
Paul Johnson sat down with the media for his weekly press conference on Tuesday
Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse - UTSI
A talented offensive lineman who suffered a number of injury-related setbacks during his career at Georgia Tech... elected to skip his senior year to concentrate on academics and obtain his undergraduate degree in May... played in 15 games during his career... if healthy, would have likely been a two- or three-year starter.
2013 (junior): Injured most of the season... played in three games - vs. Duke, Virginia Tech and Miami.
2012 (sophomore): Played in 10 games and started seven times... made great strides as the season progressed... missed the first four games of the season with an injury... came off the bench to play in three games at mid-season... started the final seven games at right tackle... helped Tech lead the ACC and rank fourth nationally in rushing offense.
2011 (redshirt freshman): Overcame injuries to play in three games -- vs. Western Carolina, Georgia and Utah.
2010 (true freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Loganville HS... rated the 71st-best prospect in the state of Georgia (Rivals)... rated the 68th-best prospect in Georgia (Superprep)... rated 32nd on the AJC Fab 50 list... named all-region in 2008 and 2009... named all-state in 2009... named a scholar-athlete in 2008 and 2009... played in the North-South USA All-Star Game... played four seasons of football under coaches John Small and Eric Godfree... also ran two seasons of track... led football team to regional championship in 2008.
Personal: Given name is Christopher Morgan Bailey... born April 13, 1992 in Atlanta... has an aunt and uncle who attended Georgia Tech... chose Tech because of the academics, a chance to compete and the location... owned a 3.8 GPA in high school... a management major.