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The Yellow Jackets open the 2016 season with a win in Ireland against an ACC rival.
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2016 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 13 games at defensive tackle despite playing the entire season with a shoulder injury ... one of three team captains ... honorable-mention all-ACC (media) ... finished fifth on the team overall and tops among defensive linemen with 54 total tackles ... led team with 7.5 sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles ... three forced fumbles were good for a tie for sixth in the ACC and 7.5 sacks were tied for 10th in the conference ... recorded multiple tackles in 12-of-13 games ... notched early-season sacks versus Mercer (Sept. 10) and Clemson (Sept. 22) ... broke out with five tackles, a sack, a quarterback hurry and a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) ... had 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble in win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) ... recorded a seven-yard sack in home finale versus Virginia (Nov. 19) ... tallied a career-high 11 tackles, including one for loss, in 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26) ... was arguably the top defensive performer in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl with seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a career-high two sacks, the first of which caused a fumble that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by teammate P.J. Davis and gave Georgia Tech its first points in what turned out to be a 33-18 win over Kentucky.
2015 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 10 games, making 10 starts ... Finished with 38 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick ... Started at defensive end vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3), did not record any stats ... Started at nose tackle vs. Tulane (Sept. 12), recording three tackles and one TFL ... Added three tackles at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) ... Did not play at Duke (Sept. 26) or vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) ... Returned from injury to start at Clemson (Oct. 10), making two tackles and recovering a fumble ... Tallied three tackles in start vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) ... Made two tackles, one sack and blocked a field goal that led to game-winning 78-yard touchdown return vs. Florida State (Oct. 24) ... Amassed career-high nine tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31) ... Added six tackles in season finale vs. Georgia (Nov. 28).
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 14 games, making four starts ... Had 25 tackles, including 14 solo and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Broke up one pass and recovered fumble ... Had two tackles in Orange Bowl win vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Registered two tackles vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Tallied two tackles at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Had three tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Recorded three tackles at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Made first-career start and tallied two solo tackles and PBU vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Registered one solo tackle vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Notched one solo tackle vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Had two tackles, including half-tackle for loss, at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Made one solo tackle vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Registered two tackles at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Made career-high four tackles, including one for loss of five yards, and forced a fumble against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in eight games ... Recorded six tackles including half-tackle for loss ... Came off bench to record tackle in each of first two games of college career ... Registered career-high three tackles, including two solo tackles and half-tackle for loss vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
2012 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play ... Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.
High School: Central Carroll H.S. ... Played for head coach Grant Chestnut ... Was No. 26-rated defensive tackle in country ... Three-time all-region 6AAA pick ... Also earned all-region honors in basketball ... Played in Georgia North-South All-Star game ... Rated with three stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Personal: Full name is Patrick Leshun Gamble ... Born Feb. 2, 1994 ... Son of Curtis and Charonda Person ... "(Tech) is a good combination of academics and athletics. I think a degree from Georgia Tech will carry a lot of weight," Gamble said ... Has been playing football since age six ... Made Dean's List in fall of 2012 ... Graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor's degree in literature, media and communication.
Tackles: 11 at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Solo Tackles: 5 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Tackles for Loss: 2.5 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, three times - last at Miami (Fla.), Nov. 21, 2015
Forced Fumbles: 1, four times - last vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Clemson, Oct. 10, 2015
Quarterback Hurries: 2 vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Florida State, Oct. 24, 2015 (field goal)