KeShun Freeman and Pat Gamble are already providing the push up front
Tech named National Team of the Week; Austin, Golden, Butker earn weekly honors
Lance Austin returns blocked FG 78 yards for the game-winning score
The Yellow Jackets are leading the ACC in turnover margin
Notes and highlights from Saturday's scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
USATSI Gallery - Vanderbilt @ Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets open the 2016 season with a win in Ireland against an ACC rival.
ACC Football Media Day
The Ramblin Wreck won on a blocked field In arguably the wildest finish in Georgia Tech football history.
Georgia Tech Overwhelms USC for 21-7 Sun Bowl Victory
2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 14 games, making four starts ... Has 25 tackles, including 14 solo and 1.5 tackles for loss ... Broke up one pass and recovered a 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 fumble against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in eight games ... Recorded six tackles including a half-tackle for loss ... Came off bench to record a 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 during the summer ... Three-time all-region 6AAA pick ... Also earned all-region honors in basketball ... Played Georgia North-South All-Star game ... Rated with three stars by Rivals.com and Scout.com.
Personal: Full name is Patrick Ieshun 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 ... Majoring in literature, media and communication.
Tackles: 9 at Virginia, Oct. 31, 2015
Solo Tackles: 4 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, twice - last vs. Tulane, Sept. 12, 2015
Pass Break-Ups: 1, three times - last at Miami, Nov. 21, 2015
Forced Fumbles: 1 vs. Wofford, Aug. 30, 2014
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Clemson, Oct. 10, 2015