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A final look at the 2011 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets By The Numbers.
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A senior who has contributed as a rusher, receiver and kick returner for the last three seasons... has played in 34 career games with five career starts... hoping to have a breakout season in 2011... will compete with Roddy Jones, Orwin Smith, B.J. Bostic and others for a starting job... has scored four career touchdowns -- two by rushing and two via receiving... has great speed and athleticism.
Played in 13 games and started four times... rushed 46 times for 287 yards (6.2 yards per carry) and one touchdown... caught two passes for 66 yards and one touchdown... had 10 kick return attempts for 223 yards including a long of 42 yards... produced 576 all-purpose yards... rushed six times for 55 yards and had a 46-yard reception at Kansas (Sept. 11)... carried five times for 42 yards in the win at North Carolina (Sept. 18)... had a 20-yard touchdown reception, rushed five times for 16 yards and had two kick returns for 44 yards in the victory at Wake Forest (Oct. 2)... hauled in a 42-yard reception at Virginia Tech (Nov. 4)... rushed six times for 53 yards and a touchdown between the hedges at Georgia (Nov. 27).
Emerged as the top back-up at A-back... gained more playing time as the season progressed... played in 13 games and started once... rushed 31 times for 170 yards (5.5 ypa) and had eight receptions for 244 yards (30.5 ypa) and one touchdown... rushed three times for 27 yards against Iowa in the FedEx Orange Bowl (Jan. 5)... rushed five times for 48 yards and had a 37-yard pass reception at Duke (Nov. 14)... enjoyed one of his finest games at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31) when he caught two passes for 117 yards, including an 87-yard TD pass from Joshua Nesbitt; also had three carries for 18 yards and returned three kickoffs for 61 yards for a total of 196 all-purpose yards... had three carries for 20 yards and had a 36-yard pass reception at Florida State (Oct. 10)... a week after not seeing any playing time against North Carolina, saw his most extensive action of the season at Mississippi State (Oct. 3) with three carries for 19 yards and one reception for 19 yards... started the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5) -- his first career start -- and had one rushing attempt and one pass reception.
The speedy true freshman was the top back-up at A-back... missed five straight games from Oct. 11 through Nov. 8 after injuring his ankle vs. Duke (Oct. 4).. averaged 6.9 yards on 14 carries... had one rushing touchdown... had two rushing attempts for eight yards vs. LSU in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (Dec. 31)... had one six-yard carry in the win over No. 23 Miami (Nov. 20)... scored the first touchdown of his career and gave Tech a 7-0 lead vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... had six carries for 56 yards against the Bulldogs... had one carry for three yards at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... had two carries for 18 yards including a long of 15 yards in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... extremely fast player and an elusive back... has the speed and athleticism to be a return specialist... possesses receiving skills out of the backfield.
rushed for 636 yards on 103 carries in 12 games last season (average of 6.18 yards per carry)... rushed for five touchdowns... also had a pair of receptions for 22 yards... plagued with an injury most of senior year... rushed for 909 yards as a junior including eight consecutive 100-yard games... named to Superprep's All-Florida team... named the Orlando Touchdown Club Player of the Week in Week 1 after rushing for 223 yards on 21 carries... helped lead Dr. Phillips HS to a district championship in 2006... played three seasons of high school football - two under coach Kevin Pettis and one under Bob Head... ran track for three years... has run a 10.71 in the 100-meters... maintained a high GPA of 3.5 or better each year... chose Georgia Tech over LSU, West Virginia and others... selected Georgia Tech because of the academics, location and football tradition... born August 24, 1990 in Miami.
Given name is Embry James Peeples... cousin, Jameal Cook, played more than two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers... has two siblings - Beau and Thi.
Rushing Attempts: 6, four times
Yards Rushing: 56 vs. Mississippi State, Sept. 20, 2008
Lnogest Rush: 19, three times, last at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010
Rushing Touchdowns: 1 vs. Mississippi State, Sept. 20, 2008; 1 at Georgia, Nov. 27, 2010
Receptions: 2 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009; 2 vs. Clemson, Dec. 5, 2009
Receiving Yards: 117 vs. Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009
Longest Reception: 87 (TD) at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009
Receiving Touchdowns: 1 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009; 1 at Wake Forest, Oct. 2, 2010
Kick Returns: 3 vs. Virginia Tech, Oct. 17, 2009; 3 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009
Kick Return Yards: 61 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009
Long Return: 42 at Virginia Tech, Nov. 4, 2010
All-Purpose Yards: 196 at Vanderbilt, Oct. 31, 2009