Jackets open Spring Practice this afternoon
Georgia Tech is preparing for its seventh Orange Bowl appearance
All-ACC voting conducted by the league's 14 head coaches
The Yellow Jackets are leading the ACC in turnover margin
Jamal Golden and Quayshawn Nealy discuss the defense during #GTCAMP13
Georgia Tech Football R-Sophomore Linebacker Quayshawn Nealy spoke with Courtney Keck of RamblinWreck.com.
NCAA Football: Clemson at Georgia Tech (USATSI)
Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)
Photos by Steve Jensen
Georgia Tech @ Tulane (USATSI)
2014 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM (ACSMA, Phil Steele)
2014 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (coaches)
ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK(Nov. 10, 2014)
ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK(Oct. 21, 2013)
ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK(Nov. 12, 2012)
2014 (Redshirt Senior): Started in all 14 games ... Named second- team All-ACC by media and third-team All-ACC by league's head coaches ... Finished second on team with 92 tackles, including 57 solo stops ... Concluded career with eight interceptions, six fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns ... Had 6.0 tackles for loss; 1.5 sacks; two interceptions, including one returned for touchdown; recovered team-best three fumbles, including one returned for touchdown; and forced one fumble ... Had two tackles and one pass break-up in Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State on New Year's Eve ... Recorded six tackles and broke up pass in ACC Championship game vs. Florida State (Dec. 6) ... Tallied nine tackles, forced fumble for first time in career and broke up pass at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Had 10 tackles, including three solo and half-sack for loss of four yards, vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Recorded six tackles, tallied interception and returned it 71 yards and returned fumble for 43-yard touchdown at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Had three tackles vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Recorded seven tackles and recovered two fumbles at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Registered nine tackles, including seven solo and half-sack, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Led defense with 10 tackles, including eight solo and two for loss of 17 yards, vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Tallied four tackles, including three solo, and had two pass break-ups vs. Miami (Oct. 4) ... Had eight tackles, including two for loss of 10 yards and half-sack for loss of four yards, and one quarterback hurry and Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Led defense with eight solo tackles vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Grabbed seventh career interception and returned it 10 yards for third career touchdown at Tulane (Sept. 6) while recording four solo tackles ... Led team with six tackles against Wofford (Aug. 30) ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with bachelor's degree in management.
2013 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 13 games, starting 12 times ... Tied for second on team with 66 total tackles, including 44 solo tackles ... Responsible for four takeaways - two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, including one for touchdown ... Registered eight tackles and pass break-up in season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Had interception and three solo tackles at Miami (Oct. 5) ... Recorded interception and 18-yard fumble return for touchdown in 56-0 shutout vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19) ... Named ACC Linebacker of the Week for efforts against Orange ... Had nine tackles, seven solo tackles and career-high three tackles for loss at Clemson (Nov. 14) ... Recovered fumble vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23) ... Registered season-high 10 tackles, including eight solo tackles vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) ... Had nine tackles vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).
2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started 13 games ... Missed Clemson game (Oct. 6) with injury ... Ranked fourth on team in total tackles (79) ... Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss including 2.0 sacks ... Registered two interceptions and one pass break-up ... Had 10 tackles, half-tackle for loss and third career interception in win over Virginia (Sept. 15) ... Had 10 tackles vs. BYU (Oct. 27) ... Recorded career-high 12 tackles including one tackle for loss at Maryland (Nov. 3) ... Named ACC Linebacker of the Week after getting two sacks in win at North Carolina (Nov. 10) ... Had interception in Sun Bowl against USC (Dec. 31) - second straight year he had INT in bowl game.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games at inside linebacker and started seven times ... Produced 52 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups, two interceptions and one fumble recovery ... Came off the bench for two tackles and fumble recovery in first career game, Sept. 1 vs. Western Carolina ... Recorded six tackles next week at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10) ... Recorded five solo tackles and first career interception in win over Maryland (Oct. 8) ... Had first career double-digit tackle day with 10 tackles and half-tackle for loss at Virginia (Oct. 15) ... Registered seven tackles (5 solos) and tackle for loss at Duke (Nov. 19) ... Picked off Utah pass and returned it untouched, 74 yards for touchdown, in Sun Bowl (Dec. 31).
2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Lakeland HS ... All-State FSWA 5A Honorable Mention and All-Area Second Team LB ... Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Polk County ... First-team all-county ... Named 2010 Florida Varsity Top 100 ... As senior in 2009, recorded 121 tackles (85 unassisted), 25 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three pass break-ups, two interceptions, five sacks, two blocked punts and eight quarterback hurries ... Career stats: 354 tackles (234 unassisted), 66 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, six interceptions, 11 sacks, two blocked punts, one blocked field goal ... 126 tackles, four sacks and two fumbles caused as junior in 2008 ... Played four seasons of football including two as team captain under coach William Castle ... Also played four seasons of basketball ... Led Lakeland HS to district championships in 2008 and 2009 ... 2008 team was state runner-up, 2009 team was 5A state semifinalist.
Personal: Full name is Quayshawn Tyree Nealy ... born Aug. 5, 1991, in Winter Haven, Fla. ... Son of Jimmie and Katrina ... Has two siblings - Zedrick Robinson and Jimmie Nealy Jr.
Tackles: 12 at Maryland, Nov. 3, 2012
Tackes for Loss: 3.0 at Clemson, Nov. 14, 2013
Sacks: 2.0 at North Carolina, Nov. 10, 2012
Forced Fumbles: 1, at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Fumble Recoveries: 2, at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014
Longest Fumble Return: 43 (TD) at NC State, Nov. 8, 2014
Pass Break-Ups: 2, vs. Miami, Oct. 4, 2014
Interceptions: 1, eight times - last time at NC State, Nov. 8, 2014
Longest Interception Return: 74 (TD) vs. Utah, Dec. 31, 2011