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Hugh Reilly
Hugh Reilly

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Roswell, Ga

High School:
Marist

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 298

Position:
Center



AT TECH: All-Atlantic Coast Conference and all-America center and Tech's top performer on the offensive line . . . One of six finalists for the Dave Rimington Trophy as the nation's top center . . . Started every game his last three seasons (39 straight games), at right guard in 2001 before moving to center in 2002 . . . Played every offensive snap in 34 of his 39 career starts . . . Elected one of Tech's permanent team captains for 2003 . . . Selected to play in the 2004 Hula Bowl Maui and The Villages Gridiron Classic all-star game in Orlando, Fla. . . . Signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans in 2004.

2003: Earned first-team all-ACC honors and was named a finalist for the Rimington Trophy . . . Named a second-team all-America by SI.com (Sports Illustrated) . . . . Blocked for the ACC's leading rusher, P.J. Daniels, a former walk-on who gained 1,447 yards . . . . Paved the way for Daniels to record the second-best season rushing total in Tech history, including two of the top games ever by a Yellow Jackets with 307 yards against Tulsa and 240 yards versus North Carolina . . . Had nine knockdown blocks against the Tar Heels.

2002: Started every game at center and earned honorable mention all-ACC recognition . . . Played every snap in every game but three . . . Preseason nominee for the Dave Rimington Award as the nation's top center . . . Helped the Tech offense remain productive despite the loss of the nation's leading rusher.

2001: Started every game at right guard and played virtually every snap, except for lopsided wins over Navy and the Citadel . . . Named Tech's Most Improved Offensive Player for 2001 . . . Backup at center and guard in 2000, playing in five games . . . Redshirted in 1999.

HIGH SCHOOL: One of the Top 50 prospects in Georgia by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . . . Tabbed by SuperPrep as the No. 98 prospect in Dixie . . . Prep all-America by Prep Star, which rated him the No. 17 defensive lineman in the SEC Region . . . Earned all-state honors . . . Rated the No. 4 offensive lineman in Georgia by the Tom Lemming Report . . . Had 10 quarterback sacks, five fumbles caused, five recovered fumbles and two blocked kicks as a senior . . . Also had 75 tackles and seven sacks as a junior, along with three caused fumbles and six fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown . . . Played defensive tackle as a sophomore and managed six sacks . . . Played for coach Alan Chadwick at Marist School.

PERSONAL: Full name is Hugh Oscar Reilly . . . Parents are Michael and Julie Reilly . . . . His father played for Bear Bryant at Alabama . . . Born November 24, 1980 . . . Majoring in Civil Engineering.

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