Sam McNearney, Joshua Rogers and Adrian Gardner went from walk-ons to scholarship athletes
Tech scrimmaged under unseasonable conditions at Bobby Dodd Stadium
Nineteen earn academic honors for the spring semester
Yellow Jackets one-third through spring drills
The Yellow Jackets have won five straight and 12 of their last 13 home openers
2013 (Redshirt Junior): Played in three games - vs. Elon, Syracuse and Alabama A&M ... Both rushing attempts came vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in one game, vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8) ... Did not record any stats.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in two games - vs. Western Carolina and Kansas ... Did not record any stats.
2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Marist School ... Played four seasons of football for coach Alan Chadwick ... Served one year as team captain ... Played quarterback, running back and safety ... Played in state championship game as senior ... Also ran track for three seasons under former Yellow Jacket Antonio McKay.
Personal: Full name is Samuel Joseph Vincent McNearney ... Parents are Gerry and Lisa ... Has four siblings - Gerard, Stephen, Jack and Gus ... Stephen graduated from Georgia Tech in 2009 ... Cousin, Mehan Loftis, graduated from Tech in 2007 ... Born Aug. 30, 1991, in Overland Park, Kan. ... Lived for three years in Lawrence, Kan. ... Made Dean's List in fall of 2012.