Senior right guard becomes Georgia Tech football’s third recipient of the award in last four games
Georgia Tech held spring commencement ceremonies on Saturday at McCamish Pavilion
The big men up front played a large role in Georgia Tech football winning five of its last six regular-season games
Tech's banged up offensive line getting a workout
Tech is hoping to turn its numbers up front into depth
2016 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in all 13 games with seven starts at right guard ... Started each of the first seven games of the season before settling into a reserve role over the final six contests ... Helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to rank ninth nationally in rushing offense (258.1 ypg) and 17th nationally in fewest sacks allowed (1.23 pg).
2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 11 games, making nine starts at right guard ... Made first-career start vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3).
2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 13 of 14 games ... Missed Clemson game (Nov. 15) due to injury ... Aided Tech’s offensive line that allowed just 0.79 sacks per game (1st in ACC, 2nd nationally) ... Tech ranked first nationally in rushing offense, posting school-record marks for rushing yards (4,789) and rushing yards per game (342.1).
2013 (True Freshman): Redshirted.
High School: Tri-Cities H.S., 2013 ... Played four seasons for coach Kenneth Miller ... Participated in Nike’s The Opening for top high-school football players in nation ... Served one year as team captain ... Earned all-area honors ... Named 65th-best prospect overall in Southeast by Scout.com ... Prepstar all-American ... Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s “Super 75” ... Considered by many as Georgia’s top offensive line prospect ... Won MVP honors at Atlanta Nike camp ... Good student with high GPA.
Personal: Full name is Shamire Dakwon Devine ... Mother is Leesha Devine ... Born June 9, 1994 in Willingboro, N.J. ... Has two younger siblings ... Chose Georgia Tech because of school/academics, football program and potential for good career ... Enjoys video games and cartoons ... Began playing football at very young age when “my mom made me” ... Majoring in literature, media and communication.