Yellow Jackets a little banged-up mid-way through spring drills
The Yellow Jackets have a golden opportunity to defeat Georgia Saturday
Head Coach Paul Johnson sat down to talk with the media for his weekly press conference
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Emerging as one of the better offensive linemen in the ACC... has made an impact since he first stepped foot on campus... cracked the offensive line rotation in 2011 as a true freshman and started as a sophomore in 2012... has potential to be outstanding... was named after Shaquille O'Neal and got a chance to meet the former NBA star in December of 2012.
2012 (sophomore): Played in all 14 games and started 12 times... made his first start of the season Sept. 15 vs. Virginia at left guard and never relinquished that starting role... played a key role in Georgia Tech leading the ACC and ranking fourth nationally in rushing offense.
2011 (true freshman): Played in 11 games and started the Hyundai Sun Bowl when All-American Omoregie Uzzi sat out with an injury... ESPN.com named him to the ACC All-Bowl Team... helped Georgia Tech lead the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage.
High School: Columbia Central HS... played four seasons for coach Vance Belew... served two years as team captain... helped Columbia Central to a runner-up finish in the Tennessee 5A playoffs in 2009 and a state championship in 2010... earned three stars from both Scout and Rivals... played left tackle and defensive tackle... named all-state and all-district in 2009 and 2010... selected to play in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game.
Personal: Full name is Shaquille Olajuwon Mason, but goes by "Shaq"... parents are Steve Mason and Alicia McGuire... has one sibling -- Dee James... born Aug. 28, 1993 in Columbia, Tenn... began playing football at age six... a management major.