Jackets open Spring Practice this afternoon
Postgame notes for Georgia Tech at NC State
The Yellow Jackets look to bounce back against North Carolina.
Every play in Tech's option attack has the potential to go for a touchdown
Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)
NCAA Football: Georgia Tech at North Carolina State (USATSI)
Photos by Steve Jensen
#GTCAMP14: Practice 1 Photos
Alocal product and Middle Tennessee State transfer became eligiblein 2013after sitting out the 2012 season under NCAA transfer rules ... An accurate passer with a strong arm ... Agood student who has made the Dean's List and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Saw action in six games as backup quarterback ... Rushed 45 times for 204 yards and seven touchdowns, which is second-best on team ... Five of seven touchdowns were 1-yard runs ... Completed 9-of-13 passes (.692) and threw one touchdown pass ... Set career highs in rushing yards (87), carries (13) and longest rush (37 yards) while rushing for two touchdowns for third time in career at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Also went 2-for-2 passing and threw one touchdown pass at NC State ... Rushed for 32 yards vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Carried seven times for 33 yards at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Set career-highs in completions (seven), passing yards (125) and longest completion (26 yards), caught 15-yard pass from B.J. Bostic and rushed for 30 yards and two touchdowns vs. Duke (Oct. 11) ... Rushed career-high 10 times for 21 yards and career-best two touchdowns at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Rushed for one-yard touchdown vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13).
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in four games as No. 3 quarterback behind Vad Lee and Justin Thomas ... Attempted just four passes, completed one for three yards ... Rushed 18 times for 119 yards (6.6 yards per carry) and two touchdowns ... Rushed four times for 24 yards in first college game vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Had first career pass completion and rushed three times for 33 yards and touchdown at Miami (Oct. 5) ... Had career highs for rushing attempts (8) and rushing yards (52) to go with rushing TD vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Sat out season as transfer ... Played on scout team ... Impressed coaches with passing ability.
2011 (True Freshman): Was true freshman at Middle Tennessee State and redshirted season.
High School: Named Atlanta Journal-Constitution's All-Classification Player of the Year and first team all-state ... Voted 2010 Atlanta North Forsyth/Fulton TD Club Offensive Player of the Year ... 2010 ESPN/Rise finalist for Mr. Football USA ... Owns school career records in passing yards (3,987), touchdown passes (44), rushing touchdowns by quarterback (37), and rushing yards by QB (2,385) ... Led Chattahoochee to 2010 Class AAAA state championship and 15-0 record after completing 170 of 249 passes for 2,664 yards and 30 touchdowns (only two interceptions) ... Rushed for 1,509 yards (6.7 yds/carry) and 21 touchdowns to become first player in school history to pass and rush for more than 1,000 yards in same season ... In state title game against Starr's Mill, he passed for 112 yards and rushed for 108 yards ... As junior, he threw for 1,322 yards and 13 touchdowns while adding 1,149 yards and 17 scores on ground ... Named North Fulton Offensive Player of the Year in 2009 ... Lettered in football and wrestling ... Played for Coach Terry Crowder.
Personal: Full name is Timothy Joseph Byerly ... Parents are Don and Julie Byerly ... Born on Nov. 15, 1992 ... Majoring in business administration.