Tech is hoping to turn its numbers up front into depth
Academic All-ACC is the PAT on Harrison Butker's superb freshman year
Ray Beno, Trey Braun and Harrison Butker earn spot on ACC's All-Academic squad
Georgia Tech's defense made another statement in the Pitt win
Yellow Jackets a little banged-up mid-way through spring drills
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia - UTSI
A returning starter on the offensive line ... Made significant improvement between sophomore and junior seasons ... Skilled enough to play a number of positions on the line, but has played primarily at guard during his career ... Enrolled at Georgia Tech in January 2011 ... Agood student who has made the Dean's List and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Started all 14 games at left guard ... Part of 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 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 13 games and started final eight games of season ... Moved into starting spot at left guard after left tackle Ray Beno went down with injury ... Made career-first start at BYU (Oct. 12) ... Instrumental part of offensive line that allowed just 1.08 sacks per game (1st in ACC, tied for ninth nationally) ... Tech ranked first in ACC and sixth nationally in rushing offense.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games ... Was listed as top back-up at right guard for most of season ... Part of offensive line that helped Yellow Jackets rank fourth nationally in rushing offense.
2011 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play. High School: Leon HS ... Earned all-state, all-district and all-area honors as senior ... Coached at Leon High School by Bill Ragans ... Recorded 66 tackles (24 solos) as senior ... Added seven tackles for loss, two sacks, and one forced fumble ... Earned four varsity letters in football ... Played guard and tackle on offense and tackle and end on defense ... Also earned three letters in wrestling and two in track and field ... Was ranked as No. 1 heavyweight wrestler in Florida and finished third in national AAU event ... Posted 75-13 all-time record in wrestling.
Personal: His father, Mike, played at Army in 1980s ... Began playing football in 9th grade ... Given name is Michael Albert Braun ... Parents are Mike and Karen ... Born March 16, 1993 ... Both parents graduated from West Point ... Got married in January 2015 ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2014 with bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.