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Tyler Cooksey
Tyler  Cooksey
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
Greater Atlanta Christian School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 224

Position:
LB


08/10/2017

2017 Summer Internships Recap

87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer

05/26/2017

70+ GT Student-Athletes Participate in Summer Internships

Yellow Jackets gaining real-world experience at a variety of world-class organizations

04/21/2017

Gold Tops White, 21-16, in Spring Game Thriller

Fifth-year senior Swilling hauls in 61-yard touchdown catch with 1:32 to go to lift Gold to comeback win

12/10/2016

Georgia Tech Football Doles Out Team Awards

Award winners honored during program’s annual banquet at Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in four games for the Yellow Jackets on the special teams unit … Did not record any statistics … Named Georgia Tech’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his efforts on the practice field.

2015 (True Freshman): Did not play, redshirted ... Member of scout team.

High School: Played tight end and inside linebacker for three seasons of football at Greater Atlanta Christian School for head coach Tim Hardy … Was team captain as a senior … Tallied 91 tackles, six sacks, 12 tackles for loss and returned an interception for touchdown as a senior … Helped lead Greater Atlanta Christian to 2014 regional title and state runner-up finish with 14-1 record … Named to Gwinnett Honor Roll by Gwinnett Daily Post in 2013 and 2014 … Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 75 for 2015 … Selected first-team all-region 6-2A and second-team all-state as senior… Played two seasons on baseball team.

Personal: Full name is John Tyler Cooksey … Born July 13, 1996 in Decatur, Ga. … Son of Tom and Cindy Cooksey … Father, Tom, played nose guard for Georgia Tech from 1976-80 and played one year (1981) with Atlanta Falcons … Majoring in civil engineering.


CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 1 vs. North Carolina, Sept. 30, 2017
Solo Tackles: 1 vs. North Carolina, Sept. 30, 2017