The Yellow Jackets are leading the ACC in turnover margin
Postgame notes for Georgia Tech at NC State
Vad Lee threw for two touchdowns and ran for one more in Georgia Tech's 70-0 rout of Elon in their season opener on Saturday.
Friday night's T-Day Game allowed the Yellow Jackets to sow the seeds for the 2012 season
Linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu defies description, nickname
Football Buries NC State (Photos by Steven Jensen)
His 95-yard interception return in 2013 vs. Elon tied for the fifth-longest in Georgia Tech history ... The first player from Illinois to play for Tech since 2006.
2014 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 14 games, making seven starts... Recorded 31 tackles - 20 solo - on defense with 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Registered three solo tackles in Tech's Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State (Dec. 31) ... Tallied one tackle for loss vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) ... Recorded career-high seven tackles, including one for loss of one yard, and recovered fumble at Georgia (Nov. 29) ... Registered one sack for loss of 12 yards vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) ... Had four tackles, including career-high 2.5 for loss of 13 yards and one sack that forced fumble which Quayshawn Nealy returned for TD at NC State (Nov. 8) ... Registered one solo tackle vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) ... Recorded one solo tackle at Pitt (Oct. 25) ... Had three tackles, including two solo, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) ... Registered two tackles at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) ... Tied career high with three solo tackles and started in second-straight game vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Registered three tackles and recorded first start of season at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Recorded two tackles, including one solo, against Wofford (Aug. 30) ... Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with bachelor's degree in business administration.
2013 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 13 games and made one start (vs. Alabama A&M) ... Recorded 16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks ... Had two interceptions and forced one fumble ... Registered two solo tackles and returned interception 95 yards for touchdown in season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31) ... Started vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23) and responded with monster game ... Had three tackles, 1.5 sacks, one interception and forced fumble ... Recorded three tackles including tackle for loss vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 14 games and made one start - vs. Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 29) ... Recorded four tackles, including one solo tackle ... Broke up one pass ... Registered two solo tackles against Middle Tennessee State ... Had tackle and pass break-up in win at Maryland (Nov. 3).
2011 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.
High School: Normal Community West HS ... Earned three varsity letters under coach Darren Hess ... Played quarterback, safety and linebacker, and served one year as team captain ... Named team MVP ... Selected all-conference at both quarterback and safety ... Named conference player of the year ... Named all-state by Rivals and Champaign News-Gazette ... Averaged 9.5 yards per carry and rushed for 20 touchdowns as senior ... Passed for more than 700 yards and six touchdowns.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Joseph Marcordes ... Born Oct. 9, 1992 in Peoria, Ill. ... Parents are Bill and Dawn ... Bill played football at Illinois Wesleyan in late 1980s ... Grandfather, Bill Sr., played football at Bradley University in 1960s and was drafted by Philadelphia Eagles in 1965 ... Has five siblings - Hayley, Tess, Bryce, Linda, Remi and Anya.