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
A hard-working linebacker who has been on the two-deep at linebacker the last two seasons... will compete for a starting role and will certainly be part of the linebacker rotation this fall... his 95-yard interception return last season vs. Elon tied for the fifth-longest in Georgia Tech history.... the first player from Illinois to play for Tech since 2006.
2014 (junior): 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 his career-high with three solo tackles and started in his second-straight game vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) ... Registered three tackles and recorded his first start of the season at Tulane (Sept. 6) ... Recorded two tackles, including one solo, against Wofford (Aug. 30).
2013 (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 an interception 95 yards for a touchdown in the season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... started vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23) and responded with a monster game... had three tackles, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a forced fumble... recorded three tackles including a tackle for loss vs. Ole Miss in the 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 a tackle and a pass break-up in the win at Maryland (Nov. 3).
2011 (true freshman): Redshirted.
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 the conference player of the year... named all-state by Rivals and the Champaign News-Gazette... averaged 9.5 yards per carry and rushed for 20 touchdowns as a senior... passed for more than 700 yards and six touchdowns.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Joseph Marcordes... parents are Bill and Dawn... Bill played football at Illinois Wesleyan in the late 1980s... grandfather, Bill, Sr., played football at Bradley University in the 1960s and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1965... has five siblings -- Hayley, Tess, Bryce, Linda and Remi... born Oct. 9, 1992 in Peoria, Ill... majoring in business administration.