AT TECH: All-Atlantic Coast conference selection and a four-year starter at linebacker who started 50 straight games . . . Ranks 11th in Tech history in career tackles with 375 . . . Stands seventh in Rambling Wreck annals with 32 career tackles for loss . . . Has been first or second on the team in tackles the last four years, leading in 1999 and 2001 . . . Has averaged 91 tackles a season . . . Elected one of the Yellow Jackets? permanent team captains for 2002 . . . Selected to play in the Rotary All-Star Gridiron Classic following his senior season.
2002: Second-team all-ACC honoree and Tech?s second-leading tackler . . . Season totals of 94 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles . . . Season-high 12 tackles in Tech?s win over Virginia with two tackles for loss, one sack and a pass breakup . . . Recovered fumbles against Clemson and Brigham Young . . . His fourth-quarter, fourth-down sack of UNC quarterback Darian Durant helped preserve the Jackets? win.
2001: Honorable mention all-ACC selection who is Tech?s top tackler with 96, including nine tackles for loss and one sack . . . Returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown against Navy and also had a sack and two tackles for loss . . . Season-high 12 tackles against Clemson, Maryland and Wake Forest . . . Had two tackles for loss against North Carolina and two versus Maryland . . . Broke up five passes.
2000: Tech?s second-leading tackler with 94 after leading the team as a freshman . . . Also second on the squad with 13 tackles for loss, including three sacks . . . Honorable mention all-ACC . . . Made one interception and two fumble recoveries . . . Season high of 14 tackles against Navy and NC State . . . Also had two sacks and three tackles for loss against the Wolfpack . . . Had 11 tackles with one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in Tech?s win over Georgia . . . Made seven tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery against UCF . . . Had an interception and six tackles against Duke . . . Named Tech?s Most Outstanding Linebacker for the second straight year.
1999: Third-team freshman all-America by The Sporting News . . . Tech?s leading tackler in 1999, the first freshman ever to lead the Yellow Jackets in tackles . . . Started every game and finished with 91 hits . . . Had four tackles for loss, one interception, two pass breakups and three pressures . . . Season-high 14 tackles with one tackle for loss against Wake Forest . . . Followed with 13 hits against Georgia . . . Had one tackle for loss in each of the last four games, when he averaged 11.3 tackles per game . . . Had 11 tackles and an interception against Georgia . . . Played much of the season with a broken thumb in a cast . . . Selected Tech?s Most Outstanding Linebacker for 1999.
HIGH SCHOOL: Honorable mention all-America by USA Today . . . Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution?s ?Super Southern 100? and ?Top 50 in Georgia? . . . Also named to the AJC?s preseason ?Super 11? in Georgia . . . Rated the No. 39 prospect in Dixie by SuperPrep in its postseason magazine . . . Named the No. 7 linebacker in the SEC Region by Prep Star, which tabbed him the top outside linebacker in Georgia . . . First-team all-state selection by the AJC . . . Enjoyed an outstanding senior season with 155 tackles, three pass interceptions, one fumble recovery and one sack . . . Returned one fumble for a touchdown . . . Managed 150 tackles and five sacks as a junior, along with one interception and three caused fumbles . . . All-region and honorable mention all-state as a junior . . . Georgia?s leading tackler in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game with seven hits and one tackle for loss . . . Earned four letters in football and three in track . . . Two-time team captain for coach Harry Wayne Parrish of Early County High.
PERSONAL: Full name is Recardo Lanard Wimbush . . . Son of Randy and Mary Wimbush . . . Born April 3, 1981 . . . Majoring in Management . . . He and his wife, Therian, have a son, Recardo, Jr., and a daughter, Joi.