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Recardo Wimbush
Recardo Wimbush

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Blakely, Ga

High School:
Early County

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 218

Position:
Linebacker



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.

GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

2002 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Vandy? 2-3-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 UConn? 6-2-8 0 0 0 0 0 1 Clemson? 6-1-7 1-1 0 1 1-0 0 0 BYU? 3-4-7 0 0 1 1-2 0 0 UNC? 4-0-4 1-7 1-7 0 0 0 1 WFU? 3-4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia? 8-4-12 2-11 1-10 0 0 0 1 NC State? 6-1-7 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 FSU? 0-8-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Duke? 4-4-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 3-3-6 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 Fres St.? 5-6-11 0 0 0 0 0 0

2001 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR Syracuse? 2-5-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Citadel? 4-2-6 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 Navy? 3-0-3 2-3 1-2 0 *1 0 0 0 Clemson? 8-4-12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Duke? 5-2-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 7-5-12 2-4 0 0 0 0 1 0 NC State? 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC? 5-2-7 2-6 0 0 0 0 0 1 Virginia? 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 WFU? 10-2-12 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 8-3-11 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 FSU? 5-5-10 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Stan.?# 6-3-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *Returned 25 yards for touchdown

2000 P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR UCF? 4-3-7 2-11 1-10 0 1 0 0 0 FSU? 6-1-7 1-3 0 1 0 0 1 0 Navy? 11-3-14 4-9 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State? 11-3-14 3-13 2-10 0 0 0 1 0 UNC? 5-1-6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 WFU? 6-1-7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Duke? 1-5-6 0 0 0 0 1-0 1 1 Clemson? 4-4-8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia? 6-1-7 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Maryland? 6-1-7 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 7-4-11 1-1 0 0 1 0 0 0 LSU?# 6-5-11 1-1 0 1 0 0 0 0

1999 Ply P-A-T TFL Sck FC FR Int PB PR Navy? 47 3-1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 FSU? 66 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCF? 48 3-2-5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Maryland? 65 3-4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UNC? 67 4-7-11 0 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 Duke? 53 4-2-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 NC State? 57 3-4-7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Virginia? 82 9-2-11 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Clemson? 57 6-1-7 1-5 0 0 0 0 1 1 WFU? 73 5-9-14 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia? 97 9-4-13 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 Miami?# 65 4-3-7 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 1

CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-GS P-A Tkl TFL Sck FC FR Int PB 1999 11-11 53-38 91 4-11 0 0 0-0 1-2 2 2000 11-11 67-27 94 13-40 3-20 1 2-0 1-0 5 2001 12-12 63-33 96 9-18 1-2 0 1-25 0-0 5 2002 13-13 53-41 94 6-21 2-17 2 2-2 0-0 3 Total 47-47 236-139 375 32-90 6-39 3 5-27 2-2 15

CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 14 vs. Wake Forest, 1999; Navy, 2000; NC State, 2000 Int: 1 vs. North Carolina, 1999; Duke, 2000 TFL: 4 vs. Navy, 2000 Sack: 2 vs. NC State, 2000

? Game started # Bowl game statistics from 1999-2001 do not count in season or career totals

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