Tech tinkered with an up-tempo attack in Friday's spring game
The Jackets played in a bowl game for the 17th consecutive season
Vad Lee ran for two touchdowns and added a long scoring pass.
The Yellow Jackets rolled up 469 yards and converted 28 first downs
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.
Georgia Tech football B-back Zach Laskey sat down with Wes Durham to discuss the upcoming Virginia game and more.
Georgia Tech vs. Virginia - UTSI
Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse - UTSI
Yellow Jackets rush for 335 yards, cut lead to 1 early in the fourth before losing 45-30.
Georgia Tech Falls to Virginia Tech In Whiteout Game, 17-10
Georgia Tech at Duke (Sept. 14, 2013) Photos by Grant Halverson
In The Tech Record Books
A bruising, hard-nosed runner who is dependable, consistent and takes care of the football and has rushed for 1,182 career yards... will have to hold off a talented lot of young players to grab the starting job at b-back... began his career as a defensive back and punt returner as a true freshman in 2011... moved to B-back in the spring of 2012 and quickly adapted to the position.
2013 (junior): Saw action in all 13 games... rushed 84 times for 485 yards (5.8 ypa)... had three receptions for 54 yards... recorded eight touchdowns, seven via rushing, one by receiving... carried three times for 51 yards and a touchdown in the season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31)... rushed 13 times for 75 yards and a career-high three touchdowns vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19)... erupted for 133 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 16 carries and had a 24-yard reception at Virginia (Oct. 26)... rushed eight times for 33 yards and had an 11-yard reception vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 2).
2012 (sophomore): Played in all 14 games and started six times... made four starts in September... led the team in rushing yards per game (49.8)... rushed 133 times for a team-best 697 yards... averaged 5.2 yards per carry and had just one rushing attempt for negative yardage... had six receptions for 122 yards (20.3 yards per catch) and two touchdowns... had 819 all-purpose yards... had seven offensive plays of 20-plus yards, including two longer than 50 yards... in just his second game at B-back, rushed 12 times for 116 yards and a touchdown vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 8)... had a 70-yard TD reception and rushed for 43 yards vs. Virginia (Sept. 15)... erupted for 101 yards on 17 carries and had an 11-yard reception in the win over Boston College (Oct. 20)... rushed a career-high 18 times for 72 yards and had two receptions for 40 yards and a TD vs. Duke (Nov. 17)... had six carries for 60 yards in the win over USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 31).
2011 (true freshman): Played in eight games... was Georgia Tech's primary punt returner as a true freshman the first two months of the season... had a team-high 11 punt returns for 94 yards (8.5 yards per attempt)... had a long return of 28 yards... recorded eight tackles on defense and special teams... had two punt returns totalling 31 yards in his first college game, vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1)... had a career-high four punt returns vs. Kansas (Sept. 17) for 27 yards... did not play in the final four games of the season... recorded two tackles in the season opener vs. Western Carolina (Sept. 1)... had three tackles in key ACC win vs. North Carolina (Sept. 24).
High School: Starr's Mill HS... earned three varsity letters as a running back, linebacker and safety... served one year as a team captain... played for coach Chad Phillips... helped lead team to a regional title and state runner-up in 2010... first team all-state, all-region and all-county as a senior... 4A state player of the year... ranked the No. 12 fullback prospect nationally by Scout... ranked the 39th-best prospect in the state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... rushed for 1,515 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior... set 11 school records in 2010... also earned two letters in basketball and four in track.
Personal: Full name is Zachary James Laskey... parents are John and Tricia... has three siblings -- Ryan, Tyler and Leah... born July 8, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pa... enjoys fishing and bowling... began playing football at age seven... majoring in history, technology & society.