Spring Practice Update #8
Yellow Jackets' first spring scrimmage showed positives on both sides of the ball
April 6, 2013
Date: Saturday, April 6
Practice: No. 8 (of 14)
Dress: Full pads (scrimmage)
Practice notes: A few of the highlights from this morning's scrimmage at Bobby Dodd Stadium...
... Sophomore quarterback Vad Lee ran for a pair of touchdowns, including one 60-yard TD run.
... Not to be outdone, redshirt freshman Justin Thomas rushed for a touchdown, set up by his own electrifying 40-yard run.
... Redshirt freshman Beau Hankins had a nice interception on a pass thrown by Thomas. ... Senior Jeremiah Attaochu had a tackle for loss and Coray Carlson had a fumble recovery.
... The catch of the day actually belonged to walk-on Marty Alcala, who had an acrobatic reception on a 30-yard pass from Thomas.
... Matt Connors rushed for a 12-yard touchdown.
... Good news on the injury front: junior wide receiver Darren Waller was back in action.
Paul Johnson on the scrimmage: "Anytime you scrimmage there is going to be good and bad. There were some big plays. The defense did a nice job forcing some turnovers, but it was kind of sloppy."
Position battle: It should be an interesting battle for kicking duties this fall with at least three - seniors Justin Moore and David Scully, and true freshman Harrison Butker. Moore had a solid scrimmage Saturday morning, booting field goals of 47 and 43 yards with no misses. Butker will not be on campus until August.
By the numbers
Career rushing yards by senior David Sims, ranking fourth among all returning players in the ACC.
Leading Returning Career Rushers/ACC
1,760 - Josh Harris, Wake Forest
1,562 - Andre Willliams, Boston College
1,443 - Kevin Parks, Virginia
1,368 - David Sims, Georgia Tech
Next practice: Monday, 3:30 p.m. (closed)
International clinic: Thursday, April 18th, 4-6 p.m. For more information click here.
Spring game: Friday Night on the Flats, Presented by CBC National Bank. Friday, April 19th at 7:30 p.m.
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