GT FB Notebook: Game-Worn Helmets Sell Out; Two Sign NFL Deals

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The white "honeycomb" helmets worn by Antonio Simmons and the Yellow Jackets in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl sold out in two-and-a-half hours on Monday.
May 14, 2018

THE FLATS - Georgia Tech athletics’ sale of game-worn football helmets was a huge success on Monday, as the 125 available helmets sold out in just two-and-a-half hours.

The game-worn white “honeycomb” helmets went on sale on Monday at 10 a.m. and were all claimed by 12:30 p.m. Select fans – including 2018 season-ticket holders, active Alexander-Tharpe Fund members at the Heisman level or above and Life Members, as well as contributors to the 2018 Georgia Tech Football Recruiting Challenge – were eligible to purchase helmets on a first-come, first-served basis for $600 apiece. Proceeds will go towards the renovation of Georgia Tech football’s student-athlete lounge and recovery area.

With the success of Monday’s sale, Georgia Tech athletics will continue to explore options to present season-ticket holders with exclusive opportunities.

2018 football season tickets – which include seats for pivotal matchups versus defending Atlantic Coast Conference division champions Clemson (Sept. 22) and Miami (Nov. 10) – start at just $219. In addition to being guaranteed the best seats for all six home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium this season, season-ticket holders receive a long list of exclusive benefits, including:

  • an exclusive gold adidas performance t-shirt - one for every ticket purchased (NOT one per account), all adult sizes available (a $40 value per ticket);
  • a 20-percent discount at select concession stands throughout Bobby Dodd Stadium;
  • a 25-percent discount at Georgia Tech Bookstore locations at the stadium;
  • a one-time discount on purchases at adidas.com;
  • a limited-edition Georgia Tech water bottle (one per account);
  • an official Georgia Tech clear bag;
  • complimentary guest tickets to one non-conference game; 
  • Alexander-Tharpe Fund priority points;
  • free Buzz Memories credits;
  • priority entry to 2018 Fan Day in August.

 

 

For more information and to purchase 2018 Georgia Tech football season tickets online, visit ramblinwreck.com/football18.

DURHAM, FREEMAN SIGN WITH CHIEFS, SAINTS: Former Georgia Tech football student-athletes Step Durham and KeShun Freeman have signed contracts as undrafted free agents with the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and New Orleans Saints, respectively.

Durham, a defensive back, and Freeman, a defensive lineman, were offered contracts and spots on their teams’ 90-man rosters after strong showings the organizations’ rookie minicamps over the past two weekends. They join three other members of Georgia Tech football’s 2017 senior class – defensive back Corey Griffin (San Francisco 49ers), wide receiver Ricky Jeune (Los Angeles Rams) and defensive lineman Antonio Simmons (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) – in the NFL ranks and up the total number of former Yellow Jackets currently on NFL rosters to 21.

In 10 seasons under head coach Paul Johnson, 43 Jackets have gone on to play in the NFL.             

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