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11/27/18 - (CB) - Juanyeh Thomas, Fr, 6-2, 200
NOV 26 ACC SPECIALIST OF THE WEEK: Juanyeh Thomas, Georgia Tech, Fr., KR; Niceville, Fla.,...Thomas set or matched five school records with his 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter against No. 5 Georgia ... He tied three previous Yellow Jackets for the longest in school history ... He became the third player in school history with two kickoff returns for touchdowns in a single season and the first Georgia Tech freshman with two kickoff returns for touchdowns in a single game ... Thomas became the first player in school history to return kickoffs for touchdowns in consecutive games (he returned a free kick statistically considered a kickoff 77 yards for a score on Nov. 24 versus Virginia). - ACC Football

11/12/18 - (SS) - Jalen Johnson, rSr, 6-2, 215
NOV 12 ACC LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Jalen Johnson, Georgia Tech, Sr., OLB; Oneonta, Ala.,...Johnson turned in perhaps the finest performance of his career with a team-high-tying eight tackles and a game-high two tackles for loss in Georgia Tech's 27-21 win over Miami ... Johnson's two tackles for loss were a career high, while his eight stops were just one shy of his career high of nine, set the previous week at North Carolina ... Making Johnson's tallies even more impressive is the fact that Georgia Tech limited Miami to just 53 offensive plays. - ACC Football

11/11/18 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
TaQuon Marshall ran for 92 yards with two touchdowns and Georgia Tech scored 13 points off Miami's three lost fumbles to beat the struggling Hurricanes 27-21 on Saturday night. Georgia Tech's top-ranked running attack gained 231 yards against Miami's defense, second in the nation in total yards allowed. Marshall completed only 3 of 4 passes for 73 yards, including a 31-yard scoring pass to Brad Stewart in the third quarter. Georgia Tech (6-4, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three straight games and five of six to become bowl-eligible. The Yellow Jackets failed to qualify for a bowl in two of the last three seasons. Miami (5-5, 2-4) continued to see its once-promising season fall flat with its fourth straight loss. It was Mark Richt's first loss in 10 games as a head coach at Bobby Dodd Stadium, including his time with Georgia. - AP College Football

11/05/18 - (DE) - Anree Saint-Amour, Sr, 6-2, 245
NOV 5 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Anree Saint-Amour, Georgia Tech, Sr., DE, Suwanee, Ga.,...Saint-Amour set career highs with nine tackles and three quarterback hurries and made a terrific play for a game-clinching interception in Georgia Tech's 38-28 win at North Carolina ... Saint-Amour's career-high nine tackles included one for loss ... With Georgia Tech clinging to a 35-28 lead and less than three minutes to play, Saint-Amour dropped off the line of scrimmage and into coverage to make his decisive interception ... Returned the interception 16 yards, which set up a 22-yard field goal that put the game out of reach with 46 seconds to go ... He also had one pass breakup. - ACC Football

11/05/18 - (QB) - Tobias Oliver, rFr, 6-1, 182
NOV 5 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Tobias Oliver, Georgia Tech, R-Fr., QB, Warner Robins, Ga.,...Second straight ACC Rookie of the Week honor for Oliver, who came off the bench to account for 224 total yards and three touchdowns in a little more than three quarters of play in Georgia Tech's 38-28 victory at North Carolina ... Replaced starting QB TaQuon Marshall with 1:26 to go in the first quarter and finished with 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries and completed 2-of-2 passes for 104 yards and a score ... His 86-yard touchdown pass to Qua Searcy in the second quarter was the sixth-longest pass play in school history and the Yellow Jackets' longest since 2009. - ACC Football

11/03/18 - (QB) - Tobias Oliver, rFr, 6-1, 182
Tobias Oliver rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and passed for a score to help Georgia Tech beat North Carolina 38-28 on Saturday. Oliver broke a 28-28 tie with a 1-yard touchdown run with three minutes remaining for the Yellow Jackets (5-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won for the fourth time in five games. North Carolina (1-7, 1-5) had a chance to answer, but Anree Saint-Amour intercepted Nathan Elliott's pass with 2:44 left to set up Georgia Tech's game-clinching field goal. Georgia Tech, which entered the game averaging a nation-leading 366.5 rushing yards per game, ran for 461 yards against a North Carolina defensive line depleted by injuries and suspensions. It was the Yellow Jackets' fifth 400-yard rushing performance of the season, a school record. After trailing 28-10 in the third quarter, North Carolina scored on three consecutive possessions, tying the game on a 1-yard touchdown run by Antonio Williams and a 2-point conversion. Cole Holcomb had a career-high 22 tackles and three forced fumbles for the Tar Heels. - AP College Football

10/29/18 - (QB) - Tobias Oliver, rFr, 6-1, 182
OCT 29 ACC CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Tobias Oliver, Georgia Tech, R-Fr, QB, Warner Robins, Ga.,...Making his first-career start in place of injured starter TaQuon Marshall, Oliver ran for 215 yards on 40 carries (both career highs) and scored three touchdowns (matching a career high) to help lead Georgia Tech to a 49-28 victory at Virginia Tech ... Oliver's 215 rushing yards were the second-most by a quarterback in Georgia Tech history and marked the seventh-highest single-game rushing total in GT history, regardless of position. - ACC Football

10/29/18 - (OG) - Parker Braun, Jr, 6-2, 280
OCT 29 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Parker Braun, Georgia Tech, Sr., OG, Hallsville Texas,...Braun earned his second ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor of the season following his performance in the Yellow Jackets' 49-28 win at Virginia Tech ... Braun took 25 defenders to the ground and helped Georgia Tech rush for 465 yards ... The 25 knockdowns came on just 72 plays from scrimmage (one every 2.88 snaps) ... The Yellow Jackets' 465 rushing yards were the most allowed by Virginia Tech in 45 years. - ACC Football

10/10/18 - (OG) - Parker Braun, Jr, 6-2, 280
LG Parker Braun, a junior, was named the ACC's Offensive Lineman of the Week. He helped the team rush for 542 yards, the third-most in school history. He took 15 defenders to the ground, despite playing only three quarters in the 66-31 rout over Louisville. It was the third time in his career he has been honored by the league.

10/08/18 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
OCT 8 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: TaQuon Marshall, Georgia Tech, Sr., Hamilton, Ga.,...Marshall led Georgia Tech to scores on each of its first seven possessions of the game before being removed with more than four minutes to go in the third quarter of a 66-31 win at Louisville ... Rushed for a season-high 175 yards and two touchdowns ... Led a Yellow Jacket attack that amassed 542 yards on the ground, the third-highest single-game rushing total in school history and Georgia Tech's most ever in a conference game ... Has now engineered 14-straight scoring drives the final series against Clemson on Sept. 22, six straight series to open the game vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 29 (all touchdowns) and seven straight series (six touchdowns, one field goal) to open the game at Louisville. - ACC Football

10/08/18 - (OG) - Parker Braun, Jr, 6-2, 280
OCT 8 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Parker Braun, Georgia Tech, Jr., LG, Hallsville, Texas,...Braun was the top performer on an offensive line that paved the way for Georgia Tech to rush for 542 yards the third-highest total in school history and its most ever in a conference game in a 66-31 win at Louisville ... Took 15 defenders to the ground despite playing only three quarters ... Helped Georgia Tech average 8.3 yards per rush and record only one negative yardage play in the game. - ACC Football

10/06/18 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
Earlier this season, Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson decided to make a change. After Johnson's Yellow Jackets walked out of Louisville with a 66-31 victory Friday night, it might be time for the Cardinals to make some changes, too. TaQuon Marshall ran for 175 yards and two scores. In all, the Yellow Jackets (3-3, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) ran for a season-high 542 yards, the third-best total in school history and the second most ever yielded by the Cardinals (2-4, 0-3). Tobias Oliver, who relieved Marshall at quarterback late in the third quarter, ran for 108 yards and two scores on eight carries. Three games into season, the Yellow Jackets were 1-2 and coming off a 24-19 loss to Pittsburgh on Sept. 15 where they only gained 320 yards on the ground and had a couple turnovers. Johnson felt the need to focus on just four or five plays for his triple-option offense. - AP College Football

09/17/18 - (WR) - Jordan Mason, Fr, 5-10, 167
FB Jordan Mason, now the full-time starter due to KirVonte Benson's season-ending injury, rushed for 94 yards on 10 carries against Pitt. The redshirt sophomore has 34 attempts for 270 yards and one touchdown. Mason has shown the ability to hammer through the line, but doesn't have the speed to finish the long drive with the same skill as Benson.

12/13/17 - (RB) - KirVonte Benson, rJr, 5-09, 208
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): RB KirVonte Benson, So., Georgia Tech, 98 Votes,...Benson, a first-year starter who never had a collegiate carry prior to this season, was named second-team all-ACC on the strength of rushing for 1,053 yards and six touchdowns. He ranks fourth in the ACC and 32nd nationally in rushing (95.7 ypg) and averaged a team-best 5.2 yards per carry. - Georgia Tech Football

12/13/17 - (OG) - Parker Braun, Jr, 6-2, 280
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): OG Parker Braun, So., Georgia Tech, 64 Votes,...Braun, an ESPN true freshman all-American a year ago, earned second-team all-conference honors in his second season as a starter. The 6-3, 280-pound sophomore anchored an offensive front that helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to rush for 307.4 yards per game this season, good for tops in the ACC and fifth nationally. He was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after taking 22 defenders to the ground as the Yellow Jackets ran for 436 yards in a 35-17 win over Pitt on Sept. 23. - Georgia Tech Football

12/13/17 - (OG) - Shamire Devine, rSr, 6-6, 380
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES/MEDIA): OG Shamire Devine, Sr., Georgia Tech, 40 Votes,...Devine turned in his finest collegiate season as a senior, as the 6-7, 380-pound road grader also played a big part in Georgia Tech leading the ACC in rushing for the 10th-straight year. His finest performance came in the Yellow Jackets' 38-24 triumph over Wake Forest, as he recorded 10 knockdowns -- most at the point of attack -- and helped the Jackets rush for 427 yards in the win. - Georgia Tech Football

12/13/17 - (P) - Pressley Harvin III, So, 6-0, 245
2017 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL THIRD TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): P Pressley Harvin III, Fr., Georgia Tech, 43 Votes,...Harvin leads all NCAA Division I FBS true freshmen, ranks 18th overall nationally and second in the ACC in punting average at 44.1 yards per punt. Sixteen of his 50 punts (32 percent) were downed inside the 20 yard line, 13 (26 percent) traveled 50-plus yards and just 21 (42 percent) were returned. His 44.1-yard average was a Georgia Tech freshman record, breaking the old freshman mark of 43.8 yards per punt, set by Dan Dyke in 1999 and was the fifth-best single-season average in program history. - Georgia Tech Football

11/13/17 - (OLB) - Brant Mitchell, Sr, 6-1, 233
NOV 13 ACC CO-LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Brant Mitchell, Georgia Tech, Jr., LB, 6-2, 236, Knoxville, Tenn.,...After missing the majority of the past four games due to injury, Mitchell returned to the lineup and led Georgia Tech with nine tackles in a 28-22 win over No. 17 Virginia Tech. Mitchell's nine stops included a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss, and he also broke up a pass. Mitchell led a defensive effort that limited the Hokies to 16 offensive points and 258 yards, well below their season averages of 32.6 points and 430.1 yards per game entering the contest. - ACC Football

11/11/17 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall completed only two passes, but both went for touchdowns, and the Yellow Jackets upset No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-22 on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The winning score came with 6:30 remaining when Marshall connected with Ricky Jeune for 80 yards. Jeune dove in and clipped the pylon. The touchdown was confirmed on review. Cornerback Greg Stroman had put the Hokies ahead 22-21 when he intercepted Marshall's sideline pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown with 7:27 remaining. Virginia Tech had one last chance, starting at its 26 with 6:21 left. The Hokies drove to the 32 but failed on fourth-and-1 when Ajani Kerr knocked away Josh Jackson's pass into the end zone that was intended for Cam Phillips.

Georgia Tech (5-4, 4-3 ACC) was led offensively by KirVonte Benson with 86 yards on 22 carries. Marshall completed 2 of 8 for 140 yards and was intercepted once. Marshall rushed 22 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Virginia Tech (7-3, 3-3) got 153 yards passing from Jackson, who completed 14 of 26. Eric Kumah caught six passes for 82 yards. Virginia Tech drove to the Georgia Tech 23 on its first possession but had to settle for Joey's Slye's 41-yard field goal. Georgia Tech answered with a touchdown, an 80-play drive sparked by Nate Cottrell's career-long 69-yard run. Marshall scored on a 3-yard run to give Georgia Tech a 7-3 lead. - The Sports Xchange

10/24/17 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
QB TaQuon Marshall had two long touchdown runs against Wake Forest to account for 119 of his 163 yards. The junior has rushed for a team-leading 704 yards and 11 touchdowns and last week became the school's third quarterback to record 10 touchdowns in a season.

10/23/17 - (OG) - Shamire Devine, rSr, 6-6, 380
OCT 23 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Shamire Devine, Georgia Tech, Sr., OG, 6-7, 380, Atlanta, Ga.,...Devine helped pave the way for Georgia Tech's 427 rushing yards by taking 10 defenders to the ground in Saturday's night's 38-24 win over visiting Wake Forest. The majority of the 6-7, 380-pounder's 10 knockdowns came at the point of attack on the interior of Georgia Tech's offensive front. - ACC Football

10/21/17 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
Junior quarterback TaQuon Marshall rushed 23 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns to lead Georgia Tech to a 38-24 come-from-behind victory over Wake Forest on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta. Georgia Tech (4-2, 2-1 ACC) sealed the victory by stopping Wake Forest (4-3, 1-3) on three fourth-down conversion attempts in the second half. The Yellow Jackets stopped Wake's Cade Carney on fourth-and-1 at the Georgia Tech 24 with 3:44 remaining to deny the Demon Deacons for the final time. Georgia Tech then put the game away when Marshall scored on a 70-yard run with 1:57 remaining. Marshall completed 5 of 11 passes for 68 yards. Running back KirVonte Benson rushed 26 times for 136 yards and one touchdown for the Yellow Jackets. Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford was 17-for-30 passing for 252 yards and two touchdowns. Carney rushed 19 times for 92 yards. - The Sports Xchange

10/02/17 - (C) - Kenny Cooper, Jr, 6-2, 305
OCT 2 ACC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Kenny Cooper, Georgia Tech, So., C, 6-3, 307, Calhoun, Ga.,...Cooper anchored an offensive line that paved the way for Georgia Tech to rush for 403 yards and score on six of 11 offensive possessions in a 33-7 win over North Carolina. Cooper took 10 defenders to the ground in 76 plays (one every 7.6 snaps). Behind the Cooper-led offensive front, Georgia Tech had two 100-yard rushers for the third time in four games this season. - ACC Football

10/02/17 - (FS) - A.J. Gray, Sr, 6-1, 218
OCT 2 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: A.J. Gray, Georgia Tech, Jr., S, 6-1, 218, Sandersville, Ga.,...Gray intercepted two passes and recorded four tackles to lead another stout defensive effort by Georgia Tech in a 33-7 win over North Carolina. Gray's two interceptions both came in the third quarter, which helped the Yellow Jackets turn a tenuous 10-0 lead into a commanding 24-0 advantage. His first interception turned the tide of the game, as it came on the first play after a fumble gave UNC possession in Georgia Tech territory. One play after Gray's interception, KirVonte Benson scored on a 63-yard touchdown run for a 17-0 Yellow Jackets' lead. The Gray-led defense limited North Carolina to just 247 total yards, forced seven three-and-outs in 12 defensive series and didn't surrender any points until UNC scored with 5:05 remaining in the game. - ACC Football

09/30/17 - (RB) - TaQuon Marshall, Sr, 5-10, 180
Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall rushed for 137 yards, and B-back KirVonte Benson ran for 130 yards to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 33-7 victory over North Carolina on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Georgia Tech, the nation's top rushing team, ran for 403 yards and held the ball for 38 minutes, 35 seconds. Marshall scored on a 5-yard run to cap an 18-play scoring drive in the first quarter, and Shawn Davis kicked a 21-yard field goal to complete a 17-play drive that allowed the Yellow Jackets (3-1, 2-0 ACC) to take a 10-0 halftime lead. Benson scored on a 63-yard run on the next play after Georgia Tech defensive back A.J. Gray intercepted a pass. Benson's touchdown gave Georgia Tech a 17-0 lead with 8:45 left in the third quarter. The Yellow Jackets added a 12-yard touchdown pass from Marshall to Ricky Jeune, a 25-yard field goal from Brenton King and a 5-yard run from backup quarterback Matthew Jordan. North Carolina (1-4, 0-3) scored on running back Jordon Brown's 8-yard run in the fourth quarter. Brown caught nine passes for 57 yards and rushed for 41 yards. - The Sports Xchange

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