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  12/04/20 - Avery ShowellrJr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 208 (DS#999 FS) + More +

  Georgia Tech junior safety Avery Showell entered his name into the transfer portal. Showell is the fourth Yellow Jackets player who has put his name into the transfer database since the start of the season. In a tweet announcing his decision, Showell said that he will be a grad transfer. Showell has played in all eight games this season, largely on special teams, and appeared in 25 games for his career. He made his second career start earlier this season against Boston College. He ranks ninth on the team in tackles, with 24, along with two pass breakups and a fumble recovery. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#999 FS) rJr/2022 FS Avery ShowellGeorgia Tech
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  Georgia Tech defensive end Antonneous Clayton has opted out of the remainder of the season, an announcement he made from his Twitter account Tuesday. Clayton said that he was taking a break on account of his mental health, saying that he had not previously made that his top priority because he wanted to be a role model for his teammates and other non-teammate friends who look up to him. Clayton transferred to Tech from Florida in 2019 and then sat out the season after his request for an immediate-eligibility waiver (and a subsequent appeal) was denied by the NCAA. After an injury kept him off the field for the first two games of this season, Clayton has played in five games, starting four. He has nine tackles, 2.5 for loss and two sacks.

Clayton added that he was making the decision to take leave of the team "so that I can come back stronger next year and be the leader and teammate that this team deserves and get my priorities and life in order." Clayton, a senior, can return for next season, as the NCAA has granted all fall-sports athletes an extra season of eligibility. Tech has three more games scheduled, including a game Saturday at N.C. State. - Atlanta Journal Constitution


(DS#54 DE) rSr/2022 DE Antonneous Clayton Sr.Georgia Tech
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  12/02/20 - Jahmyr GibbsFr/2024, Georgia Tech, 5-10, 195 (DS#15 RB) + More +

  The status of Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs remained uncertain Tuesday following what appeared to be a hamstring injury suffered in the Yellow Jackets' win over Duke on Saturday. Asked if either Gibbs or running back Jordan Mason would be available to play Saturday against N.C. State in Raleigh, N.C., coach Geoff Collins sidestepped the question at his weekly news conference. "Jahmyr's a really good player," Collins said with a slight grin. "I'm sure you guys have watched that, as a running back, and catching the ball out of the backfield. He's really good. J.P. Mason, it was really good to see him fully healthy and toting the ball. Really proud of him."

As a practice, Collins does not address injuries unless it is to announce that a player is out for the season. Mason, who has been sharing carries with Gibbs, also came out of the game in the fourth quarter after he was tackled awkwardly and did not return. Dontae Smith finished the game, rushing for 60 yards and two touchdowns on five carries. Mason likewise was effective, with 105 yards on 21 carries. Gibbs left the game in the second quarter after falling untouched at the end of a 42-yard catch-and-run pass reception. Gibbs was on pace for what could have been the most productive game of his career, with 91 rushing yards and 48 receiving yards in less than a half of play. - Atlanta Journal Constitution


(DS#15 RB) Fr/2024 RB Jahmyr GibbsGeorgia Tech
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  11/30/20 - Zach QuinneyrJr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-5, 315 (DS#26 OT) + More +

  NOV 30 ACC CO-OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Zach Quinney, Georgia Tech, Jr., LT, Savannah, Ga.,...Quinney helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to rush for 377 yards in Tech's 56-33 win over Duke ... The Yellow Jackets had their highest rushing-and total-yardage (523 yards) outputs since 2018 at North Carolina ... Behind the Quinney-led offensive front, Georgia Tech had three players with at least 90 rushing yards (Jeff Sims – 108, Jordan Mason – 105 and Jahmyr Gibbs – 91) and four with at least 60 yards on the ground (including Dontae Smith – 60) ... Quinney delivered key blocks on each of the Yellow Jackets' four touchdown runs, all of which went for 20 yards or more (61 and 22 yards by Gibbs and 36 and 22 yards by Smith). - ACC Football

(DS#26 OT) rJr/2022 OT Zach QuinneyGeorgia Tech
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  NOV 30 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Jordan Domineck, Georgia Tech, So., DE, Lakeland, Fla.,...Domineck stuffed the stat sheet with two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and his first career touchdown in Georgia Tech's 56-33 win over Duke ... Helped lead a defensive effort that limited Duke to just 68 rushing yards ... His two sacks and 2.5 TFL were both career highs ... Made arguably the biggest play of the game when he sacked Duke QB Chase Brice in the end zone, forcing a fumble that he recovered for a touchdown that gave Georgia Tech a 28-23 lead late in the first half ... Domineck was also credited with a QB hurry in the win. - ACC Football

(DS#999 DE) rSo/2023 DE Jordan DomineckGeorgia Tech
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  11/30/20 - Jeff SimsFr/2024, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 215 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  NOV 30 ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Jeff Sims, Georgia Tech, Fr., QB, Jacksonville, Fla.,...Sims rushed for 108 yards and threw for three touchdowns to help lead Georgia Tech to its highest offensive output in more than two years in a 56-33 win over Duke ... Became only the ninth FBS player this season and the first freshman (true or redshirt) to rush for 100 yards and pass for three touchdowns in a game this season ... His 108 rushing yards and three touchdowns were both career highs and came on just 12 carries (9.0 avg.) ... 107 of his 108 rushing yards and two of his three touchdown passes came in the second half, as the Yellow Jackets stretched their two-point halftime lead (28-26) into the decisive 23-point victory. - ACC Football

(DS#10 QB) Fr/2024 QB Jeff SimsGeorgia Tech
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  11/28/20 - Jeff SimsFr/2024, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 215 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  Jeff Sims threw three touchdown passes and ran for 108 yards, setting career highs, and Georgia Tech beat turnover-plagued Duke 56-33 on Saturday night as each team returned from long layoffs. Georgia Tech (3-5, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended a three-game losing streak. Freshman Jahmyr Gibbs had touchdown runs of 61 and 26 yards in the first half before leaving with an apparent hamstring injury. Thanks to Sims and Jordan Mason, who ran for 105 yards, Georgia Tech had 377 yards rushing even with Gibbs missing the second half. Chase Brice threw two scoring passes for Duke (2-7, 1-7), but the Blue Devils had five turnovers, including four lost fumbles. Duke committed turnovers on its first three possessions of the second half.

Georgia Tech led 28-26 at halftime before Sims threw 24-yard scoring passes to Jalen Camp and Adonicas Sanders in the third quarter. Sims had a 12-yard touchdown pass to Malachi Carter in the first quarter. Each team was returning from long layoffs caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Duke was playing for the first time since a 56-24 loss to North Carolina on Nov. 7. Georgia Tech had not played since a 31-13 loss to No. 2 Notre Dame on Oct. 31. Georgia Tech dominated the first quarter but freshman Nate McCollum fumbled while backing up near the Yellow Jackets 5 to field a punt, and Shaka Heyward recovered in the end zone for a touchdown. - Georgia Tech/AP College Football


(DS#10 QB) Fr/2024 QB Jeff SimsGeorgia Tech
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  Entering Friday's games, Harvin was fourth nationally at 47.7 yards per punt, his best season average to this point (he's second at Tech in career average behind Brooks) and on track to break Tech's single-season record, held by Rodney Williams (45.6 yards, set in 1997). He has twice been recognized as the Ray Guy Award's national punter of the week. But more important to Harvin, the Jackets stood third in FBS in net punting at 45 yards per punt before Friday's games. "That's a team one," Harvin said, explaining net punting's significance. "I could care less about my average. It's the team average I'm more concerned about."

Harvin's excellence this season in repeatedly connecting his cuneiform bones to football sweet spots can be traced back to last winter and spring. Particularly when quarantining measures freed up his time, Harvin returned to the basics, training by himself on the fields at Tech's Campus Recreation Center. "I just really took advantage of the time to break all of my punting stuff down, get better step by step, put together," he said. "And that hard work is really actually starting to pay off." - Atlanta Journal Constitution


(DS#5 P) Sr/2021 P Pressley Harvin IIIGeorgia Tech
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  Georgia Tech defensive lineman Justice Dingle entered his name into the transfer portal Tuesday, Dingle's father confirmed to the AJC. Dingle, a sophomore from Bowling Green, Ky., had seen minimal playing time in four games this season. Dingle was recruited to Tech as a linebacker and was rated among the top signees in the Yellow Jackets' 2018 class. After redshirting in 2018, he was moved to defensive end in 2019, when he started one game, played in 11 and led the team with three fumble recoveries along with six tackles. He played both end and tackle this season and was credited with one tackle. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#999 DE) rSo/2023 DE Justice DingleGeorgia Tech
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  11/22/20 - James GrahamrSo/2023, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 195 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Georgia Tech quarterback James Graham entered the transfer portal, a team spokesman confirmed Thursday morning. Graham, a sophomore, started eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2019, but was displaced by freshman quarterback Jeff Sims this season. Graham played in one game this season, coming in for Sims in the second half of the loss to Boston College. Graham played four possessions and led the Jackets on a 55-yard touchdown drive.

In a statement posted from his Twitter account, Graham wrote that he has "fought some internal battles for quite a while," but that he refused to let them be a setback. "I told my mom that I would never give up on my dreams no matter what the situation was," he wrote. He called his decision to leave Tech "not the end but the beginning of a new chapter." Graham started the final eight games of the 2019 season, showing potential and playmaking ability but also inconsistency. The four-star prospect from Fitzgerald High finished the season completing 87 of 193 passes (45.1%) for 1,164 yards with 12 touchdown and seven interceptions. - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


(DS#999 QB) rSo/2023 QB James GrahamGeorgia Tech
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  A second-year Alabama outside linebacker has entered the NCAA transfer portal. Redshirt freshman Kevin Harris, a four-star member of the Crimson Tide's 2019 recruiting class, went into the transfer portal Friday afternoon, AL.com has learned. While Harris flashed some pass rush ability during preseason practices, the Georgia native hadn't gotten any game action during his first two seasons with the Crimson Tide. Harris becomes the fifth member of Alabama's 2019 recruiting class to leave the program, joining five-star defensive lineman Antonio Alfano, top-50 defensive lineman Ishmael Sopsher, four-star cornerback Scooby Carter and four-star quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa. - Birmingham News

(DS#999 OLB) rFr/2024 OLB Kevin Harris IIGeorgia Tech
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  10/24/20 - Jahmyr GibbsFr/2024, Georgia Tech, 5-10, 195 (DS#15 RB) + More +

  Georgia Tech true freshman Jahmyr Gibbs has provided steady production at running back. He missed the opener, but has run for a team-high 299 yards – including 105 against Syracuse – and has 605 all-purpose yards with five offensive touchdowns in four games. - AP College Football

(DS#15 RB) Fr/2024 RB Jahmyr GibbsGeorgia Tech
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  10/23/20 - Ahmarean BrownSo/2023, Georgia Tech, 5-09, 170 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Georgia Tech's offense will have to find a way to get more touches for wide receiver Ahmarean Brown. The leading receiver for the Yellow Jackets in 2019 has seven catches in the team's first five games for 108 yards. "I think he's an elite, athletic, explosive guy that we have to find ways to get the ball in his hands," offensive coordinator Dave Patenaude said Tuesday. Patenaude said that teams have been more attentive to Brown as a deep threat after he caught six passes for 30 yards or more last season as a freshman, tied for 10th in the ACC. For the season, Brown led the Jackets with 21 catches for 396 yards and seven touchdowns, tying Calvin Johnson for most touchdown receptions by a freshman in school history. In the offseason, Brown put on weight and added strength and grew in his understanding of how to play the position.

"A.B. looks phenomenal," wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon said in the preseason. "He's taken his game to another level." Wide receiver Jalen Camp leads the team in catches with 15 (for 201 yards), while fellow wideout Malachi Carter has the most yardage with 213 yards (on 14 catches). Running back Jahmyr Gibbs' playmaking ability has also taken some touches away from Brown. Opposing defenses have had a say, too. Patenaude said that he called a few plays against Clemson that were designed for Brown to get the ball, but the way that the Tigers covered the plays dictated that quarterback Jeff Sims throw the ball elsewhere. Brown said that defenses have been trying to "vise" him, meaning defending him with two players, one to the inside of the field and another to the outside. - Atlanta Journal Constitution


(DS#999 WR) So/2023 WR Ahmarean BrownGeorgia Tech
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  10/23/20 - Avery BoydFr/2024, Georgia Tech, 6-2, 212 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Georgia Tech freshman wide receiver Avery Boyd suffered a season-ending injury in the Louisville game, coach Geoff Collins said Tuesday. "So just prayers up for him," Collins said. "A great kid. The future is ridiculously bright for him." Boyd, from Tallahassee, Fla., is one of three freshman wide receivers on the roster, along with Ryan King and Nate McCollum. Collins said he believed that Boyd ran the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds at a camp at Tech before his signing. "His work ethic, his attitude - all of those things that we value in this program - he has," Collins said. "And just excited about, once he continues to get healthy, the contributions that he's going to make in every phase because that size/speed body type is going to be great for us on special teams, as well as in being an elite receiver for us. So it's a sad thing, but also, we're fully supportive and going to help him become the develop into the big-time player that we know he can be." - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#999 WR) Fr/2024 WR Avery BoydGeorgia Tech
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  Texas defensive back Kenyatta Watson II will transfer to Georgia Tech, the redshirt freshman announced on Monday. Shortly after Watson's announcement, Texas removed his name from its roster. A reserve in two of Texas' first three games this season, Watson reportedly entered the NCAA's transfer portal earlier this month. When asked about Watson last week, Texas defensive coordinator Chris Ash said "That's just a personal choice that he made. We love Kenyatta, love his family. It's part of college football. Wish him nothing but success with what he chooses to do." A Georgia native, the 6-1, 184-pound Watson was regarded as a four-star talent when he signed with Texas in 2019. - Austin American Statesman

(DS#999 CB) rFr/2024 CB Kenyatta Watson IIGeorgia Tech
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