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  2022 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: LB - Ayinde Eley, Georgia Tech, 70 votes,...Eley amassed a whopping 118 tackles to lead Georgia Tech and rank third in the league. In a historic season, Eley became the first Division I FBS player since 2016 with 118 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 12 games. Co-leading the nation, Eley is also one of just two Yellow Jackets since at least 2000 to force four fumbles in a single season (Eric Henderson, 2015). He also ranked fifth in the ACC in fumbles recovered and 20th in tackles for loss. - Georgia Tech Football

rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  Texas A&M quarterback Haynes King entered the transfer portal as a graduate transfer Friday, with freshman cornerback Denver Harris also announcing on Twitter that he will enter the portal. King threw for 1,220 yards, 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in six games this season for the Aggies. He was the No. 46 prospect in the 2020 class out of Longview, Texas, and signed with the Aggies with plenty of fanfare surrounding his college potential. He redshirted his first season in 2020 and started the first two games in 2021 before suffering a season-ending injury. King once again started the opener in 2022 but had a roller-coaster season that included another injury. - ESPN.com

rSo/2026 QB Haynes KingGeorgia Tech
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  Georgia Tech linebacker Ayinde Eley was one of seven Yellow Jackets players to be recognized by the ACC on its all-conference team, with Eley earning second-team honors and safety LaMiles Brooks, linebacker Charlie Thomas and defensive end Keion White named to the third team. Wide receiver Nate McCollum, running back Hassan Hall and cornerback Zamari Walton all earned honorable mention. It is the second year in a row that seven team members were recognized. It's the first time since 2017 that three players were named to the first, second or third teams. A team leader, Eley finished second in the ACC with 118 tackles, including 9.5 for loss. His tackle total is also tied for 10th in FBS. His four forced fumbles are tied for most in FBS and are as many or more than seven FBS teams, according to cfbstats.

His play is a product of the instincts developed as a sixth-year senior and by giving exceptional effort in practice. In his first year as a starter, Brooks tied for third in the ACC in interceptions with three and tied for 10th in the conference in passes defended. Brooks, a solid open-field tackler and a student of the game, had 52 tackles - fourth most on the team. Perhaps the Jackets' most versatile player, Thomas put together a season stat line reflecting his range of ability and knack for being around the ball - 112 tackles, 10.5 for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Since 2000, only one other FBS player had equaled or bettered each of those totals in a season. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution


rSr/2023 ILB Ayinde EleyGeorgia Tech
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  Louisville running back Trevion Cooley announced his intention to enter the NCAA transfer portal on Sunday, following the Cardinals' final game of the 2022 regular season. Cooley, a second-year player out of Knightdale, North Carolina, played in six games this season. He did not hit the field in the month of November prior to his announcement. The 5-foot-10, 211-pound sophomore posted 278 rushing yards on 59 carries with two touchdowns for the 7-5 squad. He also added 66 yards and a score on nine receptions. In 2021, he had 431 yards and one touchdown on 86 carries, which included one 100+ yard rushing game. - Online sources

Jr/2025 RB Trey CooleyGeorgia Tech
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  NOV 21 ACC DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Keion White Georgia Tech, DE, Garner, N.C.,...Turned in one of the most dominant performances by an ACC defensive lineman this season in Saturday's 21-17 upset of No. 13 North Carolina, racking up three sacks, four tackles for loss and seven total tackles ... Became the only ACC player and one of just eight FBS players this season with three sacks, four TFL and seven total tackles in a game ... Only the fifth ACC player in the last five seasons and the first Georgia Tech player since current Los Angeles Charger Jeremiah Attaochu in 2013 (versus Georgia) to post those numbers ... White led a Yellow Jacket defense that had six quarterback sacks and recorded 12 total TFL while holding UNC to season lows for points, total offense and passing yards. - ACC Football

rSr/2023 DT Keion WhiteGeorgia Tech
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  Zach Gibson threw for 174 yards and Georgia Tech scored 21 unanswered points for a 21-17 road win against No. 13 North Carolina on Saturday. Georgia Tech (5-6, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed 17-0 late in the first half, but started to methodically move the ball. All three of its scoring drives were for 68-plus yards and culminated with rushing touchdowns. A 6-yard score on the ground by Hassan Hall with just over 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter proved to be the ticket for the Yellow Jackets, who kept their bowl hopes alive and improved to 4-3 under interim coach Brent Key.

North Carolina (9-2, 6-1 ACC) was riding a six-game winning streak and clinched the ACC's Coastal Division last week. The Tar Heels had a chance to regain the lead late in the fourth quarter, but Josh Downs dropped a 4th-and-11 pass from quarterback Drake Maye in the end zone with just over four minutes remaining. Maye, who had emerged as a possible Heisman contender as a redshirt freshman, failed to score a touchdown for the first time this season and had a season-low 202 yards passing. He was also sacked a season-high six times by Georgia Tech, three of which came via Keion White. - Georgia Tech/AP College Football


rSr/2023 DT Keion WhiteGeorgia Tech
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  NOV 7 ACC CO-ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Zach Pyron, QB, Georgia Tech, Pinson, Ala.,...Making his first-career start, accounted for 319 yards of offense and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead Georgia Tech back from a 27-16 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Virginia Tech, 28-27 ... Passed for 253 yards and a touchdown and ran for 66 yards and another score ... Trailing 27-16 with less than 10 minutes to go, engineered two-consecutive touchdown drives of 90 and 73 yards, capped by a 56-yard touchdown pass and a 9-yard touchdown run, respectively, to give Tech a 28-27 lead ... Led Georgia Tech to a season-high 463 yards of offense ... In his first three full halves of action, has led Georgia Tech to three of its four-highest single-half yardage totals against FBS competition this season (240 in second half versus Florida State, 234 in first half versus Virginia Tech and 229 in second half versus Virginia Tech). - ACC Football

rFr/2027 QB Zach PyronGeorgia Tech
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  NOV 7 ACC DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK: Clayton Powell-Lee, Georgia Tech, FS, Atlanta, Ga.,...After missing practice for much of the week and not starting in Saturday's game due to illness, true freshman had an interception and a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter of Georgia Tech's 28-27 comeback win at Virginia Tech ... Interception on Georgia Tech's 27-yard line with 6:54 to go in the game prevented Virginia Tech from expanding its lead to two scores and set up the Yellow Jackets' go-ahead touchdown drive ... Fumble recovery near midfield with 48 seconds to go sealed the 28-27 win ... Georgia Tech's third-leading tackler in the game with six stops. - ACC Football

So/2026 FS Clayton Powell-LeeGeorgia Tech
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  NOV 7 ACC CO-LINEBACKER OF THE WEEK: Charlie Thomas, Georgia Tech, LB, Thomasville, Ga.,...Became only the second FBS player this season - and the first since Week 0 - with 16 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in a game in Georgia Tech's 28-27 win at Virginia Tech ... Provided one of the biggest plays of the game when he forced a fumble near midfield that was recovered by Georgia Tech with 48 seconds to go in the game to seal the Yellow Jackets' one-point victory ... Joined UConn's Jackson Mitchell (Aug. 27 vs. Utah State) as the only FBS players with 16 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in a game this season ...Became only the fifth Georgia Tech player since 2000 with 16 tackles in a game. - ACC Football

rSr/2023 OLB Charlie ThomasGeorgia Tech
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  Zach Pyron threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score in his first career start to lift Georgia Tech to a 28-27 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Pyron's 9-yard touchdown run with 3:30 remaining was the game winner, as the Yellow Jackets (4-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from a 27-16 deficit to snap a two-game losing streak. Virginia Tech (2-7, 1-5), which has lost six straight games, turned the ball over three times in the fourth quarter, two of which led to Georgia Tech touchdowns.

The Hokies wasted a chance to put the game away early in the fourth. They led by 11 and were inside the Georgia Tech 10, but Keshawn King fumbled, and Georgia Tech recovered. That led to a 56-yard touchdown pass from Pyron to Nate McCollum with 9:02 remaining that pulled the Yellow Jackets to 27-23 after they failed on the two-point conversion. Pyron accounted for 319 yards in place of injured starter Jeff Sims, who missed his second consecutive game with a sprained foot. Pyron completed 19 of 32 for 253 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and he rushed for 66 yards. Grant Wells threw for 164 yards and rushed for 32 yards and a touchdown for Virginia Tech. - Georgia Tech/AP College Football


rFr/2027 QB Zach PyronGeorgia Tech
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  OCT 3 NEC PRIME PERFORMER: Abdul Janneh, DUQ (WR, So.),...Janneh recorded 57 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns on six receptions in Duquesne's NEC opener at Stonehill. The sophomore wide receiver, who has scored a touchdown in three of the Dukes' five games, has two multi-score games this season. - NEC Football

rJr/2025 WR Abdul JannehGeorgia Tech
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  SEP 5 NEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Abdul Janneh, Duqeusne, WR, So., Hanover, PA/New Oxford, Week 1 Stats: 3 TD receptions, 8 receptions, 121 rush yards,...In two games against FBS opponents, Janneh scored three touchdowns and totaled 165 yards on 11 receptions. The Keystone State product kicked off the 2022 campaign by tallying 45 yards and a touchdown at Florida State. The following week, Janneh caught for 121 yards and two touchdowns on eight receptions at Youngstown State. - NEC Football

rJr/2025 WR Abdul JannehGeorgia Tech
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  SEP 5 NEC PRIME PERFORMER: Abdul Janneh, DUQ (WR, So.),...Janneh had a solid start to his 2022 campaign against a pair of FBS opponents, scoring three touchdowns while totaling 165 yards on 11 receptions. The NEC Offensive Player of the Week recorded a touchdown at Florida State in Week 0 action before he tallied two touchdowns and 121 yards on eight receptions the next week at Youngstown State. - NEC Football

rJr/2025 WR Abdul JannehGeorgia Tech
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  After a right-leg injury sustained in Georgia Tech's win at Pittsburgh on Saturday night, safety Jaylon King likely is out for the season, according to a person familiar with the situation. Asked about the matter Tuesday, interim coach Brent Key said that King had surgery and will miss the Yellow Jackets' home game against Duke on Saturday (4 p.m., Bally Sports South). "But our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family moving forward," Key said. "We have ample people at that position that we know are ready to step up and make plays, as they did on Saturday." A junior, King had been a steady presence in the Jackets secondary in his first season as a starter.

In five games, he had 32 tackles (most among defensive backs), one interception and a forced fumble. He held an important role in making pre-snap reads and communicating adjustments to the rest of the secondary. In the depth chart released Tuesday, freshman Clayton Powell-Lee was listed as the starter at free safety, backed up by Khari Gee. Powell-Lee, the son of former Tech receiver Gary Lee, has been among the team's more impressive freshmen thus far, drawing coaches' attention with his ability to quickly learn the defense. - Atlanta Journal Constitution


rSr/2024 FS Jaylon KingGeorgia Tech
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  Tennessee football coach Josh Heupel said cornerback Warren Burrell is out for the season with an upper-body injury. Burrell has 22 career starts, but he's been sidelined since suffering an injury in the Vols' win over Pittsburgh in Week 2. His loss comes as Tennessee is trying to improve its struggling pass defense, which ranks No. 128 among 131 FBS teams. - Knoxville News Sentinel

rSr/2025 CB Warren BurrellGeorgia Tech
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