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  03/31/21 - Zach QuinneyrSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-5, 315 (DS#999 OT) + More +

  A three-year starter and a captain for the 2020 team, Georgia Tech offensive tackle Zach Quinney has decided to move forward from football. He was planning to return for his fourth season until he received a job opportunity that he decided to accept, Quinney told the AJC Monday. Quinney was initially enrolled this semester after having graduated in December with a degree in business administration, but withdrew to begin his work career, calling it a "very difficult decision" in a text message. Players making decisions similar to Quinney's is not unusual. Just before the start of last season, for instance, Yellow Jackets defensive tackle Chris Martin decided to not play his senior season in part to devote more time to his job search. - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

(DS#999 OT) rSr/2022 OT Zach QuinneyGeorgia Tech
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  03/24/21 - Jahmyr GibbsSo/2024, Georgia Tech, 5-10, 195 (DS#15 RB) + More +

  Georgia Tech has issued 10 new single-digit jerseys to Yellow Jackets players, including three running backs and four wide receivers. Running backs Jahmyr Gibbs (jersey No. 1, from No. 21), Dontae Smith (No. 4, from No. 28) and Jamious Griffin (No. 6, from No. 22) have been awarded the prize single-digit numbers by coach Geoff Collins, which are given to team members deemed to be great leaders and teammates. The new assignments were revealed on the team website when the roster was updated Monday in advance of the start of spring practice, which was to start Tuesday morning but was delayed by COVID-19 protocols. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#15 RB) So/2024 RB Jahmyr GibbsGeorgia Tech
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  03/23/21 - Devin CochranrSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-6, 318 (DS#999 OT) + More +

  Seven transfers will be taking part in their first Tech practices, all seeming to have a clear shot at contributing and possibly starting. The spring can be useful for getting acclimated to different schemes and terminology and learning teammates. They include three grad transfers - offensive tackle Devin Cochran (Vanderbilt), linebacker Ayinde Eley (Maryland) and wide receiver Kyric McGowan (Northwestern) - and four standard transfers, defensive end Kevin Harris (Alabama), guard Nick Pendley (Mississippi State), defensive tackle Makius Scott (South Carolina) and cornerback Kenyatta Watson (Texas).

Cochran, who started 32 games for the Commodores over three seasons, may be the most impactful. Offensive line coach Brent Key will have three tackles with at least one season of starting experience in Cochran and returning starters Zach Quinney and Jordan Williams. A fourth, Kenneth Kirby, is expected to arrive in May as a grad transfer from Norfolk State, where he was a three-year starter. - Atlanta Journal Constitution


(DS#999 OT) rSr/2022 OT Devin CochranGeorgia Tech
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  03/14/21 - Jeff SimsSo/2024, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 215 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  The start time for Georgia Tech's spring game April 23 has been set for 6 p.m., and the scrimmage will be broadcast on the ACC Network. Tech made the announcement Friday. The earlier-than-normal start time for the Friday night game at Bobby Dodd Stadium was chosen to allow for the ACC Network broadcast. Tech's baseball team, which will begin a three-game home series with Florida State on that day, has reset its first-pitch time from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Attendance plans and safety protocols for the scrimmage will be finalized at a later date. The Yellow Jackets begin spring practice March 23. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#10 QB) So/2024 QB Jeff SimsGeorgia Tech
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  03/04/21 - Pressley Harvin IIISr/2021, Georgia Tech, 5-11, 263 (DS#3 P) + More +

  Following his unanimous All-American season, former Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin received a solid indicator of his NFL draft prospects Wednesday. The winner of the Ray Guy Award as the nation's top punter, Harvin was one of four punters who was recognized by the NFL as a scouting combine invitee. Harvin is vying to become Tech's first punter draftee since Durant Brooks in 2008. The combine will not take place in Indianapolis this year because of COVID-19. Workouts will be conducted at prospects' Pro Days. Interviews and psychological testing will be conducted virtually, and in-person medical exams will be limited. The naming of combine invitees was done to recognize them as top prospects for the draft. Tech's Pro Day will be held March 16. The other punters invited are Drue Chrisman (Ohio State), Max Duffy (Kentucky) and James Smith (Cincinnati). - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#3 P) Sr/2021 P Pressley Harvin IIIGeorgia Tech
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  02/28/21 - Kenneth KirbyrSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-5, 280 (DS#999 OT) + More +

  Georgia Tech dipped into the transfer market again for an under-the-radar player who has the look of a potential playmaker. Kenneth Kirby, who was a two-time All-MEAC selection as a left tackle at Norfolk State, announced his decision to play for the Yellow Jackets in the 2021 season as a grad transfer. Kirby, listed at 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, comes to Tech with experience and size. At Norfolk State, an FCS school, Kirby started all 34 games that he played in, starting from his freshman season. He was named third-team All-MEAC as a sophomore in 2017, redshirted the 2018 season and then was named first-team All-MEAC as a junior in 2019. That season, Kirby graded out at 96%, gave up two half-sacks for the season and led the team in knockdown blocks. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#999 OT) rSr/2022 OT Kenneth KirbyGeorgia Tech
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  02/26/21 - Jahmyr GibbsSo/2024, Georgia Tech, 5-10, 195 (DS#15 RB) + More +

  Georgia Tech will hold its annual spring game April 23, keeping with its recent tradition of playing it on a Friday night at Bobby Dodd Stadium. The team made the announcement Thursday. Plans for attendance and safety protocols have not been finalized. This past fall, Tech capped attendance for games at Bobby Dodd Stadium at 20% of capacity, or about 11,000. Athletic director Todd Stansbury has said that the athletic department plans to return to full capacity for the 2021 season. The start time also has not been determined, but there are plans for the game to be televised. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#15 RB) So/2024 RB Jahmyr GibbsGeorgia Tech
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  02/22/21 - Trad BeattyrJr/2023, Georgia Tech, 6-4, 220 (DS#999 QB) + More +

  Trad Beatty didn't want to leave. Temple coach Rod Carey and his staff didn't want to see him leave. Yet Beatty, a redshirt sophomore quarterback, will leave Temple after his graduation this spring with a bachelor's degree in international business. And he won't be looking for greener pastures on the football field. Beatty, who saw his first significant action when then-starter Anthony Russo was injured last season, made the difficult decision to give up the sport.

It is a choice he felt he had to make, and even though his coaches at Temple don't want to see him depart, they have fully supported this decision. Beatty made two starts in three seasons. He suffered a season-ending concussion in the fourth game last season against SMU. Temple won just one of seven games, which included the final game against Cincinnati being postponed because of COVID-19 issues on both teams. Beatty said he had been contemplating giving up football well before his injury. - Philadelphia Inquirer/Daily News


(DS#999 QB) rJr/2023 QB Trad BeattyGeorgia Tech
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  02/18/21 - Kaleb OliverrSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 220 (DS#999 OLB) + More +

  After three seasons and 33 games, Georgia Tech safety Kaleb Oliver will leave the Yellow Jackets as a graduate transfer. Oliver, who started four games this past season, made the announcement Thursday. Oliver was part of a talented secondary, mostly playing nickel back the past two seasons for defensive coordinator Andrew Thacker. He started six games as a sophomore in 2019, finishing seventh on the team with 39 tackles, as well as six passes defensed, tied for second on the team. In 2020, he played in nine games, starting four, and was credited with 32 tackles, eighth on the team. Four of the tackles were for loss. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#999 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB Kaleb OliverGeorgia Tech
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  02/16/21 - Brent CimagliaSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 210 (DS#11 K) + More +

  Georgia Tech has secured a transfer who has the potential to significantly upgrade the kicking game in Tennessee kicker Brent Cimaglia, who announced he will join the Yellow Jackets as a grad transfer. Cimaglia made the announcement Sunday. In four seasons with the Volunteers, Cimaglia made 46 of 62 field-goal tries (74.2%) and was 88-for-89 on point-after tries. In 2019-20, he was 16-for-22 on field-goal tries from 40 yards and out. In the 2019 season, he was 23-for-27 and was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top kicker. He took 10 kickoffs as a freshman, recording four touchbacks. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#11 K) Sr/2022 K Brent CimagliaGeorgia Tech
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  02/03/21 - Jeff SimsSo/2024, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 215 (DS#10 QB) + More +

  Georgia Tech's first game of its six-year series at Mercedes-Benz Stadium will come against North Carolina on Sept. 25. Tech made the announcement Tuesday. The decision was made after the ACC's release of the conference schedule for the 2021 season Thursday. The Yellow Jackets' four league home games - against North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Boston College - were candidates to be shifted from Bobby Dodd Stadium to the downtown stadium, part of Tech's agreement to play one game there each year starting this fall through 2026. - Atlanta Journal Constitution

(DS#10 QB) So/2024 QB Jeff SimsGeorgia Tech
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  01/30/21 - Brent CimagliaSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-0, 210 (DS#11 K) + More +

  Tennessee kicker Brent Cimaglia will join the stream of Vols departures and head for the NCAA transfer portal, with plans to use his final season of college eligibility elsewhere. Cimaglia, a senior, announced the decision on Friday via Twitter. Cimaglia went 5-for-9 on field-goal attempts in 2020 before opting out of the final two games, citing a need to focus on his physical and mental health. He missed an extra-point attempt in UT's 31-19 loss to Florida on Dec. 5, the final game of his Vols career. He had made all 88 attempts until the fourth-quarter miss. Cimaglia, who played at Page High School in Franklin, Tennessee, was 46 for 62 on field goals during his career. His best season came in 2019, when he converted 23 of 27 attempts, earning the nickname "Automaglia." - Knoxville News Sentinel

(DS#11 K) Sr/2022 K Brent CimagliaGeorgia Tech
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  01/29/21 - Jahaziel LeerSr/2022, Georgia Tech, 6-2, 308 (DS#999 DT) + More +

  A versatile lineman will spend his final year of eligibility playing football at Utah State. Jahaziel Lee, who competed on both sides of the line of scrimmage for Georgia Tech, has pledged his commitment to the Aggies. Lee was recruited by USU as a defensive tackle and will join the program as a graduate transfer. Lee is the 10th player to commit to the Aggies from the transfer portal since the end of December and the fifth graduate transfer, joining wide receiver Brandon Bowling (Arkansas State), linebacker Justin Rice (ASU), offensive lineman Maisen Knight (Liberty) and cornerback Kyle Mayberry (Kansas). - Herald Journal Tribune

(DS#999 DT) rSr/2022 DT Jahaziel LeeGeorgia Tech
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  01/07/21 - Pressley Harvin IIISr/2021, Georgia Tech, 5-11, 263 (DS#3 P) + More +

  2020 RAY GUY AWARD (TOP PUNTER) WINNER: Pressley Harvin Jr., Georgia Tech,...Georgia Tech senior Pressley Harvin III was named the winner of the 2020 Ray Guy Award as the college football's top punter during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on Thursday night. After setting Georgia Tech and Atlantic Coast Conference records with a 48.0-yard punting average in 2020, Harvin became Tech's second Ray Guy Award winner in the 21-year history of the award. Durant Brooks was the Ray Guy Award recipient as a Yellow Jacket in 2007. - Georgia Tech Football

(DS#3 P) Sr/2021 P Pressley Harvin IIIGeorgia Tech
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  12/31/20 - Pressley Harvin IIISr/2021, Georgia Tech, 5-11, 263 (DS#3 P) + More +

  2020 ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM (COACHES/MEDIA): P - Pressley Harvin III, Georgia Tech, 161,...Harvin leads the nation with a 48.0-yard punting average this season. To put his whopping 48.0-yard average into perspective, the margin between Harvin's average and the third-best average in the nation (46.7 - Washington State's Oscar Draguicevich) is the same as the margin between Draguicevich and the nation's ninth-best average (45.4 - San Diego State's Tanner Kuljian).

In addition to the 48.0-yard average, 49% of Harvin's 45 punts this season have traveled 50 or more yards, 47% were fair caught, 40% were downed inside the opponent's 20 yard line and only 17% were returned. Thanks in large part to those gaudy numbers, Georgia Tech ranks second nationally as a team in net punting (44.6-yard average). - Georgia Tech Football


(DS#3 P) Sr/2021 P Pressley Harvin IIIGeorgia Tech
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