Posted: 7:09 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013
By Nathan Muller
I know this story is on the front page, but if you haven't watched the video from the international student football clinic, please do. It'll be well worth your time.
This is a nice sentiment, but you know the lawyers are going to find a way around this "grant of rights" and somehow we'll end up in the Big 12 and Florida State will be in the Atlantic Sun by the time its all over.
At least we got swept by the player of the week?
Refreshing to see GT on the front page of the sports section:
Also from the twitter-verse, Paul Johnson does not understand women:
Rebuilding a program through stats? I'm in.
Lastly, here are some nifty facts about Georgia Tech and the draft, courtesy of GT sports info:
Over the last seven drafts combined, 18 Yellow Jackets have been selected.
· The most Yellow Jackets taken in one draft was 10 in 1954, but that included seven players taken in round 13 or later. In the more modern era, seven were drafted in 1979, paced by two first-round picks -- Eddie Lee Ivery and Kent Hill.
· Four Yellow Jackets were selected in the 2010 NFL draft including two first-round picks - Derrick Morgan 16th pick overall to Tennessee and Demaryius Thomas 22nd to Denver.
· In 2009, four Yellow Jackets were taken in the draft: DE Michael Johnson (3rd round, 70th pick, Cincinnati), OL Andrew Gardner (6th round, 181st pick, Miami), DT Vance Walker (7th round, 210th pick, Atlanta), DT Darryl Richard (7th round, 234th pick, New England).
· In 2008, three Yellow Jackets were taken in the draft: linebacker Philip Wheeler (3rd round to Indianapolis), running back Tashard Choice (4th round to Dallas) and punter Durant Brooks (6th round to Washington). Linebacker Gary Guyton was undrafted but signed with New England as a free agent and became a solid contributor for the Patriots. Fullback Mike Cox was also undrafted but signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he emerged as a starter.
· In the overall history of the draft, Georgia Tech has produced 206 NFL draft picks. Just for a point of perspective, Virginia Tech has produced 134 draft picks.
· There were 21 former Tech players on NFL rosters at the close of the 2012 season, including Anthony Allen, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Ravens.
· Since 1970, 19 Yellow Jacket linebackers have been drafted - more than any other position group, followed by offensive line (18), defensive backs (14), wide receivers (12) and defensive line (10).