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Where I Come From: How I Became A Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Fan

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 We had a post similar to this before when we discussed where we were when we became Tech fans but today let's talk about how.

 

My story is pretty simple: I am a 4th generation Georgia Tech alumnus. In fact, my great-grandfather was a member of the very first graduating class of Civil Engineers. It's clearly my family school and I have known no other source of my fanhood. Though, the Institute has been a part of my life from the beginning there is always a moment that sparks the love that never dies for the Institute. I come from a military family, so while many of you attended games as young children, I was not given the chance to attend a Tech game until 2001 so I had to find my fanhood through a different way and honestly I cannot identify where or when it happened. I simply remember looking at the newspaper one day living in Massachusetts, so I was less than 10 years old, and I got really excited to see the Yellow Jackets were ranked #24 in the country. The rest, they say, is history. I ate Georgia Tech athletics up and became quickly obsessed and focused on the success of the programs.

What about yall? How did you become a Yellow Jacket fan?