Monday, Calvin Johnson became the 19th former Yellow Jacket to be selected for the College Football Hall of Fame. In his three seasons on The Flats, Johnson was a 3-time First Team All-ACC and 2-time First Team All-American honoree. Megatron is still the school’s record holder for receiving yards in a season and a career (1,202 and 2,927, respectively) in addition to several other school records. In the professional ranks, Johnson played 9 seasons with the Detroit Lions and holds the NFL record for receiving yards in a season with 1,964 in 2012. Johnson is the first Yellow Jacket selected to the College Football Hall of Fame since QB Joe Hamilton was inducted in 2014. He will go into the Hall on December 4th as part of a 13-member class that includes former Miami DB Ed Reed and former VT head coach Frank Beamer.
FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN!— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) January 8, 2018
Football Writers Association of America voters picked punter Pressley Harvin III for their Freshman All-American team pic.twitter.com/xpfCYVRL1O
Pressley Harvin III continued to rake in the postseason accolades when he was named to the FWAA Freshman All-American team on Monday. Tech’s punter had an outstanding freshman campaign, ranking 16th nationally with 44.1 yards per punt. Last month, Harvin was named to ESPN’s Freshman All-American team in addition to earning 3rd team All-ACC honors. Harvin was plenty good as a freshman and promises to develop into a real weapon for the Yellow Jackets during the remainder of his time in the white and gold.
Following a pair of big games against Miami and Yale, Georgia Tech’s star guard Josh Okogie was named ACC Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. Against #15 Miami, Okogie led the Jackets to an upset win with a season-high 30 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 steals. A few days later, Okogie put in 20 points on 5-7 shooting along with 4 boards, 2 assists, 2 blocks, and 2 steals in a 74-60 win over Yale. After returning from a dislocated finger and subsequent infection, Okogie has been phenomenal averaging 20 points per game. Hopefully this is the first of many awards this season for Josh Okogie.
And now moving onto a ProJacket.
Former Yellow Jacket Marcus Georges-Hunt got some good news on Sunday when the Minnesota Timberwolves guaranteed his contract for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. Georges-Hunt signed a partially guaranteed contract with the T-wolves back in August. Sunday was the deadline for teams to either cut or fully guarantee players like MGH. By making the move to fully guarantee his contract, Georges-Hunt will now receive $1,037,000 from Minnesota this season and (likely) remain with the team the rest of the way. MGH’s playing time has been limited but when he’s received a chance he has played well and has carved out a role for himself on and off the court with the Timberwolves. If you’re a bit bleary eyed this morning and need a pick me up, here’s an adorable interview featuring Marcus’s son wearing a GT beanie:
235 Days Until Georgia Tech Football Kicks Off Again. Stay strong, we’ll get through this offseason together.