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Technical Tidbits 12/23: Harvin, Gibbs Among Yellow Jackets To Receive Recognition

Harvin and Gibbs receive all-American, all-ACC honors.

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The recognition is well deserved for Georgia Tech punter Pressley Harvin III. Having already received first-team all-ACC honors, more good news came in as Harvin was named first-team all-America by ESPN, and he was selected as one of three finalists for the 2020 Ray Guy Award. As the article mentions, the winner of the Ray Guy award will be named during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show which will broadcast by ESPN on January 7th. Congratulations to Harvin for the well-deserved recognition and for an impressive career as a Yellow Jacket.

Congratulations to Georgia Tech running back Jahmyr Gibbs who was named to The Athletic’s 2020 college football freshman all-America team. Gibbs racked up a number of all purpose yards in what turned out to be a partial season. His total of 968 all-purpose yards is very impressive considering what he could have done in a full season. As the article points out, his freshman debut has him being compared to the likes of Reggie Bush, Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, and Saquon Barkley. Overall, Tech had a strong showing from its freshmen class which included starters like Jeff Sims and Jordan Williams. It’s going to be a while before next season, but I’m sure many are very enthusiastic to see how these players do in their second year.

The game between the University of Alabama-Birmingham and Georgia Tech that was scheduled for today has been cancelled due to positive COVID tests. And the game will not be rescheduled as the article mentions. This would have been the last non-conference game for both teams. UAB is 7-1 on the season and the Yellow Jackets are 4-3. The Yellow Jackets have won two games in a row and are looking to extend the streak to three. Their next game will be on December 30 as ACC conference play begins with the Yellow Jackets hosting North Carolina at McCamish Pavilion.