This week, recently-graduated safety Isaiah Johnson was recognized as the 2015 Peach of an Athlete Amateur Role Model by the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He's the first Yellow Jacket player to win the award since Roddy Jones in 2011.
The Peach of an Athlete awards banquet recognizes deserving athletes whose character, scholastic achievement, athletic excellence and commitment to community service most closely match the aims and ideals of the Scouting program. Johnson's on-field achievements are well-documented, as he completed his eligibility as Georgia Tech's all-time leader in career tackles by a defensive back (283). Academically, Johnson earned a bachelor of science degree in Business Management, before finishing a master's degree in Building & Facility Management during his final season of football. Beyond all of that, Johnson has a strong history of giving back to the community around him.
Johnson was joined in recognition by Morgan Jackson, a Georgia Tech track & field athlete who was also one of 12 student-athletes recognized at the banquet. Jackson served as the 2014-2015 President of the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board, and was named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Indoor & Outdoor Track Teams.
Congratulations to both student-athletes on the recognition, and for making the whole Georgia Tech family proud!