Confirming the suspicions of some (including myself), Georgia Tech announced today that former Yellow Jacket center Sean Bedford would be replacing his old teammate Roddy Jones in the radio broadcast booth this fall for football games. Bedford arrived at Georgia Tech in 2007 as a walk-on before earning a scholarship and serving as an integral part of the Jackets' 2009 ACC Championship team. He graduated following the 2010 season with a degree in aerospace engineering and a minor in pre-law, before returning home to Gainesville, FL to attend law school at the University of Florida. He now works at the Atlanta law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP, focusing on patent and intellectual property law.
In a media capacity, Bedford has already been supporting the Georgia Tech IMG Radio Network as a co-host of the "Yellow Jacket Countdown" pregame show, as well as performing occasional sideline reporting duties during games.
Bedford told RamblinWreck.com the following:
"I am tremendously excited to join Brandon in the booth for what promises to be an incredibly exciting season...There is no place more special to me than Georgia Tech, and I am honored to represent the Institute in this capacity. I would like to thank IMG, Athletic Director Mike Bobinski, Brandon, IMG, and the rest of the Georgia Tech Radio team for giving me this opportunity. It is truly a privilege to continue to work with the best radio team in the business in my new role.
I would also like to thank my good friend and teammate, Roddy Jones, for his friendship, insight, and guidance. I looking forward to doing my best to honor the legacy that he, Rick Strom, and Kim King have built on the Flats.
His new broadcast partner, Brandon Gaudin, added the following:
First, hats off to Roddy for landing a great opportunity with Raycom...He was fantastic for us, and he'll be fantastic for them. I can't swear to it without proper research but at 11-3, I'm guessing he retires the winningest radio analyst (so far) in Tech history.
In finding his successor, Sean was the natural fit, and I'm thrilled he is the next to occupy that chair...He played in this offense, is an incredibly hard worker, has the respect and admiration of Tech fans, and has already proven himself to be talented behind the microphone. We are lucky to have him waiting in the wings.
Congratulations to Sean Bedford on the new role! Personally, I'm very excited for him, not only individually but also for what he'll bring to radio broadcasts. I can't think of anyone better to fill that role.
Excited that you'll be hearing Sean Bedford alongside Brandon Gaudin this fall? Think he was a good pick?