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Georgia Tech Football: Honoring the Seniors - B-back Patrick Skov

Today, we look at a grad-transfer for Tech this season.

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As a Recruit

Patrick Skov committed to Stanford, joining his brother Shane, on Dec. 26, 2010, with his only other reported offer being from Washington State. As a recruit, Rivals had him listed as a 2-star (5.4) inside linebacker.

In his senior season at Lawrenceville Prep in Lawrenceville, N. J., Skov was named the New Jersey Prep Offensive Player of the Year. He did so by having 93 rushes for 657 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also added in 27 catches for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

During his time at Stanford, Skov was primarily a blocking fullback and a short-yardage specialist, so he didn't rack up a ton of stats. He finished his career at Stanford with 14 carries for 25 yards and four touchdowns.

On April 21, 2015, Patrick Skov announced via Twitter that he intended to transfer to Georgia Tech to acquire an MBA and play out his senior year of football.

On the Field

When everyone found out that Patrick Skov was transferring to Tech, people went crazy thinking that he would be Tech's next 1,000-yard rusher. But even though he didn't end up running for 1,000 yards, he still had a huge impact on the team.

Skov finished this season with 93 carries for 377 yards and six touchdowns, which gave Tech a pretty consistent battering ram at B-back. He also added in two touchdown receptions (both against Notre Dame). With eight total touchdowns, Skov tied for the team lead in touchdowns.

His best game came in Tech's loss to Duke, where he ran the ball 19 times for 75 yards (both career highs). He also opened up the season with a three-touchdown performance against Alcorn State.

Off the Field

Patrick Skov is one smart dude. He got an undergrad degree in international relations from Stanford and then came to Georgia Tech to work on an MBA. That's a pretty impressive academic resume. He's also done a pretty good job at both schools, being named Tech's only representative on the 2015 Capital One Academic All-District 5 Football Team with a cumulative 3.47 GPA.

Skov also might have a future in the NFL. Though the days of the traditional fullback seem to be in the past, there are still a handful of teams that could use a big strong fullback like Skov. His experience running the ball this year shouldn't hurt his chances either. Skov will get the opportunity to showcase his talents at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, slated to take place on Sat. Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. EST. You can find out more information about that game right here (Link).