THE FLATS – Preseason honors proceed to reach for Georgia Tech soccer as 5 Yellow Jackets have been named to the Lindy’s Sports activities Preseason All-ACC groups. Incomes second-team honors have been redshirt senior linebacker David Curry, redshirt senior offensive lineman Jack DeFoor, redshirt junior operating again Jordan Mason, and redshirt junior cornerback Tre Swilling. After a stellar first 12 months, sophomore vast receiver Ahmarean Brown was chosen to the third workforce.
Named an honorable point out all-ACC performer in 2019, Curry led Georgia Tech and ranked eighth within the ACC with 97 tackles and was considered one of solely 4 Energy 5 convention gamers to document at the least 97 tackles, an interception and a fumble restoration throughout the 2019 common season. His 16 tackles versus North Carolina have been tied for 36th-most by any NCAA Division I FBS participant in a single sport final season. Curry was additionally named to Athlon’s second-team preseason all-ACC workforce this summer time.
One of many ACC’s most steadfast offensive lineman, DeFoor began 11 video games as a redshirt junior final season, one sport at proper deal with and 10 video games at left guard. In a season that noticed a number of transferring items on the offensive line, DeFoor was a gentle part to an offensive line that helped Georgia Tech common 4.1 yards per rush and Mason accumulate three 100-yard speeding video games. En path to honorable point out all-ACC recognition for the Jackets final season, DeFoor additionally helped the offensive line give up zero sacks in two of the final 4 video games of 2019. He was additionally acknowledged to Athlon’s fourth-team preseason all-ACC workforce this summer time.
Mason was named to the 2019 all-ACC third-team after main Georgia Tech with a career-high 899 speeding yards and 7 touchdowns, good for seventh and ninth within the ACC, respectively. He had three 100-yard video games, together with 141 yards apiece in wins over Miami and NC State. He additionally ran for 99 yards within the Yellow Jackets’ victory over USF. Simply two seasons into his collegiate profession, the junior already ranks 27th in Georgia Tech historical past with 1,558 profession speeding yards. Mason was additionally named to Athlon’s third-team preseason all-ACC workforce this summer time.
Swilling additionally earned honorable point out all-ACC recognition final season as a sophomore after tying for 10th within the convention with 11 passes defended. He additionally recorded an interception, 23 tackles and two tackles for loss from his cornerback place in 2019. Locking down receivers, Swilling helped Georgia Tech maintain 5 of its opponents to 200 passing yards or much less. Swilling was additionally named to the official watch record for the 2020 Lott IMPACT Trophy and earned Athlon’s third-team preseason all-ACC honors this 12 months.
Considered one of faculty soccer’s most dynamic true freshmen within the nation final season, Brown jumped onto the scene to steer Georgia Tech in receiving yards (396), receptions (21), yards per receptions (18.9) and landing catches (seven). His seven landing receptions tied the Jackets’ freshman document that was initially set by Calvin Johnson in 2004. Brown co-led all true freshman nationally and tied for third amongst all freshman in landing catches after seeing the endzone in 4 of the ultimate six video games of the season.
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