Nov. 9, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior running back Tashard Choice, the ACC’s leading rusher for the second straight year, will see his jersey retired by Lovejoy High School on Monday.
Choice’s No. 2 jersey will be retired in a ceremony at Lovejoy High School’s gymnasium Monday at 9:15 a.m.
“I am truly honored to have my high school jersey retired,” Choice said Friday. “This means a great deal to me personally.”
Choice was a first team all-state selection in 2003 after rushing for 1,200 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Wildcats as a senior. He was rated as one of the nation’s top 25 running back prospects coming out of Lovejoy High and eventually signed a letter of intent with Oklahoma.
After one season with the Sooners, Choice returned home to Georgia where he has produced one of the top rushing careers in Yellow Jacket history. He is on the verge of becoming the first Georgia Tech player to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons and he is attempting to lead the league in rushing in back-to-back years for the first time since 1998-99.
“When Tashard was here with us at Lovejoy he was an outstanding player,” Lovejoy coach Al Hughes said. “But more important than his ability as a player was his ability as a leader.”