Parker Braun
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Parker Braun

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Year Junior
Height 6-3
Weight 280
Hometown Hallsville, Tex.
Last School Hallsville
Parker Braun

Biography

2017 FIRST-TEAM ALL-ACC
2016 TRUE FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (ESPN)
2016 FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA (Campus Insiders, Sports on Earth)

2017 (Sophomore): Started all 11 games at left guard and continued to establish himself as one of the nation’s best interior offensive linemen … Was one of only two Georgia Tech offensive linemen to start all 11 games (joining sophomore center Kenny Cooper) … Helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to lead the ACC and rank fifth nationally in rushing offense (307.4 ypg) … Was a key cog in an offensive front that helped QB TaQuon Marshall (1,146 rushing yards) and BB KirVonte Benson (1,053) become only the second set of Georgia Tech teammates to ever rush for 1,000 yards in the same season and the first Tech duo to both rush for 100 yards in the same game four times … Also helped the Yellow Jackets set a school record with four 400-yard rushing games on the season … Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second time in his young career when he took 22 defenders to the ground (one every 3.4 snaps) and helped the Jackets rush for 436 yards in a 35-17 win over Pitt (Sept. 23) … Named academic all-ACC for the second-straight year.

2016 (True Freshman): One of six true freshmen that saw playing time for Georgia Tech … Appeared in final 12 games of the season and started final eight contests at left guard … Named to ESPN.com’s 24-player true freshman all-America team … Also earned freshman all-America recognition from Campus Insiders and Sports on Earth … Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week following Georgia Tech’s 30-20 win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … Moved into the starting lineup at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … Played a big role in Georgia Tech’s second-half turnaround … In his eight starts, the Yellow Jackets averaged 277.6 rushing yards and 31.1 points per game, up from the 225.1 rushing yards and 23.8 points per contest that the squad averaged prior to Braun’s ascension to the starting lineup … Was a key cog in an offensive front that paved the way for Georgia Tech to rank ninth nationally in rushing offense (258.1 ypg) and 17th nationally in fewest sacks allowed (1.23 pg) … Became the first Georgia Tech freshman to ever be named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording 10 takedowns and helping the Yellow Jackets rush for 309 yards at VT … Was an honorable-mention selection for the Associated Press’ 2016 All-Bowl Team after helping Georgia Tech rush for 266 yards in 33-18 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31) … Delivered the key block on a three-yard pickup on fourth-and-one from the Jackets’ own 15 yard line in the second quarter of the TaxSlayer Bowl triumph, which sparked a 94-yard touchdown drive that gave Tech a commanding 17-3 lead late in the first half … Was one of four Yellow Jackets named to the 2016 academic all-ACC football team in recognition of their success on the field and in the classroom … Was one of only five true freshmen among the 66 football student-athletes across the conference that were selected for academic all-ACC recognition.

High School: Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN … Tabbed as the nation’s No. 17 offensive guard by ESPN and as the nation’s No. 33 offensive tackle by Rivals.com … Played as a prep in the high-school football hotbeds of Florida (three seasons at Kissimmee Osceola H.S. — coach Doug Nichols) and Texas (senior season at Hallsville H.S. — coach Dave Plunk) … Before moving to the Lone Star State, was ranked No. 5 in the Orlando Sentinel’s Super60 College Football Recruits for the class of 2016 … Named first-team all-state as a junior in Florida and first-team all-district as a senior in Texas … Helped lead Osceola to appearance in Florida 7-A state championship game and more than 3,000 rushing yards as a junior … Osceola advanced to state semifinals during sophomore campaign.

Personal: Full name is Parker Davidson Braun … Born Dec. 13, 1996 in Athens, Tenn. … Son of Mike and Karen Braun … Has two brothers … Brother, Trey Braun, was an offensive lineman at Georgia Tech from 2011-15, earning honorable-mention all-ACC recognition as a senior … Father, Mike, played football at Army West Point (1985-89) … Mother, Karen, played basketball at Army West Point (1985-89) … Majoring in literature, media and communication … Two-time member of ACC academic honor roll.