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Nine Yellow Jackets Named to All-ACC Academic Football Team

THE FLATS – Nine Georgia Tech football student-athletes are members of the 2023 all-ACC academic football team, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday.

Georgia Tech’s nine honorees include: OL Brandon Best (major: public policy), RB Evan Dickens (business administration), LS Henry Freer (Ph.D., chemical and biomolecular engineering), TE Dylan Leonard (M.S., analytics), DL Jason Moore (business administration), DL Josh Robinson (business administration), OL Connor Scaglione (business administration), P David Shanahan (business administration) and PK Gavin Stewart (business administration).

Freer, Leonard, Moore, Shanahan and Stewart all earned the recognition for the second-straight year, while Best, Dickens, Robinson and Scaglione are first time honorees.

To be selected for the all-ACC academic team, a student-athletes must have a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and his academic career, while appearing in at least of half of his team’s games for the season.

Georgia Tech finished 7-6 overall and 5-3 in ACC play in 2023 (good for a tie for fourth place in the 14-team ACC) and won the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl championship with a 30-17 victory over UCF. The Yellow Jackets return 17 starters, including all-ACC honorees DL Zeek Biggers, OL Joe Fusile, RB Jamal Haynes, QB Haynes King, WR Eric Singleton, Jr. and OL Jordan Williams.

The Yellow Jackets open the 2024 season on Saturday, Aug. 24 against defending ACC champion Florida State at the Aer Lingus College Football Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Official Georgia Tech travel and ticket packages are available at


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