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Cooper Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech junior Kenny Cooper is one of 57 nominees on the official spring watch list for the 2018 Rimington Trophy, the Rimington Trophy committee announced on Wednesday. The Rimington Trophy is awarded annually to college football’s top center.

Cooper started all 11 games at center for Georgia Tech last season, anchoring an offensive line that paved the way for the Yellow Jackets to lead the Atlantic Coast Conference and rank fifth nationally with 307.4 rushing yards per game. With Cooper in the middle of the offensive front, Tech set a school record with four 400-yard rushing games in ’18. The Jackets also featured two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season (QB TaQuon Marshall and BB KirVonte Benson) for only the second time in program history.

The 6-3, 307-pounder was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after taking 10 defenders to the ground (one every 7.6 snaps) and helping lead the Jackets to 403 rushing yards in a 33-7 win over North Carolina on Sept. 30 of last season.

In 94 days, Cooper and the Yellow Jackets kick off the 2018 campaign when they host Alcorn State on Sept. 1 at Bobby Dodd Stadium. 2018 Georgia Tech football season tickets are on sale now. Season-ticket holders are guaranteed the best seats for all six games at Bobby Dodd Stadium this season – including pivotal matchups versus defending Atlantic Coast Conference division champions Clemson (Sept. 22) and Miami (Nov. 10). Other exclusive benefits for season-ticket holders include:

  • an exclusive Tech Gold adidas performance t-shirt – one for every ticket purchased, all adult sizes available (a $40 value per ticket);
  • a 20-percent discount at selected concession stands throughout Bobby Dodd Stadium;
  • a 25-percent discount at Georgia Tech Bookstore locations at the stadium;
  • a one-time discount on purchases at;
  • a limited-edition Georgia Tech water bottle (one per account);
  • an official Georgia Tech clear bag;
  • complimentary guest tickets to one non-conference game;
  • Alexander-Tharpe Fund priority points;
  • free Buzz Memories credits;
  • priority entry to 2018 Fan Day in August;
  • priority to purchase away game tickets.

To purchase season tickets, click HERE or call the Georgia Tech athletics ticket office at 888-TECH-TIX.

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