Dec. 12, 2016
Braun moved into the starting lineup six games into his first collegiate season and played a big role in Georgia Tech’s second-half turnaround that saw it win five of its last six games and finish with an 8-4 regular-season record. In Braun’s seven starts, the Yellow Jackets averaged 279.3 rushing yards and 30.9 points per game, up from the 226.8 rushing yards and 23.6 points per contest that Tech averaged prior to the 6-3, 280-pounder becoming a starter.
He became the first Georgia Tech freshman to ever be named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week after recording 10 takedowns and helping pave the way for the Jackets to rush for 309 yards in a 30-20 win at No. 18 Virginia Tech on Nov. 12.
Braun and the Yellow Jackets look to extend their season-ending winning streak to four games and notch Georgia Tech’s 11th nine-win season in the last 60 years when they face Kentucky (7-5) in the TaxSlayer Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 31. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Fla.
Georgia Tech tickets and travel packages for the TaxSlayer Bowl remain on sale. Yellow Jackets faithful planning to attend the game are urged to support Georgia Tech and ensure the opportunity to sit and travel with other Tech fans by purchasing tickets and travel packages at togetherweswarm.com/bowl.