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Five Yellow Jackets Named to ACC All-Academic Football Team

Feb. 9, 2005

ATLANTA–Georgia Tech football standouts Travis Bell, James Butler, Nate Curry, P.J. Daniels and Chris Reis were named to the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic football team, announced Tuesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

Butler, Curry, Daniels and Reis all made the team for the second straight year, while Bell is a first-time honoree. Butler, Daniels, Reis and Bell have also earned all-ACC honors on the field.

To be eligible, a player must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the fall semester or have maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Butler, a senior from Climax, Ga., and a Building Construction major, is also a two-time, first-team all-ACC honoree at free safety and a two-time semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back.

Another Building Construction major is Curry, a Miami, Fla., native and Tech’s second-leading receiver last fall who actually graduated last spring and played his final season while beginning work toward a second degree.

Reis, a junior Management major from Roswell, Ga., earned honorable mention all-ACC recognition at linebacker last fall after leading Tech with eight sacks.

Daniels, a junior from Houston, Texas, majoring in Management, led the Jackets with 714 yards rushing and eight touchdowns despite missing four games due to injury. He was the ACC’s leading rusher and a first-team all-conference selection in 2003.

Bell, a redshirt freshman from Roswell, Ga., and a Management major, turned in an outstanding season in his first year as Tech’s placekicker, earning second-team all-ACC and first-team freshman all-America honors.

OFFENSE:Pos.    Player  GPA     MajorOB      Brock Berlin, Sr., Miami        *3.05   SociologyOB   P.J. Daniels, Jr., GaT 3.00    ManagementOB      Darian Durant, Sr., UNC 3.48    African American HistoryOB      Bryan Randall, Gr., VT  *4.00   Physical EducationOB      Wyatt Sexton, So., FSU  *3.65   CommunicationsWR      Brian Clark, Jr., NCS   3.42    Parks Recreation & TourismWR   Nate Curry, Sr., GaT   4.00    Building ConstructionWR      Steve Suter, Sr., Md.   *3.31   Criminal JusticeTE      Jeff King, Jr., VaT     *3.16   FinanceTE      Heath Miller, Jr., UVa  3.30    SociologyTE      Andy Roland, Jr., Duke  3.60    Public Policy StudiesOL      C.J. Brooks, Sr., Md.   3.00    CommunicationOL      Jason Brown, Sr., UNC   4.00    CommunicationOL      David Castillo, Sr., FSU        *3.48   Exercise PhysiologyOL      Blake Lingruen, Sr., WF 3.00    CommunicationOL      Christian Mitchell, Sr., Duke   3.30    EconomicsOL      Jed Paulsen, Jr., NCS   3.00    Technology EducationOL      Joel Rodriguez, Sr., Miami      3.26    Sports AdministrationOL      Kyle Schmitt, Sr., Md.  3.10    History/EducationOL      Tommy Sharpe, Sr., Clem.        3.00    ManagementOL      Zac Yarbrough, Sr., FSU 3.00    PsychologyP       Adam Podlesh, So., Md.  *3.16   FinanceP       Chris Hall, Jr., FSU    3.50    Sport Management

DEFENSE: Pos. Player GPA Major DL James Anderson, Jr., VT 3.50 Art DL John McCargo, Jr., NCS 3.07 Parks Recreation & Tourism DL Brennan Schmidt, Jr., UVa 3.49 Sociology DL Kamerion Wimbley, So., FSU 3.67 Social Work LB Giuseppe Aquanno, Sr., Duke *3.26 Public Policy Studies LB Brendan Dewan, Sr., Duke 3.75 Biological Anthropology LB Doug Justice, Jr.., UNC *3.65 Psychology/Communications LB Roger McIntosh, Jr., Miami 3.08 Criminology LB Chris Reis, Jr., GaT *3.20 Management LB Malcolm Ruff, Jr., Duke 3.35 African American Studies LB Brad White, Gr., WF *3.50 Accounting DB James Butler, Sr., GaT 3.00 Building Construction DB Domonique Foxworth, Sr., Md. 3.00 American Studies DB Marcus Hamilton, So., UVa 3.27 Sociology DB Jermaine Hardy, Sr., UVa 3.00 Psychology DB Kelly Jennings, Jr., Miami *3.05 Finance DB Lamont Reid, Sr., NCS 3.17 Sport Management DB Antel Rolle, Sr., Miami 3.28 Sports Administration DB Kenneth Stanford, Sr., Duke 3.35 Economics PK Travis Bell, Fr., GaT 3.75 Management PK Jad Dean, So., Clem. 3.33 Business Administration PK Connor Hughes, Jr., UVa 3.08 Religious Studies PK Nick Novak, Sr.., Md. *3.48 Kinesiological Sciences PK Brandon Pace, Jr., FSU *3.09 Sociology PK Jonathan Peattie, So., Miami *3.17 Business Management *denotes career GPA


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