Dec. 14, 2010
Allen and Bedford each garner their second post-season honors in 2010 after both were named first-team All-ACC by the conference just two weeks ago.
Allen ranks second in the ACC and 19th nationally in rushing with 1,225 net yards and an average of 102.1 yards per game. Allen, who has rushed for more than 100 yards in a game five times this season, averages 5.6 yards per carry and has rushed for six touchdowns. He ranks eighth on Tech’s all-time single-season rushing list.
Bedford, who was converted from a walk-on defensive lineman into an all-conference center under head coach Paul Johnson, is a finalist for both the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award and the Burlsworth Trophy, awarded to the nation’s top former walk-on. The aerospace engineering major was named one of the “20 Smartest People in Sports” by Sporting News.
Jackson earns his first career collegiate honors after starting eight of Tech’s 11 games this season at offensive guard. The Knoxville, Tenn. native landed on freshman all-American squads from three different publications — first team from Phil Steele Magazine, second team from Rivals.com and honorable mention from Collegefootballnews.com.
Also earning accolades in his first year of eligibility is freshman safety Isaiah Johnson, who was named honorable mention freshman all-America by both Phil Steele and Collegefootballnews.com. Johnson played in all 12 games this season, recording 41 tackles, one sack, one interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries on the year.
Allen, Bedford and Jackson combine to give Georgia Tech the most potent rushing offense in the nation in 2010, averaging 327.0 yards per game.