Dec. 10, 2003
Fox, a senior from Atlanta, and Reilly, a senior from Roswell, are both first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference selections who helped the Yellow Jackets reach their a bowl game for the seventh straight year. Tech faces Tulsa in the Humanitarian Bowl Jan. 3 in Boise, Idaho.
Fox was the runner-up for the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year award after leading the league in tackles with 150 (12.5 per game), including 16 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. He ranks fifth in the nation in tackles per game, while his 150 tackles ranks as the fourth-highest season total in Tech history.
The 6-3, 220-pounder is leads a Tech defense that held Maryland to 253 yards and three points, Florida State to 251 yards and 13 points, and Auburn to 243 yards and three points.
Tech’s top performer on the offensive line and a team captain, Reilly is one of six finalists for the Dave Rimington Trophy as the nation’s top center. He has started every game the last three seasons (38 straight games), playing every offensive snap this season. Reilly blocks for the ACC’s second-leading rusher, P.J. Daniels, a former walk-on who gained 1,140 yards this season.
The 6-4, 285-pounder has been selected to play in the 2004 Hula Bowl Maui.