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Jackets in Jacksonville: Day 1

Dec. 27, 2016

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AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. – Georgia Tech football arrived in north Florida on Tuesday in advance of Saturday’s TaxSlayer Bowl versus Kentucky (11 a.m. – ESPN).

The Yellow Jackets reconvened in Atlanta on Monday evening following a five-day holiday break. They held their final on-campus practice of the season on Tuesday morning before the short flight to Jacksonville.

Final #ATL practice before we head to Jacksonville later this morning #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/pwGOvbmvh5

— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) December 27, 2016

Next stop: Jacksonville pic.twitter.com/tH1O4dDu2m

— GT FB Recruiting (@GTFootball) December 27, 2016

After landing in Jacksonville, the Yellow Jackets traveled to Amelia Island, where their headquarters for the week are located, and met with local media.

Senior Marcus Allen, a native of nearby Hilliard, spoke to the media after the Yellow Jackets arrived at their @taxslayerbowl team hotel pic.twitter.com/5UklxxTUUi

— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) December 27, 2016

Jacksonville native Step Durham also took a moment to welcome Georgia Tech fans to his hometown.

Cornerback Step Durham is excited to welcome thousands of Yellow Jackets headed to his hometown for the @taxslayerbowl! #TogetherWeSwarm pic.twitter.com/g3vwVP7zCn

— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) December 27, 2016

Highlights of the evening included fierce competition in the players’ hospitality suite and a terrific seafood dinner, courtesy of the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Meiko Dotson on 🔥but Jalen Johnson’s still the 🐐

A video posted by Georgia Tech Football (@georgiatechfb) on Dec 27, 2016 at 6:49pm PST

Up on the Island, @GeorgiaTechFB is getting in to their @SeaBestSeafood feast! (Coach Johnson loading up too 😏) pic.twitter.com/1jq2xujvgr

— TaxSlayer Bowl (@taxslayerbowl) December 27, 2016

UP NEXT Georgia Tech will hold its penultimate practice of the season on Wednesday morning, followed by a team outing to Top Golf. Be sure to stay tuned to ramblinwreck.com and follow Georgia Tech football on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram .

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