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Jaylon King Named All-America

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech senior defensive back Jaylon King (La Vergne, Tenn./Ensworth) has been named third-team all-America by College Football Network, the organization announced on Tuesday.

In addition to the all-America honor, King was also named CFN’s ACC Safety of the Year. Also on Tuesday, King was named second-team all-ACC by the Associated Press.

Coming back from a leg injury that cost him the final seven games of the 2022 season, King has intercepted four passes and recovered two fumbles for the Yellow Jackets in 2023. His four interceptions are tied for third in the ACC and 20th nationally, while his two fumble recoveries are good a tie for second in the conference and 17th in the nation. His six total takeaways are tied for tops in the ACC while his 12 passes defended rank third in the league. He also ranks third on the team at Georgia Tech with 65 tackles and has blocked a kick.

VIDEO: Jaylon King ACC Network Feature

In addition to being tied for third in the ACC and 20th nationally, King’s four interceptions are the most in a season by a Yellow Jacket since Jamal Golden and D.J. White had four apiece in 2014 and his six total takeaways are the most by a Jacket since Jerrard Tarrant had six in 2010 (three interceptions, three fumble recoveries).

King is the Yellow Jackets’ first all-American since running back Jahmyr Gibbs in 2021, the first defensive back to earn all-America recognition at Tech since Morgan Burnett in 2008 and the 92nd overall all-American in Georgia Tech’s illustrious football history.

King and the Yellow Jackets conclude their season on Friday, Dec. 22 at the Union Home Mortgage Gasparill Bowl in Tampa, Fla. versus UCF. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium.


Tech fans are urged to strengthen the Yellow Jackets’ candidacy for future premier bowl selections, as well as guarantee the best seats alongside other Yellow Jacket fans in exclusive Tech seating areas, by purchasing Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl tickets directly from Georgia Tech.

Georgia Tech tickets will be allocated in the following order:

  1. Current Alexander-Tharpe Fund Donors (based on Priority Points as of Wednesday, Dec. 6 – donors have until the close of business on Wednesday, Dec. 6 to earn additional Priority Points with new gifts to the A-T Fund, including the Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2).
  2. 2023 Football Season Ticket Members
  3. 2024 New Football Season Tickets Members – Click HERE to purchase 2024 season tickets
  4. Order Date

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Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2

Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit

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