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King Earns National Recognitions for Performance vs. UNC

THE FLATS – On the strength of amassing 377 yards of total offense and throwing for four touchdowns in Georgia Tech’s 46-42 win over No. 17 North Carolina on Saturday night, quarterback Haynes King (Longview, Texas/Longview H.S.) has been named to both the Davey O’Brien Award Great 8 and the Manning Award Stars of the Week lists for Week 9 of the college football season. Both awards recognize the nation’s top quarterbacks of the week.

King completed 23-of-30 passes for 287 yards and four scores and also ran eight times for 90 yards while leading Georgia Tech (4-4, 3-2 ACC) back from four different double-digit deficits in the victory. Paced by King’s 377 total yards, the Yellow Jackets racked up 635 yards of offense as a team, their highest total ever in an Atlantic Coast Conference game.

Individually, King’s .767 completion percentage was the second-highest ever by a Tech quarterback with at least 30 throws in a game (behind only George Godsey’s .784 completion percentage vs. Virginia in 2000), while King also became only the second Yellow Jacket to ever throw for at least four touchdowns three times in a season (joining Joe Hamilton, who tossed at least four TD passes in three games in 1999).

VIDEO: Haynes King highlights vs. UNC (ACC Digital Network)

For the season, King leads the ACC in touchdown passes (21) and points responsible for (18.2/game) and ranks second in the league in total passing yards (2,122) and total offense per game (323.0). He ranks among the top 10 nationally in touchdown passes, total offense and points responsible for.

Fan voting will determine which of the eight Manning Stars will be named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week. To vote for Georgia Tech’s Haynes King, click HERE. Voting closes on Thursday at 10 a.m. ET and the top vote-getter will be named the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.

The Davey O’Brien Award will name its National Quarterback of the Week on Tuesday

King and the Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Virginia. The game will be televised across the nation on The CW (Peachtree TV – Ch. 17 in Atlanta).

Tickets remain for Georgia Tech’s final two home games of the regular season – Nov. 18 versus Syracuse and Nov. 25 against archrival Georgia. Click HERE to purchase tickets online.

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