THE FLATS – Georgia Tech’s 2018 team captains in senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall and senior linebacker Brant Mitchell will represent the Yellow Jackets at the 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff, July 18-19, at The Westin in Charlotte, N.C., the league office announced on Friday.
The ACC Coastal Division teams will take part in the annual kickoff event on Tuesday, July 18, while the Atlantic Division participants will be hosted on Wednesday, July 19.
Marshall was voted a team captain for the second-straight year. He started all 11 games at quarterback as a junior last season and accounted for 2,073 yards of offense (1,146 rushing, 927 passing) and 27 touchdowns (17 rushing, 10 passing). His 104.2 rushing yards per game ranked third overall in the Atlantic Coast Conference and fifth nationally among quarterbacks (25th overall). He also led the ACC in scoring (9.5 ppg) and his 17 rushing touchdowns were tied for 12th nationally (fourth among QBs).
He is only the eighth multi-year captain in the 126-year history of Georgia Tech football, joining H.C. Neblett (1931-32), Renso Perdoni (1969-70), Lucius Sanford (1976-77), David Lutz (1981-82), Steve Pharr (1991-92), Joshua Nesbitt (2009-10) and Justin Thomas (2014-16).
A first-time team captain, Mitchell has appeared in 34 games as a Yellow Jacket and made 25 starts, including each of the last 23 contests that he has suited up for. He has tallied 158 tackles and four interceptions over the first three years of his collegiate career and finished fourth on the team with 51 tackles last season despite missing the better part of four games due to injury.
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