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#91 Patrick Gamble

Patrick Gamble - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-5
Weight 286
Hometown Carrollton, Ga.
Last School Central Carroll
Year RS Senior
Height / Weight 6-5 / 277
Patrick Gamble - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets


2016 (Redshirt Senior): Started all 13 games at defensive tackle despite playing the entire season with a shoulder injury … one of three team captains … honorable-mention all-ACC (media) … finished fifth on the team overall and tops among defensive linemen with 54 total tackles … led team with 7.5 sacks, 10.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles … three forced fumbles were good for a tie for sixth in the ACC and 7.5 sacks were tied for 10th in the conference … recorded multiple tackles in 12-of-13 games … notched early-season sacks versus Mercer (Sept. 10) and Clemson (Sept. 22) … broke out with five tackles, a sack, a quarterback hurry and a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) … had 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble in win at No. 18 Virginia Tech (Nov. 12) … recorded a seven-yard sack in home finale versus Virginia (Nov. 19) … tallied a career-high 11 tackles, including one for loss, in 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26) … was arguably the top defensive performer in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl with seven tackles, two tackles for loss and a career-high two sacks, the first of which caused a fumble that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by teammate P.J. Davis and gave Georgia Tech its first points in what turned out to be a 33-18 win over Kentucky.

2015 (Redshirt Junior): Played in 10 games, making 10 starts … Finished with 38 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick … Started at defensive end vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3), did not record any stats … Started at nose tackle vs. Tulane (Sept. 12), recording three tackles and one TFL … Added three tackles at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Did not play at Duke (Sept. 26) or vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) … Returned from injury to start at Clemson (Oct. 10), making two tackles and recovering a fumble … Tallied three tackles in start vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) … Made two tackles, one sack and blocked a field goal that led to game-winning 78-yard touchdown return vs. Florida State (Oct. 24) … Amassed career-high nine tackles at Virginia (Oct. 31) … Added six tackles in season finale vs. Georgia (Nov. 28).

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in all 14 games, making four starts … Had 25 tackles, including 14 solo and 1.5 tackles for loss … Broke up one pass and recovered fumble … Had two tackles in Orange Bowl win vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 31) … Registered two tackles vs. Florida State in ACC Championship Game (Dec. 6) … Tallied two tackles at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Had three tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Recorded three tackles at NC State (Nov. 8) … Made first-career start and tallied two solo tackles and PBU vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Registered one solo tackle vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Notched one solo tackle vs. Miami (Oct. 4) … Had two tackles, including half-tackle for loss, at Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Made one solo tackle vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Registered two tackles at Tulane (Sept. 6) … Made career-high four tackles, including one for loss of five yards, and forced a fumble against Wofford (Aug. 30).

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in eight games … Recorded six tackles including half-tackle for loss … Came off bench to record tackle in each of first two games of college career … Registered career-high three tackles, including two solo tackles and half-tackle for loss vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23).

2012 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play … Named Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year.

High School: Central Carroll H.S. … Played for head coach Grant Chestnut … Was No. 26-rated defensive tackle in country … Three-time all-region 6AAA pick … Also earned all-region honors in basketball … Played in Georgia North-South All-Star game … Rated with three stars by and

Personal: Full name is Patrick Leshun Gamble … Born Feb. 2, 1994 … Son of Curtis and Charonda Person … “(Tech) is a good combination of academics and athletics. I think a degree from Georgia Tech will carry a lot of weight,” Gamble said … Has been playing football since age six … Made Dean’s List in fall of 2012 … Graduated in May 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in literature, media and communication.

Tackles: 11 at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Solo Tackles: 5 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016 
Tackles for Loss: 2.5 at Pittsburgh, Oct. 8, 2016
Sacks: 2.0 vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Pass Breakups: 1, three times – last at Miami (Fla.), Nov. 21, 2015
Forced Fumbles: 1, four times – last vs. Kentucky, Dec. 31, 2016
Fumble Recoveries: 1 at Clemson, Oct. 10, 2015
Quarterback Hurries: 2 vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Blocked Kicks: 1 vs. Florida State, Oct. 24, 2015 (field goal)


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