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#54 Quayshawn Nealy

Quayshawn Nealy - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 6-1
Weight 235
Birthdate 08/05/1991
Hometown Lakeland, Fla.
Last School Lakeland
Year RS Senior
Height / Weight 6-1 / 235
Quayshawn Nealy - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2014 ALL-ACC, SECOND TEAM (ACSMA, Phil Steele)
2014 ALL-ACC, THIRD TEAM (coaches)

2014 (Redshirt Senior): Started in all 14 games … Named second- team All-ACC by media and third-team All-ACC by league’s head coaches … Finished second on team with 92 tackles, including 57 solo stops … Concluded career with eight interceptions, six fumble recoveries and four defensive touchdowns … Had 6.0 tackles for loss; 1.5 sacks; two interceptions, including one returned for touchdown; recovered team-best three fumbles, including one returned for touchdown; and forced one fumble … Had two tackles and one pass break-up in Orange Bowl win over Mississippi State on New Year’s Eve … Recorded six tackles and broke up pass in ACC Championship game vs. Florida State (Dec. 6) … Tallied nine tackles, forced fumble for first time in career and broke up pass at Georgia (Nov. 29) … Had 10 tackles, including three solo and half-sack for loss of four yards, vs. Clemson (Nov. 15) … Recorded six tackles, tallied interception and returned it 71 yards and returned fumble for 43-yard touchdown at NC State (Nov. 8) … Had three tackles vs. Virginia (Nov. 1) … Recorded seven tackles and recovered two fumbles at Pitt (Oct. 25) … Registered nine tackles, including seven solo and half-sack, at North Carolina (Oct. 18) … Led defense with 10 tackles, including eight solo and two for loss of 17 yards, vs. Duke (Oct. 11) … Tallied four tackles, including three solo, and had two pass break-ups vs. Miami (Oct. 4) … Had eight tackles, including two for loss of 10 yards and half-sack for loss of four yards, and one quarterback hurry and Virginia Tech (Sept. 20) … Led defense with eight solo tackles vs. Georgia Southern (Sept. 13) … Grabbed seventh career interception and returned it 10 yards for third career touchdown at Tulane (Sept. 6) while recording four solo tackles … Led team with six tackles against Wofford (Aug. 30) … Graduated from Georgia Tech in December with bachelor’s degree in management.

2013 (Redshirt Junior): Played in all 13 games, starting 12 times … Tied for second on team with 66 total tackles, including 44 solo tackles … Responsible for four takeaways – two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, including one for touchdown … Registered eight tackles and pass break-up in season opener vs. Elon (Aug. 31) … Had interception and three solo tackles at Miami (Oct. 5) … Recorded interception and 18-yard fumble return for touchdown in 56-0 shutout vs. Syracuse (Oct. 19) … Named ACC Linebacker of the Week for efforts against Orange … Had nine tackles, seven solo tackles and career-high three tackles for loss at Clemson (Nov. 14) … Recovered fumble vs. Alabama A&M (Nov. 23) … Registered season-high 10 tackles, including eight solo tackles vs. Georgia (Nov. 30) … Had nine tackles vs. Ole Miss in Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).

2012 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started 13 games … Missed Clemson game (Oct. 6) with injury … Ranked fourth on team in total tackles (79) … Recorded 3.5 tackles for loss including 2.0 sacks … Registered two interceptions and one pass break-up … Had 10 tackles, half-tackle for loss and third career interception in win over Virginia (Sept. 15) … Had 10 tackles vs. BYU (Oct. 27) … Recorded career-high 12 tackles including one tackle for loss at Maryland (Nov. 3) … Named ACC Linebacker of the Week after getting two sacks in win at North Carolina (Nov. 10) … Had interception in Sun Bowl against USC (Dec. 31) – second straight year he had INT in bowl game.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games at inside linebacker and started seven times … Produced 52 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, three pass break-ups, two interceptions and one fumble recovery … Came off the bench for two tackles and fumble recovery in first career game, Sept. 1 vs. Western Carolina … Recorded six tackles next week at Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 10) … Recorded five solo tackles and first career interception in win over Maryland (Oct. 8) … Had first career double-digit tackle day with 10 tackles and half-tackle for loss at Virginia (Oct. 15) … Registered seven tackles (5 solos) and tackle for loss at Duke (Nov. 19) … Picked off Utah pass and returned it untouched, 74 yards for touchdown, in Sun Bowl (Dec. 31).

2010 (True Freshman): Redshirted, did not play.

High School: Lakeland HS … All-State FSWA 5A Honorable Mention and All-Area Second Team LB … Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Polk County … First-team all-county … Named 2010 Florida Varsity Top 100 … As senior in 2009, recorded 121 tackles (85 unassisted), 25 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three pass break-ups, two interceptions, five sacks, two blocked punts and eight quarterback hurries … Career stats: 354 tackles (234 unassisted), 66 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, six interceptions, 11 sacks, two blocked punts, one blocked field goal … 126 tackles, four sacks and two fumbles caused as junior in 2008 … Played four seasons of football including two as team captain under coach William Castle … Also played four seasons of basketball … Led Lakeland HS to district championships in 2008 and 2009 … 2008 team was state runner-up, 2009 team was 5A state semifinalist.

Personal: Full name is Quayshawn Tyree Nealy … born Aug. 5, 1991, in Winter Haven, Fla. … Son of Jimmie and Katrina … Has two siblings – Zedrick Robinson and Jimmie Nealy Jr.

Tackles: 12 at Maryland, Nov. 3, 2012
Tackes for Loss: 3.0 at Clemson, Nov. 14, 2013
Sacks: 2.0 at North Carolina, Nov. 10, 2012
Forced Fumbles: 1, at Georgia, Nov. 29, 2014
Fumble Recoveries: 2, at Pitt, Oct. 25, 2014
Longest Fumble Return: 43 (TD) at NC State, Nov. 8, 2014
Pass Break-Ups: 2, vs. Miami, Oct. 4, 2014
Interceptions: 1, eight times – last time at NC State, Nov. 8, 2014
Longest Interception Return: 74 (TD) vs. Utah, Dec. 31, 2011


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