2018 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams and as a reserve linebacker … did not record any statistics.
2017 (Redshirt Sophomore): Saw action in six games on special teams and as a reserve linebacker … Made first-career tackle in win over North Carolina (Sept. 30).
2016 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in four games for the Yellow Jackets on the special teams unit … Did not record any statistics … Named Georgia Tech’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year for his efforts on the practice field.
2015 (True Freshman): Did not play, redshirted … Member of Scout team.
High School: Played tight end and inside linebacker for three seasons of football at Greater Atlanta Christian School for head coach Tim Hardy … Was team captain as a senior … Tallied 91 tackles, six sacks, 12 tackles for loss and returned an interception for touchdown as a senior … Helped lead Greater Atlanta Christian to 2014 regional title and state runner-up finish with 14-1 record … Named to Gwinnett Honor Roll by Gwinnett Daily Post in 2013 and 2014 … Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 75 for 2015 … Selected first-team all-region 6-2A and second-team all-state as senior… Played two seasons on baseball team.
Personal: Full name is John Tyler Cooksey … Born July 13, 1996 in Decatur, Ga. … Son of Tom and Cindy Cooksey … Father, Tom, played nose guard for Georgia Tech from 1976-80 and played one year (1981) with Atlanta Falcons … Majoring in business administration.