THE FLATS – Georgia Tech wide receiver Eric Singleton Jr. (Douglasville, Ga./Alexander H.S.) has picked up two more freshman all-America honors this week, as a second-team selection on The Athletic’s freshman all-America team and a member of 247Sports’ 28-player true freshman all-America team.
Singleton Jr. leads all freshmen nationally (true or redshirt) with 64.2 receiving yards per game and ranks second among true freshmen nationally with six touchdown receptions. His 706 receiving yards and six touchdown catches both rank among the top 10 overall in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while his six TD receptions are just one shy of the Georgia Tech freshman record of seven, held by Calvin Johnson (2004) and Ahmarean Brown (2019). He finished second in voting for ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year and third in balloting for the conference’s overall Rookie of the Year.
Previously named freshman all-America by On3, Singleton Jr. helped contribute to Georgia Tech putting together a 6-6 overall record, collecting two wins over nationally ranked opponents and earning its first bowl berth since 2018. With a 5-3 conference record, the Yellow Jackets finished in a tie for fourth in the final ACC standings after being picked to finish 12th in the 14-team league in conference’s preseason poll.
Singleton Jr. and the Yellow Jackets conclude their season on Friday, Dec. 22 at the Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Fla. versus UCF. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Georgia Tech’s allotment of Gasparilla Bowl tickets is sold out, but tickets can still be purchased directly through the Gasparilla Bowl website at gasparillabowl.com/tickets.
Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2
Looking to build on the success of last year’s Competitive Drive Initiative, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation and Georgia Tech athletics are partnering once again to launch Competitive Drive Initiative Turn 2. CDI Turn 2 has a goal of raising $2.5 million in new gifts to the Alexander-Tharpe Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund by Dec. 31, and Georgia Tech and the Georgia Tech Foundation will match eligible gifts to accelerate the impact for Tech athletics. Like last year, not only will gifts to CDI Turn 2 be matched, but so will the contributor’s benefits in the way of A-T Fund giving levels and priority points. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/turn2.