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William Lay III
William Lay III
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William Lay III

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Year RS Junior
Height 6-2
Weight 305
Hometown Bowersville, Ga.
Last School Hart County
Year RS Sophomore
William Lay III

Biography

2019 (Redshirt Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games, including taking over as Georgia Tech’s starting center after multiple injuries to the offensive line … Earned recognition to the watch list for nation’s most outstanding walk-on student-athlete … Helped Georgia Tech run for 207 yards (its second-highest rushing total of the season) against a Miami (Fla.) team that then-ranked No. 7 nationally in rushing defense (77.7 rushing yards per contest) … During a three-game stretch from Oct. 19-Nov. 9, Tech faced the teams that ranked first (Pitt), fourth (Miami) and eighth (Virginia) nationally in sacks and the offensive front allowed just five total sacks in those three games, including none against Virginia … Helped Georgia Tech refuse to surrender a sack in two of the final four games.

2018 (Redshirt Freshman): Did not see game action.

2017 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Three-year letterwinner for coach William Devane at Hart County H.S. … Played every position across the offensive line … Earned all-region (8-3A) accolades as a junior and senior … Team captain as a senior … Selected to participate in FCA Athens Area All-Star Game … Honor roll student that was active in National Honor Society, Secretary of State Chamber of Ambassadors, Hart County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Leadership Hart … Lists most memorable non-athletic accomplishment as being on honor roll for 12-of-13 years from elementary school through high school.

Personal: Oldest of two siblings … Father, William II, played basketball at Piedmont College … William III started playing football at age eight … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Aspires for a career as a robotics engineer.

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