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#93 Jack Barton

Jack Barton - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Year R-Senior
Height 6-4
Weight 265
Hometown Alpharetta, Ga.
High School Centennial H.S.
Last School Furman
Jack Barton - Football - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Furman (2019-23): Attended Furman from 2019-23 … Appeared in 13 games in 2023 and helped lead Paladins to Southern Conference championship … Named second-team all-SoCon … Finished the season with 25 tackles (10 solo), 6.0 tackles for loss and three sacks … Also blocked two kicks, defended three passes and recovered a fumble … Tallied three tackles, including a tackle for loss, at Kennesaw State (Sept. 16) … Then recorded four stops against Mercer (Sept. 23), including a tackle for loss and 0.5 sacks … Totaled a season-high six tackles (two solo) against East Tennessee State (Oct. 28), 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks … Emerged as a principal performer on Furman’s defense in 2022, seeing action in all 13 games and making nine starts at defensive end … Played a pivotal role in Furman’s 10-3 season that featured a stretch of seven consecutive wins and an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs, where the Paladins claimed a 31-6 first round home win over Elon … 10 wins represented the most by Furman since 2005 … Team finished a consensus 10th in final AFCA and Stats Perform Polls…campaign was fueled with strong work by Furman’s defense, which led the FCS in turnovers gained (29), and by superior special teams play that saw the Paladins also top the FCS in blocked kicks (10) … Registered 30 tackles on the season, including seven for-loss and 2.5 sacks … Paced the FCS with a school record four blocked kicks…began the season as a backup to Jeremiah Jackson … Stepped into the starting lineup after Jackson sustained a season ending injury early in the Charleston Southern contest (24-19 win) … Went on to log starts in the Paladins’ final nine games…earned his first blocked kick on a 46-yard field goal attempt against Charleston Southern … Career starting debut came the next week against Samford…had four tackles, including one for-loss versus The Citadel (21-10 win) … Tallied a season high five stops (2 TFLs) against VMI (41-3 win) … Deflected a pair of passes and blocked a 24-yard field goal attempt in a 24-20 win over FCS sixth-ranked Chattanooga … Blocked FG versus UTC came midway the fourth quarter and helped preserve the Paladins’ 24-20 lead … Notched his third blocked kick (30-yard FGA) the next week in a 23-13 road win over FCS 11th-ranked Mercer and extended his streak of blocked field goals to three games by deflecting a 38-yard attempt against Wofford (63-28 win)…named to both 2022 SoCon All-Academic Team and SoCon Academic Honor Roll for the 2022-23 school year … Earned playing time in eight games in 2021 and totaled four tackles … Recorded a pair of stops in a 37-31 win over 20th-ranked VMI … Named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll for the 2021-22 school year … Saw action in four games as a reserve in Spring of 2021, working at both defensive tackle and defensive end … Tallied two stops against Mercer and one in season finale versus The Citadel … Appeared in two late season games … Made career debut and collected his first tackle in regular season finale versus Point (64-7 win) … Awarded redshirt and extra year of eligibility.

High School: Saw duty at eight positions during his prep career: defensive end, punter, outside linebacker, middle linebacker, tight end, fullback, nose guard, and defensive tackle … Career statistics include 75 tackles (19 tackles for-loss), 14 sacks, six blocks field goals, and three blocked punts … Served as team captain and earned second team all-region honors in 2018 … Coached by Michael Perry.

Personal: Father, Bill, played football at Tennessee … Brother, Bill, played football at Centre College … Cousins, Kendall and Bennett Barton also attended Georgia Tech and played football … Uncle, Hollis Barton, was a three-year letterman (1978-82) and all-SoCon offensive guard at Furman, who played on three SoCon championship teams … Graduated from Furman with a bachelor’s degree in information technology.

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