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Tech QB Jaybo Shaw Breaks Collarbone

Aug. 15, 2009

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech sophomore Jaybo Shaw, the Yellow Jackets’ top reserve quarterback, broke his collarbone during a scrimmage Saturday morning.

“It’s really unfortunate,” head coach Paul Johnson said. “Jaybo was playing really well and was having a good camp.”

With limited information, Johnson estimated that Shaw could miss 6-8 weeks. Johnson did not rule out the possibility of Shaw using 2009 as a redshirt season, but the Yellow Jacket head coach said it was much too early to speculate.

Shaw, who had a touchdown run earlier in the scrimmage, was injured on what appeared to be a routine pass completion. After being knocked to the ground, Shaw injured the collarbone when a teammate fell on him.

Shaw was a key contributor last season as a true freshman when he filled in periodically for injured starter Josh Nesbitt. Shaw played almost the entire game against Mississippi State (a 38-7 victory) and started the next week against Duke (a 27-0 victory). He completed 9-of-14 passes for 230 yards in the shutout win over the Blue Devils.

The Flowery Branch (Ga.) native finished his rookie season with a completion percentage of 62.5 percent and a pass efficiency rating of 194.02. He also ran for 200 yards and three touchdowns.

Shaw entered the 2009 season as the clear back-up to Nesbitt. There are three other scholarship quarterbacks on the roster — redshirt freshman Tevin Washington and true freshmen Jordan Luallen and David Sims. Luallen has not practiced since August 8 because of an ankle injury.

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