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Tech Ranked No. 25 by Athlon

May. 2, 2005

The Georgia Tech football team will be preseason ranked No. 25 in the nation by Athlon Sports preseason magazine.

The Jackets are coming off a 7-5 record in 2004 and a 51-14 victory over Syracuse in the Champs Sports Bowl, Tech’s eighth consecutive bowl appearance.

Sophomore wide receiver Calvin Johnson is named preseason first-team All-American and first-team All-ACC by the magazine.

Senior defensive end Eric Henderson is a preseason first-team All-ACC selection by Athlon. Tailback P.J. Daniels, offensive lineman Brad Honeycutt and linebacker Gerris Wilkinson are named preseason second-team All-ACC, while quarterback Reggie Ball, defensive back Reuben Houston and placekicker Travis Bell are tabbed to Athlon’s All-ACC third-team.

Georgia Tech’s quarterbacks and running backs are rated No. 2 in the ACC.

Magazines will hit newsstands on June 7. The Atlantic Coast regional edition cover will feature Calvin Johnson.

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