THE FLATS – Former Georgia Tech football standouts Andrew Marshall, Malik Rivera and Brad Stewart all earned membership to the 2019 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF announced on Wednesday.
The society is comprised of college football players who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 grade-point average or better throughout their college careers, while making significant contributions throughout their athletic careers.
Marshall graduated from Georgia Tech in December 2017 with a 3.46 GPA as a business administration major and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in building construction and facilities management. He was a four-time member of the Atlantic Coast Conference academic honor roll. On the field, he started 12 games at left tackle for the Yellow Jackets last season after missing the entire 2017 campaign due to a foot injury. He helped pave the way for Georgia Tech to lead the nation with 325.0 rushing yards per game last season.
Rivera is also a graduate student at Tech, pursuing a master’s in quantitative and computational finance. He enrolled at Georgia Tech this fall after graduating with a 3.56 GPA as a triple-major (mathematics, finance and computer science) from Wofford, where he was a three-year letterwinner as a defensive back. Rivera made a huge impact on the Yellow Jackets’ defense in his lone season at the NCAA Division I FBS level, starting all 13 games at free safety. He led the Jackets in tackles (68) and tied for the team lead with two interceptions.
A two-time first-team Academic All-District honoree, Stewart started a team-high 40-straight games at wide receiver for the Yellow Jackets, including all 13 last season. Stewart averaged 17.9 yards per catch over a team-high 15 receptions. He also led the team with three touchdown catches, including what proved to be the game-winning 31-yard score in the Nov. 10 27-21 win over Miami. He carried a 3.3 grade-point average as a mechanical engineering major.
All three Yellow Jackets were named Academic All-District in 2018, marking the most Academic All-District honorees in a single season in Georgia Tech history.