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Two Yellow Jackets Earn Academic All-District 3

Nov. 8, 2007

ATLANTA — Georgia Tech senior center Kevin Tuminello and junior defensive tackle Darryl Richard were named to the ESPN The Magazine-sponsored Academic All District 3 team, it was announced today by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Tuminello, a candidate for the Rimington Trophy, has started 35 consecutive games for the Yellow Jackets. The Youngstown (Ohio) native leads an offensive line that ranks first in the ACC and third nationally in fewest sacks allowed. Tuminello has also been instrumental in Tech leading the ACC in rushing offense.

Richard, a starter on the Yellow Jacket defensive line, graduated from Georgia Tech in just three years and is currently enrolled in graduate school. Richard has 6.0 tackles-for-loss 3.5 sacks and a forced fumble this season.

By earning a spot on the Academic All-District team, Tuminello and Richard advance to the ballot for Academic All-American.

Seven ACC players earned a spot on the All-District 3 team including two from Georgia Tech, two from Duke, two from Wake Forest and one from Florida State.


District 3 Winners

University Division


Punter – Brian Mimbs Georgia, Jr. Dublin, Ga. 3.25 Risk Management and Insurance

QB – Tim Tebow, Florida, So. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.76 Family Youth and Community Service

WR – Myles Potter, Davidson, Jr. North Augusta, S.C. 3.58 Chemistry

WR – Rocky Ross, Central Florida, Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.31 Criminal Justice

TE – Andrew Atchison, William & Mary, Gr. Charlottesville, Va. 3.40, 3.92 (grad) BS in Biology (undergrad) MAED Science (grad)

RB – Lanard Stafford, South Carolina, Sr. Hemingway, S.C. 3.65 Electrical Engineering

RB – Jerome Felton, Furman, Sr. Madisonville, Tenn. 3.28 Political Science

OL – Luis Frazier, Wake Forest, Sr. Clearwater, Fla. 3.76 Biology

OL – Kevin Tuminello, Georgia Tech, Sr., Youngstown, Ohio 3.55 Building Construction

OL – Jamon Meredith, South Carolina, Jr. Simpsonville, S.C. 3.68 Sport and Entertainment Management

OL – Matt Rumsey, Duke, Sr. Dunwoody, Ga. 3.43 Political Science

OL – Scott Shuford, Furman, Sr. Charlotte, N.C. 3.66 Communications/Religion

K – Nick Ellis, Charleston Southern, Sr. Stockbridge, Ga. 3.75 Social Studies Education

DB – Myron Rolle, Florida State, So. Galloway, NJ 3.81 Exercise Science

DB – Dan Tavani, Wofford, Sr. Easton, Pa. 3.48 Accounting

DB – Patrick FitzGerald, Davidson, Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. 3.42 History

DB – Sha’reff Rashad, Central Florida, Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. 3.46 Criminal Justice

LB – Pierre Banks, Appalachian State, Gr. Durham, N.C. 3.24, 1st semester grad UG: communication GR: educational media

LB – Jacob Rochester, VMI, Jr. Dallas, Tex. 4.0 Economics and Business

LB – Kevin Adleman, Wofford, Sr. Mauldin, S.C. 3.66 Accounting

DL – Darryl Richard, Georgia Tech, Gr. Selma, Ala. 3.52, 1st semester grad Management (pursuing MBA)

DL – Keith Shologan, Central Florida, Sr. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 3.52 Finance

DL – Patrick Bailey, Duke, Sr. Elmendorf, Texas 3.23 Electrical and Computer Engineering

DL – Jeremy Thompson, Wake Forest, Sr. Charlotte, N.C. 3.22 Health and Exercise Science


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