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The Georgia Tech Player of the Year Award

Offensive Player of the Year
Demarius Bilbo - Wide Receiver

AT TECH: Tech’s second leading receiver as a senior... Excellent athlete who was Tech’s backup quarterback in 2002 and battled for the starting job in the 2003 preseason before moving to receiver . . . Career totals of 46 catches for 679yards (14.8-yard average) and two touchdowns . . . Invited to participate in the 2006 Hula Bowl all-star game. 2005: Second on the team with 40 catches for 591 yards and two touchdowns... Averaged 14.8 yards per catch . . .Had at least one catch in every game except Virginia Tech... Had 13 catches for 207 yards on third down plays... Ranked 13th in the ACC in receiving yards per game and 15th interceptions per game. Had a breakout performance in Tech’s win over North Carolina as he established career bests with eight catches for131 yards, including a spectacular 48-yard touchdown catch that was the No. 3 Top Play of the Day on ESPN... Also threw a 33-yard pass in the game. Took a pitch from quarterback Reggie Ball and rolled right before hitting Ball across the field for the completion, which set up a field goal... Tech’s leading receiver in win over Clemson with five catches for 68 yards . . .Added four receptions for 76 yards against Wake Forest, including a 43-yard completion... Caught a 24-yardtouchdown pass against Virginia, when he led Tech with six catches for 89 yards... Had three catches against Georgia and three versus U Conn... Finished his career with four catches for 103 yards against Utah in the Emerald Bowl, including a career-long 65-yard reception.



Defensive Player of the Year
Gerris Wilkinson - Linebacker

AT TECH: Tech’s leading tackler and the top player on the Yellow Jackets’ outstanding defensive unit of 2005... Two-time all- conference selection and a third-team all-America as a senior... Three-year starter on defense... Elected one of Tech’s permanent team captains for 2005... Selected to play in the Senior Bowl following his senior season. A standout middle linebacker the last two years after one season starting at defensive end... Made the move back to linebacker in the spring of 2004, beginning at outside linebacker before settling in the middle... Played outside linebacker as a freshman, then moved to defensive end as a sophomore in 2003... Has good quickness, strength, athletic ability and knowledge of the game... Started every game of the 2003-04-05 seasons (37 straight games)... Ranks seventh in Tech history in career tackles for loss (38)... Career totals also include 253 tackles, 12.5 sacks, three interceptions and six pass breakups. 2005: Third-team all-America selection by Rivals.com... Earned second-team all- Atlantic Coast Conference honors for the second straight year... Tech’s leading tackler for the second year in a row with 85, including nine tackles for loss, four sacks, two interceptions and two pass breakups... Top player on a Tech defense that ranked in the Top 25 nationally in total defense (22nd), rushing defense (13th), pass efficiency defense (23rd), scoring defense (23rd), interceptions (6th), turnover margin (T16th) and takeaways (T-16th)...


2005 Award Winners

2004 Award Winners

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