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The Georgia Tech Player of the Year Award

Offensive Player of the Year
Anthony Allen

The Louisville transfer made an immediate impact, starting at A-back... Ranked third on the team in rushing (44.1 ypg)... Rushed for 100 yards in a game twice last season... Had five receptions for 112 yards... Scored seven touchdowns -- six by rushing, one by receiving... Averaged a remarkable 9.7 yards per carry... Rushed for a touchdown in the FedExOrange Bowl against Iowa (Jan. 5)

Carried 11 times for 103 yards and two touchdowns at Virginia (Oct. 24)

Had four carries for 81 yards, including a 60-yard scamper, at Florida State (Oct. 10)

Rushed three times for 10 yards including a 7-yard touchdown run, and he had one reception for 20 yards at Mississippi State (Oct. 3)

Rushed six times for 42 yards (7.0 ypa) and a touchdown at Miami

(Sept. 17)... Erupted for 127 yards and a touchdown on just five carries in Tech’s 30-27 win over Clemson.

(Sept. 10). Bolted to an 82-yard touchdown run -- tying for the seventh-longest run in Tech history -- the first time he touched the ball against the Tigers... Caught a 26-yard touchdown pass in his first Georgia Tech game, vs. Jacksonville State.

(Sept. 5)... Rushed for more than 1,100 yards and 20 touchdowns in two seasons at Louisville... Allen gave Tech one of the deepest running back corps in college football.



Defensive Player of the Year
Brad Jefferson

Named honorable mention All-ACC... The team leader in total tackles (95), and ranked sec- ond in tackles for loss (8.0). Also had two pass break-ups and two forced fumbles... Produced a career-high 11 tackles and a tackle-for-loss vs. Georgia (Nov. 28)

Recorded a team-high nine tackles and a tackle for loss at Duke (Nov. 14)

Had eight tackles and a half-tackle for loss vs. Wake Forest (Nov. 7)

Recorded nine tackles at Vanderbilt (Oct. 31)

Tech’s nominee for ACC defender of the week after recording six tackles and two tackles for loss in the 34-9 win at Virginia (Oct. 24)

Had eight tackles and a tackle for loss in the win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)

Recorded nine tackles at Florida State(Oct. 10)

Recorded the first two fumble recoveries of his career, had eight tackles, seven solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Mis- sissippi State (Oct. 3).

Was named the ACC co-Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance... Recorded five tackles and a career-high two pass break-ups in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 5)

Endured an injury-plagued 2008 sophomore year... Began the 2008 season as a starter but was injured (dislocated wrist) in the season opener. Did not get back into full swing until late in the season... Considered a quarterback of the Yellow Jacket defense... One of the strongest players on the team... Widely referred to as “Gladiator”.


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