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THE FLATS — Donning shoulder pads for the first time this fall, Georgia Tech football held its third practice of the season on Sunday afternoon at the John and Mary Brock Football Facility and Rose Bowl Field on Sunday afternoon.

Practice Details:
Per NCAA regulations, Georgia Tech was able to strap on shoulder pads for the first time and add some light contact (but still no tackling) for Sunday’s practice. The Yellow Jackets worked out for a little less than two-and-a-half hours. The outdoor portions of the first 30 minutes of practice were held in a light rain and temperatures remained in the low 80s for much of the workout. With pads added to the equation, Georgia Tech held its first 11-on-11 drills of fall camp during the final few periods of practice.

Plays of the Day:
Plays from a pair of true freshmen stood out during 7-on-7 drills midway through practice. Early in the period, wide receiver Adonicas Sanders got behind the secondary on a post route and easily hauled in a long touchdown pass. Several plays later, Kaleb Oliver jumped a pass route on the left sideline, picked off the pass and had nothing but green grass in front of him for what would have been an interception return for a score.

The Good Word
Minding Their Business

THE FLATS — The Yellow Jackets returned to the John and Mary Brock Football Facility and Rose Bowl Field for practice No. 2 on a sunny Atlanta afternoon on Saturday.

Practice Details: 
Saturday’s practice consisted of 24 periods and lasted just under two-and-a-half hours. Like Friday’s first practice, Saturday’s workout had no contact with the Yellow Jackets again wearing helmets, jerseys and shorts (no pads).

Plays of the Day:
The plays of the day on the offensive side of the ball came by way of junior Qua Searcy as he made a leaping catch between two defenders on a pass thrown by redshirt-freshman Lucas Johnson deep across the middle of the field in the seven-on-seven drills. Searcy then topped that play with a 17-yard catch across the middle in which he dove to lay out for the pass just before hitting the turf two series later. The defense set the tone early in the seven-on-seven drills as senior defensive back Corey Griffin broke up not one, but two passes over the first five plays in the period. The closed out the drill with an interception at the goal line by junior safety Josh Selembo on a deep ball down the middle of the field.



THE FLATS — Exactly one month before the highly anticipated season opener versus Tennessee in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Georgia Tech football officially opened preparations for the 2017 campaign with its first practice of the season at Rose Bowl Field.

Practice Details: 
Friday’s practice consisted of 24 periods and lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours. Per NCAA rules, the the first workout of the season had no contact with the Yellow Jackets donning helmets, jerseys and shorts (no pads).

Plays of the Day:
The plays of the year to date occured during a seven-on-seven period midway through practice. The first came on the first play of the period when junior safety A.J. Gray made a great read on pass, jumped the route, made the interception and ran uncontested up the right sideline for a touchdown. Just a couple plays later, the offense got some revenge when junior quarterback TaQuon Marshall made a perfect back-shoulder pass to redshirt freshman Stephen Dolphus, who hauled the ball in despite tight coverage and made his way down the left sideline for a long gain.

The Good Word
Jackets’ Leaders Look to Bring “It” Out of Teammates

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