Georgia Tech vs. Georgia Southern: Notes on Eagles’ depth chart

September 13, 2014 Atlanta - Georgia Southern Eagles running back Matt Breida (36) runs away from Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Synjyn Days (10) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September, 13, 2014. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won 42 - 38 over the Georgia Southern Eagles. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

September 13, 2014 Atlanta – Georgia Southern Eagles running back Matt Breida (36) runs away from Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Synjyn Days (10) in the second half at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September, 13, 2014. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won 42 – 38 over the Georgia Southern Eagles. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

A look at Georgia Southern’s (3-2, 2-1 Sun Belt) depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech (3-3, 1-3 ACC) at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

OFFENSE

WR

BJ Johnson III, 6-1, 212, r-Sr.

Obe Fortune, 6-1, 178, r-Fr.

Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson noted on Tuesday how big and athletic the Eagles’ receivers are. Johnson has 65 receptions for 1,004 yards in his career.

WR

Keigan Williams, 6-1, 2015, r-Sr.

D’Ondre Dlenn, 6-5, 210, r-Fr.

Here’s a weird stat: Georgia Southern is the only FBS squad to play four consecutive road games. Saturday’s is the third in a stretch that included losses at Western Michigan and Arkansas State. The fourth game will be at New Mexico State.

LT

Jeremiah Culbreth, 6-4, 302, So.

Lawrence Edwards, 6-6, 258, Fr.

The Eagles’ offensive line averages 280 pounds. It’s the lightest Tech has faced this season. Tech’s defensive line averages 265 pounds.

LG

Ryan Northrup, 6-2, 290, r-So.

Jakob Cooper, 6-3, 275, r-Fr.

C

Andy Kwon, 6-2, 300, Sr.

Sean Gaddy, 6-0, 270, r-Sr.

The line is paving the way for the Eagles to average 286.6 rushing yards per game. They are averaging 4.8 yards per carry.

RG

Curtis Rainey, 6-2, 297, So.

John Freeman, 6-4, 294, r-Jr.

RT

Max Magana, 6-7, 290, Sr.

Drew Wilson, 6-4, 300, Fr.

The line has given up seven sacks and helped Favian Upshaw and Kevin Ellison complete 47-of-81 passing attempts.

RB

Matt Breida, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Wesley Fields, 6-0, 195, So.

Breida has rushed for 3,372 yards and 35 touchdowns in his career.

The Eagles are the only FBS school with two active players who have rushed for at least 2,000 yards in Brieda and Kevin Ellison.

Fields and Breida are each averaging 55.8 yards per game this season.

QB

Kevin Ellison, 6-0, 195, r-Sr.

Favian Upshaw, 6-1, 170, r-Sr.

Ellison is the active leader for rushing yards by a quarterback (2,942). Tech’s Justin Thomas has 2,104. He is fourth on the list.

Upshaw has also rushed for more than 1,000 yards. He and Ellison are the only active quarterbacks on the same team to accomplish that feat.

Ellison is tied with former Tech quarterback Jaybo Shaw, who transferred to Georgia Southern, for fifth on the school’s career passing list (2,709).

RB

LA Ramsby, 5-11, 210, r-Jr.

Chaz Thornton, 5-7, 185, r-Jr.

Ramsby has 33 carries for 208 yards and three touchdowns. There are five Eagles that are averaging at least 50 yards rushing.

WR

Montay Crockett, 6-0, 180, r-Sr.

Malik Henry, 6-0, 175, So.

Crockett is the team’s second-leading receiver with 10 catches for 200 yards and one touchdown.

WR

Myles Campbell, 5-6, 170, r-Jr.

Mike Jackson, 5-10, 169, Fr.

Campbell is the third-leading receiver with 10 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns. He has the team’s longest catch this season (63 yards).

TE

Kevin Ackerman, 6-5, 247, r-Fr.

Ross Alexander, 6-2, 237, Jr.

Yes, there are 13 positions listed on Georgia Southern’s depth chart on offense.

DEFENSE

DE

Bernard Dawson, 6-2, 248, Sr.

Nardo Govan, 6-2, 250, r-Sr.

The Eagles’ defensive line averages 274 pounds. Tech’s offensive line averages 296 pounds.

DT

Darrius Sapp, 6-1, 330, Jr.

Darius Roper, 6-3, 270, r-Jr.

NT

Jay Ellison, 6-1, 310, Sr.

Jonathan Battle Jr., 6-1, 285, r-Sr.

Opponents are averaging 130.8 rushing yards per game against the Eagles.

DE

Logan Hunt, 6-2, 255, So.

Ryan George, 6-1, 244, r-Jr.

Hunt leads the Eagles with four quarterback hurries.

LB

Ukeme Eligwe, 6-2, 239, r-Jr.

Ken Butler Jr., 5-11, 220, r-Sr.

Eligwe is one of six Eagles who have one sack.

LB

Ironhead Gallon, 5-11, 210, r-Sr.

William Bussey Jr., 6-0, 215, Sr.

Gallon has 171 tackles and four blocked kicks in the past two-plus seasons. He leads the team this season 46 tackles.

LB

Chris De La Rosa, 6-1, 230, Jr.

Jacorey Belvin, 5-10, 211, r-So.

CB

Jessie Liptrot, 6-0, 185, r-Fr.

Manquavion Brinson, 5-11, 170, Fr.

Brinson is one of five Eagles with an interception.

FS

Joshua Moon, 6-0, 187, So.

Jay Bowdry, 6-0, 185, r-Fr.

Opponents are averaging 218.8 passing yards per game.

SS

RJ Murray, 6-0, 200, r-So.

Vegas Harley, 5-11, 185, r-Sr.

Opponents are averaging 5.5 yards per play.

CB

Darius Jones Jr., 5-10, 180, Sr.

Christian Matthew, 6-3, 175, r-Fr.

Matthew leads the team with four tackles for loss.

SPECIALISTS

P

Matt Flynn, 6-0, 200, r-Jr.

Flynn is averaging 39.7 yards per punt with 10 fair catches and three of more than 50 yards.

PK

Younghoe Koo, 5-10, 190, Sr.

Has made 9-of-10 field goal attempts this season, including a 53-yarder last week.

KO

Tyler Bass, 5-10, 173, r-Fr.

Bass has 25 touchbacks on 33 kickoffs. He has put one out of bounds.

KOR

Malik Henry, 6-0, 175, So.

L.A. Ramsby, 5-11, 210, r-Jr.

Henry is averaging 20.5 yards per return.

PR

Montay Crockett, 6-0, 180, r-Sr.

Crockett is averaging 6.9 yards per punt return.

 

 

 

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