The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets college football team has long been considered the pride of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia. From its humble beginnings as an informal football program set up by Georgia Tech students in 1892, it has evolved into a powerhouse college football team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Atlantic Coast Conference. (ACC) The team boasts a rich and established history and colorful tradition in collegiate football. Throughout its history, Georgia Tech has seen many of its students make their mark not only on college football, but also on a professional level as well. The team also takes pride in its coaching staff that steered the team over the years, most notable of them is the legendary John Heisman, for whom the prestigious Heisman Trophy that is being awarded to exemplary college football players is named after.
The team currently plays at the Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field in the Georgia Tech campus. The Yellow Jackets have been playing in this field where the stadium now stands since 1913, making the venue one of the oldest, continuously used on-campus football sites.
Important Moments And Accomplishments
With such a cherished history, it comes as no surprise that the Yellow Jackets would also have a rich history as far as achievements in collegiate football are concerned. To date, the team has appeared in a total of 35 bowl games, their latest appearance being an appearance in 2007’s Humanitarian Bowl. Of these appearances, the team managed to have an impressive record of 22 wins on these appearances, the latest win was during 2004’s Champs Sports Bowl, which contributed to Georgia Tech’s ranking in the 8th position among the teams with the most bowl wins. In addition, the team has also bagged 4 National Championships and 14 conference titles, 2 of which are won under the ACC.
Quarterbacks in the Current Roster
Currently, the team’s quarterbacks are composed of Jim Henry, Doc Coppage, Josh Nesbitt, Jaybo Shaw, Tevin Washington, Bryce Dykes, and Calvin Booker.
Paul Johnson became the head coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team in December 2007. Johnson, who holds a record of 112-40 overall coaching career wins and 4-5 bowl victories, is renowned for his unique spread option offense tactic which he has employed for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team as well. This has spiked renewed interest and speculation among the team’s fans and spectators as to how the team will fare playing under this new tactic. The answer so far seems promising, as the team has made an impressive record of 7-2 wins in the Atlantic Coast Conference. With the football spirit alive once more in Georgia Tech, many are now flocking to see the Yellow Jackets play and bear witness once again whether they can put another feather on the cap of its long, illustrious history. If you are a long Yellow Jackets fan, this is one season that you may not want to miss.