Nesbitt out for regular season with broken arm

BLACKSBURG, VA. — Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt is likely out for the season with a broken arm, according to coach Paul Johnson.

Nesbitt said he hit his right arm on Davon Morgan’s knee as he was trying to tackle him after an interception near the goal line in the second quarter. Nesbitt said the arm went immediately numb. He was taken to the locker room at halftime and didn’t return to the game, which Georgia Tech lost 28-21. The loss ended any hopes Georgia Tech had of defending its ACC championship.

After the game, with his arm tucked underneath his warm-up top, Nesbitt said he’s going to try to make it back for a bowl game, presuming Tech can win at least one of its three remaining games and qualify for the postseason for the 14th consecutive year. Tech could play in a bowl anywhere from six-eight weeks from now.

“I’m just trying to stay positive, keep positives thoughts going through my mind and just keep the team uplifted,” he said.

It was a bittersweet night for the senior.

With a 71-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, Nesbitt became the most prolific rushing quarterback in ACC history, breaking a record held formerly by Clemson’s Woodrow Dantzler.

Assuming he doesn’t return for the rest of this, his final season, Nesbitt will finish with 2,806 yards rushing and 3,276 yards passing.

Nesbitt said this setback makes his role as one of the team’s leaders even more important. He said his focus now will be on making sure that Tevin Washington, who took over at quarterback, stays focused.

“These guys didn’t come here to be perennial backups,” Johnson said. “They came to play.”

Washington led the team to one game-tying touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, and almost led them to another at the end of the game. However, the rally came up short when Washington was intercepted in the corner of the end zone by Rashad Carmichael.

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Greg

November 4th, 2010
11:56 pm

Greg

November 4th, 2010
11:59 pm

Let me be the first to say that if Joshua is done for the year,he was truly an exemplary football player with one of the strongest wills i have seen. Thanks for what you have done at GT by creating a solid foundation for CPJ and his offense.

RAMBLINWRECK10

November 5th, 2010
12:00 am

Thanks for everything Josh you are a true team player.

As for GT great game really played hard and almost pulled it off. I thought Washington did a fantastic job and bodes well for the future. Thankfully he will get a few extra days before Miami to get more comfortable with the offense. I for one thought he made some nice throws and made some running plays out of absolutely nothing. Great job kid hang tough and get us a W in Athens!

mmgtfan

November 5th, 2010
12:02 am

One of the greatest Tech QB’s ever. Really became a legend in the past 3 years. Thank you #9! Please come back for the bowl game

Rogeriter

November 5th, 2010
12:05 am

I am a Georgia fan but I am truly sorry about Nesbitt. He was a gutsy player. I wish him the best in his recovery.

GTPhenom

November 5th, 2010
12:05 am

First and foremost . . . damn. Secondly, Nesbitt, if this is it for you, let me just say that you are one of the most prolific players in history, and we have been damn glad to have you here on the flats. Your iron willed determination will forever be remembered, as well as your domination in the stats book. But damn, that might just kill the season. The thought of starting Washington the rest fo the season gives me nightmares. Vad Lee can’t get on campus soon enough . . . Now time for another drink to try and get over tonight. Bad night for GT all around . . .

Buzz ME

November 5th, 2010
12:05 am

A little slow there Dougie. Many including myself have been saying this on the blogs. Stop cleaning the apartment and get back to what’s going on

GTPhenom

November 5th, 2010
12:06 am

Rogeriter, thanks for the classy comments man. People like you are why I still hold respect for UGA. Can’t wait to meet ya’ll in November.

GTBob

November 5th, 2010
12:07 am

Well, at least he got the record before he went out. Thanks for everything Josh. You will always be one of my favorite Yellow Jackets.

ylo jkt

November 5th, 2010
12:07 am

Josh, we want more! You’ve been a blessing to this team and a treat to watch play the game. If this is your last, I’m glad you got the record before it was done. Look forward to a speedy recovery and seeing you blast the puppies in the cesspool.

BehindEnemyLines

November 5th, 2010
12:07 am

I can recall no one in a GT uniform that ever showed more heart & more guts than Nesbitt. Thank you Josh, for the example you set & for the successes you contributed so greatly to.

Thanks for the Hard Work!!

November 5th, 2010
12:08 am

Thank you Joshua for the hard work you put in a Tech for the last 4 yrs. You will be missed for the remainder of the season by Tech Nation!! Go Jackets!!

Buzz ME

November 5th, 2010
12:08 am

Heart = Nesbitt.

Buzzboy

November 5th, 2010
12:08 am

Thanks for the memories Joshua. You have made us all proud. It has been an absolute joy watching you play the game. We wish you all the best in the future. Help us now by bringing these young QB’s along and continue to exert that positive leadership from the sideline.

ugafan

November 5th, 2010
12:08 am

As a UGA fan, I always admirred Nesbitt for his skills and determination. I hope this injury isnt to serious as a nerve problem or something. Wish him the quickest of recoveries and GT the best of luck the rest of the year…except when they travel to athens. Go Dawgs!

Reality Check

November 5th, 2010
12:09 am

its not like he needed his right arm to throw!

JMB

November 5th, 2010
12:10 am

CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP

Reality Check

November 5th, 2010
12:10 am

Anyway Vlad can play next week?

GT fan

November 5th, 2010
12:11 am

Thanks man for all the great games and I pray you make it back for Bowl game. ‘Washington can get the job done…the kid played great after warming up. We can still win the next three games with110% effort. GO jackets.

RAMBLINWRECK10

November 5th, 2010
12:11 am

Reality check, get off the blogs. I’m not a uga fan but if they had a player go down it would NOT be a laughing matter. These kids work their tails off to play at this level and I hate to see any of them miss playing time due to an injury. Best of luck to uga except when we meet in late November

Reggie Ball

November 5th, 2010
12:11 am

I ain’t do’in nothin

sorry but

November 5th, 2010
12:13 am

josh was a tough guy. josh lead by example but to say he was one of the greatest ever in a tech uniform is bs. ill pass on that thought.

speaking of that pun….. its too bad that josh was such a poor passer. i find it ironic that not only did his final pass potentially keep us from winning that game but it probably ended his career at gt.

as far as who was a better qb… in the last 20 years alone i would pick davis dewberry hamilton and the goose as being better all around qb;s than josh.

sorry.

GTBob

November 5th, 2010
12:13 am

What makes it even worse is that it was on a tackle after an interception. Nesbitt earlier in the game hurt a VT player by running over him. The guy is tough as nails and it took something random to take him out.

Cornerlius Washington

November 5th, 2010
12:13 am

Nesbitt is as tough as Hines Ward….he should get a shot in the NFL at receiver or some other position….

Reality check

November 5th, 2010
12:13 am

not a crime dawg fan either

JacketFan86

November 5th, 2010
12:14 am

Yeah tough loss at at a tough point in the game and season for nesbitt. Man I wish he could’ve had the chance to finish out the game and season! We had not had many major injuries in the last few years, but this one hurts. Nesbitt I hope like Hell you can make it back for a bowl game and possibly the UGA game…somehow! Thanks for all you have done, bringing us another out-right ACC Crown last year! Truly motivated and determined individual who played with a lot of heart!! #9 will live on

Reality check

November 5th, 2010
12:17 am

Hey ramblin wreck 10. Stuck in the library again? Look out the window near the fountain and follow the staircase down

macrotech

November 5th, 2010
12:20 am

This is a tough loss for Tech…Nesbitt has proven to be a superman out there! Hope he can come back and play one more game, at the least. He deserves a heroes send off! Washington will step it up if needed…he started to get a rythm out there tonight…just came up short. GREAT game to watch…sad ending, but GREAT game! GO TECH!!!

joeygt

November 5th, 2010
12:20 am

Gobble Gobble

November 5th, 2010
12:21 am

Man, that’s the last of Chan’s boys. That second half was a good look at what next season will be like. Low scoring and no Defense. I’d like to see Tech be a good program every year, but Ole Turkey Neck wont be the one to do it. He just doesn’t have enough horses, nor a deep enough playbook. Don’t look now, but that offense isn’t fooling anyone any longer.

DC Bee

November 5th, 2010
12:22 am

SHUT UP GT BABy. Johnson out-schemed Bud Foster for most of the night, and Foster is a defensive genius.

Now, on to #9. Joshua, you will never be forgotten. You have raised the bar for the the standards of a warrior. We will always love you. God speed to the NFL, because your pure athletic talent will be noticed.

WIN 9 FOR #9 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ramblin man

November 5th, 2010
12:24 am

damn. thanks josh, wow. can’t believe its over.

GDBurdell

November 5th, 2010
12:24 am

GTBob: you make light of an opponent’s injury but lament that one of tecks players is hurt. classless piece of sh%^, just like all teck alums enjoy your losing season.

Technophobia

November 5th, 2010
12:26 am

Hope he makes it back for a bowl game. Washington will get some valuable experience to close the season. He started to show why he’s next on the depth chart tonight. Almost made a big comeback on the road after struggling a little early. He’s got some speed too if he gets a little room. If we keep playing with the heart we showed tonight, the future looks pretty good.

GTBob

November 5th, 2010
12:27 am

GDBurdell, I wasn’t making light of anything, the guy who was injured was fine, I was just pointing out the irony of how tough Nesbitt is in normal plays, yet he gets injured making a tackle. Way to try to turn that around big man. Try harder next time.

DC Bee

November 5th, 2010
12:27 am

You’re an idiot too, Gobble Gobble. Maybe dumber than the majority of dawg fans.

macrotech

November 5th, 2010
12:28 am

Gobble Gobble, the offense that you’re referring to marched the ball down the full length of the field on a Bud Foster defense TWICE in the final minutes of the game with a back up quarterback…if ANYTHING, this proves CPJ’s offense works…nice call, genius!

GT Baby…you sound like you need to be burped!

RAMBLINWRECK10

November 5th, 2010
12:29 am

reality check,

Really? lol I’m actually going to enjoy the remainder of the season and terrible economy in my Country Club house with my surgically enhanced wife. Thank God for my GT degree and UGA employees

NESBITT is the man

November 5th, 2010
12:29 am

even if GT l list NESBITT as 4th string injured reserve, I would still vote for him for Heisman..has more character and heart than anyone…thanks for winning the ACC championship in 09…I am so glad you broke the record before the injury.

BTW, for you SEC trolls on here, better go ahead and give the Heisman now to Cam Newton, by December, it appears he may have a rap sheet a mile long

buzzwax

November 5th, 2010
12:30 am

Joshua, no one has ever been tougher to put on the White and Gold!! Your heart and desire and your Georgia Tech degree will make you a champion of champions off of the field!!! There are no words to describe the admiration I have for you!!!

GO JACKETS!!!! POUND MIAMI!!!

Gobble Gobble

November 5th, 2010
12:30 am

Two completed passes in four quarters is pathetic. Check the score board buddy.

GTPhenom

November 5th, 2010
12:31 am

Wow, sad that a blog about how a player got HURT degenerated into something as senseless as mudslinging. Sad that for most of these ignorant biased fans, ya’ll can’t put away the hatred for more than five seconds and either piss the f.u.c.k. off or pay homage to a great player in GT history. Pretty sad. Me personally, if this is the last time I got to see Joshua play, then all I have to say is hope I get to see you some day on a Sunday. A dude as tough as him deserves a chance at some position with some team.

GT VET

November 5th, 2010
12:32 am

LOL that Offense isnt fooling anyone any longer?? what an idiot….GT leads the nation in rushing ,but it dont fool anyone…wow…gobble gobble,get to bed before your mommy spanks you…The backup QB drove the length of the field twice and came close to evening up the score..the BACKUP QB…If GTs offense isnt fooling anyone Id REALLY worry about VTs D…why do I comment on clueless nitwits post…GO JACKETS!! and Thank you J.Nesbitt…I very much enjoyed watching you play QB for GT..Good Luck in whatever you do after GT…

jackette

November 5th, 2010
12:33 am

thank you Josh for everything, glad you broke the record tonight, hope you will be back before season is over, also thank you for leading GT to the ACC title in 09, would not have happened without you..never forget the FSU game, more character and heart than all Heisman candidates combined…I know the backups will need your expertise, you’re still the leader on or off the field

mdbatl

November 5th, 2010
12:33 am

That’s a real shame about Josh(ua) Nesbitt. I’m a Georgia fan, but I always admired his toughness and enjoyed watching him play. Best of luck in his recovery!

GTPhenom

November 5th, 2010
12:35 am

GT BABy, you are as bad as the ignorant VT fan and the few classless pups on the blog. Take that debate and your senseless drivel somewhere else, because last I checked the headline of this blog is how Nesbitt got hurt.

GT BABy

November 5th, 2010
12:35 am

GOBBLE- COLORADO AND MISS ST

GTPhenom

November 5th, 2010
12:37 am

And for all the UGA fans making classy comments (I have seen multiple), it is truly great to see that some respect is still held in this rivalry. Hopefully our two teams can put on one helluva show in November, and show everyone what Georgia Football is all about!

Ramblin Man

November 5th, 2010
12:37 am

Joshua you will be missed and hopefully you can help Washington and Sims get GT to a bowl game. What a crappy way to end his season. All and all I was happy with how GT played, minus all the false starts and motion penalties. The KO return should have been called back, but it is what it is. Washington did a great job considering the lack of playing time, thurs. in Blacksburg, and what the game meant as far as a title run. The team played much better than they have all season and can hopefully rally for the Miami game.

GT BABy

November 5th, 2010
12:37 am

WHY ARE YALL NOT MAD WEVE LOST 6 OUT OF 12? TYPICAL SPINELESS TECH FANS! IM SICK OF DEFENDING THIS TEAM. NESBITTS THE ONLY ONE WITH HEART ON THIS TEAM AND NOW HES GONE. YALL MEKE M SICK! THIS IS WHY ARE FAN BASE SUCKS! YALL SHOULD BE OUTRAGED WITH THIS TEAM AND CPJ! THIS IS EMBARRASING!