Who is Tevin Washington?

With Joshua Nesbitt out for the remainder of the regular season after breaking his right arm in Thursday’s 28-21 loss to Virginia Tech, the Yellow Jackets will likely turn to Tevin Washington.

A redshirt sophomore, Washington had seen mostly mop-up duty in the previous two seasons before he was unexpectedly inserted into Tech’s lineup in the second quarter against the Hokies.

After starting slowly, he eventually led the Yellow Jackets to a game-tying touchdown, and moved them down the field again on their last possession to within yards of another touchdown. He finished with 45 yards rushing and 80 yards passing on just two completions.

“I tried to keep the team in it,” he said.

No one expects Washington to be Nesbitt, who led the Yellow Jackets to the conference title last season and became the most prolific rushing quarterback in ACC history on Thursday. But Washington said there are some similarities: they are both hard workers and will do whatever it takes to win.

“I think Tevin came in and did a great job tonight,” Nesbitt said. “I’ve got to let him know he did a great job.”

Including Nesbitt, Washington will get help from his teammates and a senior group that said they are going to try to do even more to help the team win. In high school in Wetumpka, Ala., Washington posted career marks of 5,042 yards passing, 2,097 yards rushing, 42 passing touchdowns and 25 rushing TDs.

Washington is soft spoken, so much so that the players had a hard time hearing him in the huddle and at the line on Thursday in noisy cauldron of Lane Stadium. Washington said he played without a mouthguard in the second half because he wanted to make sure he could be heard.

“Tevin knows what to do,” B-back Anthony Allen said. “He didn’t come here to be a backup. He came here to play ball.”

Tech could also use redshirt freshman David Sims, who has also spot duty this season. Another Tech backup, Jordan Luallen, transferred to Cincinnati just before the season.

168 comments Add your comment

kennyh

November 5th, 2010
11:20 am

first? we will be fine!

never picks a winner

November 5th, 2010
11:26 am

Losing to VT hurt. It could have been Tech’s/ But losing a true warrior like Nesbit. So muich for a georgia win. FH

Robert Barron

November 5th, 2010
11:27 am

Tevin showed us something leading the comeback last night.
He does not have the size to be the punishing runner Joshua is but he may be a better passer.
He also misdirected the VT defense well on the pass to Melton.
Nice run after the catch dude.
Without the comeback, I am probably miserable this morning.
Thanks guys.
Very proud of the whole team to make a game of it after losing Joshua.
Defense had their best game.

Lumpkin Bumpkin

November 5th, 2010
11:36 am

Time to rally the troops behind #13. He is going to be our guy for the next 2 1/2 years…

Alabama Jack

November 5th, 2010
11:37 am

Kudos to Nesbitt and thanks for all he has done. If Tevin is now the man, so be it. Jacket forever.

the real Old Gold

November 5th, 2010
11:43 am

It may be a case of me being an idiot, which isn’t beyond me for sure…. but I could see us winning the next 3 games. I think this team played one heck of a football game last night. The “bend-don’t break” D looked stout last night and the O line protected well. I think they are growing up. Time to put our stock in #13.

Captn65

November 5th, 2010
11:43 am

That’s easy…..A Winner…

Bulldogs Fan

November 5th, 2010
11:45 am

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Bulldogs Fan

November 5th, 2010
11:51 am

Georgia Tech is sorry team. They got no D-Fence and they can’t even beat Kansas who is 2-6. The Bulldogs are going to beat your sorry wimpy team this year. Paul Johnson come in our house and we stop your sorry option offense.

Brian

November 5th, 2010
11:58 am

Bulldog fan – you are just like the other uneducated folks who love athens-thanks for makin me laugh today…4-5 isnt really something to brag about-why dont you focus on getting to a bowl game.

Cam Newton

November 5th, 2010
12:04 pm

I’m available. But I’m gonna need $200K

macrotech

November 5th, 2010
12:07 pm

Bulldogs Fan, I’m PRETTY sure that you don’t need to be bringin up Kansas when your butt sniffers lost to the might Colorado…it just rings pathetic

macrotech

November 5th, 2010
12:10 pm

Whatever happens, Washington is our man! This should give us a picture of how good a coach Paul Johnson is…I thought he called a good game last night. Not too sure about the pass play being called when Nesbitt got hurt, though. I suppose it’s genius if it works…sadly, it didn’t. GO TECH!!!

Foothills

November 5th, 2010
12:11 pm

As hostile as any crowd in the A.C.C. and I thought the kid played pretty darn good. Hate to see them lose Joshua but every cloud has a silver lining. Congrats to Nesbitt on a fine career.

Bulldogs Fan

November 5th, 2010
12:14 pm

@ Brian: You need to worry about your team making a Mickey Mouse bowl game too.

Burdell

November 5th, 2010
12:16 pm

FWIW….from the roster as of 8/9/10.

Nesbitt 6′1″ 217 lbs.
Washington 6′1″ 205 lbs.

Not that much size difference…seems like Tevin carries more of his weight in his legs and hips compared to Nesbitt’s upper body.

dooley

November 5th, 2010
12:24 pm

Bulldog Fan, the fries are burning. Get back to your station….

OKIE_TECH

November 5th, 2010
12:27 pm

Washington played really well yesterday. I see a bright 2012 season with the hoard of running backs developing nicely and the defense catching up.

GT Fan

November 5th, 2010
12:44 pm

Thanks Joshua for everything you have meant to GT Football. I have truely enjoyed watching you play the last 3 years. As for Tevin, you played your heart out. keep your head up better days are coming.

jlcjacket22

November 5th, 2010
12:46 pm

bulldogs fan. your team sucks. will never beat Florida in your lifetime again. will lost to auburn and not make a bowl. great team. georgia is something to be proud of. NOT

jlcjacket22

November 5th, 2010
12:47 pm

will lose to auburn

gt45

November 5th, 2010
12:47 pm

We came in, last night, as the underdog, and played like we did the last two years when we were the underdog. It was good ole’ PJ smash mouth football! Vt knows they got away with one last night. If Nez stays healthy, we win. With that said, Tev did a heck of a job! We’ll be fine.

Bulldos Fan Fan

November 5th, 2010
12:58 pm

@gt45: Nesbit was in the game and they were still losing to Virginia Tech. @jlcjacket22: Yeah we might lose to auburn but we will still beat your sorry team.

Bulldogs Fan

November 5th, 2010
12:59 pm

@gt45: Nesbit was in the game and they were still losing to Virginia Tech. @jlcjacket22: Yeah we might lose to auburn but we will still beat your sorry team

juvenal

November 5th, 2010
1:03 pm

knowing that CPJ hears no drumbeat but his own, i’m still going to ask, why not Tevin & David at the same time? & could Josh not come back sooner as a B-back?

jarvis

November 5th, 2010
1:10 pm

Bulldogs Fan, you’re wrong. Tech was up by 7 when the arm was injured.

jarvis

November 5th, 2010
1:12 pm

juvenal the blocking assignments required of your backs alone would make bringing Josh back as a B-back a bad proposition, nevermind that he’s not needed back there.

JACKET89

November 5th, 2010
1:17 pm

Game balls to Tevin Washington, Peters, and Anthony Allen. If this is it, thanks Joshua Nesbitt for a gutsy career and good luck. CPJ will find away to turn things around and we’ll be better next year for it. Please tell me Mario “the spectator” Butler will not be here next year and please put Stephen Hill where he belongs – on defense (worst hands I’ve ever seen).

joeygt

November 5th, 2010
1:19 pm

bulldog fan,, gt was winning 14-7 when nebitt went out and va tech couldnt stop us if josh didnt get hurt we would have won 35-21 bc our offense would have been on the field most of the time,,
get your facts straight you idiot

GOJACKETS

November 5th, 2010
1:19 pm

I watched the game from start to finish last night and yes the loss was tough for sure but WOW we played our best game. The D looked good and the O just rolled right over Foster’s D. Special Teams hurt us again. That is something CPJ has to work on. #13 is good and I hated to see our warrior Nesbitt get hurt but after watching #13 orchestrate a few very impressive drives I am not worried one bit. Let’s see what we have left:hmmmm…A beaten up Miami team that hasn’t looked impressive all season, Duke(yawn) and then UGAG who just isn’t good in any catagory this year. It goes to show how much class UGAG fans have when you feel the need to come on a GT blog and run your mouth. I had a lightbulb moment last night….I have to be honest I was doubting CPJ after the Clemson loss. I just couldn’t understand the Groh hire. At this moment we do not have the talent to run the 3-4 but we have to remember he is going to get his own recruits and let’s be honest quality D recruits are going to want to play on North Ave. with Al as the D Coordinator. He always got quality recruiting on the D side of the ball at UVA. So, it looks like CPJ is building a National Championship caliber team. It won’t happen next year or maybe even the year after but mark my words in the next 5 years GT wins the National Championship! On a side note go Idaho St….be those Mutts

juvenal

November 5th, 2010
1:22 pm

should know the O, couldn’t throw anyway, 71 yds. proves he run….i was on the other side of the world watching the pits bowl & it occurred to me this O may have an achilles heel, but not to worry, CPJ is an O genius, he can fix this…now i wonder if he is so happy this his perfect option that he hasn’t felt the need to tweak it since he came up with it………….just frustrated, will die hating to lose, ( & with GT season tix) don’t want criticism just win……….

GOJACKETS

November 5th, 2010
1:25 pm

juvenal you must be an undergraduate at UGAG. You know how I can tell? You can’t form a complete sentence. What a MORON!

Genius Jacket

November 5th, 2010
1:27 pm

Another loss to another less than average ACC team. Paul Johnson needs to be fired.

juvenal

November 5th, 2010
1:32 pm

don’t got no inglish degree at Tech, hire folks to type-meant to say “with his”-probably right about that RAKA.idea, rain man is a favorite of mine…couldn’t have gone ugag, couldn’t afford the pay cut-after making almost every home game in 40 years, don’t feel like that is a reason NOT to have an opinion, Ma Tech helped me learn how to tink……..(sic)

Mighty Georgie mutt

November 5th, 2010
1:37 pm

let me just guess “Genius”, Go Dawgs??? Woof woof???

Wow, I guess when you have a losing record there is nothing better to do than to hang around in a better team’s blog and plant some bait.

Mighty Georgie mutt

November 5th, 2010
1:39 pm

Envy flying rampant from those who “Ruin this state”

Tech75

November 5th, 2010
1:44 pm

I’ve said it on other blogs today… I think the offense gets BETTER with Tevin. Let’s give him a week taking reps with the 1’s, and see what he does against Miami. Look how well he did coming in cold last night, in a high-pressure, critical game? Imagine what just a week with the 1’s will do to the crispness of his execution…

Defenses now have a credible passing threat to worry about. Don’t think that makes a difference? Just watch.

This week CPJ will start tailoring the offense and game plans to Tevin’s strengths… and the dude behind Tevin is capable as well. Personally, I think you’re going to see more run and shoot stuff.

I think we’ll throw the ball MUCH more effectively. Remember, Tevin CAME IN as an option QB, Nesbitt did not. Tevin is ready to go. And he can throw accurate balls that can be caught.

By the time of the GA game, I think we’ll be talking about Tevin as a superb operator of this offense.

And all you fools who think CPJ’s on his last legs – you are such fools…

juvenal

November 5th, 2010
1:45 pm

aw, you must have seen my mcat………….dislike uga more than vt if possible….surprised after 40 years i can still be this passionate, maddest & proudest i’ve ever been….

peter venkman

November 5th, 2010
1:45 pm

@mighty georgie mutt…what exactly are you basing your better team’s evaluation of tech over uga? Is it based on last year’s thumping by uga? Is it based on the fact that uga is going to thump tech again this year? And I will gladly get all of my uga brethren to get out of tech’s blogs just as soon as they get out of ours…you act so arrogant in trying to pretend that the uga fans are the only ones that go onto other blogs! You must either be an idiot or you just don’t get out very much.

Won-loss record for starters

November 5th, 2010
1:50 pm

The only difference peter, is that you are in here on a tech blog, do you see any of us on the ball licker blogs? Your obsession over an “inferior” team is laughable

Tech75

November 5th, 2010
1:52 pm

So… if you’re Will Muschamp… do you want the Texas job, or the Georgia job?

He’s not stupid…

peter venkman

November 5th, 2010
1:53 pm

@won-loss record…actually you don’t see anybody on the blogs genius! They are anonymous postings you idiot! A person could change his identity and roam around all of the blogs. There are always tech fans on the uga blogs. As far as an obsession goes…I wouldn’t go that far, I was just reading along and couldn’t help comment on a particular moronic posting.

peter venkman

November 5th, 2010
1:56 pm

@tech75…what makes you think that uga even wants muschamp as a head coach? What has he ever done? Besides get whooped by uga and bobo’s playcalling when he was at auburn and have his texas defense give up big points to iowa state and ucla? are you trying to make yourself look idiotic or can you just not help it?

Won-loss record for starters

November 5th, 2010
1:59 pm

They are anonymous blogs, no-sh*t Sherlock. You must have been valedictorian at UGA. Just suffice to say that as for myself, I’ve never posted on a UGA blog, regardless of how many insults to tech I read, I can’t speak for anyone else. Whatever the reason, you’re still on here trying to stir up trouble, even though I am sure you were “just reading along” and decided to post. I know bullsh*t when I smell it, I’ve been to Athens.

Tech75

November 5th, 2010
2:05 pm

Hey Venkman… if everyone couldn’t help commenting on idiotic posts? all we would read is reactions to your posts…

r.e. Muschamp… spend some time reading other sports sources and less time proving yourself a fool by reacting to posts on another team’s blog.

typical sidewalk alumni…

Won-loss record for starters

November 5th, 2010
2:06 pm

Do you think Muschamp is even aware they still play football in Athens?

peter venkman

November 5th, 2010
2:09 pm

@won-loss record….woa buddy take it easy, all of that pent up frustration from being a tech supporter must really be weighing on you. as far as the bs comment goes, I commend you on your keen sense of smell but apparently you must have never been to atlanta and smelled some of the smells coming from down there. Unless you’re related to one of those guys that hang outside of the varsity and then I guess you wouldn’t know any difference.

Tech75

November 5th, 2010
2:09 pm

I think Muschamp wishes UGA fans would forget about him.

I think that UGA fans who think they want to get rid of Richt so that Muschamp will take the job are fooling themselves big time.

Muschamp would never take the UGA job, no matter how much you paid him.

peter venkman

November 5th, 2010
2:12 pm

@tech75…let me state this again as clearly as possible, because I know how you tech guys are…good with the numbers and angles but not so much with social and verbal skills…uga does not want muschamp and we have forgotten him! you are not being very insightful by dragging up this whole muschamp thing. Maybe as a d coordinator last year but after this year’s texas showings…not so much.

Tech75

November 5th, 2010
2:18 pm

The fact is, UGA is stuck with Richt. They’ll never get a better man or a better coach. There are better coaches, there may be better men, but I don’t know of very many that are both. And none of them would come to UGA.

Look what Richt has had to do to compete in the SEC – bring in marginal (and that is kind) citizens to play essentially semi-pro football. And now he and UGA are paying the price.

You want to know how good a coach Richt really is? Take a look at what David Cutcliff is doing at Duke. Do you think Richt could do better? I think not. But Cutcliff is taking true student-athletes and competing pretty well up there at a school that 95% of the SEC athletes wouldn’t qualify for academically.

So laugh all you want at the ACC; comparing it to the SEC is like comparing the SEC to the NFL.

But let’s not kid ourselves; the ACC has student-athletes, the SEC has athlete-students. Big difference.