Uzzi, Burnett earn All-ACC honors

Georgia Tech guard Omoregie Uzzi was named to the All-ACC first-team Monday for his role in a Yellow Jackets offense that led the ACC in rushing, total offense and scoring. The junior from Chamblee High was a second-team pick last season.

Inside linebacker Julian Burnett, whose 113 tackles were fifth in the ACC and 44 more than any teammate, was named to the second team. A junior from Westside-Macon High, Burnett also led Tech with 9.5 tackles for loss and earned his first selection.

Outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu and cornerback Rod Sweeting were named honorable mention. Attaochu was fourth in the ACC in sacks with six despite missing two games. Sweeting was credited with 12 passes defended, tied for fourth in the league, including three interceptions.

FIRST TEAM
Offense
QB-Tajh Boyd, Clemson (71)
RB-David Wilson, Virginia Tech (90)*
RB-Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (66)
WR-Sammy Watkins, Clemson (86)
WR-Chris Givens, Wake Forest (69)
OT-Blake DeChristopher, Virginia Tech (86)
OT-Zebrie Sanders, Florida State (46)
OG-Austin Pasztor, Virginia (49)
OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (45)
C-Dalton Freeman, Clemson (44)
TE-Dwayne Allen, Clemson (78)
K-Dustin Hopkins, Florida State (75)
Spec.- T.J. Graham, NC State (45)
Defense
DE-Andre Branch, Clemson (79)
DE-Quinton Coples, North Carolina (64)
DT-Joe Vellano, Maryland (68)
DT-Matt Conrath, Virginia (55)
LB-Luke Kuechly, Boston College (90)*
LB-Sean Spence, Miami (82)
LB-Zach Brown, North Carolina (48)
CB-David Amerson, NC State (86)
CB-Chase Minnifield, Virginia (47)
S-Matt Daniels, Duke (80)
S-Josh Bush, Wake Forest (41)
P-Shawn Powell, Florida State (85)
SECOND TEAM
Offense
QB-Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech (49)
WR-Dwight Jones, North Carolina (58)
WR-Conner Vernon, Duke (34)
RB-Lamar Miller, Miami (62)
RB-Andre Ellington, Clemson (26)
OT-Oday Aboushi, Virginia (43)
OT-James Hurst, North Carolina (30)
OG-Jaymes Brooks, Virginia Tech (35)
OG-Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (31)
OG-Joe Looney, Wake Forest (31)
C-Tyler Horn, Miami (32)
TE-George Bryan, NC State (29)
K-Chandler Catanzaro, Clemson (37)
Spec.-Sammy Watkins, Clemson (33)
Defense
DE-Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (51)
DE-James Gayle, Virginia Tech (25)
DT-Brandon Thompson, Clemson (43)
DT-Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (30)
LB-Terrell Manning, NC State (44)
LB-Julian Burnett, Georgia Tech (34)
LB-Steve Greer, Virginia (23)
CB-Jayron Hosley, Virginia Tech (36)
CB-Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (34)
S-Eddie Whitley, Virginia Tech (33)
S-Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (23)
P-Alex King, Duke (22)
Honorable Mention: Jeremiah Attaochu, lb, Georgia Tech (16); Brandan Bishop, s, NC State (19); Nigel Bradham, lb, Florida State (20); Audie Cole, lb, NC State (19); J.R. Collins, de, Virginia Tech (17); Everett Dawkins, dt, Florida State (18); Antone Exum, s, Virginia Tech (15); Demetrius Hartsfield, lb, Maryland (11); Cooper Helfet, te, Duke (25); Perry Jones, rb, Virginia (16); Cody Journell, k, Virginia Tech (10); Rodney McLeod, s, Virginia (17); Anthony Mihota, c, Virginia (21); Merrill Noel, cb, Wake Forest (30); Greg Nosal, og, Virginia Tech (10); Tydreke Powell, dt, North Carolina (17); Phillip Price, ot, Clemson (12); Greg Reid, spc., Florida State (27); Rod Sweeting, cb, Georgia Tech (13); Bruce Taylor, lb, Virginia Tech (11); T.J. Thorpe, spc., North Carolina (22); Landon Walker, ot, Clemson (29); Bjoern Werner, de, Florida State (13); Earl Wolff, s, NC State (12); Dawson Zimmerman, p, Clemson (15).

Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog

334 comments Add your comment

Burdell. George P.

November 28th, 2011
3:54 pm

What? No Orwin Smith? Yikes

fan of shorter passes

November 28th, 2011
3:59 pm

I would swap the QBs. Clempson QB is in a tailspin and the VPI guy is in a rocket ship going up.

Namron

November 28th, 2011
3:59 pm

Congrats to all the Jackets noted!

Strange how we led the ACC in rushing, total offense and scoring, and only had one offensive player
that stood out. I guess it was a real team effort.

Auburn Jacket

November 28th, 2011
4:04 pm

#1 in rushing, total offense and scoring and only one offensive lineman gets included? No respect.

GT FAN IN PA

November 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

Congrats to both Uzzi and Burnett

Technically Correct

November 28th, 2011
4:10 pm

What? No Tevin Washington? Yikes!

Chan

November 28th, 2011
4:11 pm

Chan recruited many more all acc players than PJ.Thus far Pj has recruited 3 in 4 years.

The Truth

November 28th, 2011
4:13 pm

Too bad they can’t and never will be UGA.

Chan

November 28th, 2011
4:13 pm

The tech offense disappeared against good teams. Kansas 2-10, Middle tenn 2-10, duke 3-9 , maryland 2-10, western carolina 1-11.

The Truth

November 28th, 2011
4:13 pm

A lot of high school recruits will sign with GT KNOWING they’ll finish 0-4 in their careers vs. Georgia. Why would you do that?

Dean

November 28th, 2011
4:19 pm

To The Truth, because they want to have a well paying career for the next 50 years of their lives.

Genius Jacket

November 28th, 2011
4:24 pm

Do we have any Academic All-ACCs?

the voice of truth

November 28th, 2011
4:25 pm

cause they’re NOT idiots,Truth (and quit using my name)

yeller bug

November 28th, 2011
4:36 pm

To the (false) Truth: I’d be willing to bet that the incoming freshman class at GT will not go 0 – 4 against UGA. Enjoy your time in the sun while you can.

juvenal

November 28th, 2011
4:36 pm

congrats..look at all the CU players, how do we keep beating them?

dawgfan

November 28th, 2011
4:39 pm

Dean, only 55% of your football players ever graduate so don’t you think its a bit disingenuous to say that Tech football players are only there for the education? They aren’t doing a very good job with that if so.

I know Techies. Those management classes are really really hard, right? LMAO.

Good grief what a sad and pathetic joke.

J Crittenton

November 28th, 2011
4:46 pm

dawgfan, not true. My classes in Ballistics and Pharmaceuticals benefited me greatly in my post-graduate endeavors. Kind of wish I had gone into Criminal Law at this point, though :(

BIG BEE

November 28th, 2011
4:46 pm

If YOU GUYS(dawgs especially) ever learn that football is a game and not really a way of life, unless you are a coach, AD or a 16 year old FB player, you will find that there are other things to talk about. Now all you have to look forward to is bowl games national recruiting day , spring practice, fall practice, season opener and season closing. What do you do inbetween? Nothing productive.

dawgfan wake up

November 28th, 2011
4:50 pm

GT’s business school is ranked higher than UGA’s. And GT is an institute so it’s not easy regardless what your major is. You can take that and shove it up your @#$. :)

the voice of truth

November 28th, 2011
4:54 pm

dawgfan,,I’m betting you never graduated from any college (right?) and Management majors at Tech take Calculus or Finite Math and Lab Science courses and Accounting. Do you think that big dumb juco load of intellegence that plays nose tackle could last 5 minutes at Tech ? Hell No,and neither could you . Check out these courses http://www.catalog.gatech.edu/colleges/com/ugrad/bsman.php and Shut the F- -K up !

All Cupcakes Conference

November 28th, 2011
4:58 pm

the voice of truth

November 28th, 2011
5:05 pm

thanks for giving us the score All Cup ,we’ve been waiting on that,,and now I have a score for you,,”0″ as in your IQ if that’s the most intellegent comment you can offer

yellow britches

November 28th, 2011
5:09 pm

Does anyone thing David Cutcliff forgot how to coach when he let Ole Miss or Tennessee and went to Duke. No, he was and remains a good football coach. Problem is, he can’t recruit four and five star players at Duke. Maybe he doesn’t have enough “special admits” to upgrade his talent pool at Duke. Maybe the top rated players don’t want to go to a school that is lucky to have 15,000 show up on home coming. Who knows and who cares. Well, maybe Tech people should look at our situation and wonder: We are not getting the players to be competitive no matter how good a job CPJ is doing on the field. As far as Al Groh and the defense is concerned. Please will someone call 911.

BigTimeTECHFan

November 28th, 2011
5:43 pm

VT QB Thomas should be 1st team, he’s best QB tech faced all year
UNC Barnard is true Frosh, going to be a beat to deal with

dawgfan

November 28th, 2011
5:48 pm

“Do you think that big dumb juco load of intellegence that plays nose tackle could last 5 minutes at Tech ?”

Do you think I give a flying crap? Show me one rule that UGA broke in recruiting said player. Just ONE rule Techie. You can’t do it. So what are you crying like a little girl about? We didn’t cheat. We haven’t done anything wrong. You lost the game fair and square. Own up to it and handle it like a man Techie.

It begs the question what Techies hope to accomplish with all this sore loser academic talk. Are we supposed to spot you a couple of touchdowns every time we play you Techies? We hate you. Why would we do that? Is this pee wee league where you’re supposed to get points for trying? This is big boy football played by grown men Techies. If you can’t get it done on the field because of those management classes it is nobody’s problem but your own. Quit trying to make everyone feel sorry for you. If its such a problem play D-1aa ball. Otherwise, quite your whining.

Class dismissed.

SiddyBoy

November 28th, 2011
5:53 pm

Uzzi must have earned his by perfecting the “Chop Block” !!!

Really?

November 28th, 2011
5:53 pm

It’s that time of year again everyone. That’s right the annual parade of excuses on north avenue. “No good players are smart enough to come here. We make more money than Georgia grads. cpj is the smartest coach in footbal we just beat ourselves”.

and the list is endless because so are the number of losses. The truth is tech jocks all major in sprts management and still can’t earn a degree. All the money tech grads make is spent in their home country after they leave the US and tech is guilty of funding the taliban more than most terrorists and cpj is a loudmouth classless joke that has manged to tuen tech into a cheap shot thug loaded program that lies and cheats and still can’t win.

It’s my favorite time of the year.

a bowl invite will tell us the value of your team

November 28th, 2011
5:54 pm

Tech will be invited to either the Sun Bow in very dangerous El Paso, Texas or the fabulous John Belk Bowl in Charlotte,NC.

Two major bowl bids for GT since about 1956. The 1967 Orange Bowl and the 2009 Orange Bowl. Folks ……………….over 55 years this is GT’s MAJOR BOWL HISTORY.

CPJ is a 7-5 kind of solid, good football coach but neither he nor his schemes will propel GT football beyond a Sun Bowl or Belk Bowl year in and year out. THIS reality IS TECH FOOTBALL.

19

November 28th, 2011
5:55 pm

We’ll just have to deal with it “Heady”. Thanks for the update. WOW, dawgfan…just WOW!

Always a Jacket

November 28th, 2011
5:55 pm

Three on defense, one on offense???? Make Al the HC

Paul in NH

November 28th, 2011
5:56 pm

Congrats to Uzzi, Burnett, Attaochu and Sweeting. I am also pleased to see TJ Graham on the team – he was in HS with my son and he has had to overcome having a father in prison.
How the heck was Sammy Watkins not a unanimous pick for 1st team WR?

GT Man

November 28th, 2011
5:58 pm

If they give Defensive coach of year, Groh gets my vote, his 3-4 made some other teams passing Qbs look great, especially Murray. I thought Dave Womack could never have anyone come close to his sorry defensive coaching, but Groh is neck and neck. Hope PJ keeps him 5 more years, then its a guarentee for Georgia to tie our 8 game winning streak in the series.

19

November 28th, 2011
5:59 pm

Really? Really?
You’re the one that wants to join the Taliban…Correct? You need change your screen name.

95% of my close pals are UGA men/women

November 28th, 2011
6:00 pm

UGA pals are MDs, Entrepreneurs, Pharmacists, Insurance Execs. Real Estate execs, Attorneys, and Developers and such. WHat about these careeers suggest that UGA grads are in second place to GT grads??? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

I ALSO KNOW several close pal GT grads and they are career men with AT&T or old Bell South or Ga Power or the local gas suppliers and two are home builders.

To suggest that GT men do better is folly. Fanrkly today, most move back home to India or Syria or to Egypt. I would prefer to reside in USA, but that is their choice.

Vikings87

November 28th, 2011
6:02 pm

Surprised to see Greg Reid wasn’t selected.

macrotech

November 28th, 2011
6:24 pm

I think my favorite thing mutts post on Tech blogs is that we NEED to get rid of CPJ…honestly, do you REALLY think that one day, we’re going to ‘wake up’ and say, “Hey? Those mutts MIGHT be onto something here!”? We get it…you hate us because we have more championships than you and we hate you because y’all beat us more than we beat you. I submit that ALL powerful argument winner, “Whatever”! GO TECH!!!

NiquePhotog

November 28th, 2011
6:28 pm

Are all of your UGA pals as well versed as you are???

I’m sure your set of friends is very representative of the entire UGA alumni population. UGA is a decent state school but will never be taken seriously until they become one of the elite members of the AAU. Heck – our joke major, Management, is ranked higher than UGA’s prized Terry College of Business, know as UGA’s hardest major.

The ones that move back to another country do that because that is where their family lives. Dumbass.

UGA grads are generally from GA and wind up stuck there their entire lives. GT grads actually have the capacity to move out of state, especially considering Atlanta is not an engineering hub like cities in TX or CA.

HighTech

November 28th, 2011
6:28 pm

dawgfan

November 28th, 2011
5:48 pm
“Do you think that big dumb juco load of intellegence that plays nose tackle could last 5 minutes at Tech ?”

Do you think I give a flying crap?

I think you do. Otherwise, you would not spend so much time on a Georgia Tech football blog.

HighTech

November 28th, 2011
6:30 pm

95% of my close pals are UGA men/women

I think 95% of your close pals are fellow middle school students.

GT Undergrad

November 28th, 2011
6:30 pm

@95%, well if you havent noticed, a lot of the U.S.’s skilled jobs are moving out of the country into places like India and China, so maybe that would explain why Tech Grads are going there? Its not that easy to outsource a degree like TURF MANAGEMENT genius……

HighTech

November 28th, 2011
6:32 pm

GT Undergrad…the Turf Management degree was actually a pretty lucrative route to go back in the 1990’s when golf course construction was in high gear. However, I am not sure a Recreation degree would be quite as lucrative.

George Foreman

November 28th, 2011
6:32 pm

Attaochu didn’t make the first team, I’m surprised. Oh this is a blog about football. I thought it was a boxing blog.

bugsquacher

November 28th, 2011
6:36 pm

Im sure any of these fine young men can start for any high school program…. the ACC proved again what a joke it is….. Tech definitely helped ….

BTW, GO DAWGS……

GT Undergrad

November 28th, 2011
6:38 pm

To everyone on this blog…..
As I go through my years at Georgia Tech I have to say:
1. Our football team is not that good
2. Tech students have a lot more in life going for them than football
3. Tech alumni and UGA alumni FOR THE MOST PART are totally different:
One could really care less about football whereas the other group lives and dies for football (pathetic really)
- So as all of these people from UGA love bashing our football team, students here really could care less, because WE ALL know who is gonna have the last laugh :)

GT Undergrad

November 28th, 2011
6:41 pm

So please UGA fans keep up the insults on our Institute and how lousy our football team is, because thats the only thing you really can brag to us about, and of course how drunk Athens gets (i.e. Damon Evans)

bugsquacher

November 28th, 2011
6:41 pm

Hmmmm…. what two conferences will play for the national championship this year? Let’s see….oh yeah…. its SEC vs SEC…..

Oh well, at least it will be the 1st year that an SEC has lost the national championship….. ironic isnt it?

carolinajacket

November 28th, 2011
6:42 pm

Congrats to all of those who won a place on the All ACC team. Now, I hope that we can finally win a bowl game. Its been a long, long time. It seems like we just go and play and don’t really care about the outcome. Could we please get fired up for one —– and win it.

Really?

November 28th, 2011
7:04 pm

dawgfan,

I’m sure simpleton dawg fans like you don’t realize that the College of Management at Tech is rated much higher than UGA’s Terry College. It’s also rated equal or better to Emory’s Goizueta Business School. That means that the Georgia Tech College of Management is the highest rated program of its type in the state of Georgia.

We all know dawg fans like you are rarely familiar with the facts. What a tard.

jarvis

November 28th, 2011
7:23 pm

@Dean, they can go to Stanford and get both a great degree and some wins. How does the Cardinal do it with the high academic standards and all?

carolinajacket

November 28th, 2011
7:27 pm

We’ve tried to explain it to you 1000 times. But you are not going to accept, so it doesn’t matter. You are going to believe what you want to believe regardless of any facts.