Georgia Tech long snapper Tyler Morgan will get his turn in the No. 40 jersey Saturday for the Miami game. He’ll be the fourth team member to wear the jersey in honor of former linebacker Julian Burnett, who suffered a career-ending neck injury in the Sun Bowl.
Morgan has been the team’s long snapper since his true freshman season in 2009 and earned the job back this year after a season-ending injury in the N.C. State game last year gave Sean Tobin an opportunity.
Thus far, nose tackle T.J. Barnes, cornerback Rod Sweeting and quarterback Tevin Washington have worn it. Among senior starters, A-back Orwin Smith and defensive end Izaan Cross are the only ones who have yet to wear it. The team’s seniors met last week to figure out the order for the remainder of the season.
Non-senior defensive starters are likely to be the first to have a chance to wear it following Morgan, Smith and Cross.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog