1. Georgia Tech offensive tackle Ray Beno is enjoying his moment in the sun.
In the Yellow Jackets’ 42-24 win over Duke Saturday, Beno caught a deflected pass, broke a tackle and ran for a key third-down conversion on a drive that ended with a touchdown. A Youtube video of the reception was closing in on 10,000 views Tuesday evening.
“I’m getting a big reaction from it,” he said. “I see people in the halls at the school, they’re like, ‘Beno! Good catch” – people I’ve never talked to.”
Beno took a photo next to a life-size poster of former Tech star Calvin Johnson in the football offices. His fellow linemen have given him grief over it, touting him for the Heisman Trophy and calling him Ray “Biletnikoff” Beno after the famed wide receiver.
True to offensive lineman form, Beno said he’s staying humble and not getting a big head.
“I’m just glad I made a play on Saturday,” he said.
Said coach Paul Johnson, “Now that we see he’s capable, we’ll have to get a whole system for him or