1. Chris Tanner’s patience has been rewarded.
The Georgia Tech kicker, who began his career in 2008 as a walk-on and had played in five games up until last Saturday, took all of the Yellow Jackets’ placekicks in their win over North Carolina and will have full duty, including kickoffs, against Duke this Saturday.
“There’ve been a few times when I’ve been pretty frustrated (about not playing), but at the end of the day, I wanted to finish,” said Tanner, a Norcross High grad.
Injuries to David Scully and Justin Moore put Tanner on the field against North Carolina; his performance will help keep him there. He was 8-for-8 on extra points and 2-for-2 on field goals, a considerable relief for a team that has endured its share of errant kicking. North Carolina’s average start point on Tanner’s seven kickoffs was the 28-yard line, a little less than a yard better than Tech’s average this season.
“I felt like that he’s been one of the most consistent,” coach Paul Johnson said. “Both of