Georgia Tech releases new jersey numbers, changes

April 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech White Team quarterback Jay Jones (13) runs during 2017 Georgia Tech Football Spring Game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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April 21, 2017 Atlanta - Georgia Tech White Team quarterback Jay Jones (13) runs during 2017 Georgia Tech Football Spring Game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Credit: Ken Sugiura

Credit: Ken Sugiura

In another sign that the football season is nearly upon us, Georgia Tech has released its jersey numbers for freshmen. The new list indicates also a number of players who have changed jersey numbers.

Numbers that have been worn with distinction for the past four years, including 40 (linebacker P.J. Davis), 58 (center Freddie Burden) and 91 (defensive tackle Patrick Gamble), have been assigned to the next generation of Yellow Jackets. The new bearers of those particular jersey numbers are safety Kaleb Oliver (40), offensive lineman Boe Tufele (58) and defensive lineman Kelton Dawson (91).

The entire list, including walk-ons (denoted with an asterisk; double asterisks in the righthand column denotes duplicate numbers with players still on the team), below.

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Eight players had their jersey numbers changed from last season. The most prominent is safety A.J. Gray, who swapped 15 for No. 5, worn memorably by Justin Thomas. Gray wore No. 5 at Washington County High.

The list:

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