September 23, 2017 Atlanta - With help from guard Parker Braun (75), Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall (16) runs for a first down in the first half of an NCAA college football game at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Georgia Tech won 35 - 17 over the Pittsburgh. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC/AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC/AJC

ACC honor for Georgia Tech’s Parker Braun

Georgia Tech guard Parker Braun was a deserving honoree for ACC offensive lineman of the week. Braun blocked 22 defenders to the ground in 74 snaps, helping the Yellow Jackets rush for 436 yards in their 35-17 win over Pittsburgh at Bobby Dodd Stadium Saturday.

Braun made a particularly notable play in the first quarter, pulling from his spot at left guard and running to the perimeter on the right side to deliver a cut block on defensive end Dewayne Hendrix that put him on the ground, clearing the way for quarterback TaQuon Marshall to score on a 32-yard run for Tech’s first points of the game.

Parker Braun, Georgia Tech’s cut-blocking champion

It is Braun’s second ACC player of the week award in his career. He earned the honor after the Virginia Tech game last season.

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