Daryl Smith among 24 Yellow Jackets earning degrees

At fall commencement exercises this weekend, 24 current or former Georgia Tech athletes earned their degrees, including a former Yellow Jackets linebacker who returned to Tech after a lengthy NFL career.

Former Tech linebacker Daryl Smith, who was a four-year starter and a captain of the 2003 team, completed his business administration degree after returning to campus in 2017. A second-round pick to Jacksonville in 2004, Smith played 13 seasons in the NFL, starting 184 games and playing in the postseason three times. He was a two-time All-Pro selection by Pro Football Focus.

The other graduates:


Keyton Gibson (business administration)
Carter Hall (business administration)
Paul Kronenfeld (business administration) (returned to Tech after playing minor-league baseball)
Jake Lee (business administration)
Robert Winborne (business administration)


Christian Campbell (literature, media and communication)
Brentavious Glanton (business administration)
Jalen Johnson (master's – building construction)
Tyler Merriweather (master's – building construction)
Malik Rivera (master's – quantitative and computational finance)
Zach Roberts (master's – building construction)

Men’s tennis

Andrew Li (business administration)

Spirit program

Piero Chiappina (physics and electrical engineering)
Kevin Ward (mechanical engineering)

Men’s track and field/cross country

Avery Bartlett (computational media)
Lionel Jones (computational science and engineering)
Eamon McCoy (music technology)
Michael Reilly (computer science)

Women’s track and field/cross country

Rebecca Entrekin (biochemistry)
Dasia Smith (environmental engineering)
Jeanine Williams (biochemistry)


Kodie Comby (business administration)
Coral Kazaroff (nuclear engineering)