Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden takes a bite out of the hedges savoring a 28-27 victory over Georgia in a NCAA college football rivalry football game on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Athens. Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

Freddie Burden makes coaches All-ACC team

Georgia Tech center Freddie Burden made his third All-ACC team in a week and a half, as he was named to the third team of the coaches All-ACC team Thursday. Burden also has been named to the media All-ACC team (third team) and the ESPN.com All-ACC team (first team).

Burden was the linchpin of the Tech offensive line that helped the Yellow Jackets average 6.6 yards per play, 20th in FBS and produce 24 scrimmages plays of 40 yards or more, tied for 12th nationally. He also led the Jackets to their season-ending win over Georgia, his class’ second over the Bulldogs. He was also the ACC offensive lineman of the week after the Jackets’ 38-7 win over Vanderbilt.

Burden was the only Tech player to receive recognition on the coaches’ All-ACC team. Freshman B-back Dedrick Mills received one vote as offensive rookie of the year, which was won by Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois.

Burden will play his final game for the Jackets Dec. 31 against Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

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