Georgia Tech’s Andrew Marshall to return for 2018 season

Georgia Tech offensive lineman Andrew Marshall (50) will miss the season opener with a lower-body injury.

Credit: Danny Karnik

Credit: Danny Karnik

After suffering a season-ending injury, Georgia Tech offensive tackle Andrew Marshall will return next season as a redshirt senior. Coach Paul Johnson said at his weekly news conference Tuesday that Marshall told him his plans last week.

“That’s good news for everyone,” Johnson said. “I’m excited for him, excited for us.”

Marshall suffered a leg injury during the preseason. He appeared to be close to being cleared to play before suffering a season-ending foot injury in practice prior to the October 14 Miami game.

Marshall has played in 33 games and started nine. He was expected to start at right tackle for the Yellow Jackets going into the preseason. After the injury, there was thought that Marshall might forego his final season as he is scheduled to graduate in December with a degree in business administration.

But, as a senior in 2018, he can compete for a starting job with tackles Jahaziel Lee and Jake Stickler while possibly pursuing a graduate degree. Marshall is also valuable as he has experience at center.