Georgia Tech’s Keith Brooking named ACC legend

Georgia Tech great Keith Brooking (35) was named an ACC legend this week and will be honored at the ACC championship game in December in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/John Miller)



The leading tackler in Georgia Tech history, Yellow Jackets great Keith Brooking will be honored as an ACC legend at this year’s league championship game.

In four seasons, 1994-97, Brooking accumulated 467 tackles, passing the school record of 437 by Jerrelle Williams. He was named All-ACC as a senior before being drafted in the first round by the Falcons and beginning a 15-year NFL career.

His 20-tackle game against Clemson in 1995 is tied for fifth most in Tech’s modern era. He had 17 solo tackles in the game, which is the Tech record.

Brooking was a five-time NFL Pro Bowler and was a two-time second-team All-Pro.

The class of 14 legends will be honored Dec. 1 in Charlotte, N.C., the night before the ACC championship game, and then prior to the game at Bank of America Stadium the following day.

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