Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets running back Jordan Mason (27) runs the ball for a touchdown against the South Florida Bull. (Alyssa Pointer/alyssa.pointer@ajc.com)
Photo: Alyssa Pointer
Photo: Alyssa Pointer

Georgia Tech players of the game honored after win over South Florida

Georgia Tech coach Geoff Collins gave out team honors Tuesday following the team’s win over South Florida, citations that even included four players for being the most supportive from the sidelines.

Collins highlighted the on-field contributions of running back Jordan Mason, linebacker Charlie Thomas and punter Pressley Harvin on offense, defense and special teams. Beyond running for a career-high 99 yards, Mason also was instrumental in the win with his pass blocking and threw a block that helped free quarterback Tobias Oliver on his 7-yard run. Thomas had nine tackles, including two sacks, and a forced fumble, and was named ACC linebacker of the week. Harvin averaged 41.3 yards per punt, dropped four of his six punts inside the 20-yard line and had only one returned, for eight yards.

“Pressley Harvin, at punter, significantly impacted the game,” Collins said.

The developmental players of the week were offensive lineman Austin Smith, defensive lineman D’Quon Douse and Derrik Allen on special teams.

Collins also four players of the week from the “juice crew” – the players who do not dress who are charged with providing vocal support from the sidelines: Jerrod Abee, Olin Broadway, Connor Hansen and Josh Tukes.

“I think our players definitely fed off the energy,” Collins said.

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