The total is “not bad for a freshman,” Sewak said. Center Freddie Burden ranked second behind Braun. Sewak didn’t have the number, but said Burden was close.
Braun’s seven starts this season eclipses Will Bryan’s six last season for the most as a freshman offensive lineman in coach Paul Johnson’s tenure. For his contributions to Tech’s 8-4 season, Braun was named to ESPN.com’s true freshman All-American team. Braun, the younger brother of former Tech lineman Trey Braun, also was named ACC offensive lineman of the week for his play in the Jackets’ 30-20 win over Virginia Tech, when he blocked 10 defenders to the ground.