Georgia Tech's Anthony Allen (18) tries to break away from Wake Forest's Josh Bush (4) in the first quarter.
Photo: Johnny Crawford
Photo: Johnny Crawford

Philip Wheeler, Tevin Washington among Georgia Tech football graduates

No fewer than 17 present and former Georgia Tech football players received their degrees this weekend at the institute’s spring commencement. They include former defensive backs and twin brothers Lance and Lawrence Austin, who will attend the Falcons’ rookie minicamp next weekend on a tryout basis; former linebacker Philip Wheeler, who went on from Tech to play nine seasons in the NFL; and former quarterback Tevin Washington, who came back to Tech as a graduate assistant coach while earning a master’s in building construction and facility management.  Former All-ACC B-back Anthony Allen returned for his degree after his career in the CFL.

Washington is now working in the team’s recruiting office. 

Three of the graduates, offensive lineman Cheyenne Hunt, safety Jalen Johnson and defensive lineman Tyler Merriweather, have one season of eligibility remaining.

Player: degree

Anthony Allen: Business administration

Lance Austin: Business administration

Lawrence Austin: Business administration

Shamire Devine: Literature, media, & communication

Cheyenne Hunt: Civil engineering

Jalen Johnson: Business administration

Shawn Kagawa: Business administration

Terrell Lewis: Business administration 

Chase Martenson: Business administration

Tyler Merriweather: Business administration

Trey Smith: International affairs

Brady Swilling: Business administration

Tevin Washington: Building construction and facility management

Philip Wheeler: Business administration

Quaide Weimerskirch: Business administration

Jake Whitley: Business administration

Casey Wilson: Business administration

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