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.
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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