Wofford Terriers fullback Jonny Martin (center) is stopped by Georgia Tech's Shawn Green (left) and Tyler Stargel (99).
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Tech’s Green holding ground at nose tackle

With two more solo tackles, Georgia Tech nose tackle Shawn Green will match the number of solo stops he had in his first three seasons. Green, who had fought injuries his first three years, is loving being healthy, starting and playing a high volume of snaps.

Green has 14 solo tackles and four assists for a total of 18. He’s tied with defensive tackle Adam Gotsis for second among linemen, behind defensive end KeShun Freeman (29 total tackles). In Green’s first three seasons, mostly in limited playing time, he had 16 solo tackles.

“It’s definitely a good experience and I’m enjoying every minute of it and just taking advantage of every opportunity,” Green said.

Green gets double-teamed more than any other lineman on the team, a sign of respect for his ability.

“He was steady the other night (in the Pittsburgh game), held the point in there and took on a lot of double teams and did a good job with that,” defensive coordinator Ted Roof said of Green. “He didn’t give ground, held his point on the double. That’s what you ask guys to do.”

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