Georgia Tech quarterback TaQuon Marshall.
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

TaQuon Marshall, Brant Mitchell named Georgia Tech’s 2018 captains

Senior quarterback TaQuon Marshall and linebacker Brant Mitchell have been named Georgia Tech’s 2018 captains, head coach Paul Johnson announced Wednesday.

The captains were selected by a team vote. 

“With 20 seniors on our roster, I felt that it was important to go ahead and select two team captains now to lead us through our offseason program. We’ll add a third captain in the fall,” Johnson said in a press release

This is the second season Marshall has been voted a team captain, becoming just the eighth multi-year captain in the 126-year history of Georgia Tech football. The Hamilton native started all 11 games for the Yellow Jackets in 2017, taking over for three-year starter Justin Thomas. He accounted for 2,073 yards of offense and 27 touchdowns. His 104.2 rushing yards per game ranked third overall in the Atlantic Coast Conference and fifth nationally among quarterbacks.

Mitchell was named a captain for the first time. The senior from Knoxville, Tenn., has started the last 23 games he has suited up for. In 34 appearances for the Yellow Jackets, he has tallied 158 tackles and four interceptions. Mitchell recorded 51 tackles last season despite missing four games with an injury.

“There is no higher honor than being selected as a team captain by your teammates, so I’m happy for TaQuon and Brant,” Johnson said. “I think they’ll do a terrific job of leading our team.”

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