Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

About Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets represent the Georgia Institute of Technology and have been an active football team since 1892. They have achieved high levels of success and more than 150 of their players have gone on to play in the National Football League. Their traditional rivals include the University of Georgia Bulldogs, the Auburn University Tigers and the the Clemson Tigers. In recent times, they have also maintained a rivalry with Virginia Tech, which has become known as the 'Battle of the Techs'.

The legendary John Heisman took over as head coach in 1904 and remained with the team until 1919. During his time as coach, in 1917, he led Georgia Tech to their first ever National Championship. His spell in charge is also notable for producing the most one-sided game in the entire history of college football, as his team defeated the Cumberland Bulldogs by a score of 222-0. 

The Yellow Jackets have claimed a total of four National Championships, with the other wins coming in 1928, 1952 and 1990. In addition, the team have won sixteen Conference Championships, including three in the ACC, with their most recent win coming in 2009. In 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012, Georgia Tech won ACC Coastal Division Titles. They have appeared in 41 bowl games and have won 23 of them.

Amongst the most notable players produced by Georgia Tech are Joe Hamilton, Calvin Johnson and Keith Brooking. All three players are fondly remembered for their time with the Yellow Jackets and went on to enjoy careers in the NFL.

The team have played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field since 1913. The venue currently has a listed capacity of 55,000, although its record attendanc...

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