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Georgia Tech slaps top receiver with two-game suspension

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Of course, when it comes to run-heavy Georgia Tech, “leading receiver” is a weighted term but still.

Regardless, the Yellow Jackets announced Friday that wide receiver Darren Waller has been suspended for the first two games of the 2014 season.  Thus, Waller will miss the Aug. 30 opener against FCS-level Wofford at home and the Sept.6 game against Tulane in New Orleans.

The stated reason for the senior’s punitive measures was the standard “unspecified violation of team rules.”

Waller is tops among all returning Tech receivers with 367 yards last season, while his 17 receptions are second to DeAndre Smelter‘s 21 from a year ago.  Among players with more than two receptions, Waller’s 21.6 yards per catch average led the team.

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6 Responses to “Georgia Tech slaps top receiver with two-game suspension”
  1. santeechief says: Feb 28, 2014 3:58 PM

    Tech has actual receivers?

  2. John Taylor says: Feb 28, 2014 4:01 PM

    “Yes.” — Calvin johnson

  3. imaduffer says: Feb 28, 2014 4:06 PM

    What’s a Wofford and how much do they cost?

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Feb 28, 2014 4:36 PM

    Their leading receiver had 367 yds and 17 receptions….

    Mike Evans almost did that against Bama….

  5. thraiderskin says: Feb 28, 2014 4:37 PM

    There goes their NC hopes

  6. givemeglenn says: Mar 1, 2014 2:50 PM

    Two of the top five NFL Wide Receivers (statistically speaking) hail from GA Tech; Calvin Johnson and Demaryious Thomas. There are currently two other Wide Receivers from GA Tech also playing in the NFL right now; Stephen Hill (NY Jets) and Kevin Cone (Atlanta Falcons).

    While it may be true that Calvin never played under Paul Johnson as his collegiate Head Football Coach (he had Chan Gailey), the three others I listed above did. So yes, playing Wide Receiver for Paul Johnson seems to be a very good avenue to an NFL career as a Wide Receiver. If you doubt me, why don’t you see how many other programs have put 3 WR’s in the NFL over the past few years.

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