Georgia Tech

View from sidelines, former Jackets return to Spring Game

Alright, I'm going to add one more post for the night, and it'll be brief. Just a fun posting based off some things heard at Bobby Dodd this afternoon.

With the Yellow Jackets taking part in Saturday's T-Day Spring Game, the once familiar faces were out in full force. There were former Yellow Jackets marching all along the WHITE team's sidelines, with players from the 1990s and later among the most prominent faces. Fans who attended the game saw all the athletes appear on the video board throughout the afternoon, interviewed by Tech radio announcer Wes Durham.

Here a few quotes (as close to verbatim as I could get) from a few of those guys:


~Guyton currently plays with the New England Patriots, drafted last April. Durham asked him about playing for Bill Belichick in New England:

~"Spring ball here was hot, hard and long. And being with Belichick is the same thing. Practices in New England are always long, and it's hot a lot."


~Levens said he's about to appear in a werewolf movie, and he's going to be the "werewolf slayer." Durham asked which position he would play in Paul Johnson's offense, A-back or B-back?

~"B-back. They line up every play and they're probably going to get the ball on every play. This is smashmouth football. This is what running backs dream of."


~Booker is currently a member of the Atlanta Police Department.

~"I just caught a smell of the grass, and it got me wanting to play again today. I think I've got two good plays left in me; well, maybe one if I've got to chase somebody."


~Richard is a current NFL Draft hopeful. He and fellow defensive linemen Michael Johnson and Vance Walker headline Georgia Tech's likely list of 2009 draftees.

~"I want play football again, hopefully. I know I want to give it another go and try to play for a Super Bowl."


~Fox just resigned with the Pittsburgh Steelers after winning a Super Bowl this past January.

~Simply: "It feels good to be a champ."