The Georgia Tech football team held its team banquet Friday night, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and five awards were given out. Team effort awards went to offensive tackle Ray Beno and safety Isaiah Johnson. Jamal Golden won the special teams player of the year award, while scout-team players of the year awards went to offensive lineman Freddie Burden and defensive lineman Pat Gamble.
Beno and Johnson, both juniors, played in all 13 games for the Yellow Jackets this season. Johnson led the team with 87 tackles. He also notched a sack, a fumble recovery, an interception, and a touchdown. Golden, meanwhile, averaged 12.8 yards per punt return, and 29 yards per kick return. Golden also returned to kicks for touchdowns.
Georgia Tech finished its season at 6-7 and will face Southern California in the Sun Bowl on New Year's Eve. The Yellow Jackets represented the Coastal Division in the ACC title game after due to postseason bans placed on Miami and North Carolina. Georgia Tech lost that game to the Florida State Seminoles.