Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets QB Joshua Nesbitt landed on his right arm while trying to tackle a Virginia Tech Hokies defender late in tonight's second half. Nesbitt spent a moment on the turf as team medical staff surrounded him, then stood to enter the locker room early. Backup QB Tevin Washington took over the offense, his first time in non-mopup duty.
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As of tonight, Nesbitt holds the ACC record for career rushing yards by a quarterback. He's been the starter for all three years of Paul Johnson's time as head coach of the Jackets. Recruited out of Greensboro to play safety in the SEC, Nesbitt signed on with Chan Gailey's Tech team for a chance to play dropback quarterback. That didn't work out.
Johnson convinced Nesbitt to give the flexbone option a try, which did work out. Tech played its way to its first outright conference title since 1990 and its first BCS bowl under Nesbitt's leadership. He struggled as a passer without Demaryius Thomas, but operated a rushing attack that's currently leading the nation after finishing second last year.
Nesbitt will miss games against the Miami Hurricanes, Duke Blue Devils, and Georgia Bulldogs. Here's hoping he does make it back to run the offense once last time in Tech's bowl game.