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2012 Sun Bowl: Georgia Tech long snapper Tyler Morgan wrapping up successful career

Georgia Tech long snapper Tyler Morgan has excelled as a long snapper since joining the Yellow Jackets as a walk-on in 2009.

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

Georgia Tech long snapper Tyler Morgan will be playing his last game as a Yellow Jacket when the team takes on the USC Trojans in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. The game will cap off a successful and somewhat improbable career for Morgan.

Morgan, who grew up a Georgia fan, came to Georgia Tech as a walk-on in 2009. He earned a spot in the lineup that year and soon earned a full scholarship. As a freshman and sophomore, Morgan just snapped for punts before adding field goals and extra points to his resume during his final two seasons.

Morgan won his job back this season after suffering a major injury during the 2011 season. He has also had some different responsibilities on punt coverage this year, blocking immediately after the snap rather than running downfield.

The long snapper has done an excellent job during his four seasons, avoiding any major mishaps. Morgan credits his offseason work with punter Sean Poole for some of his improvement.

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