A tribute to Orwin Smith, A-back for Georgia Tech

Orwin Smith, senior A-back with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be playing his final collegiate game when the Jackets face USC in the Hyundai Sun Bowl on New Year’s Eve day.  The “Big O”, as he is affectionately known to all GT faithful is on track to be the first A-back to be the leading rusher on a Paul Johnson coached option offensive team.  He averages over 9 yards per carry.  He has had a bit of a tough year, missing some key games due to injury, but is healthy and cleared to play in the bowl game and hopes to go out on a high note.  We are hoping that for him as well.  He is a tremendous young man, the first person on his mother’s side of the family to attend college.  He is two classes short of a degree in management.  He has expressed interest in pursuing a MBA yet I am sure he will get a shot to play on Sunday’s after this year.  He completed two internships this past summer and also took yoga classes to improve his flexibility and focus (gotta love an athlete who appreciates the benefits of yoga!).  I am hoping for a great bowl game for Orwin Smith and know he will be successful in the future, whether in the NFL, the business world, and most likely in both!  As a Georgia Tech fan, I say thank you Orwin Smith!


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