No. 5 – Josh Nesbitt (2007-10)
A holdover from Chan Gailey, Josh Nesbitt had been used mainly in the wildcat until Paul Johnson and the option offense came to Georgia Tech.
A starter for three seasons, Nesbitt’s career was cut short by a broken arm on a tackle after an interception on the road at Virginia Tech in his senior season.
If this list was the “toughest” or “strongest” Tech quarterbacks, Nesbitt would almost certainly be atop the heap, but even so, he deserves a mention among the best all-time on the Flats.
In his career at Tech, Josh Nesbitt threw for 3,276 yards and 20 touchdowns, and rushed for 2,806 yards and 35 touchdowns. In 2009 he was over 1,000 yards through the air and on the ground.
Nesbitt was the first Jackets QB to rush for over 1,000 yards, and only the second in ACC history, earning him a spot as the first team all conference quarterback in 2009.