Georgia Tech Football: OL Andrew Marshall to return for fifth season

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 08: Clinton Lynch
PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 08: Clinton Lynch /

Georgia Tech football head coach announced on Tuesday that senior offensive lineman Andrew Marshall will return for a fifth-season.

Georgia Tech football senior offensive lineman Andrew Marshall will return for his fifth season according to Coach Paul Johnson’s weekly press conference. Originally, there was doubt of whether or not the Cumming, Georgia native would return for a fifth season.

Marshall, widely considered one of the Jackets best offensive lineman on the team suffered a leg injury this preseason. The leg injury kept him out of the Jackets season opener against Tennessee. While working back from that leg injury, Marshall suffered a foot injury while working his way back.

Luckily for Marshall, there will be no need to ask for a medical redshirt as he played each of his first three years on campus. The Jackets will now officially be able to redshirt Marshall, allowing him to return with much less hassle than going through the NCAA.

Over the course of his first three seasons, Marshall saw time in 33 total games with nine career starts. Once Marshall returns next season, he will provide the Yellow Jackets with a ton of experience and help bolster an offensive line that has struggled against better defensive lines this season. Heading into this season, Marshall had six votes for the All-ACC Preseason team at tackle.

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Marshall was expected to be the Jacket starting right tackle this season which has been taken over by redshirt junior Jake Stickler. Stickler has made six starts at right tackle this season but was kept out of this past weekend’s game against Clemson.