The sophomore safety has put together a strong first season as a starter in Nate Woody’s defense. Carpenter through seven games played has 26 tackles including one for a loss and one interception. He’s shown some flashes this year of being a future star for the Yellow Jackets but also shows that he still is developing as a safety. The future is bright either way for Carpenter.
It hasn’t always been an easy season for Kaleb Oliver but overall the redshirt freshman safety has been solid for the Yellow Jackets, not to mention versatile. Oliver this season has just 14 tackles but also has two tackles for a loss and one interception. Though like everyone else in the secondary, Oliver has a hard time containing some wide receivers.
The graduate transfer from Wofford leads the Yellow Jackets in tackles with 32 this season and also has two interceptions on the season. Easily, the Jackets best secondary member this season, Rivera will be a big part of the Jackets success defensively going forward this season. The Jackets simply couldn’t have asked for much more out of Rivera.
The true freshman out of Florida has seen playing time sparingly this year but has made the most of it when he’s on the field. Thomas so far this season has seven tackles but also has a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown. He still has plenty to work on but it’s a good start to his career.