During his Tuesday press conference, Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins confirmed with the media that two-way player Jahaziel Lee is out for the remainder of the season.
Georgia Tech’s Jahaziel Lee will be out for the remainder of the 2019 season according to Georgia Tech head football coach Geoff Collins. Lee suffered a leg injury in the Jackets 27-24 loss to The Citadel in week three. Since the injury it’s been speculated that Lee’s injury would be a season ending injury and now there’s confirmation.
For the Yellow Jackets, the loss of Lee is a big one as he was one of the few two-way players the Jackets had this season and provided depth on both the defensive line and offensive line. Lee was looked upon to play both defensive tackle and help on the offensive line when needed.
The good news for Lee is that the senior will be able to use the 2019 as a redshirt season and will return in 2020 for his redshirt senior season. Lee, if eligible could also possibly apply for a medical redshirt year, allowing him to possibly play two extra seasons on The Flats. Through his first four seasons on The Flats, he has appeared 34 games including 12 of 13 games last season.
The Yellow Jackets will look to earn win No.2 of the season this upcoming Saturday when they take on the Temple Owls in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Lincoln Financial Field. The Jackets are early double-digit underdogs to the Owls who are coming off a 38-22 loss to the hands of Buffalo in week four.