It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that wide receiver Jalen Camp will undergo surgery rendering him on the sidelines for the remainder of the 2019 season.
Camp has started three games for the Jackets thus far this season and has amassed 134 yards on 7 receptions and an outstanding 19.1 average. His longest reception came in at 33 yards and has one touchdown on the year. Last season Camp ended the season with 186 yards and 11 receptions.
Camp is a Senior this year but with the new redshirt eligibility rule that took place last year he will be able to play next season in 2020, as he has only played in four games this season. Therefore by playing in just four games, he can still redshirt. Had this injury happened after game five or later, the chances of Camp being able to redshirt would be low.
In his place, look for freshman wide-out Ahmarean Brown to take over as Brown has 7 receptions on the year for 128 yards and one touchdown. Brown has an average of 18.2 yards per reception.
Camp marks the second Jacket in two days to be announced out for the remainder of the season as it was also announced on Monday that center Kenny Cooper will miss the remainder of the 2019 season due to injuries suffered in last Saturday’s game against Temple.
As the injury bug continues for the Jackets, it would be appear that nothing can quite go right for Geoff Collins in his first season as head coach at Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets will look to get back into the win column this Saturday against North Carolina at Bobby Dodd Stadium with a 4:00 pm kickoff.