GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Atlantic Coast Conference has named Thomasville native Charlie Thomas as the ACC linebacker of the week.
Thomas, a sophomore at Georgia Tech, matched a career high with nine tackles and set career highs with two sacks, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble in Georgia Tech’s 14-10 win over South Florida.
One of his sacks and the forced fumble came on a big third-and-3 play near midfield that thwarted a USF scoring opportunity and forced the Bulls into one of their seven punts. Thomas, a 2018 graduate of Thomasville High School, played a key role in Georgia Tech limiting USF to just 10 points and 262 yards of total offense. A year ago, the Yellow Jackets surrendered 49 points and 426 yards in a 49-38 loss to the Bulls.
Thomas had two of Georgia Tech's nine total tackles for loss, its most against an FBS opponent since 2016.