Georgia Tech dismisses RB Dedrick Mills

Mills rushed for 12 touchdowns as a freshman in 2016. (Getty)

Georgia Tech now needs to replace its leading rusher from 2016.

The team announced Friday that Dedrick Mills had been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules. Mills, a freshman last season, led the team with 771 yards and 12 touchdowns. Georgia Tech’s statement didn’t reveal any specific reason for Mills’ dismissal. He missed three games in 2016 because of a suspension for an undisclosed violation of team rules.

Without Mills, Georgia Tech’s leading returning rusher is A-Back Clinton Lynch. Lynch had 37 carries for 415 yards as a sophomore in 2016. Mills was listed as the starting B-Back in coach Paul Johnson’s triple-option offense.

The Yellow Jackets were already entering 2016 needing to replace quarterback Justin Thomas and running back Marcus Marshall. They combined for over 1,200 yards of rushing as Georgia Tech went 9-4 and beat Kentucky in the TaxSlayer Bowl.

Running back Quaide Weimerskirch could step in at B-Back in Mills’ absence while Johnson said Thursday that he knows who his team’s new starting quarterback will be. Johnson, however, declined to reveal who that quarterback is. Quarterbacks Lucas Johnson, Jay Jones, Matthew Jordan and TaQuon Marshall have been competing for the job. Jordan saw playing time last season and ran for 243 yards and six scores.

Quarterbacks Lucas Johnson, Jay Jones, Matthew Jordan and TaQuon Marshall have been competing for the job. Jordan saw playing time last season and ran for 243 yards and six scores.


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