Brad Stewart has started 27 games at Georgia Tech since playing his way into the rotation at wide receiver as a freshman in 2015. He’s had memorable plays -- including a couple in an 87-yard performance at Georgia last season -- and he’s been the Yellow Jackets’ dependable punt returner for more than a year now, but in Saturday’s 28-22 win against Virginia Tech, he did something he hasn’t done since high school. He scored a touchdown.
“I don’t know if you could tell by the expression of my face, but there’s not words for it,” Stewart said. “I forgot how to celebrate to be honest. It felt great just being in that moment.”
With Tech facing a third-and-18 in the third quarter, Stewart broke open past the Hokies’ defense and hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass.
After Stewart scored, TaQuon Marshall sprinted down the sideline with his hands in the air.
“We talked about it all offseason, like, ‘Hey, I’m going to make sure I get you one this year,’” Marshall said. “That was one of his goals. It’s really exciting as you could see, everyone was super excited for him.”
Coach Paul Johnson, who made a big push to get Stewart on The Flats before signing day in 2015, was happy to finally see him get in the end zone.
“Yeah, I was excited for Brad,” Johnson said. “I think all of our guys in the locker room after the game were excited for Brad.”