Posted: 4:13 pm Thursday, July 17th, 2014
By Ken Sugiura
Georgia Tech’s newest hall of fame class includes six of the most decorated athletes to wear the school’s uniforms. They include football players James Butler and Luke Manget, both two-time first-team All-ACC choices, and all-time men’s basketball shot blocker Alvin Jones. The class was released Thursday.
The other three NCAA track champion Michael Johnson, former ACC volleyball player of the year Lynnette Moster and two-time first-team All-ACC catcher Bryan Prince. All competed for Tech between 1997 and 2004.
Butler still holds the school record for most tackles in a season by a defensive back, 119 (in the 2003 season). He later won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants in 2007. Manget holds the school record for career points by a kicker, 322, and made all of his 160 point-after tries, tying him with Travis Bell for highest career percentage on point-after attempts. He most notably kicked a game-winning field goal against Georgia in 1999 as a freshman.
Johnson ran a leg of Tech’s 4×400-meter relay that won a national title in 1998 and was a four-time participant at NCAA track championships, indoor and outdoor. Jones was a four-time selection to the ACC’s all-defensive team. His 425 blocks are most in Tech history and fourth most in ACC history.
Moster was a three-time first-team All-American and led Tech to the elite eight in the NCAA tournament in 2003. Prince was a two-time semifinalist for the Johnny Bench Award, given to the nation’s top catcher. He ranks in the top 10 in school history in hits and RBI. He is now an assistant on the Tech baseball team.
The six will be inducted Oct. 10 into the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.