Paul Johnson said this Jacket is ‘the epitome of a team player’

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Michael Muns against Tulane last season. (GT Athletics/Danny Karnik)

Four days a week last year, Adam Gotsis rose before dawn to hit the Georgia Tech weight room, cramming in extra lifting sessions that generated the strength and explosiveness that helped him become a second-round pick in April. It reflects Gotsis’ determination to be his best for the Yellow Jackets and to pave his unlikely route to the NFL.

Gotsis made the drive from his apartment complex every morning with his buddy Michael Muns, a walk-on center. Then a junior, Muns had little shot at playing time at Tech, let alone the NFL. Nevertheless, Muns faithfully showed up, pushing Gotsis and himself to reach their best. Gotsis, now with the Denver Broncos, will be forever grateful.

“That’s what really stood out to me about him, was, for him, he didn’t care that he wasn’t out there every play,” Gotsis said this week. “His whole thing was, what can he do to help the team win?”

To Tech fans, Muns might be the most anonymous Jacket who will be honored Saturday on Senior Day at Bobby Dodd Stadium when the Jackets play Virginia. Not so to his teammates and coaches.

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