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David Shanahan has made a remarkable journey to line out for Georgia Tech.

David Shanahan has made a remarkable journey to line out for Georgia Tech.

David Shanahan has made a remarkable journey to line out for Georgia Tech.

David Shanahan’s story starts in Castleisland. The chapters that followed have seen him spend time in places as disparate as Melbourne and Utah, Serbia and Spain, all in pursuit of a dream of playing college football in the US.

Last weekend, he played on network television as his Georgia Tech side took on Clemson, the sixth ranked team in the country, in front of 80,000 fans and millions more watching on TV. The game was broadcast live nationally on ABC in what was just his third time playing in a competitive game. What’s even more remarkable is that he won his scholarship to the ‘Yellow Jackets’ without ever taking a live snap in a game.


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