Jack Coco’s transition to tight end a fortuitous turn for Georgia Tech

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The reason for the enthusiasm was because last season, Coco was No. 66, not 34 – a long snapper and offensive lineman approaching 300 pounds. Out of a desire to shed some of his weight and also play a bigger role on the team, he refashioned himself into a tight end with a diet requiring uncommon discipline. The product has been a player whose emergence has been a fortuitous stroke for coach Geoff Collins and the Jackets. Without tight ends Dylan Deveney and Dylan Leonard last week against UCF and again for Saturday’s game at Syracuse, Coco has become a necessary element of the Tech attack.

“I just couldn’t be more proud of who Jack Coco is and what he’s done to earn his shot and earn his role ATL (”Above the Line”) on this team,” Collins said.

A year ago, Coco was

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