By Matt Winkeljohn
In that photo, the one of Ty Rawlings hoisted up by Georgia Tech fans in the delirious glow after the Yellow Jackets beat Clemson in 2011, a young man looks like a football star.
Rawlings never was all that. He walked on as a kicker at Tech in ‘09 after playing the sport for just one year at Georgia Military College, and upon The Flats he never found his way into a game.
Stardom has a knack for attaching to those who earn it one way or another, however, and it’s found this precocious young man who doesn’t seek the spotlight nor to be lifted but rather to raise others who actually need the help.