Joe Fusile, Georgia Tech


Georgia Tech offensive lineman Joe Fusile, a redshirt sophomore majoring in electrical engineering, has been named a Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete presented by

Fusile, who is from Richmond Hill, Georgia, has a 3.28 grade-point average and is a member of the ACC Honor Roll. A former walk-on player, he earned a spot as a starter and was nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy, given to the nation’s top player who began his career as a walk-on. He chose to attend Georgia Tech because of his desire to become an engineer after graduation.

“Joe Fusile was my student in a first-year engineering discovery studio,” said Anna Holcomb, director of retention and completion initiatives at Georgia Tech. “In a class of more than 200 students, Joe stood out. Not just because of his stature, but because Joe is an engaged student who brings a genuine curiosity to his development as an engineer. A natural problem solver and undeniably resilient, Joe seemed to truly relish the more tactile aspects of engineering and the accomplishment of holding a device he created for a class project in his own hands. Joe Fusile is an exemplary student-athlete, both on and off the field.”

The Military Bowl and are proud to announce the members of the third annual Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program, recognizing some of the brightest minds taking the football field in the ACC and the American Athletic Conference.

“The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program presented by recognizes some of the brightest minds taking the football field each weekend,” Military Bowl Foundation President & Executive Director Steve Beck said. “Together with, we commend these student-athletes for their ability to succeed on the field and in the classroom while managing a most challenging course load.”

 The Military Bowl STEM Scholar-Athlete Program honors one football player at each university that is a member of the ACC and the American Athletic Conference – the two conferences that are represented in the Military Bowl college football game. These players are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects and/or aspire to STEM careers.

“STEM education is the cornerstone of innovation, equipping the next generation with critical thinking skills to tackle global challenges,” said Kiley Wren, co-founder and co-chief executive at BlueForge Alliance, owners and operators of “These courses prepare students for purposeful, high-demand career paths while fostering adaptability, collaboration, and technological literacy. At BlueForge Alliance, empowering individuals with a stable foundation of knowledge pairs directly into our mission of ensuring a resilient and adaptable skilled trades workforce ready to meet the demands of revitalizing our nation’s defense. We’re proud to join the Military Bowl in recognizing outstanding student athletes aiming to make an impact off the field while supporting their fellow students’ pursuits.”