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Attaochu, Thomas shine at Georgia Tech’s Pro Day

  • 2:34 pm Friday, March 28th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

Georgia Tech standout Jeremiah Attachou went through the linebacker and defensive linemen drills at the school’s Pro Day on Friday.

He suffered a torn right hamstring in the third quarter of the Senior Bowl and was not able to perform for NFL teams at the NFL scouting combine.

Here’s a photo gallery from the day’s events.

“I think I did great,” Attaochu said. “I think I surprised myself a little bit. I had an injury. I rehabbed the injury and I was still able to run (the 40-yard dash) pretty good. I was in the 4.5s everywhere.”

Also, defensive back Jemea Thomas had a strong [More]

VIDEO: Georgia Tech’s Jerry Attaochu at the NFL combine

  • 4:19 pm Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

INDIANAPOLIS — Former Georgia Tech Jeremiah (Jerry) Attaochu suffered a hamstring injury in the third quarter of the Senior Bowl and will not work out at the combine. He’s hoping to work out for scouts at Georgia Tech’s Pro Day on March 28.

“It’s definitely tough not being a part of it,” Attaochu said. “I went to the Senior Bowl to compete and unfortunately I injured my hamstring and I also injured my hand. I will be working out at may Pro Day on March 28th. I should be ready by then.”

Ted Roof drops by to see Attaochu, Thomas

  • 7:34 pm Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

MOBILE, Ala. – Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Ted Roof made his way to the Senior Bowl.

After the South’s practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Tuesday, he was talking to former Tech standouts Jeremiah Attaochu and Jemea Thomas on the field.

Thomas was a late addition to the Senior Bowl South roster.

“There was a high level of talent down there at the East-West Shrine game,” Thomas said. “The talent here is much better.”

Thomas played in 54 games at Georgia Tech, tying a school record.

“It’s been good,” Thomas said. “Day-in and day-out, going to meetings and trying to get everything down. I’ve been having a [More]

Players with Georgia ties at the Senior Bowl

  • 6:00 am Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 by D. Orlando Ledbetter

The Senior Bowl folks will announce the North and South rosters soon.

The Falcons will coach the North team. Here’s a list of the invitees.

Here’s a look at seven local players who will play in the game, the premier showcase All-Star game before the NFL draft.

Jeremiah Attaochu, LB, Georgia Tech: He was third-team Associated Press All-American. Attaochu finished the regular season with 12 sacks. His experience as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 and one season as a defensive end in the 4-3 makes him an intriguing prospect for NFL scouts.

Arthur Lynch, TE, Georgia: He was plagued by untimely [More]