Football

Jeremiah Attaochu Named All-American

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Attaochu is tied for the most career sacks in Georgia Tech history.

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Attaochu is tied for the most career sacks in Georgia Tech history.
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Dec. 17, 2013

Georgia Tech senior defensive end Jeremiah Attaochu joined elite Yellow Jacket company Tuesday when he was named third-team All-American by both The Associated Press and CBS Sports.

Attaochu was also named honorable mention All-American Tuesday by SI.com. Previously, the Washington (DC) product earned first-team All-ACC honors by the league's coaches.

After spending two seasons as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 scheme, Attaochu moved to defensive end in 2013 in defensive coordinator Ted Roof's 4-3.

Attaochu enters the Dec. 30th Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl tied with former Yellow Jacket Greg Gathers for the most career sacks (31.0) in school history.

Attaochu is the eighth player under sixth-year head coach Paul Johnson to earn All-American honors. He is the third defensive end under Johnson -- joining Derrick Morgan and Michael Johnson -- to be named All-American.

More on Attaochu:

  • The 31.0 career sacks by Attaochu leads all active players in the NCAA and ranks fifth on the ACC's career lists. Attaochu has more sacks in his career than former ACC standouts Julius Peppers (30.5), Calvin Pace (29.0) and Mario Williams (25.5).

  • Attaochu's four sacks against Georgia (Nov. 30) were the third-most single-game sacks in Tech history.

  • Although not an official category, Attaochu has more career sack yards (223) than any player in Tech history.
     

     

  • Attaochu's 43.0 career tackles-for-loss are the sixth-most in Tech history.

  • The senior is on a late-season sack surge, collecting 10 over the last five games, after just one over the first four games.

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