Anthony Allen- RB

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Anthony Allen transferred to Georgia Tech after his sophomore season at the University of Louisville. He was forced to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules, but eventually had two very successful years at A-back for Paul Johnson. He was drafted in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL draft by the Ravens and has been a special teams player for them for the last two years.

Keith Brooking- LB

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Keith Brooking is one of the greatest defensive football players to ever play for Georgia Tech. He was a tackling machine in college and transferred his game to the NFL. He was drafted by the hometown Falcons with the 12th pick of the NFL draft and became a 5-time Pro Bowler and 2-time All Pro. After playing 10 season with the Falcons, Brooking played three seasons with the Cowboys and signed a one year deal with the Broncos last season.

Morgan Burnett- S

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Burnett was a successful DB in his three seasons with Tech. After his sophomore year, he received multiple All-ACC and All-American awards. He was drafted by the Packers in the 3rd Round of the 2010 draft and won a Super Bowl during his rookie year. He is now a key contributor in the Packers’ secondary.

Mario Butler- CB

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Butler graduated from Tech in 2011 and went undrafted in the NFL Draft. He was signed as an undrafted free agent(UDFA) by the Dallas Cowboys and played one year for them. He then signed with the Broncos last season and is a FA this offseason.

Tashard Choice- RB

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Tashard Choice initially signed his LOI with Oklahoma, but transferred after his second season there because he was backing up Adrain Peterson. Choice then helped lead Tech to an ACC title game and was a very successful RB during his career. He was drafted by the Cowboys in the 4th round of the 2008 NFL Draft and played four seasons for them. He had a short stint with the Redskins and then ended up with the Bills, where he is currently playing.

Kevin Cone- WR

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Cone graduated from Georgia Tech in 2011 and went undrafted in the draft. The Falcons then signed him as a UDFA and he has been on their roster for the last two seasons. Cone has shown some promise, but has been unable to get playing time because of Atlanta’s deep WR corp.

Mike Cox- FB

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Mike Cox is another former Georgia Tech player who is on the Falcons roster. He originally went undrafted in 2008, but signed as an UDFA with the Chiefs. He stayed with the Chiefs for three seasons and then signed with the Falcons two seasons ago.

Jonathan Dwyer- RB

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Dwyer is one of the best RBs to ever play for Georgia Tech. He made the All-ACC freshman team in his first season with the Yellow Jackets and then followed that season up with an All-American award. In his junior season, he helped lead Georgia Tech to an ACC title(they can’t take it away from us). He decided to forgo his senior season and was drafted in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dwyer has spent the last three years as a back up RB for the Steelers, taking advantage of any playing time he gets.

Andrew Economos- LS

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Economos was signed as an UDFA by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2005. He is currently the long snapper for the Buccaneers.

Keyaron Fox- LB

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Fox played LB during his time at Georgia Tech. He earned All-ACC honors in his final year on campus. He was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. During his career in the NFL, Fox has spent time with the Chiefs, Steelers, Redskins and Texans. While with the Steelers, he won a Super Bowl.

Andrew Gardner- OT

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Gardner was a two time All-ACC selection during his time at Tech. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2009 draft by the Miami Dolphins. He has spent time with the Ravens, Bengals, and Texans since being cut by the Dolphins.

Gary Guyton- ILB

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Gary Guyton played at Georgia Tech for all four years of his eligibility. He went undrafted in the 2008 NFL draft, but was signed as an UDFA by the New England Patriots. He played three seasons with the Patriots, but was then released. He jumped from the Dolphins to the Cowboys and then landed with the Chargers this past winter.

Will Heller- TE

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Heller was a walk-on at Georgia Tech and went undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft. He was then signed as an UDFA by the Buccaneers. Over the course of the next four years he spent time with the Bucs, Dolphins, and Seahawks. In 2009 he joined the Detroit Lions and has been on their roster since.

Stephen Hill- WR

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Stephen Hill decided to skip his senior season at Georgia Tech and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. He was taken with the 43rd pick of the draft by the New York Jets. Hill started off well in his rookie season, but sustained an injury that put him on injured reserve the rest of the season. Hill has shown a ton of potential and should develop into an above average receiver if he is given a QB who can get him the ball.

Calvin Johnson(Megatron)- WR

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The two time All-American WR at Tech was drafted 2nd overall by the Lions in the 2007 NFL Draft. During his time in the league, he has become arguably the best receiver in the league(after last season it isn’t very arguable though) and has broken Jerry Rice’s all-time single season receiving yards record. Megatron is still young and is looking to become one of the greatest WR’s of all time and improve on his 3 time Pro Bowl and All-Pro marks.

Michael Johnson- DE

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Michael Johnson was a well decorated defensive player for Georgia Tech in his final year for the team. He won an All-American honor and was first team All-ACC. He was drafted by the Bengals in the 3rd round of the 2009 draft and has quietly turned into a very good pass rusher. He will be a FA this offseason so look for him to strike a very nice deal with a team in need of an improving pass rusher.

Dawan Landry- S

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Dawan Landry played four seasons at Georgia Tech before getting drafted in the 5th round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. Landry earned a few All-Rookie team votes in his first year with the Ravens and has had a very productive career. In 2011 he signed a 5 year contract with the Jaguars as a free agent.

Derrick Morgan- DE

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Derrick Morgan was an All-American and All-ACC DE his junior year at Tech, recording double digit sacks. He decided to skip his senior season and put his name into the draft. He was selected at 16 overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft. His career started out slow, but he was able to record 6.5 sacks last season. He ended the season on a hot streak, so we’ll see whether he can transfer that over to next season.

Daryl Smith- OLB

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 Daryl Smith was a four year player at Georgia Tech before getting drafted in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Over his career, Daryl Smith has turned into one of the best 4-3 OLBs in the NFL during his time with the Jaguars. Unfortunately for Daryl, he missed almost all of the 2012 season, the last year of his contract, with an injury. There’s a good chance that Daryl resigns with the Jaguars, but whatever contract he gets will be less that he originally expected because of his injury.

Demaryius Thomas- WR

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Demaryius Thomas was a standout WR at Georgia Tech. He posted a very good statistical year his junior season in Paul Johnson’s triple option offense, earning himself a first round pick by the Broncos in the 2010 Draft. Thomas has played the last three years with the Broncos and his most memorable moment with the team was when he caught the game winning touchdown reception against the Steelers in OT of the 2011 playoffs. This past season he earned a Pro Bowl selection.

Vance Walker- DT

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Vance Walker was a two time first team All-ACC DE for Georgia Tech before being drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Falcons. He has played all four of his NFL seasons with the Falcons and made a few big plays in the Falcons’ 2012 playoff run.

Philip Wheeler- OLB

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Philip Wheeler was a two time second team All-ACC LB for Georgia Tech during his college career and was drafted by the Colts in the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts for 4 years before signing a one year contract with the Raiders.

All general information(draft info, awards, contract info) was found on Wikipedia.


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