Jan. 5, 2007
Several former Georgia Tech football players will be on display in the National Football League playoffs, which get underway this weekend.
Dawan Landry, an all-Atlantic Coast Conference for the Yellow Jackets a year ago, is enjoying an outstanding rookie season with the AFC North champion Baltimore Ravens. A fifth-round draft pick, Landry earned a starting spot at safety and leads the Ravens with five interceptions.
Also on the Ravens’ roster is Tech’s former all-ACC running back, P.J. Daniels.
Two former Yellow Jackets play for the New York Giants’, an NFC wild card team, in James Butler, an all-ACC safety in 2003-04, and linebacker Gerris Wilkinson, an all-ACC linebacker in 2004-05. Former Tech cornerback Dennis Davis finished the season on the Giants’ practice squad.
NFC West champion Seattle features former Tech tight end Will Heller, a four-year NFL veteran.
NFC wild card Dallas has Tech’s Damarius Bilbo on its practice squad, but the Cowboys’ coaching staff includes Mike MacIntyre, a safety for the Jackets in 1987-88.
Here’s a look at where some former Yellow Jackets finished the season:
Keith Brooking, Atlanta FalconsJames Butler, New York GiantsDamarius Bilbo, Dallas Cowboys (practice squad)P.J. Daniels, Baltimore RavensDennis Davis, New York Giants (practice squad)Nat Dorsey, Cleveland BrownsAndrew Economos, Tampa Bay BuccaneersNick Ferguson, Denver Broncos (injured)Keyaron Fox, Kansas City ChiefsAnthony Hargrove, Buffalo BillsWill Heller, Seattle SeahawksEric Henderson, Cincinnati BengalsDawan Landry, Baltimore RavensAlfred Malone, Houston TexansDaryl Smith, Jacksonville JaguarsTravares Tillman, Miami DolphinsGerris Wilkinson, New York Giants