Nissan #ProJackets Football Report

Jan. 16, 2017

THE FLATS — Just one game away from Super Bowl LI, #ProJackets Shaq Mason, Philip Wheeler and Morgan Burnett have their eyes on the prize as their teams are set to compete this weekend in the NFL Conference Championships round.

Mason helped clear the way for the New England Patriots to return to the AFC Championship Game with a 34-16 win over the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round on Saturday. Mason and the Patriots totaled 34 points on only 67 plays. The Patriots totaled 377 yards on offense to average 5.6 yards per play in the win.

Wheeler tallied one tackle in the Atlanta Falcons 36-20 home win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday afternoon to help send the Falcons to the NFC Championship Game. Wheeler and the Atlanta defense held the Seahawks to just 309 total yards, picked off two interceptions, recorded three sacks and scored a safety in the win.

Burnett and the Green Bay Packers pulled off a last second 34-31 road win over the Dallas Cowboys to advance to the NFC Championship Game. Burnett finished with three tackles, one solo and two assisted, in the win.

With the both the Packers and the Falcons winning last weekend, the last football game to take place inside the Georgia Dome will include two Jackets in Burnett (Packers) and Wheeler (Falcons), as the two teams will play on Sunday, Jan. 22, at 3:05 p.m. 

Below is a complete list of the Football #ProJackets currently on NFL rosters.

NFL PLAYER NFL WILDCARD 2016-17 SEASON STATS

 Jeremiah Attaochu
 #97 | OLB
 San Diego Chargers
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2014 (Chargers),
 2nd round
 Experience:
 3rd season
 Status:
 Reserve/Injured list
 Years at Tech:
 2010-13 
 High School: 
 Archbishop Carroll

  Chargers (5-11)

  *Missed playoffs

 
 GP:
8
 GS: 1
 Total Tackles: 11
 Solo: 10
 Assisted: 1
 Sacks: 2.0

 T.J. Barnes
 #77 | DL
 Kansas City Chiefs
 Bio 
 NFL Draft:
 
 Undrafted, 2013
 Experience:
 3rd season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2009-11 
 High School: 
 Enterprise

 L – Steelers 18,
      Chiefs 16

 Did not play.

 GP: 5
 Total Tackles: 1
 Solo: 1

 Morgan Burnett 
 #42 | SS
 Green Bay Packers
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2010 (Packers),
 3rd round
 Experience:
 7th season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2007-09
 High School: 
 North Clayton

 W – Packers 34,
       Cowboys 31

 GP: 1
 GS:
1
 Total Tackles:
3
 Solo:
1
 Assisted:
2
 Sacks:
0.0
 Passes defended:
0
 Interceptions: 0

 

 GP: 17
 GS: 17
 Total Tackles:
 101
 Solo: 76
 Assisted: 25
 Sacks: 3.0
 Passes defended: 9
 Interceptions: 2

 Adam Gotsis 
 #99 | DT
 Denver Broncos
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2016 (Broncos),
 2nd round
 Experience:
 1st season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2012-15
 High School: 
 Kew

  Broncos (9-7)

  *Missed playoffs

 
 GP:
16
 Total Tackles: 
14
 Solo: 
5
 
Assisted: 9
 Passes defended: 1
 Fumble Recoveries: 1

 Isaiah Johnson 
 #27 | DB
 Los Angeles Rams
 Bio 
 NFL Draft: 
 
Undrafted, 2015
 Experience:
 2nd season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2010-14
 High School: 
 Sandy Creek

  Rams (4-12)

  *Missed playoffs.


 GP:
3
 Total Tackles:
1
 Solo:
1
 Assisted:
1

 Michael Johnson 
 #90 | DE
 Cincinnati Bengals
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2016 (Broncos),
 2nd round
 Experience:
 
8th season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 
2005-08
 High School: 
 Dallas County

 Bengals (6-9-1)

  *Missed playoffs

 

 
 GP:
16
 GS: 16
 Total Tackles:
45
 
Solo:
 32
 Assisted:
13
 Sacks: 3.5
 Passes defended:
3

 Zach Laskey 
 #45 | FB
 Los Angeles Rams
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 Undrafted, 2015
 Experience:
 1st season
 Status:
 Reserved/Injured
 Years at Tech:
 2011-14
 High School: 
 Starr’s Mill

 Rams (4-12)

  *Missed playoffs

 
 Missed entire season
 with an injury.

 Shaq Mason 
 #69 | OG
 New England Patriots
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2015 (Patriots),
 4th round
 Experience:
 2nd season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2011-14
 High School: 
 Columbia Central

 W- Patriots 34,
       Texans 16

 GP: 1
 GS:
1

 

 GP: 17
 GS: 16

 Christopher Milton 
 #40 | DB
 Indianapolis Colts
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 Undrafted, 2016
 Experience:
 1st season
 Status:
 Active 
 Years at Tech:
 2012-15
 High School: 
 Charlton County


 Colts (8-8)

  *Missed playoffs

 

 

 
 GP:
6
 GS: 1
 Total Tackles: 9
 Solo:
7
 Assisted:
2
 Passes defended: 2

 Derrick Morgan 
 #91 | OLB
 Tennessee Titans
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2010 (Titans),
 1st round
 Experience:
 7th season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2007-09
 High School: 
 Coatesville Area

 Titans (9-7)

  *Missed playoffs
 

 

 GP: 15
 GS: 15
 Total Tackles: 33
 Solo: 24
 Assisted: 9
 Sacks: 9.0
 Passes defended: 1

 DeAndre Smelter 
 #18 | WR
 San Francisco 49ers
 Bio 
 NFL Draft:
 
 
2015 (49ers),
 4th round
 Experience:
 1st season
 Status:
 Active 
 Years at Tech:
 2013-14
 High School: 
 Tattnall Square Academy

 49ers (2-14)

  *Missed playoffs

 
 
 GP:
2
 Receptions:
1
 Yards:
23
 Avg.:
23.0
 Long:
23
 TD:
0

 Daryl Smith 
 #51 | LB
 Tampa Bay
 Buccaneers
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2004 (Jaguars),
 2nd round
 Experience:
 13th season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2000-03
 High School: 
 Dougherty

 

 Bucs (9-7)

  *Missed playoffs

 

 
 GP:
16
 GS: 11
 Total Tackles: 35
 Solo: 28
 Assisted: 7
 Passes Defended: 1
 Interceptions:
1

 Demaryius Thomas 
 #88 | WR
 Denver Broncos
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2010 (Broncos),
 1st round
 Experience:
 7th season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2007-09
 High School: 
 West Laurens

 Broncos (9-7)

  *Missed playoffs

 
 GP:
16
 GS: 
16
 Receptions: 
90
 Yards: 1,083
 Avg.: 
12.0
 Long: 
55
 TD: 
5

 Vance Walker 
 #96 | DE
 Denver Broncos
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2009 (Falcons),
 7th round
 Experience:
 8th season
 Status: 
 Reserve/Injured
 Years at Tech:  2005-08
 High School: 
 Fort Mill

 Broncos (9-7)

  *Missed playoffs

 Missed the entire
 season due to an  injury.

 Darren Waller 
 #84 | TE
 Baltimore Ravens
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2015 (Ravens),
 6th round
 Experience:
 2nd season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:  
 2011-14
 High School: 
 North Cobb

 
 Ravens (8-8)

  *Missed playoffs

 


 GP:
12
 GS:
3
 Receptions: 10
 Yards:
85
 Avg.:
8.5
 Long:
15
 TD:
2

 Brandon Watts  
 #58 | LB
 Miami Dolphins
 Bio 
 NFL Draft:
 
 
2014 (Vikings),
 7th round
 Experience:
 3rd season
 
Status:
 Practice Squad
 Years at Tech:  
 
2010-13
 High School:
 Washington County

 Practice squad.

 N/A

 Philip Wheeler 
 #41 | OLB
 Atlanta Falcons
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2008 (Colts),
 3rd round
 Experience:
 9th season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2003-07
 High School: 
 Shaw

 W – Falcons 36,
        Seahawks 20

 GP: 1
 GS:
1
 Total Tackles:
1
 Solo:
1
 Assisted:
0

 
 

 GP: 17
 GS: 5
 Total Tackles: 
29
 Solo: 
19
 Assisted: 
10

 D.J. White 
 #24 | CB
 Kansas City Chiefs
 Bio
 NFL Draft: 
 2016 (Chiefs),
 6th round
 Experience:
 1st season
 Status:
 Active
 Years at Tech:
 2012-15
 High School: 
 Union Grove

 L – Steelers 18,
      Chiefs 16

 Did not play.

 GP: 11
 Total Tackles: 
11
 Solo: 
10
 
Assisted: 1
 Passes Defended: 3
 Interceptions: 1


 Lou Young  
 #25 | CB
 Carolina Panthers
 Bio 
 NFL Draft:
 
 
Undrafted (2014)
 Experience:
 3rd season
 Status:
 
Active
 Years at Tech:
 
2010-13
 High School: 
 
Good Counsel

 Panthers (6-10)

  *Missed playoffs

 GP: 5
 Total Tackles:
1
 Solo:
1
 Assisted:
0

 

 

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