Nov. 5, 2012
THE FLATS — Georgia Tech junior outside linebacker Jeremiah Attaochu, who matched a career-high with three sacks Saturday in the Yellow Jackets’ victory at Maryland, was named ACC Linebacker of the Week Monday.
Attaochu was dominating in Saturday’s win. In addition to his three sacks, Attaochu forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, had six solo tackles including five solo tackles. Attaochu and former Jacket great Derrick Morgan are the only Tech players in the last five seasons to record three sacks in one game.
Attaochu is just the second Georgia Tech player to win ACC weekly honors this year. Junior offensive tackle Will Jackson was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week on Sept. 17. Attaochu earned Linebacker of the Week honors for the second time in his career. <> Georgia Tech, 4-5 overall and 3-3 in the ACC, play at North Carolina Saturday at 12:30 p.m.