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Nissan #ProJackets Football Report

Jan. 2, 2017

THE FLATS — As the 2016 NFL regular season came to an end this past weekend, a number of #ProJackets wrapped up the season on a high note, while five #ProJackets’ saw their teams make the playoffs.

DeAndre Smelter (1 rec., 23 yards) made his first career NFL catch on Sunday afternoon in the 49ers’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks, while Adam Gotsis (1 tackle, 1 FR) recorded his first fumble recovery in the Broncos’ win over Oakland. 

Fellow rookie Christopher Milton (4 tackles, 3 solo, 1 PDef) made his first career start in Week 17, as he registered four total tackles and one pass defended in the Colts regular season finale win over the Jaguars.

Gotsis and Demaryius Thomas (4 rec., 47 yards) helped guide their Broncos to a win in the in final contest of the season, while Michael Johnson (2 tackles) of the Bengals, Milton of the Colts, Derrick Morgan (5 tackles) of the Titans and Daryl Smith (3 tackles) of the Bucs all saw their teams finish the 2016 season with a win. 

Morgan Burnett (Green Bay Packers), Philip Wheeler (Atlanta Falcons), Shaq Mason (New England Patriots), T.J. Barnes (Kansas City Chiefs) and D.J. White (Kansas City Chiefs) all will suit up for their respective teams in the 2016 NFL Playoffs.

Burnett will be the lone #ProJacket in action next week, as the Packers will take on the New York Giants in the NFL Wild Card round on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 4:40 p.m. ET.

The other four #ProJackets and their teams will enjoy the bye week before competing in the NFL Divisional Round on Jan. 14 or 15.

Off the field, Jeremiah Attaochu is the San Diego Chargers Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee. To support Attaochu, the Chargers and his charity make sure you go to twitter and use the hashtag #AttaochuWPMOYChallenge. Vote now through January 8!

As the @Chargers WPMOY nominee, I need your help. Tweet my hashtag daily to help me win a donation for my charity! #AttaochuWPMOYChallenge pic.twitter.com/9PeERYE0QE

— Jeremiah Attaochu (@JAttaochu45) December 12, 2016

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

NFL PLAYER WEEK #17 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

 Out for the rest of
 the season with a
 broken foot.

 
 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

 W – Chiefs 37,
        Chargers 27

 GP: 1
 Total Tackles: 0
 Solo: 0

 No stats recorded.

 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 31,
        Lions 24

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

 

 GP: 15
 GS: 15
 Total Tackles:
 93
 Solo: 70
 Assisted: 23
 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

 W – Broncos 24,
        Raiders 6

 GP: 1
 Total Tackles:
1
 Solo:
1
 Assisted:
0
 Passes defended: 0
 Fumble Recoveries: 1

 
 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

 L – Cardinals 44,
      Rams 6

 GP: 1
 Total Tackles:
 0
 Solo:
0
 Assisted:
0
 
 Did not record a stat.


 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

 W – Bengals 27,
        Ravens 10

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

 

 
 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

 Reserve/Injured
 list. Out for the  season.

 
 N/A

 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 35,
        Dolphins 14

 GP: 1
 GS: 1

 

 GP: 16
 GS: 15

 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


 W – Colts 24,
        Jaguars 20

 GP: 1
 GS: 1
 Total Tackles:
4
 Solo:
3
 Assisted:
1
 Passes defended: 1

 

 

 
 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

 W – Titans 24,
        Texans 17

 GP: 1
 GS:
1
 Total Tackles:
5
 Solo:
2
 Assisted:
3
 Sacks:
0.0
 Passes defended:
0
 

 

 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

 L – Seahawks 25,
      49ers 23

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

 
 
 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

 

 W – Bucs 17,
        Panthers 16

 GP: 1
 Total Tackles:
3
 Solo:
2
 Assisted:
1

 

 
 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

 W – Broncos 24,
        Raiders 6

 GP: 1
 GS:
1
 Receptions:
4
 Yards:
47
 Avg.:
11.8
 Long:
26
 TD:
0

 
 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

 Reserve/Injured list.
 Out for season with
 an ACL tear injury.

 N/A

 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

 
 L – Bengals 27,
      Ravens 10

 GP: 1
 GS: 1
 Receptions: 0
 Yards: 0
 Avg.: 0
 Long: 0
 TD: 0

 Did not record a stat.

 


 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 38,
        Saints 32

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

 Did not record a stat.

 
 

 GP: 16
 GS: 4
 Total Tackles: 
28
 Solo: 
18
 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

 W – Chiefs 37,
        Chargers 27

 
 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

 L – Bucs 17,
      Panthers 16

 GP: 1
 
 Did not record a stat.

 

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

 

 

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