Sept. 26, 2011
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Georgia Tech football’s Omoregie Uzzi, Jeremiah Attaochu and Isaiah Johnson were all named as ACC Football Players of the Week for their performances in a 35-28 win over North Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference on Monday. Uzzi earns Offensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second straight week.
Uzzi and the Yellow Jacket offensive line helped Georgia Tech accumulate 312 rushing yards against a North Carolina defense that entered the game allowing just 77 yards rushing per offense. Tech did not allow a sack on Saturday en route to producing 496 yards of total offense. Uzzi had nearly 20 knockdowns on Saturday.
Attaochu earned Linebacker of the Week honors after recording a career-high nine tackles and three sacks in the win over North Carolina. The outside linebacker from Washington, D.C. , also forced a fumble as well as tipping a pass that was eventually intercepted by teammate Isaiah Johnson. Attaochu ended North Carolina’s last gasp when he sacked UNC quarterback Bryn Renner on the final play of the game.
Johnson, who was named the Defensive Back of the Week, ranked second on the team with seven tackles (four solos) and recorded his second interception of the season on Saturday against North Carolina. The sophomore safety leads the team in picks with two on the year, while ranking third in tackles (22).
Both Attaochu and Johnson earned conference honors for the first time ever.