Seven-time Pro Bowler Dwight Freeney gave former Georgia Tech All-American Jeremiah Attaochu quite a compliment in a recent radio interview with 1090-AM in San Diego.
“Jerry, he’s a ball of energy,” Freeney said of his San Diego Chargers rookie teammate. “He reminds me of myself when I came out.”
Attaochu, a second-round pick of the Chargers, is taking his first steps in the NFL at the Chargers camp. The linebacker has something of a mentor in Freeney, who joined the Chargers prior to the 2013 season after becoming the Indianapolis Colts’ all-time sack leader.
Said Attaochu in a recent interview with the Chargers website, “I’m just trying to embrace it, knowing that everybody’s gone through it.”
Link to the interview. Freeney’s comments on Attaochu are at the very end.