Georgia Tech Football: Yellow Jackets Down Two Offensive Lineman From the Roster


Ken Sugiura reported in an post that the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are going to be down two offensive linemen after they have decided to leave the team for different reasons.

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Yellow Jackets offensive guard Michael Preddy, according to the article, decided he was going to stop playing football to go back home to Charleston, S.C. so he could attend College of Charleston.

Preddy was an offensive line signee in the recruiting class of 2014.

In the 2014 season, Nick Brigham played seven games as back up for the Yellow Jackets. But after multiple concussions he decided that it would be best to take a medical scholarship and give up his playing career.

Brigham actually had two years of eligibility remaining before making this decision to protect his health.

Concussions are nothing to play with, and there is added caution involved in todays’ game because of the research that is continuously being done about Post Concussion Syndrome along with the tragic stories that have come out of the NFL as it pertains to the brain injuries.

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Paul Johnson spoke about the concussions while giving his support to Nick Brigham and his decision in this quote from the piece:

It’s something that was ongoing.He had had several and I think after consultation with his family, he just decided it wasn’t worth the risk. I agree with him. He’s probably making the right decision.”

  - Paul Johnson

You have to fully support the move for Brigham to protect his health and wish him well in his future endeavors.

He is young and has plenty of life ahead of him.He did the wise thing by protecting his mind for those years.