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Omoregie Uzzi, OG

School: Georgia Tech  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lithonia, GA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 305 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Latest News
12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 300, Sr.-R, Lithonia, Ga. (14), has been selected First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team.

Uzzi was previously named a first-team honoree on the All-ACC Team selected by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), his third-consecutive mention on that team. The Lithonia (Ga.) product was a first-team selection in 2011 and a second-team pick as a sophomore in 2010.

Uzzi and the offensive line have helped the Yellow Jacket offense average 312.5 yards rushing per game, which ranks fourth nationally. Tech averages more than 440 yards of total offense and 34 points per game. - Georgia Tech football

12/01/2012 - 2012 ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (64)...has been named First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference for the 2012 college football season by the ACC Media Association. Uzzi is the first Yellow Jacket to earn first-team honors in consecutive years since center Sean Bedford in 2009 and 2010. Uzzi and the offensive line have helped the Yellow Jacket offense average 323.3 yards rushing per game, which ranks third nationally. Tech averages more than 450 yards of total offense and 36 points per game. - Georgia Tech football

11/29/2012 - ACC: NFL DRAFT PROSPECT WATCH - WEEK 13: Keep an eye on: G Omoregie Uzzi, 6-3, 300, Georgia Tech: Why you should watch him: The Yellow Jackets are No. 3 nationally in rushing offense with 323.3 yards per game, and Georgia Tech is averaging 5.6 yards per carry, the fifth highest in the country. In their last four games, the Yellow Jackets are averaging 346.5 yards per game and have 16 rushing touchdowns. Uzzi has earned All-ACC honors each of the past three seasons and has been named to the first team the last two years.

Season stats (12 games): 12 starts. Player ranking: Uzzi is ranked No. 132 overall and the No. 7 offensive guard in CBSSports.com's latest player rankings. Up next: Georgia Tech plays Florida State on Saturday in the ACC Championship. The Seminoles rank No.4 nationally in rushing defense, giving up 85.1 yards per game. - Sean Bielawski, CBSSports.com

11/19/2012 - A team that was routed at home by Middle Tennessee and fired its defensive coordinator at midseason will get a chance to play for a BCS bowl bid. Georgia Tech (6-5) automatically claimed a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game on Monday when Miami self-imposed a postseason ban for the second straight year, looking to lessen the sanctions from an NCAA investigation into its compliance practices. The Hurricanes (7-4) could have clinched the Coastal Division title with a victory over Duke, which would leave both Miami and the Yellow Jackets with 5-3 conference records. The Hurricanes were positioned to win the tiebreaker since they defeated Georgia Tech 42-36 on Sept. 22.

Now, it doesn't matter. By banning itself from the bowls, Miami is ineligible to play in the Dec. 1 title game at Charlotte, N.C. "It's a great opportunity," Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson said after practice. "I'm proud of our guys. They won four conference games in a row, two of them on the road. It's a case of persevering and just keep playing." - AP Sports

08/15/2012 - KEYS TO SUCCESS: The Jackets boast a veteran offensive line led by potential All-American G Omoregie Uzzi. Tech likely will average over 300 yards per game rushing, with A-back Orwin Smith (9.7 yards per carry in his career) leading the way. The Jackets want to control the ball with long scoring drives to take pressure off their vulnerable defense. - The Sports Xchange

08/04/2012 - The opening practice was the first for Georgia Tech guard Omoregie Uzzi since the end of last season. Uzzi missed spring practice to heal from injuries suffered during the season. "He did well," coach Paul Johnson said. "I watched him a lot in practice. He did well, moved around pretty good." Having participated in summer workouts with the team after being cleared to practice, Uzzi didn't feel the need to use caution. "I was excited, excited to get back out there with the guys," said Uzzi, a two-time All-ACC selection. Uzzi is entering his final season at Tech and is already the owner of a degree. He is debating between taking graduate level classes or pursuing a second major in the school of public policy. Regardless, he is eager for the season to arrive. "Everybody here is expecting big things this year," he said. - Ken Sugiura, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

07/27/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE PRESEASON TEAM (MEDIA): G Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (57), has been selected Preseason All-Atlantic Coast Conference football for the 2012 college football season by the ACC media. Uzzi, a Lithonia (Ga.) native, was a first team All-ACC selection last season and also earned second team All-America honors from SI.com and third team honors from Rivals. Uzzi helped Georgia Tech lead the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage in 2011. Uzzi was the only Yellow Jacket named to the 25-man preseason All-ACC team, but five Tech players received votes for the team. TOP FOUR VOTING BY POSITION (OVERALL, NAME, TEAM, VOTES): Offensive Guard: 1. Omoregie Uzzi, GT, 57...2. Jonathan Cooper, UNC, 55...3. R.J. Mattes, NCS, 4. Brad Linder, UM, 4 - Georgia Tech football

07/20/2012 - 2012 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Omoregie Uzzi, G, Georgia Tech, has been selected to the Preseason Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented the nation's top college lineman or linebacker each year by The Rotary Club of Houston. Uzzi, a Lithonia (Ga.) native, was a first team All-ACC selection last season and also earned second team All-America honors from SI.com and third team honors from Rivals. Uzzi helped Georgia Tech lead the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage in 2011. - Georgia Tech football

07/18/2012 - 2012 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech, G, has been selected to the Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2012 college football season, which goes to the best interior lineman in college football, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Uzzi, a Lithonia (Ga.) native, was a first team All-ACC selection last season and also earned second team All-America honors from SI.com and third team honors from Rivals. Uzzi helped Georgia Tech lead the ACC in rushing offense, total offense, scoring offense, fewest sacks allowed and third-down conversion percentage in 2011. Uzzi is one of 20 offensive guards on the Outland Trophy watch list. There are 71 players total on the list, including 11 from the ACC. - Georgia Tech football

06/16/2012 - Top-five Georgia Tech prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft: 2. OG Omoregie Uzzi (6-3, 300)...Entering his third year as the starting right guard for the Yellow Jackets, Uzzi is a physical run blocker and about as tough on the field as it is to pronounce his name (for the record, the correct pronunciation is O-more-gay ooze-E). He was considered a four-star recruit and received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn and Georgia, but instead decided to stay close to home (Georgia Tech is only 20 minutes from his high school). After redshirting in 2008, Uzzi played in 12 games as a back-up in 2009 before becoming a starter for every game as a sophomore, earning Second Team All-ACC honors. He started 12 games last year as a junior, earning First Team All-ACC and All-American honors. Uzzi missed the bowl game and was forced to sit out all of spring ball because of injury, but is expected to be healthy for the 2012 season opener. He does a nice job staying low off the snap, packing a punch upon contact and moving station-to-station as a physical run blocker. Uzzi has a chance to be one of the top-five senior guards selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

12/31/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: Junior OG Omoregie Uzzi was named to the All-ACC first team. He anchors a line that helped the Jackets rank third nationally in rushing (316.8 yards per game). When Uzzi dominates, the other linemen feed off him and elevate their games, too. - The Sports Xchange

12/21/2011 - Guard Omoregie Uzzi and wide receiver Stephen Hill both submitted paperwork to be evaluated by the NFL draft advisory board. The board, made up of NFL scouts and officials, gives players with remaining college eligibility an appraisal of their draft standing. The decision does not require them to forego their final year of eligibility. A-back Orwin Smith and cornerback Rod Sweeting did not and said they will return for their senior seasons. Uzzi and Hill also intend to return but left open the possibility of entering the draft. If he were told he had a first-round standing, "I'd definitely look into it," Uzzi said. Hill said he submitted his name out of curiosity "and then just wanted to make sure of where I was and what I need to work on, things like that." - Ken Sugiura, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

 
 
Latest News
12/12/2012 - 2012 COACHES ALL-ACC FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: OG-Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech, 6-3, 300, Sr.-R, Lithonia, Ga. (14), has been selected First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. This year, for the first time under the auspices of the ACC, the league's 12 head football coaches voted for an All-ACC football team.

Uzzi was previously named a first-team honoree on the All-ACC Team selected by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), his third-consecutive mention on that team. The Lithonia (Ga.) product was a first-team selection in 2011 and a second-team pick as a sophomore in 2010.

Uzzi and the offensive line have helped the Yellow Jacket offense average 312.5 yards rushing per game, which ranks fourth nationally. Tech averages more than 440 yards of total offense and 34 points per game. - Georgia Tech football

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