Choice, Brooks and Brown Also Get Drafted

Choice, Brooks and Brown Also Get Drafted

Three more former Georgia high school stars are selected in 2008 NFL Draft to cap off weekend.

Sunday was a life-changing day for many former Georgia high school standouts.

Former Lovejoy High and Georgia Tech running back Tashard Choice became the fourth Peach State native be selected Sunday. The 5-11, 190-pound tailback became the Dallas Cowboys' second running back selection of the draft when they pegged him with the 23rd pick of the fourth round.

Starting 12 games a senior last season in Atlanta, Choice rushed for 1,412 yards and 10 touchdowns on 261 carries. He also posted 14 receptions for 107 yards and added an 11-yard touchdown pass.

Choice was ranked by Scout.com as the 12th-best running back prospect for the draft.


Choice

Choice's teammate, Durant Brooks, was the next Georgia native to be drafted. The 6-foot, 205-pounder, who attended Tattnall Square Academy, became the first punter selected in the 2008 NFL Draft when the Washington Redskins called his name at pick No. 2 of the sixth round.


Brooks

Former Tucker High and Georgia rusher Thomas Brown was then selected not too long after Brooks when the Atlanta Falcons nabbed him with pick No. 6 of the sixth round.

Brown was ranked as the 21st-best running back prospect after rushing for 779 yards and posting 10 scores for the Bulldogs his senior season.


Brown

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