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Saluting Grady Jarrett Feb. 10, 2017 RCHS alum ties record for Super Bowl sacks
Posted on 02/06/2017
Join us as Rockdale County Public Schools, Rockdale County and City of Conyers salutes Grady Jarrett, Rockdale County High School alum and Atlanta Falcons Defensive Tackle who tied the record for Super Bowl sacks in Super Bowl LI.  The celebration will be held Friday, February 10, 2017, 6 p.m. at the Rockdale County High School Cleveland Stroud Gymnasium, 1174 Bulldog Circle, Conyers, GA

Seating is first come, first served. 

Jarrett, 23, graduated from RCHS in the Class of 2011 and helped lead the RCHS Bulldogs football team to its first state semifinals. He was a starter on both sides of the ball all four years and a two-time all state selection.  He had 198 tackles, 63 tackles for loss and 27.5 sacks over his last two years of high school. He was a three-time All-Region Selection – Defense, selected for Second-team All-Region Selection – Offense, and RCHS Top Defensive Player and Athlete of the Year.  He also played in the North-South All-Star game in Georgia and Florida Maxx Scout All-Star Bowl; in the two games combined, he had 17 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and three caused fumbles.

This three-sport athlete also won the state heavyweight wrestling title and the state shotput title as a RCHS senior. 

He attended Clemson University from 2011-2014 and graduated early, December 2014, with a degree in management. As a Tiger, he was the team’s top interior defensive lineman, one of the team’s best leaders and one of the team’s strongest players in 2014. He had 207 tackles, 29.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 37 quarterback pressures, one pass breakup, two caused fumbles and four recovered fumbles in 1,642 snaps over 48 games (37 starts) in his career. 

He was drafted in 2015 by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (137th pick). 

The day before his draft announcement, Jarrett's home in north Rockdale County caught fire during a draft watching party, burning the garage and a room full of memorabilia. 

Jarrett's work in the community includes holding a free football clinic at RCHS and working with state Rep. Pam Dickerson on anti-bullying campaigns.

Growing up in Rockdale, Jarrett attended J.H. House Elementary 1999-2004 and Conyers Middle 2004-2007. He is the son of Elisha Jarrett and former Falcons player Jessie Tuggle. His brother Justin Tuggle plays for the Cleveland Browns.