Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan warming up for the Friday Night Lights event at Peachtree Ridge High on Friday night. (D.Orlando Ledbetter/Dledbetter@ajc.com)
FLOWERY BRANCH — With defensive tackles Vance Walker (undisclosed injury) and Corey Peters (left foot), the Falcons signed Conrad Obi on Friday.
Obi, 6-3, 290. a native of College Park who played at Grayson High, played at Colorado.
He appeared in 41 games during his career at Colorado and had a breakout season as a senior. In 2011, Obi started seven games and posted 31 total tackles (14 solo) with three passes defensed, one tackle for loss, and one fumble recovery.
He was named a SuperPrep All-Dixie team member during his senior year at Grayson. Obi earned honorable mention all-state honors and first team all-Gwinnett County as a junior. He graduated from Colorado with a degree in Ethnic Studies in December.
He was signed as a free agent by Arizona after the draft, but was released.
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