Careers end for Brigham, Preddy

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. - Georgia Tech’s offensive line group has been lessened with two players’ careers ending for different reasons. Tech guard Michael Preddy has decided to leave school and return home to Charleston, S.C., coach Paul Johnson said Tuesday at the ACC spring meetings. Nick Brigham, who played in seven games last season as a backup, will take a medical scholarship after suffering multiple concussions, meaning he will be ineligible to continue playing.

Preddy redshirted last season and played on the scout team. Johnson said he believed that Preddy was going to stop playing football and enroll at the College of Charleston. Preddy was part of a group of six offensive linemen who signed with the 2014 class.

Brigham, a Marist School graduate who first enrolled at Maryland before transferring to Tech, had two seasons of eligibility remaining. He played the final seven games of last season as a backup.

“It’s something that was ongoing,” Johnson said of his recurring concussions. “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.”

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