February 2, 2012 - POWDER SPRINGS: Darius English wears his South Carolina hat during National Signing Day at McEachern High School in Powder Springs on Wednesday, February 2, 2012. Johnny Crawford jcrawford@ajc.com

Falcons’ waive local kid Darius English

English was named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press after leading South Carolina with 9 sacks as a senior in 2016. He also had 57 tackles, a team-leading 13 tackles for loss (10th in the SEC), and five quarterback hurries in his final season with the Gamecocks.

English, who played at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, was named AAAAA defensive player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal Constitution after a 21-sack senior season.

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