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Falcons Pick Grady Jarrett Day After Family’s Home Damaged in Fire

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Clemson defensive tackle Grady Jarrett had a bittersweet draft day. He was selected a day after the family’s home burned to the ground in Conyers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

About 50 people were gathered for a draft party, but they were able to escape.

Jarrett, who’s the son of former Falcons great Jessie Tuggle, was selected by the Falcons in the fifth-round (137th overall)of the NFL draft on Saturday.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank ordered the staff to take clothes and team clothes over to the Jarrett home after he was told about the fire, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Jarrett reportedly lost most of his Clemson memorabilia in the fire.

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One Response to “Falcons Pick Grady Jarrett Day After Family’s Home Damaged in Fire”

  1. Go Falcons /Gerald you are the one.

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