The San Francisco 49ers announced on Thursday that they have signed defensive lineman Jeremiah Attaochu (uh-TAU-choo) to a one-year deal.
"Jeremiah has been quite disruptive during his career despite his limited opportunities playing behind some top tier defensive ends," said General Manager John Lynch. "He is a wonderful fit for our scheme and our locker room. We expect Jeremiah to be productive on defense, while also providing us an exceptional player on special teams. He's another guy who fits the mold of a 49er."
Attaochu (6-3, 252) was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round (50th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. Over the past four seasons with the Chargers (2014-17), he has appeared in 38 games (13 starts) and registered 92 tackles, 10.0 sacks, two passes defensed and two forced fumbles in addition to 10 tackles on special teams.
Last season, Attaochu appeared in four games with the Chargers and finished with six tackles.
A 25-year-old native of Washington, D.C., Attaochu attended Georgia Tech, where he appeared in 49 games (37 starts) and finished his career with 196 tackles, 43.5 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one interception. As a senior in 2013, he earned Associated Press Third-Team All-America honors after finishing second in the ACC and sixth in nation with 12.5 sacks.