Tue., May 4, 2010 12:22pm (EDT)

Former Ga. Tech Football Standout Killed
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —   A former Georgia Tech football star has died in a car accident.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 30-year-old Nick Rogers was killed in a single-car wreck in the south Atlanta suburb of College Park. The paper cites the Fulton County medical examiner, saying Rogers' vehicle left the road and hit a power pole. Friends tell the AJC Roger had gotten married less than a month ago.

Rogers was a graduate of St.Pius X. At Georgia Tech, he was part of a vaunted defensive unit in the 2000 and 2001 seasons from his defensive end position.

He played four seasons in the NFL.