Jeremiah Attaochu has played for the San Diego Chargers for two years, during which he has 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles. The second-round linebacker out of Georgia Tech has been fairly productive in his early career, especially as his playing time increased this past season, when he had 6.0 sacks and 55 tackles.
Well, get ready. The 23-year-old Attaochu has promised dance celebrations after every sack in 2016.
“People have just been throwing things at me everywhere I go,” Attaochu said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “From my teammates, the most sack-dance ideas I’ve gotten have been from the offensive linemen, and they just have the goofiest, the silliest, ideas. So right now, I have no ideas of my own. I’m just taking them from everybody else. You guys are free to throw one out there, too.”
The DA Show obliged, suggesting an oldie but a goodie: the Macarena.
“That’s a great idea,” Attaochu said, chuckling. “I think I’ve done that dance a few times as a child with my older sister. So I think me and her can start practicing on that. I think we might have a winner.”
That certainly beats the alternatives. Attaochu wants double-digit sacks next season. The more sacks, the more entertainment.
“I don’t think I can even describe (some of the dances my linemen have suggested),” Attaochu said. “It doesn’t make any sense. It’s just a fat man moving around.”