A Georgia Tech spokesman on Tuesday confirmed that outside linebacker Osahon Tongo, a senior from Naperville, Ill., has left the football team voluntarily.
His name no longer appears on the team roster on the Georgia Tech website.
Used mostly in a utility role throughout his career, Tongo saw limited action as a reserve at linebacker, and even some at defensive end. He also played special teams early in his tenure.
Tongo appeared in 12 games last season, but finished with just six total tackles.
The 6-foot-3, 252-pound defensive player got somewhat lost in the shuffle this spring, as the Yellow Jackets began installing their new 3-4 defensive scheme; one that focuses on the quick, athletic play of its linebackers.
As part of that expansion, defensive ends Christopher Crenshaw and Anthony Egbuniwe were moved into the secondary at outside linebacker.
Entering the fall, however, Tongo was still slated to be the top backup at one of the outside linebacker positions, just behind fellow senior A.T. Barnes.
Tongo’s first name, Osahon, is a Nigerian name meaning “God heard my prayers.”