ATLANTA -- National Football League training camps have opened, and former Georgia State Panther Ulrick John is in camp with the Indianapolis Colts after the team selected him in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
In four short years, John, an offensive tackle, has progressed from a member of Georgia State's inaugural football team in 2010 to NFL draft pick in 2014. He now participates in training camp looking to earn a roster spot as part of the offensive line that blocks for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
A native of Hinesville, Ga., John earned honorable mention all-conference honors in 2013, the Panthers' year in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and Sun Belt Conference. The he became Georgia State's second player drafted.
Georgia State has only been playing football for four years, but the program has produced four players who are in NFL camps this summer. Along with John, his former teammates Albert Wilson (wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs), Emmanuel Ogbuehi (tight end, Cleveland Browns) and Christo Bilukidi (defensive lineman, Cincinnati Bengals) are also working to earn roster spots for 2014.
GeorgiaStateSports.com caught up with John before he left for training camp to discuss his NFL journey.