Vero Beach High School graduate Zeke Motta is drafted by the Atlanta Falcons

Goes 7th round of NFL draft

 — Vero Beach High School graduate Zeke Motta was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round of the NFL Draft on Saturday.

Motta was the 38th pick in the final round of the draft and the first Treasure Coast player selected in the draft since 2010.

Motta, a 6-foot-2, 213-pound strong safety, was an honorable mention All-American last season when he helped Notre Dame reach the BCS Championship Game. He had a career-high 16 tackles in the championship game loss to Alabama.

The Falcons were one of two teams to bring in Motta for a workout before the draft.

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