Ben Obomanu

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Ben Obomanu
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No. --     Free Agent
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-10-30) October 30, 1983 (age 30)
Place of birth: Selma, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Selma (AL)
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Debuted in 2007 for the Seattle Seahawks
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2013
Receiving yards 1,209
Receptions 87
Receiving TDs 7
Stats at NFL.com

Benjamin Ebenezer Obomanu[1] (born October 30, 1983) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[2] Obomanu played college football for the Auburn Tigers.[3]

High School years[edit]

Obomanu attended Selma High School in Selma, Alabama and was a letterman and a starter in football and basketball. Ben Obomanu graduated from Selma High School as a valedictorian.

College career[edit]

Obomanu is a member of the Sigma Delta chapter (Auburn University) of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Professional career[edit]

After being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round (249th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Obomanu spent the entire 2006 season on the team's practice squad.

Obomanu made the Seahawks' active roster out of training camp in 2007. His first NFL touchdown came in on October 14 in a Sunday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints. Obomanu caught a 17-yard Matt Hasselbeck pass late in the second quarter.

Obomanu broke his collarbone in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on the 29th of August 2008 and he was placed on Injured Reserve the following day.

Following Week 11 of the 2010 NFL Season, Obomanu was promoted to the #2 receiver, starting alongside Mike Williams.

In a home game against the Carolina Panthers in 2010, Obomanu was injured as a result of a hit by Panthers safety Charles Godfrey.

Obomanu finished the 2010 season with 30 receptions for 494 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a 16.5 yard per catch average. Shortly after the Seahawks' were eliminated from the playoffs against the Bears, Obomanu signed a new 3 year contract with the Seahawks running through 2013.

On March 15th 2013, the Seahawks released Obomanu.

New York Jets[edit]

Obomanu was signed by the New York Jets on May 30, 2013.[4] He was released on August 31, 2013.[5] He was re-signed on September 10, 2013.[6] He was released on October 2, 2013.[7]

Career Statistics[edit]

National Football League[edit]

Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2012 Seattle Seahawks 8 0 4 58 14.5 36 0 1 11 11.0 11 0 - -
2011 Seattle Seahawks 16 6 37 436 11.8 55 2 1 13 13.0 13 0 - -
2010 Seattle Seahawks 15 6 30 494 16.5 87 4 2 17 8.5 13 0 - -
2009 Seattle Seahawks 14 0 4 41 10.3 12 0 - - - - - 1 1
2007 Seattle Seahawks 13 0 12 180 15.0 30 1 - - - - - - -
2006 Seattle Seahawks - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 57 12 83 1,151 13.9 87 7 3 30 10.0 13 0 1 1

College[edit]

Collegiate Career Receiving Statistics
Year Team Rec Yards Y/R TD Long
2004 Auburn Tigers 25 359 14.4 7 43
2005 Auburn Tigers 33 357 10.8 5 21
Total 58 716 12.3 13 43

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Obomanu on ESPN". espn.com. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "2006 NFL Draft Tracker". NFL.com. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-04-20. Retrieved 2006-05-01. 
  3. ^ "2005 Tigers (pp. 35-71)". 2005 Auburn Football Media Guide. Auburn University. 2005. Retrieved 2006-05-01. 
  4. ^ Jets Media Relations Department (30 May 2013). "Obomanu Signed, Garrard to Reserve/Retired". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Ehalt, Matt (10 September 2013). "Practice report: Jets re-sign Obomanu". ESPN New York. Archived from the original on 16 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Jets Staff (2 October 2013). "Jets Sign WR David Nelson to Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 

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