Kelechi Osemele

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Kelechi Osemele
Kelechi Osemele Ravens Stadium Practice 2013.jpg
Osemele at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2013.
No. 72     Baltimore Ravens
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-24) June 24, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school: Houston (TX) Langham Creek
College: Iowa State
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60
Debuted in 2012 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Games played 23
Games started 23
Stats at NFL.com

Kelechi Osemele (born June 24, 1989) is an American football guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). Osemele was born and raised in Houston, Texas and played college football for Iowa State University. The Baltimore Ravens selected Osemele in the second round (60th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Of Nigerian descent, Osemele attended Langham Creek High School in Houston, Texas, graduating in 2007. While in high school, he excelled in both academics and sports. His football coach spoke highly of him.

College career[edit]

Entering his senior season at Iowa State in 2011, Osemele had started 30 consecutive games. He was a second team all Big 12 selection in 2009 and an honorable mention in 2010.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5½ in 333 lb 35⅞ in 10¼ in 5.36 s 1.84 s 2.97 s 4.87 s 7.91 s 26¼ in 8 ft 8 in 32 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[1]
Osemele (72) at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2012.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Osemele was selected in the second round (60th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens.[2] He started at right tackle in every Ravens game during his rookie season. He replaced the injured Jah Reid at left guard for the ballclub's playoff run. This, along with the insertion of Bryant McKinnie at left tackle and the move of Michael Oher to right tackle, solidified the offensive line.[3]

On November 1, 2013, it was announced Osemele would have back surgery.[4] After playing seven games, he finished the rest of the 2013 season on injured reserve. He recovered from the surgery and returned to the 2014 season as a starter on the offensive line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL Combine Profile
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ The resurgent offensive line contributed to the Ravens' success in the postseason, leading Osemele to earn his first Super Bowl ring during his first season as a professional NFL player, on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans. Vensel, Matt. "Kelechi Osemele fared well in move from tackle to guard," The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Zrebiec, Jeff (November 1, 2013). "Kelechi Osemele likely done for year, headed for back surgery". Retrieved 2014-08-03. 

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