Ollie Ogbu

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Ollie Ogbu
No. 56
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-18) May 18, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Staten Island, NY
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 298 lb (135 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Freshman All-Big Ten (2007)
  • All-Big Ten (2010)

Olong O. "Ollie" Ogbu (born May 18, 1987) is an American Football defensive end who is currently a free agent. Before signing with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2011, he was a team captain and four-year starter at Penn State.

Early years[edit]

At St. Joseph by the Sea High School Ogbu’s speed and strength on the football field caught the attention of then Penn State assistant coach Brian Norwood, who recruited him to come to Penn State.[1] He spent one year at Milford Academy, where he was named a PrepStar Magazine All-American.

College career[edit]

Nicknamed "The Staten Island Ferry" by Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno when he arrived on campus in 2006,[2] Ogbu redshirted his freshman year. He played in every game of the 2007 season, and was the starter for four. He finished the season with 18 tackles, 10 tackles-for-loss, one sack, and one forced fumble. He was named to the Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten team.[3]

Ogbu was selected to play in the 86th East-West Shrine Game played on January 22, 2011, at the Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando, Florida.[4]

Ogbu earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Crime, Law & Justice and Sociology from Penn State in 2010. He is a charter member of the Eta Alpha chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Professional career[edit]

Ogbu was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Indianapolis Colts on July 29, 2011 following the 2011 NFL lockout.[5]

On July 22, 2012, the Colts traded him to the Philadelphia Eagles for cornerback D. J. Johnson.

On October 3, 2012, the CFL's Montreal Alouettes announced his addition to their practice roster, although later in the season, he was added to the active roster and played in three games. He had 7 tackles and a fumble recovery in the three games.

On March 10, 2014, the SaberCats traded him to the Los Angeles Kiss for Marc Schiechl. He placed placed on reassignment on May 2, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seip, Jim (2008-11-02). "Persistence pays for PSU's Ogbu". York Daily Record. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ Armas, Genaro C. (2009-09-17). "Up front on D, No. 5 Penn St. starts with big Os". Associated Press. 
  3. ^ "#85: Ollie Ogbu". Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  4. ^ Rittenberg, Adam (2011-01-06). "Big Ten players filling Shrine Game roster". ESPN. 
  5. ^ "Five Former Nittany Lions Sign NFL Rookie Free Agent Contracts". Penn State Athletics. 2011-07-29. 

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