Albert Okwuegbunam

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Albert Okwuegbunam
No. 85 – Denver Broncos
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1998-04-25) April 25, 1998 (age 22)
Springfield, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school:Sacred Heart-Griffin
College:Missouri
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Roster status:Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-SEC Second Team (2017, 2019)
  • All-SEC Freshman Team (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Albert Okwuegbunam (born April 25, 1998) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Missouri.

Early years[edit]

Okwuegbunam attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Illinois.[1] He played wide receiver in high school. He committed to the University of Missouri to play college football.[2]

College career[edit]

After redshirting his first year at Missouri in 2016, Okwuegbunam played in all 13 games in 2017 and recorded 29 receptions for 415 yards and 11 touchdowns.[3][4] He returned as Missouri's starter in 2018.[5][6] Following the 2019 season, Okwuegbunam decided to forgo his final year of eligibility and declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Okwuegbunam was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round with the 118th overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, reuniting with his former Missouri teammate, Drew Lock.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mahan, Ryan (August 22, 2015). "CS8 football preview: Albert Okwuegbunam stands tall for loaded SHG". The State Journal-Register. GateHouse Media. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Webster, Brian (September 19, 2015). "SHG receiver Albert Okwuegbunam makes verbal commitment to Missouri". The State Journal-Register. GateHouse Media. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Matter, Dave (August 2, 2018). "Matter's Mizzou camp countdown: What can Albert O. do for an encore?". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Matter, Dave (October 25, 2017). "'Albert O' soars into spotlight for Mizzou". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Lee Enterprises. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Lee, Eric (August 4, 2018). "NOTEBOOK: Okwuegbunam looks to build on freshman campaign | Mizzou Football". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Teague-Robinson, Cameron (August 25, 2018). "The big 'O' in Missouri's offense". Columbia Daily Tribune. GateHouse Media. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  7. ^ Terada, Souic (December 2, 2019). "Mizzou tight end Albert Okwuegbunam declares for NFL, leaves one year early". kansascity.com. Retrieved December 17, 2019.
  8. ^ Murry, Thomas (April 25, 2020). "Denver Broncos draft Mizzou's Albert Okwuegbunam". ABC 17. Retrieved April 27, 2020.

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