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 23)
Springfield, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Sacred Heart-Griffin
Springfield, Illinois
College:Missouri
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-SEC Second Team (2017, 2019)
  • All-SEC Freshman Team (2017)
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Receptions:11
Receiving yards:121
Receiving touchdowns:1
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 for the football team. 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]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash
6 ft 5+12 in
(1.97 m)
258 lb
(117 kg)
34+18 in
(0.87 m)
10+14 in
(0.26 m)
4.49 s
All values from NFL Combine[8]

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.[9] He made his NFL debut in Week 6 of the 2020 season against the New England Patriots. He had two receptions for 45 yards in the 18–12 victory.[10] He was placed on injured reserve on November 10, 2020 with a torn ACL.[11]

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. ^ "Albert Okwuegbunam Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  9. ^ Murry, Thomas (April 25, 2020). "Denver Broncos draft Mizzou's Albert Okwuegbunam". ABC 17. Retrieved April 27, 2020.
  10. ^ "Denver Broncos at New England Patriots - October 18th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 22, 2020.
  11. ^ DiLalla, Aric (November 10, 2020). "Broncos awarded CB De'Vante Bausby off waivers". DenverBroncos.com.

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