Dare Ogunbowale

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Dare Ogunbowale
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Ogunbowale in 2019
No. 44 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position:Special teamer
Running back
Personal information
Born: (1994-05-04) May 4, 1994 (age 26)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Milwaukee (WI) Marquette
College:Wisconsin
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:17
Rushing Average:1.5
Rushing touchdowns:2
Receptions:35
Receiving yards:286
Receiving touchdowns:0
Return yards:360
Player stats at NFL.com

Oluwadare "Dare" Ogunbowale (born May 4, 1994) is a Nigerian-American football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He is a special teamer and running back. He played college football at Wisconsin. Ogunbowale signed initially with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2017. In 2019, Ogunbowale was named team captain on special teams.

College career[edit]

Ogunbowale walked onto the Wisconsin football team as a cornerback. He eventually switched to running back and racked up over 2,000 total yards and 15 total touchdowns. He was voted team captain his senior year.[1]

College statistics[edit]

Season GP Rushing Receiving
Year Team Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 Wisconsin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Wisconsin 11 34 193 5.7 1 0 0 0 0
2015 Wisconsin 13 194 819 4.2 7 36 299 8.3 1
2016 Wisconsin 14 91 506 5.6 5 24 208 8.7 1
College total 319 1,518 4.8 13 60 507 8.5 2

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press Wonderlic
5 ft 10 34 in
(1.80 m)
213 lb
(97 kg)
31 38 in
(0.80 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.65 s 1.60 s 2.60 s 4.34 s 6.99 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
14 reps 36[2]
All values from NFL Combine[3][4]

Houston Texans[edit]

Ogunbowale was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 16, 2017.[5] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Texans' practice squad the next day.[6][7] He was released on October 6, 2017.[8]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 29, 2017, Ogunbowale was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice squad.[9] He was released on December 6, 2017.[10]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On December 12, 2017, Ogunbowale was signed to the Washington Redskins' practice squad.[11] He was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2017.[12] He was waived by the Redskins on March 6, 2018.[13]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second stint)[edit]

On August 2, 2018, Ogunbowale signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[14] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[15][16] On October 17, 2018, Ogunbowale was released from the Buccaneers practice squad.[17] He was re-signed on October 31, 2018.[18] He was promoted to the active roster on November 13, 2018.[19] He was waived on November 30, 2018 and re-signed to the practice squad.[20] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Buccaneers on December 31, 2018.[21]

In the 2019 season, Ogunbowale finished with 35 receptions for 286 receiving yards to go along with 11 carries for 17 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Dare was born in the United States to parents who migrated from Nigeria. His sister Arike is a professional basketball player playing for the Dallas Wings of the WNBA.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dare Ogunbowale College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved June 6, 2017.
  2. ^ McGinn, Bob (April 15, 2017). "NFL draft: Projecting state prospects". PackersNews.com. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "NFL Combine profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Texans sign T Giacomini, three college free agents". HoustonTexans.com. May 16, 2017. Retrieved August 25, 2017.
  6. ^ "Transactions: Texans down to 53-man roster". HoustonTexans.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on January 8, 2018.
  7. ^ "Texans add nine to the practice squad". HoustonTexans.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on January 10, 2018.
  8. ^ "Texans sign S Drummond to practice squad". HoustonTexans.com. October 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Smith, Scott (November 29, 2017). "Dotson, Marpet to IR Among Multiple Moves". Buccaneers.com. Archived from the original on January 3, 2018.
  10. ^ Smith, Scott (December 6, 2017). "Bucs Re-Sign Cody Riggs to Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com.
  11. ^ Czarda, Stephen (December 12, 2017). "Redskins Place Three On Injured Reserve, Sign Three To Active Roster". Redskins.com. Archived from the original on January 4, 2018. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  12. ^ Czarda, Stephen (December 22, 2017). "Redskins Place Trent Williams On Injured Reserve, Sign Dare Ogunbowale". Redskins.com.
  13. ^ Czarda, Stephen (March 6, 2018). "Redskins Re-Sign Safety Deshazor Everett To Multi-Year Deal". Redskins.com.
  14. ^ Smith, Scott (August 2, 2018). "Bucs Sign RB Ogunbowale, Waive RB Crossan". Buccaneers.com.
  15. ^ Smith, Scott (September 1, 2018). "Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53". Buccaneers.com.
  16. ^ Smith, Scott (September 2, 2018). "Bobo Wilson Returns on First Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com.
  17. ^ Smith, Scott (October 16, 2018). "Bucs Release Martino, Switch Up Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com.
  18. ^ Smith, Scott (October 31, 2018). "Bucs Promote Javien Elliott, Release LB Kevin Minter". Buccaneers.com.
  19. ^ Smith, Scott (November 13, 2018). "Bucs Promote Ogunbowale, Re-Sign Minter as Two Land on IR". Buccaneers.com.
  20. ^ Smith, Scott (November 30, 2018). "WR Bobo Wilson Promoted from Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com.
  21. ^ Smith, Scott (December 31, 2018). "Bucs Sign Eight to Reserve/Futures Contracts". Buccaneers.com.
  22. ^ "Dare Ogunbowale 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 29, 2020.
  23. ^ "Sports a Family Affair for Dare, Arike Ogunbowale". www.buccaneers.com. Retrieved January 29, 2020.

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