Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

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Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah
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Owusu-Koramoah with the Cleveland Browns in 2021
No. 28 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1999-11-04) November 4, 1999 (age 21)
Hampton, Virginia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Bethel (Hampton, Virginia)
College:Notre Dame (2017–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2021
Tackles:6
Sacks:0
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (born November 4, 1999) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame, where he won the Butkus Award and was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a unanimous All-American as a senior in 2020. Owusu-Koramoah was drafted by the Browns in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school[edit]

Owusu-Koramoah grew up in Hampton, Virginia, and attended Bethel High School.[1] Owusu-Koramoah was rated a three-star recruit and initially committed to play college football at the University of Virginia in 2016 before decommitting to choose Notre Dame.[2]

College career[edit]

Owusu-Koramoah spent his freshman season on Notre Dame's scout team and did not appear in any games.[3][4] He missed most of his sophomore year after breaking his foot in practice after playing in the first two games of the season.[5][6] Owusu-Koramoah was named a starter going into his junior season and recorded 80 tackles, a team-leading 13.5 tackles for loss, and 5.5 sacks with four passes broken up, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries.[7] He won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker as a senior in 2020, in addition to being named a unanimous All-American and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year.[8][9]

Professional career[edit]

Owusu-Koramoah was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.[10] He signed his four-year rookie contract, worth $6.5 million, on June 6, 2021.[11] He was placed on the team's COVID-19 reserve list at the start of training camp before being activated on August 3.[12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sampson, Pete (September 27, 2019). "If this is only the 'beginning' for Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, how good can the end be?". The Athletic. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  2. ^ McKinney, David (February 1, 2017). "Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Commits To Notre Dame". Rivals.com.
  3. ^ O'Malley, Tim (October 3, 2019). "Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: Years In The Making". 247Sports.com. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  4. ^ Driskell, Bryan (May 16, 2020). "ESPN: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Among Nation's Top Returning LBs". SI.com. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame reserve LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah to miss rest of season". Chicago Tribune. September 13, 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "Notre Dame's Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has all the attributes to be wrecking ball at rover". The Indianapolis Star. June 7, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  7. ^ Driskell, Bryan (May 28, 2020). "ESPN: Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah A Top Draft Prospect". SI.com. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  8. ^ Driskell, Bryan. "Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Wins The Butkus Award". Sports Illustrated Notre Dame Fighting Irish News, Analysis and More. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  9. ^ Driskell, Bryan. "Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah Is A Unanimous All-American". SI.com. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  10. ^ Gribble, Andrew (April 30, 2021). "2nd Round: Browns select Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah with No. 52 pick in 2021 NFL Draft". ClevelandBrowns.com.
  11. ^ Thomas, George. "Browns LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah signs four-year rookie contract". Beacon Journal. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  12. ^ Mueller, Jared. "Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah placed on the COVID-19 list". Browns Wire. Retrieved 26 July 2021 – via USA Today.
  13. ^ Labbe, Dan. "Browns activate linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah from reserve/COVID-19 list". Cleveland.com. Retrieved 3 August 2021.

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