Larry Ogunjobi

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Larry Ogunjobi
Larry Ogunjobi.jpg
No. 65 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-06-03) June 3, 1994 (age 25)
Livingston, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Ragsdale
(Jamestown, North Carolina)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 65
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2019
Total tackles:112
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Olumide Larry Ogunjobi (born June 3, 1994) is an American football defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Charlotte.

High school and college career[edit]

Ogunjobi attended Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, North Carolina.[1] From 2013 to 2016 he played college football at Charlotte, recording 217 tackles and 13 sacks.[2][3][4] At Charlotte he double-majored in computer science and biology,[5] graduating with a degree in computer science in December 2016.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Coming out of college, Ogunjobi was ranked as the 15th best defensive tackle in the draft by and was projected to be a fifth or sixth round pick. He received an invitation to the 2017 Senior Bowl, practiced well throughout the week, and played defensive tackle for the North who lost 16–15 to the South. Ogunjobi raised his draft stock after showcasing his talent in the Senior Bowl.[7] He participated at the NFL Combine and completed all the required combine and positional drills. About a dozen or more scouts and representatives attended Charlotte's Pro Day to scout Ogunjobi as the feature prospect and two other teammates.[8] NFL draft experts and analysts projected him to be a second or third round pick. He was ranked as the third best defensive tackle in the draft by ESPN, was ranked the fourth best defensive tackle by, was ranked the fifth best defensive tackle by NFL analyst Mike Mayock, and was ranked the sixth best defensive tackle by Sports Illustrated.[9][10][11]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
305 lb
(138 kg)
32 58 in
(0.83 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.97 s 1.76 s 2.90 s 4.75 s 7.55 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

The Cleveland Browns selected Ogunjobi in the third round (65th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[13] Ogunjobi signed his contract with the Browns on May 17, 2017,[14] a deal which totaled $3.9 million.[15]

On November 14, 2019, during Thursday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 11, Ogunjobi made a blindside shove on Mason Rudolph, shortly after teammate Myles Garrett hit Rudolph in the head with a helmet. The next day, the NFL suspended Ogunjobi for one game.[16]


  1. ^ "Charlotte 49ers' Larry Ogunjobi tries to live up to his Nigerian name". Charlotte Observer.
  2. ^ "When Larry Ogunjobi first stepped on a football field, some laughed. Now? NFL awaits". Charlotte Observer.
  3. ^ Traylor, Grant. "Herd focused on 49ers' nose tackle Ogunjobi". Herald Dispatch.
  4. ^ "NFL hopeful Ogunjobi looks forward to football draft". Jamestown News.
  5. ^ Andrew Gribble (April 28, 2017). "5 things to know about Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi", Cleveland Browns. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  6. ^ Justin Melo (February 27, 2017). "Exclusive Interview with Charlotte DL Larry Ogunjobi", Draft Breakdown . Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ogunjobi's NFL Draft Stock Rising After Senior Bowl". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Football hosts 2017 pro day". March 16, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  9. ^ Chris Burke (April 22, 2017). "2017 NFL Draft Rankings: Top Prospects by Position". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  10. ^ Jeff Legwold (April 22, 2017). "Ranking the 2017 Draft's Top 100 Players". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  11. ^ Mike Mayock (April 12, 2017). "Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft position rankings 3.0". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  12. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Larry Ogunjobi". Retrieved June 3, 2017.
  13. ^ Gribble, Andrew (April 28, 2017). "Browns select UNC-Charlotte DT Larry Ogunjobi with 65th pick in 2017 NFL Draft".
  14. ^ Labbe, Dan (May 18, 2017). "Browns sign third-round pick Larry Ogunjobi". The Plain Dealer. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  15. ^ "Larry Ogunjobi". 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
  16. ^ Trotter, Jake and Brooke Pryor (November 15, 2019). "Browns' Myles Garrett suspended indefinitely; Steelers' Maurkice Pouncey gets 3-game ban". Retrieved November 15, 2019.

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