Owa Odighizuwa
DE #58
Height:
6-3
Weight:
270
Age:
25
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Columbus, OH
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 3rd-round (74th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Odighizuwa played in 18 games…He has been credited with 4 tackles (3 solo), plus 2 special teams tackles.
-    In 2016, Odighizuwa played in 14 games…Inactive at Pittsburgh (12/4) and vs. Dallas (12/11) with a knee injury…Also inactive for the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8)…Saw action at defensive end and on special teams…Had a solo tackle vs. the Rams in London (10/23).
-    As a rookie in 2015, played in 4 games…Was inactive for 5 games and on injured reserve (hamstring) for the season’s final 8 games…Odighizuwa was inactive for the first 3 games with a foot injury before playing in the next 4…Made his NFL debut at Buffalo (10/4) where he had 2 tackles (1 solo).

COLLEGE:
-    Odighizuwa played in 51 games with 21 starts at UCLA…His career totals included 136 tackles (85 solo), 12.5 sacks for minus 79 yards, 24.5 stops for losses of 98 yards, 8 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 blocked kick…In 2014, started all 13 games in which he played at left defensive end…Team co-captain…Named All-Pac 12 2nd-team by the league’s coaches and Academic All-Conference honorable mention…Ranked 4th on the team with 61 tackles (41 solo) while leading the Bruins with 6 sacks and 11.5 stops for losses…Batted away 5 pass attempts…Odighizuwa did not play in 2013 after undergoing surgery on both his left and right hips during the off-season…In 2012, played in all 14 games with 1 start at left defensive end vs. Baylor…Injured his hip vs. Nebraska, but still played the entire schedule, recording 44 tackles (25 solo) with 3.5 sacks for minus 18 yards, 6 stops for losses of 21 yards, 2 fumble recoveries and 3 pass deflections…In 2011, played in all 14 games with 1 start vs. Oregon…Recorded 21 tackles (14 solo) with 3 stops for losses of 5 yards…In 2010, named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team…Played in 10 games with 6 starts and 10 tackles (5 solo) with 3 sacks for minus 9 yards and 4 stops for losses totaling 12 yards.
 
OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Unloaded turkeys at the Food Bank For NYC and served a nutritious dinner for those in need the Community Kitchen in Harlem.

PERSONAL:
-    Owamagbe Odighizuwa (pronounced Oh-wah-MAH-bay Oh-DIGGY-zoo-wah)…Majored in philosophy…Earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2011 Winter, 2012 Spring, 2012 Winter, 2012 Fall, 2013 Fall, 2013 Winter, 2013 Spring quarters...One of 4 sons of Abieyuwa Odighizuwa...Born in Columbus, Ohio…Attended David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore., where he was a Parade and Super Prep All-America…As a senior, recorded 90 tackles, including 10 sacks…The previous year, he had 96 tackles, 22 for losses. He also lettered in basketball and track and field…Competed as a sprinter (7.44 in the 60-meter dash and 11.8 in the 100 meters), and as a shot putter (top-throw of 48’-7” or 14.86m).
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 3rd-round (74th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2015.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Odighizuwa played in 18 games…He has been credited with 4 tackles (3 solo), plus 2 special teams tackles.
-    In 2016, Odighizuwa played in 14 games…Inactive at Pittsburgh (12/4) and vs. Dallas (12/11) with a knee injury…Also inactive for the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8)…Saw action at defensive end and on special teams…Had a solo tackle vs. the Rams in London (10/23).
-    As a rookie in 2015, played in 4 games…Was inactive for 5 games and on injured reserve (hamstring) for the season’s final 8 games…Odighizuwa was inactive for the first 3 games with a foot injury before playing in the next 4…Made his NFL debut at Buffalo (10/4) where he had 2 tackles (1 solo).

COLLEGE:
-    Odighizuwa played in 51 games with 21 starts at UCLA…His career totals included 136 tackles (85 solo), 12.5 sacks for minus 79 yards, 24.5 stops for losses of 98 yards, 8 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries and 1 blocked kick…In 2014, started all 13 games in which he played at left defensive end…Team co-captain…Named All-Pac 12 2nd-team by the league’s coaches and Academic All-Conference honorable mention…Ranked 4th on the team with 61 tackles (41 solo) while leading the Bruins with 6 sacks and 11.5 stops for losses…Batted away 5 pass attempts…Odighizuwa did not play in 2013 after undergoing surgery on both his left and right hips during the off-season…In 2012, played in all 14 games with 1 start at left defensive end vs. Baylor…Injured his hip vs. Nebraska, but still played the entire schedule, recording 44 tackles (25 solo) with 3.5 sacks for minus 18 yards, 6 stops for losses of 21 yards, 2 fumble recoveries and 3 pass deflections…In 2011, played in all 14 games with 1 start vs. Oregon…Recorded 21 tackles (14 solo) with 3 stops for losses of 5 yards…In 2010, named to the Pac-10 Conference All-Freshman team…Played in 10 games with 6 starts and 10 tackles (5 solo) with 3 sacks for minus 9 yards and 4 stops for losses totaling 12 yards.
 
OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Unloaded turkeys at the Food Bank For NYC and served a nutritious dinner for those in need the Community Kitchen in Harlem.

PERSONAL:
-    Owamagbe Odighizuwa (pronounced Oh-wah-MAH-bay Oh-DIGGY-zoo-wah)…Majored in philosophy…Earned a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in 2011 Winter, 2012 Spring, 2012 Winter, 2012 Fall, 2013 Fall, 2013 Winter, 2013 Spring quarters...One of 4 sons of Abieyuwa Odighizuwa...Born in Columbus, Ohio…Attended David Douglas High School in Portland, Ore., where he was a Parade and Super Prep All-America…As a senior, recorded 90 tackles, including 10 sacks…The previous year, he had 96 tackles, 22 for losses. He also lettered in basketball and track and field…Competed as a sprinter (7.44 in the 60-meter dash and 11.8 in the 100 meters), and as a shot putter (top-throw of 48’-7” or 14.86m).
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 6 4 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 NYG 14 0 3 2 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 NYG 4 0 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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