Amen Ogbongbemiga is a Nigerian gridiron football linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League.
31 Facts About Amen Ogbongbemiga
Amen Ogbongbemiga was born on September 4,1998, in Lagos, Nigeria.
Amen Ogbongbemiga's family moved to Houston, Texas, in 2003 and to Calgary in 2011.
Amen Ogbongbemiga went to high school at Notre Dame in Calgary before moving back to the United States.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was named first-team all-district and team MVP his senior year.
Amen Ogbongbemiga helped his team achieve 37 consecutive victories, near the all-time Canadian record.
Amen Ogbongbemiga attended college at Oklahoma State University from 2016 to 2021.
Amen Ogbongbemiga sat out his true freshman season as a redshirt.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was named first-team academic all-Big 12 after his freshman season, posting 16 tackles and 13 solo stops while playing in 12 games.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was credited with tackles for loss in games against South Alabama and Baylor.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was credited with one quarterback hurry during the season.
Amen Ogbongbemiga played in all 13 games as a sophomore, logging 12 tackles, three for loss, 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery.
Amen Ogbongbemiga matched that statistic against South Alabama as well.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was named team captain during both the Oklahoma, and South Alabama games.
Amen Ogbongbemiga had an important blocked punt in an Oklahoma State win over Boise State.
Amen Ogbongbemiga led all Oklahoma State special teams players with six tackles.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was awarded the OSU Outstanding Special Teams Player award as well as named first-team academic all-Big 12 following the season.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was voted team captain for the 2019 season and performed well, finishing the season ranked sixth in the Big 12 with 100 tackles.
Amen Ogbongbemiga led the team with 15.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.
Amen Ogbongbemiga recorded his first career interception late in a win over Iowa State.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was team captain in games against Oklahoma, Baylor, and Tulsa.
Amen Ogbongbemiga ended the season gaining Second-team All-Big 12 and First-team Academic All-Big 12 honors, as well as the Leslie O'Neal award, for the best defensive player on the team.
Amen Ogbongbemiga remained the team captain for his senior season, leading OSU in tackles in six of its eleven games.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, an honorable mention for defensive player of the year, a First-team All-Academic selection for the fourth straight year, and a Second-team All-Big 12 selection for the second consecutive year.
Amen Ogbongbemiga started every game and was the game captain in games against Kansas, Oklahoma, Baylor, and Miami.
Amen Ogbongbemiga finished the season with 81 tackles, only one shy of their 2020 leader Malcolm Rodriguez.
Amen Ogbongbemiga led the Cowboys in tackles in the games against West Virginia, Kansas, Texas, Kansas State, Texas Tech, and TCU.
Amen Ogbongbemiga recorded 2.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries during the season.
Amen Ogbongbemiga was named Big 12 Player of the Week following the game.
Amen Ogbongbemiga chose to forgo remaining eligibility and instead declare for the NFL Draft.
Amen Ogbongbemiga made the final roster as a rookie and appeared in 15 games, recording 26 tackles.