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Larry Ogunjobi
DL #65
Height:
6-2
Weight:
305
Age:
23
College:
North Carolina Charlotte
Hometown:
Greensboro, N.C.
Experience:
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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (65th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

Last name pronounced OH-gun-JOE-bee.

All-time leader in tackles (217), tackles for loss (49.0) and sacks (13) at Charlotte, while becoming the first players in program history drafted in the NFL.

Lost more than 100 pounds in high school once he started working out and playing football.

Taught himself how to play the piano, noting he can play Mozart and Beethoven.

A biology and computer science major, was interested in a pre-med track and ultimately cancer research and treatment, inspired after his grandfather lost a battle with prostate cancer.

College: First player drafted into the NFL from Charlotte…Started all 46 games played…Amassed 217 tackles, 49 tackles for loss, 13 sacks…Member of Charlotte’s first class of football recruits, became the school’s all-time leader in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks…Set the school’s single-season record for TFL in 2015 (14.5) and sacks in 2014 (five)…Named to the Athletic Director’s List and Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll from 2012-15…First-team All-Conference USA selection in 2016…First player in 49ers’ history to participate in NFL Combine and Reese’s Senior Bowl…Named to watch lists of national awards such as the Bednarik Award for the nation’s top defender and the Outland Trophy for the nation’s top interior lineman…Totaled 65 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior…Second-team All-Conference USA honoree in 2015, notching 62 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a career-high 14.5 tackles for loss…Tallied 48 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and a career-high five sacks as a sophomore in 2014…Tied for the team-lead with 9.5 tackles for loss, adding 42 tackles and 2.5 sacks…Double majored in computer science and biology.

Personal: Given name is Olumide Larry Ogunjobi…Goes by Larry…Named after his father, Larry Sr…Last name pronounced OH-gun-JOE-bee…Native of Charlotte, N.C…Parents, Larry and Mercy Ogunjobi, immigrated from Nigeria…A biology and computer science major, was interested in a pre-med track and ultimately cancer research and treatment, inspired after his grandfather lost a battle with prostate cancer…High School: Attended Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, N.C…Named first-team all-conference his junior and senior year…Named to first-team all-area and Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman in 2011…Helped Ragdale earn back-to-back conference championships…Community Involvement: Wants to get involved with visits to both local hospitals and inner-city schools…Hobbies/Interests: Fascinated by and is interested in visiting space, listing Interstellar as his favorite movie…Taught himself how to play the piano, noting he can play Mozart and Beethoven…Has read the Bible front to back seven times.

Career Transactions: Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (65th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

Last name pronounced OH-gun-JOE-bee.

All-time leader in tackles (217), tackles for loss (49.0) and sacks (13) at Charlotte, while becoming the first players in program history drafted in the NFL.

Lost more than 100 pounds in high school once he started working out and playing football.

Taught himself how to play the piano, noting he can play Mozart and Beethoven.

A biology and computer science major, was interested in a pre-med track and ultimately cancer research and treatment, inspired after his grandfather lost a battle with prostate cancer.

College: First player drafted into the NFL from Charlotte…Started all 46 games played…Amassed 217 tackles, 49 tackles for loss, 13 sacks…Member of Charlotte’s first class of football recruits, became the school’s all-time leader in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks…Set the school’s single-season record for TFL in 2015 (14.5) and sacks in 2014 (five)…Named to the Athletic Director’s List and Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll from 2012-15…First-team All-Conference USA selection in 2016…First player in 49ers’ history to participate in NFL Combine and Reese’s Senior Bowl…Named to watch lists of national awards such as the Bednarik Award for the nation’s top defender and the Outland Trophy for the nation’s top interior lineman…Totaled 65 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and three sacks as a senior…Second-team All-Conference USA honoree in 2015, notching 62 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a career-high 14.5 tackles for loss…Tallied 48 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and a career-high five sacks as a sophomore in 2014…Tied for the team-lead with 9.5 tackles for loss, adding 42 tackles and 2.5 sacks…Double majored in computer science and biology.

Personal: Given name is Olumide Larry Ogunjobi…Goes by Larry…Named after his father, Larry Sr…Last name pronounced OH-gun-JOE-bee…Native of Charlotte, N.C…Parents, Larry and Mercy Ogunjobi, immigrated from Nigeria…A biology and computer science major, was interested in a pre-med track and ultimately cancer research and treatment, inspired after his grandfather lost a battle with prostate cancer…High School: Attended Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, N.C…Named first-team all-conference his junior and senior year…Named to first-team all-area and Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman in 2011…Helped Ragdale earn back-to-back conference championships…Community Involvement: Wants to get involved with visits to both local hospitals and inner-city schools…Hobbies/Interests: Fascinated by and is interested in visiting space, listing Interstellar as his favorite movie…Taught himself how to play the piano, noting he can play Mozart and Beethoven…Has read the Bible front to back seven times.

 

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