Canadian linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga declares for 2021 NFL, CFL Drafts

Photo courtesy: Olivia Ramriez/OSU Athletics

Canadian linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga has officially declared for the 2021 NFL and CFL Drafts.

The Calgary native redshirted his first year at Oklahoma State University and played four seasons after that for the Cowboys. Ogbongbemiga played made the announcement on social media.

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Ogbongbemiga was excellent at middle linebacker, finishing his senior season with 80 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks, and two fumbles recoveries in 11 games. Oklahoma State had a relatively strong 2020 season but fell short of reaching the Big 12 Championship Game, finishing the regular season with a 7-3 record.

Ogbongbemiga enjoyed a breakout 2019 season as the Cowboys defensive captain. The Notre Dame High School product recorded 100 total tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, intercepted one pass, forced one fumble and recovered another. He set a career-high with 12 tackles against Texas A&M University in the Texas Bowl and added a sack and a fumble recovery.

The six-foot-one, 231-pound tackler was the recipient of OSU’s Leslie O’Neal Award as OK State’s Defensive MVP as a junior. He has developed into a sideline-to-sideline linebacker with outstanding quickness and speed plus the ability to pursue in the open field.

The 22-year-old Ogbongbemiga is a top Canadian prospect for the 2021 NFL and CFL drafts.