Defensive Lineman
Height 6'2"
Weight 235
Year Sophomore
Hometown Germantown, Tenn.
High School Memphis University School
Major Engineering
Experience High School
School: SEAS
Birthdate November 05, 1999




Did not see any game action as a first-year defensive lineman … Contributed on the scout team.




A 2017 graduate of Memphis University School in Memphis, Tenn., where he played three seasons of varsity football for head coach Bobby Alston … Earned First Team TSSAA Division 2 All-State honors as a senior … Played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game … Earned the 2016 Great American Rivalry Series Student-Athlete Award … Made 42 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and registered 10 quarterback hurries as a senior … Led the Owls to a 10-1 overall record, 3-0 conference record and their first undefeated regular season in eight years … Finished with 30 tackles, seven for loss and three sacks as a junior … Led the Owls to a 7-4 overall record as a junior … Concluded his sophomore season with six tackles (two for loss) … Competed in basketball and three years of track and field … Placed sixth in the state finals in the discus and second in the discus at regionals … Personal records in track and field include a 153-8 in the discus and 45-2 in the shot put … Named to Cum Laude Society and Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society … Earned Dean’s List status in all eight semesters of high school.




Born Ogonna Kenechukwu Oraedu on November 5, 1999 … Son of Dr. Kingsley and Ijeoma Linda Oraedu of Memphis, Tenn. … One of four siblings: Adanna, Chisom and Lotanna … Father completed his residency at Columbia University … Both parents earned their undergraduate degrees in Africa … Sister Chisom was a cheerleader at Stanford … Favorite sports memory was coming back from a 28-point deficit to win a game against Brentwood … Chose Columbia for its great engineering program, excellent job/internship opportunities in New York City and the opportunity to play for Coach Bagnoli and a football program featuring a great culture … Chose Columbia over Yale, Vanderbilt, Penn, Cornell and Harvard … Enrolled at the Fu Foundation of Engineering and Applied Science … Intends to major in Engineering.


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