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Owamagbe Odighizuwa | Defensive End

Team: UCLA Bruins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 4/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 265

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UCLA senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa will miss the 2013 due to a hip injury.
Bruins coach Jim Mora said Odighizuwa wasn't "physically or emotionally" prepared to play after undergoing two surgeries on his hip. Odighizuwa first underwent surgery after UCLA's Holiday Bowl victory. He was forced to go under the knife again after spring practice. Odighizuwa recorded 44 tackles last season and was regarded as a rising prospect. Draft insider's Tony Pauline recently ranked Odighizuwa as a better draft prospect than teammate Cassius Marsh. Thu, Aug 8, 2013 01:16:00 PM

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Despite UCLA senior Owamagbe Odighizuwa's hip injury, draft insider Tony Pauline ranks the DE over teammate Cassius Marsh.

Pauline notes this is the opposite of some NFL evaluators. Odighizuma is "much more athletic, quicker faster and versatile" than his defensive end counterpart. First reports stated Odighizuwa would miss the season, but recent news stated he could return for the first game. Don't solely lock on to Anthony Barr when watching the Bruins, as these two have NFL talent.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 12:49:00 PM

UCLA DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa's hip injury is not as serious as initially expected, and the senior has a chance to play in the school's opener against Nevada.

Initial reports stated Odighizuwa "had a torn rotator cuff in his hip, but it now appears the hip was just "frayed," which means a recovery time of just two to three months," per CBS Sports. Odighizuwa had been considered the replacement for NFL-bound defensive lineman Datone Jones.
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:43:00 AM

UCLA senior DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa will miss the 2013 season after undergoing hip surgery on Tuesday.

He will still have a season of eligibility remaining in 2014. Odighizuwa was expected to take over for first-round draft pick Datone Jones at defensive end. The Bruins still have talented pieces on that side of the ball, however, the loss of Odighizuwa is significant.
Source: LA Times
Tue, May 14, 2013 04:14:00 PM