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Osayi Osunde

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomsburg, Pa.

High School:
Central Columbia

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 245

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
07/24/1988

Villanova: Named pre-season first team All-CAA; Elected as a tri-captain for the 2009 season; Fierce competitor who will be a playmaker for the Villanova defense; Good combination of size and strength; Team's leading tackler the last two seasons.

2008: Named first team All-CAA; Earned a spot on the CAA All-Academic Team; Named Villanova University 2008-09 Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year; Started all 13 games and led the team in tackles with 75 to go with five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, one sack and one blocked kick; Tallied three tackles at West Virginia; Posted four tackles and a 56-yard intreception for a touchdown versus Lehigh; Credited with four assisted tackles versus Penn; Made six total tackles against Richmond; Tallied seven total tackles and a blocked field goal at William & Mary; Credited with seven tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and a forced fumble at Rhode Island; Made seven solo stops and a tackle for loss versus James Madison; Recorded three assisted tackles and an interception versus NOrtheastern; Posted four solo tackles and one assisted tackle versus New Hampshire; Totaled six total tackles versus Towson; Registered 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss versus Delaware; Had five tackles and a forced fumble versus Colgate in the first round of the NCAA playoffs; Credited with two solo tackles and five assisted stops in the second round of the NCAA playoffs versus JMU.

2007: Named third team All-CAA; Led the team in tackles with 82 to go with five tackles for loss, one sack, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick; Tallied eight tackles in season opener at Maryland; Credited with three assisted tackles at Lehigh; Had four solo stops and three assisted stops versus Maine; Tallied three assisted tackles against Penn; Registered a game-high 11 tackles and one tackle for loss at JMU; Totaled five tackles and a fumble recovery against William & Mary; Amassed 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a blocked field goal versus Massachusetts; Totaled a team-best 11 tackles and ½ sack against Hofstra; Made a team-high 12 tackles at Richmond; Registered three solo stops and one assisted tackle at Towson; Tallied seven tackles and two tackles for loss versus Delaware.

2006: Recorded three tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and fumble recov-ery; Tallied two solo tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and one fumble recovery versus Richmond; Posted one solo stop versus Delaware.

2005: Redshirted.

Central Columbia High School: Second team All-State; CSC All-Star Team; First team All-Anthracite; North/South All-Star Game nominee; Team MVP; WNEP Super 16 Dream Team; 2003 state champion in the javelin.

Personal: Graduated in May, 2009 with a Psychology degree; Currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Human Resource Development; Youngest of four children of Awawu Osunde; Brother, Osagie, played football at West Chester University; Brother, Uyi, played football at the University of Connecticut; Born 7/24/88 in Nigeria.

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