Tulsa -- A returning letterwinner . . . 2008 -- Played in all 14 games . . . rushed for 355 yards, a 7.9 average and two touchdowns . . . his rushing total was third-best on the team . . . had a season-best 94 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries against Rice . . . totaled 55 yards and one TD on five carries vs. UCF . . . also had 66 yards on six carries against Central Arkansas . . . rushed for 60 yards on six carries against SMU . . . 2007 -- Was one of several freshmen to sit out the season due to red-shirt status . . . Overall -- Possesses great speed . . . a north-south runner . . . appears to be his healthiest since suffering a knee injury in high school . . . needs to be more consistent in his pass protection.
High School -- Was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at Allen High School . . . ranked 20th among the Dallas Morning News all-area top-100 seniors . . . was the 87th top player in the state by the Dallas Morning News all-state top-100 seniors . . . had a three-star rating by Rivals.com and Scout.com . . . ranked as the 67th top running back in the nation by Scout.com . . . in an abbreviated three-game senior season, he had 193 rushing yards for a 6.4 average per carry and caught nine passes for 191 yards . . . rushed for 1,113 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior . . . high school coach was Tom Westerberg.
Personal -- Favorite TV show is "Family Guy" . . . his favorite NFL team is the Dallas Cowboys . . . enjoys playing Xbox 360 . . . lists retired Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith as his favorite NFL player . . . biggest fear is snakes . . . the three words he uses to best describe himself are "charming, smiling and cheerful" . . . his first memory of football came in the seventh grade . . . nickname is "Charlie O" . . . parents are Kingsly and Justina Akinwole . . . majoring in exercise sports science. (pronunciation . . . O-pe-she-ton)
Opeseyitan's Career Statistics Rushing G Att Gain Loss Net TD Avg Long 2007 Red-shirt 2008 (Fr) 14 45 356 1 355 2 7.9 35
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