Tulsa:A three-year letterwinner . . . has played in 24 career games and has started two contests . . . has collected 25 career tackles . . . 2002 –– Played in nine games . . . started the first game of the season . . . missed the next three games with an injury . . . was credited with 13 tackles and one pass breakup on the year . . . had a career-high five tackles against Oklahoma in the season opener . . . 2001 –– Saw playing time in four games . . . had two tackles, both coming against Indiana State . . . 2000 –– Played in 11 of 12 games . . . received his only starting assignment in his first collegiate game against North Carolina . . . totaled 10 tackles on the season . . . had a season-best three stops, including one for -3 yards against Louisiana Tech . . . had two tackles including one quarterback sack for -8 yards against New Mexico State . . . also had two tackles each against North Carolina and UTEP . . . 1999 –– Was one of a number of freshmen to sit out the 1999 season due to redshirt status . . . Overall –– Had a great spring . . . stood out during spring drills . . . showed consistency during spring practice . . . came out of the spring as a starter . . . has all the skills needed to be a solid defensive end . . . runs well and has good strength . . . has the ability to provide a solid pass rush . . . needs to provide leadership.
High School: Was a two-year letterwinner at Arlington Lamar High School . . . started at defensive end both his junior and senior seasons . . . also started at offensive guard as a senior . . . had career totals of 92 tackles and 12 sacks . . . helped lead his team to an overall 19-4 record in his two years as a letterwinner . . . was credited with 40 tackles, four sacks and 11 quarterback hurries his senior season . . . earned first-team all-city accolades from both the Arlington Morning News and Arlington Star-Telegram as a senior defensive end . . . was a Dallas Morning News all-district selection on defense . . . also earned second-team honors on offense from the same three newspapers . . . totalled 52 tackles and eight sacks his junior season . . . also lettered in two years in track . . . high school coach was Eddy Peach.
Personal: Favorite NFL team is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . . . his favorite NFL player is defensive lineman John Randle . . . his favorite athlete is pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin . . . his favorite food is Italian . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is Nelson Mandela . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . parents are Dickson and Esther Umobong . . . majoring in exercise sport science . . . born Ebenge Umobong on May 25, 1981 in Calibar, Nigeria.
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