NFL CAREER – Ozougwu is a third-year veteran who will compete for a roster spot at the outside linebacker position and on special teams. He’s played in nine games recording four tackles (three solo), one sack, one forced fumble and five special teams stops with the Chicago Bears from 2012-13.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS ‒ Signed by Saints, 5/19/14; Waived by Chicago, 4/15/14; Signed by Chicago to active roster, 11/16/13; Signed by Chicago to practice squad, 9/24/13; Waived by Chicago, 9/1/13; Signed by Chicago to a reserve/future contract, 1/2/13; Waived by Chicago, 12/28/12; Signed by Chicago Bears to a one-year contract, 5/11/12; Waived by Houston, 9/12/11; Signed by Houston to a four-year contract, 7/31/11; Selected by Houston Texans in the seventh round (254th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
2013 – Played in seven games for Chicago, posting one tackle, one sack, a forced fumble and five special teams stops (four solo)…Recorded first career sack and forced fumble against Baltimore, Nov. 17. 2012 – Played in two games for the Bears recording three solo tackles and one tackle for a loss…Set a career high for tackles (three) and recorded first career stop for loss against the Packers, Dec. 16. 2011 – Spent training camp with Houston.
COLLEGE – Started 44-of-46 games for Owls, recording 197 tackles (120 solo), 26 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and three passes defensed…As a senior, recorded 54 tackles (32 solo), six tackles for a loss, three sacks, three forced fumbles and two passes defensed…As a junior, earned All-Conference USA honors from the league’s coaches after recording 61 tackles (37 solo), 10.5 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed…Majored in economics.
PERSONAL – Attended Alief Taylor (Houston, Texas) HS…Selected as All-District 18-5A and All-Greater Houston…Also earned academic All-District honors…Selected to play in the 2007 Bayou Bowl…Lettered in basketball and track as well…Plays the piano…Born Nov. 18, 1988 in Houston, Texas.
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