Overview
Chris Ogbonnaya is a running back for the St. Louis Rams, who selected him with the 211th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Ogbonnaya attended Texas, where he played for four seasons. Ogbonnaya is 6-feet, 1-inch tall and weighs 215 pounds.
Prep Career
At Strake Jesuit High School in Houston, Ogbonnaya was a three-year letterman. He was the team's leading rusher, receiver and defensive back as a senior. Over his final two seasons, Ogbonnaya caught a total of 42 passes for 1,030 yards and 12 touchdowns. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 30 wide receiver prospect in the class of 2004, and he committed to Texas prior to his senior season.
College Career
After redshirting the 2004 season, Ogbonnaya switched from wide receiver to running back in 2005. Over the next three seasons, he was used primarily as a blocking back, rushing the ball just 66 times for 224 yards and four touchdowns. After another slow start to his senior season, Ogbonnaya got the chance to be a feature back for the Longhorns. He had just six rushes over the first four games of the season, and didn't touch the ball at all against Arkansas. However, the next week he had nine rushes for 71 yards against Colorado, and followed that up by rushing for a career-high 127 yards on 15 attempts against Oklahoma. He finished the season with 373 yards on 74 rushes and four touchdowns, all career-highs. After his senior season, Ogbonnaya was selected to participate in the 2009 Texas vs The Nation All-Star Classic. He rushed for 12 yards on five attempts for the Texas team.
NFL Career
Ogbonnaya was selected in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. He was cut by the team prior to the 2009 NFL season.
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