Benjamin Obomanu life and biography

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Benjamin Obomanu biography

Date of birth : 1983-10-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Selma, Alabama
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Benjamin Obomanu is an American football wide receiver who was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Obomanu played college football for the Auburn Tigers.

Drafted with the second of two seventh-round picks (249th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.


* Second on the team with 12 special teams tackles in 2009 and returned 11 kickoffs for 293 yards with a long of 45.
* Played in 12 games and made his NFL debut at San Francisco (9/30/07). Set career highs in catches (4) and yards (72) vs. New Orleans (10/14/07). Also had his first career score vs. the Saints.
* Spent 2008 season on injured reserve (clavi- cle).
* Spent 2006 season on practice squad. Signed to active roster on January 5, 2007, but was inactive for both postseason games.


Finished his career 11th in receiving yards with 1,313 yards and ranked second in school annals with 18 touchdown receptions (Terry Beasley, 29). Also ranks seventh in Auburn history with 97 receptions. Saw action in every game, starting 11 times his senior season. Led team with career-high 33 receptions for 357 yards (10.8 avg.) and five touchdowns. Earned All-Southeastern Conference third-team honors from the league's coaches.


Attended Selma High. Four-year starter who earned Parade All-American, Prep Star/CBS Sportsline Dream Team, Super Prep Elite 50 (ranked as the top player in Alabama by that service), Huntsville Times Elite 11, Birmingham News Class 6A All-State honors, Constitution Super Southern 100 and The Sporting News Hot 101 accolades. Caught 31 passes for 460 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior. Rushed for 218 yards on 20 carries and three scores, adding 284 yards on punt and kick returns with one more touchdown that year. Also started for the basketball team. Majored in finance.

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