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Oniel Cousins biography

Date of birth : 1984-06-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Jamaica
Nationality : Jamaican
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-27
Credited as : Football player NFL, tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Oniel Cousins is an American football offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Highlights:

o Helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (second-highest total in franchise history) in 2009 by starting three games at RT
o Started his first-career NFL game vs. Detroit (12/13/09), helping the Ravens rack up a franchise-record 548 yards of total offense

Pro career:

2009: (4/3, 2/0) Helped the Ravens post 5,619 total yards (second-highest total in franchise history), including the top single-game yardage total in team history (548 in game 13 vs. Det. - 12/13)...Started at RT and helped protect QB Joe Flacco, allowing him to complete 72.4% of his passes for 234 yards and a career-high 4 TDs in the 31-7 victory in game 14 vs. Chi. (12/20)...Also helped the Ravens rush for 124 yards (4.0 avg.) against the Bears...Started his first-career NFL game at RT and helped the team set a Ravens’ franchise-record 548 total yards, including 230 passing and 308 rushing yards (second-most in franchise history) and a franchise-record 5 rushing TDs in the 48-3 victory in game 13 vs. Det. (12/13)... Saw action on special teams in both postseason games, playing in his first-career playoff contest in the 33-14 victory in the Wild Card Game at NE (1/10/10).

2008: (5/0, 0/0) Saw action both from scrimmage (at LT) and on special teams as a rookie...Saw action in his first NFL game on special teams in game 5 at Ind. (10/12).

College:

o Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors and was a Super Sleeper pick by the NFL Draft Report as a senior
o Started 24 career games for the Miners at both RT and LT
o Helped the Miners lead Conference USA in passing offense, ranking fifth in the nation at 312.8 ypg as a junior
o Started all 12 games at RT as a senior in 2007
o Was an integral part of an O-line that helped UTEP average 422.9 total yards and 33.6 points per game (26th nationally), including tying a school record with 40-plus points in five games
o With Cousins at tackle, UTEP set a school record with 5,074 yards of offense
o Appeared in all 12 games, starting eight contests at LT as a junior
o Helped the Miners lead Conference USA in passing offense, ranking fifth in the nation at 312.8 ypg and 18th in passing efficiency (149.3)
o The Miners scored 30-plus points in six games and had over 400 yards of offense on five occasions – including a season-high 537 versus New Mexico State
o Protected UTEP’s QBs, allowing them to toss 290 completions for 3,754 yards and 29 TDs, all school records
o Switched from the D-line to O-line in the spring of 2005
o Redshirted as a freshman in 2003
o Was a multidisciplinary studies major.

Personal:

Was a three-year varsity letter-winner at Eastside Christian (Fullerton, CA) HS...First-team All-CIF defensive lineman and team defensive MVP as a senior... Also earned All-CIF honors as a defensive lineman as a junior and an honorable mention All-CIF as a sophomore...Recorded 108 tackles, 10 sacks and 2 FRs as a senior...Split time on the O-line, D-line and at MLB as a senior...Received academic awards as a member of the football and basketball teams...Also earned All-CIF and All-Conference Southern Section accolades as a basketball player...Full name: Oniel Theodore Cousins.




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