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Shalom Ogbonda
Shalom  Ogbonda

RS Senior

Sugar Land, Texas

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 290



Masters of Health Administration



Four FAU Football Players Extend their Football Playing Careers

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Record 227 FAU Student-Athletes Placed on C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

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FAU Football Celebrates its 2016 Seniors

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Watch Coach Partridge Review Last Week's Game and Preview the ODU Contest

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Catch this Week's Inside the Owls' Burrow

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2015 FAU SAAC Field Day

The FAU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee held its second annual field day at A.D. Henderson University School on April 10, 2015.


FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

FAU Football 2014 Spring Practice

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Redshirt Senior (2016)

  • Member of the Danny Wuerffel Watch List
  • Recorded two tackles, both sacks versus Kansas State
  • Broke out with a career game versus Ball State tallying nine tackles, including one sac for a loss of eight yards
  • Had three tackles and a quarterback hurry at FIU
  • Drew the start versus Charlotte and had two tackles
  • Tallied a career high nine tackles, including 0.5 for a loss of one yard versus Marshall
  • Finished the WKU game with five tackles, which was second on the team and included 0.5 tackles for a loss of two yards
  • Tallied three tackles, including one for a loss of one yard, while playing Rice in his home state
  • Had a career night his final game in FAU Stadium with 10 tackles, including one tackle for an ODU loss
  • Closed out his collegiate career with seven tackles at MT
  • Bestowed the Howard Schnellenberger Community Outreach Honoree at the 2016 team season-ending banquet

Redshirt Junior (2015)

  • Recorded five tackle assists at Tulsa
  • Recorded three tackles, all assists versus Miami, his first start of the season
  • Drew the start versus Buffalo...recorded three tackle assists in the game
  • Drew his second start of 2015 at Charlotte where he recorded three tackles (2-1=3), including one for a loss of three yards
  • Started his second-consecutive game and recorded a tackle assist versus Rice
  • Tallied four tackles (1-3) Marshall
  • Saw action on both special teams an in a defensive line rotation at UTEP
  • Recorded a tackle assist versus Middle Tennessee
  • Recorded a tackle assist at UF, it was for a sack for a loss of one yard
  • Saw action in the ODU victory on defense

Redshirt Sophomore (2014)

  • Part of a steady rotation among the defensive tackles
  • Tallied three tackles in the season opener at No. 22 Nebraska
  • Recorded two tackles, including a solo at No. 2 Alabama
  • Tallied three tackle assists and a pass breakup in the season home opening victory over Tulsa
  • At Wyoming he recorded a solo tackle
  • Added two tackle assists in the UTSA victory
  • Recorded a solo tackle versus FIU
  • Saw action in the WKU win
  • Recorded tackle assists at Marshall
  • Credited with four tackles, including one for a loss in the UAB contest
  • Had one tackle, a solo, at North Texas
  • Tallied two tackles in the ODU game, FAU's last game of the 2014 season
  • Ended his sophomore campaign with 21 tackles

Redshirt Freshman (2013)

  • Saw action in every game
  • Had a total of 11 tackles on the season, eight solo
  • Had a career and season-high three tackles against Marshall and NMSU and recorded two tackles at Rice and in the season opener at Miami

True Freshman (2012)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Played for Darrin Andrus at Kempner High School where he recorded 41 tackles, including nine for a loss, and three sacks as a junior...also credited with 24 quarterback pressures, six knockdowns and one pass attempt breakup
  • Following his senior campaign, honored on the all-Houston team, the all-district team and named a top-100 Athlete in Houston
  • Two-sport athlete (football and soccer, a team that captured the district championship his freshman and sophomore seasons)


  • Graduated in the summer of 2015 with a bachelor's in psychology and is currently pursuing a master's degree in health administration
  • Son of Esther and Stanley Ogbonda
  • Born Dec. 24, 1994 in London, England

Career Statistics


Game-by-Game Tackles
2013: Miami (1-1=2); Rice (2-0=2); Marshall (3-0=3); New Mexico State (2-1=3); FIU (0-1=1)
2014: Nebraska (2-1=3); Alabama (1-1=2); Tulsa (0-3=3); Wyoming (1-0=1); UTSA (0-2=2); FIU (1-0=1); Marshall (0-2=2); North Texas (1-0=1); Old Dominion (1-1=2)
2015: at Tulsa (0-5); Miami (0-3=3); Buffalo (0-3=3); Charlotte (2-1=3); Rice (0-1=1); MT (0-1=1); UF (0-1=1, 0.5 TFL)
2016: K-State (2-0=2, 1 TFL); Ball State (3-6=9, 1 sack); FIU (1-2=3, 1 QBH); Charlotte (1-1=2); Marshall (1-8=9, 0.5 TFL); WKU (2-3=5, 0.5-2 TFL); Rice (2-1=3); ODU (4-6=10, 1.0 TFL); MT (4-3=7)

Career Game Highs
Tackles: 10 ODU (11/19/20)
Tackles for a Loss: 1 5X
Sacks: 1 Ball State (9/24/16)
Interceptions: N/A
Passes Defended: 1 Tulsa (9/13/14)

2014 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 4 UAB (11/1/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 1 UAB (11/1/14)
Passes Defended: 1 Tulsa (9/13/14)

2015 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 3 3X
Tackles for a Loss: 1 at Charlotte (9/26/15)
Sacks: 0.5 UF (11/21/15)

2016 Season Game Highs
10 ODU (11/19/26)
Tackles for a Loss:
1 at K-State (9/17/16), Rice (11/5/16), ODU (11/19/16)
1 Ball State (9/24/16)

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