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Benjamin Obomanu

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Benjamin Obomanu


Benjamin Ebenezer Obomanu (born October 30, 1983) 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.

High School years

Obomanu attended Selma High School in Selma, Alabama and was a letterman and a starter in football and basketball. Ben Obomanu graduated from Selma High School as a valedictorian.

Professional career


After being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the seventh round (249th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Obomanu spent the entire 2006 season on the team's practice squad.

Obomanu made the Seahawks' active roster out of training camp in 2007. His first NFL touchdown came in on October 14 in a Sunday Night Football game against the New Orleans Saints. Obomanu caught a 17-yard Matt Hasselbeck pass late in the second quarter.

Obomanu is a member of the Sigma Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

Obomanu broke his collarbone in a preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on the 29th of August 2008 and he was placed on Injured Reserve the following day.

Following Week 11 of the 2010 NFL Season, Obamanu was promoted to the #2 receiver, starting alongside Mike Williams.

In a home game against the Carolina Panthers in 2010, Obamanu was injured as a result of a hit by Panthers safety Charles Godfrey.

Obomanu finished the 2010 season with 30 receptions for 494 yards, 4 touchdowns, and a 16.5 yard per catch average. Shortly after the Seahawks' were eliminated from the playoffs against the Bears, Obomanu signed a new 3 year contract with the Seahawks' which will keep him in Seattle until 2013. - Autobiography of Benjamin Obomanu




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