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Owamagbe Odighizuwa drafted by NY Giants in third round

Chicago, IL (WAFB) - Former UCLA defensive lineman Owamagbe Odighizuwa has been drafted by the New York Giants with the 10th pick of the third round.

Last year the Bruins co-team captain had 61 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for a loss and six sacks.

The 6'7", 270 pound lineman was named to the coaches All-Pac-12 Second Team. He was also named to the Academic All-Conference Team (honorable mention).

Odighizuwa missed the 2013 season after two separate surgeries on his left hip and received a medical redshirt.

Odighizuwa's versatility will allow him to play as either a defensive end in a 4-3 scheme or as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.

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