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Former Penn State Linebacker Odafe Oweh Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Photo by Penn State Athletics: Jayson Oweh

Baltimore Ravens rookie outside linebacker Odafe Oweh didn’t record a sack during his final collegiate season in State College, but he’s already making a major impact in the backfield at the NFL level this season.

Coming off a sack in his NFL against the Las Vegas Raiders two weeks ago, Oweh made the defensive play of the game for the Ravens on Monday. He stripped Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire off the ball late in the fourth quarter of a one-point game and recovered his own forced fumble to ice the upset for the Ravens.

For his efforts, Oweh was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week after compiling three tackles and the forced fumble and recovery.

Through two games this season, Oweh has recorded five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a recovery. Additionally, with seven quarterback pressures through two games, according to PFF, he’s created the second-most quarterback pressures among all rookies. Only trailing former PSU teammate and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons.

With a strong start to his NFL career, Oweh is showing that college production — or lack thereof in some cases — isn’t the deciding factor in whether a player will make an impact in the NFL.

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