From Windsor to the NFL – OJ Atogwe is a proud product of Herman Secondary School and the OVFL Essex Ravens.
Position: FS – Born: June 21, 1983 Windsor, ON – College: Stanford- Height: 5’11 – Weight: 205 – Draft: 2005 (3rd round selection, 66th overall, St. Louis Rams)
A 5-11, 205 pound safety, Atogwe spent his entire NFL career with the Rams before joining the Redskins in 2011. After an injury-filled season Atogwe was released by the Redskins in March, 2012, but was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in June, 2012.
A starter in the Rams secondary since 2006, Atogwe has compiled 390 tackles, five sacks, 22 interceptions and 16 forced fumbles in his career.
Last year, he logged 73 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and two forced fumbles for the Rams.
From 2006-08, Atogwe played for defensive coordinator Jim Haslett in St. Louis. (Haslett was named interim head coach of the Rams midseason in 2008.) Haslett is now the Redskins’ defensive coordinator.
Atogwe had his best statistical season in 2007 when he logged 75 tackles and a career-high eight interceptions, one of which he returned 52 yards for a touchdown.
Atogwe, who is of Nigerian descent, entered the NFL as a third-round draft pick by the Rams. He played college football at Stanford.