Ovie Oghoufo



Week 3: in 41-14 mauling of Mississippi, LSU was missing two defensive starters and that is not counting Oghoufo, who doesn't show up in final stats. We will check the video.

Week 2:  In 72-10 win over Grambling, Oghoufo was in on only 28 snaps, 5 in pass coverage where he batted down one ball. He is also dinged for missing one tackle.

Week 1: in 42-24 loss to Against Florida State, Oghoufo was in on 43 plays, contributed three tackles and a hurry. He was in pass coverage 9 times but was never targeted.

Week 0: DNP


As his career path shows in college, Oghoufo is persistent. He is good enough as an OLB/DE to get drafted in about the third round, but his lack of speed may prevent him from being a star at the next level.

Oghoufo is a sixth-season senior began college at Notre Dame in 2018. Arrived at LSU in January, 2023 after 20 starts with Texas.



Good, not great, first step and agility off snap from the upright stance and good out of 3- point stance. Shows an array of moves to keep offensive linemen guessing. Fluid, smooth and in control, Oghoufo plays off of excellent contact balance allowing him to move around and under blocks. Uses good angles in pursuit, maintains excellent leverage, and is dependable with limited coverage responsibilities in short zone and man covering on a back out of the backfield.

In pass rush, he uses versatility to select best way to handle each blocker. He can attack and spin or use arm under and his agility makes him hard to stay blocked. Adapts to his blocker and will attack with a move that gives him the best chance to the QB. He maintains awareness in zone coverage, keeping range with the receiver as well as run plays where he finds ways to jam a play.


Lacks quickness and explosion of a twitchy athlete and blockers can adjust faster than he can take advantage if he does get an edge. Fair foot speed diminishes his lateral movement which prevents him from closing many plays. This is why he may be best deployed just setting the edge. That same lack of quicks inhibits his ability to cover receivers with speed and is in danger of getting singled up in a mismatch in man coverage.

Vagabond stats:

Texas: 2022 13 GP, 53 Total Tackles, 19 Solo,  34 Assists, 7.5 TFL, 1.5 Sacks

Texas: 2021 12 GP, 42 Total Tackles, 21 Solo, 21 Assists, 5.5 TFL, 2 Sacks

ND 2020       11 GP, 10 Total Tackles, 7 Solo, 3 Assists, 1.5 TFL, 1.5 Sacks

ND 2019       8 GP, 12 Total Tackles, 1 Solo, 11 Assists, 1 TFL, 1 Sack

ND 2018       Redshirt

FRANKLY: If passion and persistence were more meaningful, Oghoufo would be hell to deal with. But the NFL has superior athletes who also have passion and persistence. He knows what do to, but cannot always do it. Future coach?

HISTORY — from LSU profile

Joined the Tigers in January of 2023 and will play his final season of college football at LSU … Spent first three years of college at Notre Dame playing for Brian Kelly … Transferred to Texas where he played in 2021 and 2022 … Comes to LSU after starting 20 games over the past two seasons at Texas, including 12 of the 13 games he appeared in during the 2022 season … Twice named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll at Texas … Appeared in both the 2020 ACC Championship game and later against Alabama in the CFP National Semifinal at the Rose Bowl.

2022 (sr): Played in 13 games with 12 starts … Totaled 54 tackles (20 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 4 quarterback hurries and 3 pass breakups … recorded two tackles and half a tackle for loss versus ULM … made five tackles (three solo), one tackle for loss and one sack against Alabama … had seven tackles (two solo) and one quarterback hurry against UTSA … tallied six tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss and one forced fumble at Texas Tech … made two tackles against West Virginia … registered three tackles (two solo) and one tackle for loss in a shutout victory over Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown … tallied four tackles (two solo) and half a tackle for loss against Iowa State … made seven tackles (three solo) and pass breakup at Oklahoma State … registered five tackles (three solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and one pass breakup at Kansas State … tallied seven tackles (two solo), two tackles for loss, half a sack and one quarterback hurry against TCU … had a pass breakup at Kansas … made two tackles and had two quarterback hurries against Baylor … recorded four tackles in the Alamo Bowl against Washington.

—at Texas—

2021 (jr): Played in 12 games with eight starts, primarily at EDGE … recorded 42 tackles (21 solo) 5.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and broke up two passes … made his debut and first career start for the Longhorns against Louisiana … tallied seven tackles (one solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack for a six yard loss … made one tackle and had one quarterback hurry at Arkansas … notched five tackles (two solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack and a pass breakup against Rice … had one tackle against Texas Tech and a pair of tackles at TCU … registered three tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass against Oklahoma in the Red River Showdown … collected a career-high eight tackles (three solo) with one QB hurry against Oklahoma State … posted five tackles (four solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss at Baylor … recorded back-to-back three tackle (three solo) appearances at Iowa State and against Kansas … made two tackles at West Virginia … had two tackles (two solo) and a tackle for loss against Kansas State.

—at Notre Dame—

2020 (soph): Appeared in 11 games … Recorded 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pair of pass breakups … Recorded first career solo sack along with 2 tackles in win over Florida State … Had season-best 3 tackles and a half-sack in win over Pitt … Two tackles vs. Georgia Tech and 1 tackle in double-overtime win over then-No. 1 Clemson … Had 1 tackle vs. Alabama in the CFP National Semifinal game vs. Alabama at the Rose Bowl.

2019 (redshirt fr): Appeared in 9 games as a redshirt freshman in 2019 … Tallied 12 tackles, 3 QB hurries, and a sack for a 4-yard loss … Recorded half-sacks against Virginia and Duke … Had 3 tackles in win over Duke.

2018 (fr): Redshirted as a true freshman in 2018.

High school: Played for coach John Herrington at Harrison High School (Farmington Hill, MI)… One of the top prep players in Michigan for the Class of 2018 … First team All-State in 2017 … Rated as a consensus Top-20 player in Michigan … Selected to participate in Nike’s 2017 “The Opening” in Beaverton, Oregon … Led Harrison High School to a 11-4 record and 2017 Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 state runner-up … Registered 106 tackles, 31.0 TFLs and 11.0 sacks on defense, and 32 receptions for 529 yards and seven TDs on offense as a senior at Harrison … Ranked No. 36 outside linebacker nationally and No. 10 player from Michigan by 247Sports.com … Rated No. 56 outside linebacker nationally and No. 20 player from Michigan by ESPN.com … Ranked No. 36 outside linebacker nationally and No. 9 player from Michigan by Rivals.com … 2017 Detroit Free Press All-State Dream Team … 2017 First-Team Oakland Activities Association White Division.

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Weight: 245
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Player Rank
Ovie Oghoufo
LSU, OLB, rSr, 4-5

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