Became the Aggies' third different left tackle to be named first-team All-America by Walter Camp in the past three seasons, joining Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews. Ogbuehi, Joeckel and Matthews were all members of the Aggies' 2010 signing class. ... made the successful switch to left tackle as a senior after excelling at right tackle as a junior ... started every game -- 10 at left tackle and two at right tackle when the offensive front was shuffled due to injury. ... provided protection for the SEC's top passing attack, which led the conference in passing yards and touchdowns ... team ranked No. 5 in scoring and No. 6 in total offense ... Aggies allowed 25 sacks (2.1 per game), while attempting 479 passes (39.9 per game) ... named to preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Rotary Lombardi Award.
Cornerstone of an Aggie offensive front that cleared the way for an offense that outscored opponents nearly 2-to-1, led the SEC in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense and ranked third nationally in total offense and scoring offense ... blocked for freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel in a record-breaking season that earned him the Heisman Trophy ... started all 13 games at offensive guard.
Had a strong debut season despite being hampered by an ankle injury suffered in his first career start against Arkansas causing him to miss the next three games ... re-entered the starting lineup in game nine and started the final five games of the season ... saw action in 10 games with six starts ... mainstay of the Aggies' offensive front that allowed just nine sacks in 13 games and set school records for total, passing and scoring offense ... offense front paved the way for an offense that averaged 490.2 yards of total offense, 291.1 passing yards and 39.1 points per game ... helped the Aggies rush for 199.2 yard per game, which ranked No. 24 nationally ... The Aggies were one of the few teams nationally to rank in the top 25 in all four major offense statistical categories.
Coached by Tom Westerberg at Allen High School ... a two-time all-state selection ... The Associated Press second-team all-state pick and unanimous first-team all-district honoree as a senior (2009) ... US Army All-American ... helped lead the way for an Allen offense that averaged over 466 yards per game, allowing just one sack ... a first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press as a junior (2008) ... part of the Eagles' state championship team ... was the best blocker for an offense that averaged 36.1 points and 225 rushing yards per game ... a first-team all-district pick and a first-team All-Dallas Area honoree by The Dallas Morning News ... chose Texas A&M over offers from Nebraska, Kansas, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Cedric Ogbuehi is the son of Kelly and Chris Ogbuehi of Allen, Texas ... born April 25, 1992 ... recreation, parks, and tourism sciences major.
- OT Ogbuehi clearly a pick for Bengals future...Alexander told Ogbuehi during the player's pre-draft visit to Cincinnati about his current and former players, the success they have had and his expectation that Ogbuehi can have a similar career. Alexander said that got Ogbuehi excited. "I did," said Ogbuehi. "They've all had a lot of success and they've all played long careers, so it's a good sign for me. Every guy that they drafted in the first round has had great careers." The Bengals knew they would have plenty of options when their turn came around at No. 21. They weren't going to be at the mercy of having to reach for a need. Their main target heading into the first round was on either side of the line of scrimmage.
Their positioning improved as the first round progressed. They were helped when St. Louis and San Diego made Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon the first running backs taken in Round 1 since 2012. Three cornerbacks - Trae Waynes (Minnesota), Kevin Johnson (Houston) and Marcus Peters (Kansas City) - were taken off the board as well. Head coach Marvin Lewis said the team's medical staff gave Ogbuehi clearance from a draft standpoint. Just how soon he'll be able to play this season remains to be seen. "We'll have to judge that once he gets here and we're laying hands on him every day, before we know where he is," said Lewis. "Obviously this is more of a nine-month injury, minimum, anyway. He had surgery in early January, so you're looking at September (at the earliest)." - The Sports Xchange