Ernest Owusu

Ernest Owusu
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-26) May 26, 1988
Place of birth: Burlington, Vermont
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Nashville (TN) Father Ryan
College: California
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Tackles: 2.5
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at

Ernest John Yaw Owusu, Jr. (born May 26, 1988) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent.

High school career

Owusu attended Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee and played varsity football for four years. After four years at Father Ryan, Owusu attended the Hun School of Princeton for an additional prep year. While at The Hun School, Owusu accumulated 62 tackles, 13 sacks and 1 interception while receiving scholarship offers from 24 Division 1 programs to which he chose the University of California, Berkeley.

College career

Owusu played in 42 games with 18 starts from 2008-11 ... recorded 55 tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss (-61 yards), 8.0 sacks (-49 yards), one forced fumble and five pass breakups ... earned first-team Pac-12 All-Academic honors as a senior after being a second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection during both sophomore and junior campaigns ... two-time first-team ESPN All-District® 8 pick as a junior and senior.

Professional career

2012 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BPWonderlic
6 ft 5 in 277 lb33 in10 in 4.70 s 1.70 s 2.70 s 4.5 s 7.19 s 31 in 9 ft 4 in 39 repsx
All values from NFL Combine

Minnesota Vikings

On May 1, 2012, Owusu was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Vikings. On November 12th, 2012, he was released by the Vikings.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On November 13, 2012, Owusu was signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers's practice squad. On August 26, 2013, he was waived by the Buccaneers.[1]

San Jose SaberCats

On June 4, 2014, Owusu was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League (AFL).

Edmonton Eskimos

On June 6, 2014, Owusu agreed to terms Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

Las Vegas Outlaws

On December 22, 2014, Owusu was drafted by the Las Vegas Outlaws with the 2nd overall pick in the 2014 Expansion Draft.[2]

Post Football career

As of August 2015, Ernest Owusu retired as a professional athlete and resides in the Bay Area.


  1. "Bucs Add TE Shanahan, Begin Roster Reduction". August 26, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  2. Capper, Tim (December 22, 2014). "Las Vegas Outlaws Expansion Draft Results". Retrieved December 23, 2014.

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