Cedric Ogbuehi
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Ogbuehi with the Seattle Seahawks in 2020
No. 79 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-04-25) April 25, 1992 (age 31)
Allen, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:306 lb (139 kg)
Career information
High school:Allen
College:Texas A&M (2010–2014)
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2022
Games played:63
Games started:32
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Cedric Ogbuehi // (listen) (born April 25, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He has played in the NFL for the Bengals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, and New York Jets.

Early years

Ogbuehi attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas, where he was a two-time all-state selection for the football team. In his junior year, Ogbuehi was the best blocker for an offense that averaged 36.1 points and 225 rushing yards per game, finishing the season 15–1 with a UIL state championship. As a senior, Ogbuehi helped lead the way for an Allen offense that averaged over 466 yards per game, allowing just one sack. He was an Associated Press second-team all-state pick and unanimous first-team all-district honoree. He played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Ogbuehi was ranked as the No. 13 offensive tackle recruit in his class.[1] He chose Texas A&M over offers from Nebraska, Kansas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma State.

College career

Ogbuehi was redshirted in 2010. As a freshman in 2011, he started six of 10 games at guard. As a sophomore in 2012, he started all 13 games at guard. As a junior in 2013, he was moved to the offensive tackle position.[2]

As a senior in 2014, he received first-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation.[3]

Professional career

As early as May 2014, Ogbuehi was projected as a high first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft by various mock drafts.[4][5][6] After the NFL Combine, most analysts had projected Ogbuehi to be a first or second-round selection. Although he was invited and attended the combine, he was unable to participate in the workouts due to his ACL injury. He was ranked the seventh-best offensive tackle out of the 88 available by NFLDraftScout.com.[7]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Bench press
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
306 lb
(139 kg)
35+78 in
(0.91 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Cincinnati Bengals

Ogbuehi playing for the Bengals in 2015.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected Ogbuehi in the first round (21st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.[9]

On June 11, 2015, the Bengals signed Ogbuehi to a four-year, $9.32 million contract with $8.72 million guaranteed and a signing bonus $5.04 million.[10]

On September 1, 2015, the Bengals added Ogbuehi to the reserve/non-football injury list. They were taking extra precaution as he recovered from his ACL injury.[11]

On December 6, 2015, Ogbuehi made his regular-season debut during the Bengals' 37–3 victory over the Cleveland Browns. He played the last five games of the season and also appeared in the Bengals' 16–18 AFC wildcard round loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He started the following training camp, competing against Jake Fisher and Eric Winston for the vacant right tackle position left by Andre Smith. Ogbuehi ultimately won the job, starting the regular season as the Bengals' right tackle. He earned his first career start in the Bengals' season-opening 22–23 win over the New York Jets. Ogbuehi started the next 11 games at right tackle before being inactive for a Week 13 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.[12] He made his first start at left tackle in Week 16 after struggling on the right side, moving long-time starter Andrew Whitworth to left guard for the game. He gave up two sacks that game and suffered a torn rotator cuff, ending his season.[13]

In 2017, after Andrew Whitworth departed to the Los Angeles Rams in free agency, Ogbuehi was named the starting left tackle for the Bengals.

On May 2, 2018, the Bengals declined the fifth-year option on Ogbuehi's contract, making him a free agent in 2019.[14] He only played in two games in 2018, and was a healthy scratch for most of the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On March 16, 2019, Ogbuehi signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a one-year $895,000 contract.[15]

Seattle Seahawks

On March 23, 2020, Ogbuehi signed a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks.[16] He re-signed with the Seahawks on March 26, 2021.[17] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2021.[18] He was activated on October 2, 2021.[19]

On October 25, 2021, the Seahawks released Ogbuehi.[20]

Baltimore Ravens

On October 27, 2021, Ogbuehi was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.[21] On November 6, 2021, Ogbuehi was promoted to the active roster.[22] On December 3, 2021, the Ravens released Ogbuehi.[23]

Tennessee Titans

On December 27, 2021, Ogbuehi was signed to the Tennessee Titans practice squad, but was released two days later.[24]

Houston Texans

On March 18, 2022, Ogbuehi signed with the Houston Texans.[25] He was released on August 30, 2022 and signed to the practice squad the next day.[26][27]

New York Jets

On September 27, 2022, Ogbuehi was signed by the New York Jets off the practice squad of the Houston Texans.[28] He started four games at right tackle before being placed on injured reserve on December 3, 2022 with a groin injury.[29] He was activated on December 31.

On April 18, 2023, Ogbuehi re-signed with the Jets.[30] He was released on May 11.

Miami Dolphins

On May 15, 2023, Ogbuehi was signed by the Miami Dolphins.[31]

NFL career statistics

Year Team GP GS
2015 CIN 5 5
2016 CIN 14 14
2017 CIN 14 14
2018 CIN 2 2
2019 JAX 14 14
2020 SEA 8 8
2021 BAL 3 0
Career 60 57


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  2. ^ Cedric Ogbuehi excited to show his NFL value at offensive tackle
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  29. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 3, 2022). "Jets Activate T George Fant, Place T Cedric Ogbuehi on Injured Reserve". NewYorkJets.com.
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