Noah Sewell
Oregon Ducks – No. 1
PositionInside linebacker
Class
Redshirt
Sophomore
Personal information
Born: (2002-04-26) April 26, 2002 (age 20)
Malaeimi, American Samoa
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight262 lb (119 kg)
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolOrem (Orem, Utah)
Career highlights and awards

Noah Sewell (born April 26, 2002) is an American football inside linebacker for the Oregon Ducks. A native of American Samoa, he and his family moved to Utah in 2012. For the Ducks, he has been given conference honors alongside being named the Pac-12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2020. Sewell is the younger brother of NFL player Penei Sewell.

Early years

Sewell was born in Malaeimi, a village near Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa. He would begin playing American football alongside his three brothers as a child after his father Gabriel became a coach of the sport.[1] Seeing the potential for his children to make it to the National Football League (NFL), Gabriel moved his family to St. George, Utah in 2012.[1] There, he attended Desert Hills High School before transferring to Orem High School in Orem, Utah.[2]

During his high school career he had 224 tackles, 8.5 sacks and five interceptions as a linebacker and 2,316 yards and 40 touchdowns as a running back. He was named the Utah Valley Football Player of the Year as a senior in 2019.[3] A five-star recruit, Sewell committed to the University of Oregon to play college football.[4][5] His brother, Penei, was drafted by the Detroit Lions seventh overall in the 2021 NFL Draft.[6][7] Two other brothers, Nephi and Gabriel, also play college football.

College career

Sewell was named the Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in 2020.[8][9][10]

References

  1. ^ a b Hummer, Chris. "Oregon's star tackle Penei Sewell was raised to do this". 247Sports.com. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  2. ^ Gurney, Brandon (October 16, 2019). "Top of his class: Orem High's Noah Sewell rises to become the first in-state consensus 5-star prospect since Haloti Ngata". Deseret News.
  3. ^ Herald, Jared Lloyd Daily. "Orem senior linebacker/running back Noah Sewell honored as 2019 Utah Valley Football Player of the Year". Daily Herald.
  4. ^ "Noah Sewell, 5-star linebacker, commits to Oregon Ducks". oregonlive. November 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Oregonian/OregonLive, James Crepea | The (December 24, 2019). "Oregon Ducks believe they've landed more than a linebacker in Noah Sewell". oregonlive.
  6. ^ Gurney, Brandon (December 17, 2019). "Family first: Noah Sewell takes strength from family in becoming 2019's Mr. Football". Deseret News.
  7. ^ Alger, Tyson. "'It's family over everything': Five-star LB Noah Sewell, headed to Oregon, is last of four brothers to play college ball". The Athletic.
  8. ^ "Freshman LB Noah Sewell is "just scratching the surface"". RSN.
  9. ^ Thorburn, Ryan. "Ducks freshman linebacker Noah Sewell off to a fast start at Oregon". The Register-Guard.
  10. ^ "Oregon's Noah Sewell named Pac-12 Freshman Defensive Player of the Year". sports.yahoo.com.