Tristan Okpalaugo
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1989-10-10) October 10, 1989 (age 31)
Livermore, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:260[1] lb (118 kg)
Career information
College:Fresno State
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Career CFL statistics
Tackles:58
Sacks:20
Interceptions:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Tristan Okpalaugo (born October 10, 1989) is an American football outside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as undrafted free agent in 2013. He played college football at Fresno State.

Early years

He attended Granada High School in Livermore, California. He was selected to the First team East Bay Athletics All-League in 2007 in which he played defensive end, wide receiver and tight end in high school.[2] He was named an honorable mention for the All-Metro football team in his senior year in high school.[2] He was named as Granada High School Most Improved Player in 2007.[2] He also played other sports including basketball and competed in track and field was selected to the first-team East Bay Athletics All-League basketball team twice during high school.[2]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

On April 27, 2013, he signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] He failed to make the 53 man roster.

Minnesota Vikings

On September 2, 2013, he was signed as a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings practice squad and then released on September 10, 2013.

Toronto Argonauts

Okpalaugo was signed by the Toronto Argonauts (CFL) on June 22, 2014.[4] He was the East Division nominee for the CFL's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2014, winning the Frank M. Gibson Trophy.[5]

Arizona Cardinals

Okpalaugo was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on February 19, 2016. On September 3, 2016, he was waived/injured by the Cardinals and placed on injured reserve.[6] On September 12, he was released from the Cardinals' injured reserve.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On February 8, 2017, Okpalaugo signed a two-year contract with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL).[7]

Personal

Okpalaugo is also the son of Chris and Mary Ann Okpalaugo of Livermore, California.

References

  1. ^ "Tristan Okpalaugo". bluebombers.com. CFL Enterprises. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d "Fresno State Profile". gobulldogs.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-16.
  3. ^ "Dolphins undrafted free agent list right here". miamiherald.typepad.com.
  4. ^ "Tristan Okpalaugo". argonauts.ca. Archived from the original on November 25, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ "Shortening the list: Elimimian, Ray headline awards finalists". cfl.ca. November 13, 2014. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ Urban, Darren. "Final Cuts Take Cardinals to 53". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-18.
  7. ^ "Report: Okpalaugo returns; signs with Bombers". CFL.ca. 2017-02-08. Retrieved 2017-02-09.