- Apr 11, 2009
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- Montclair, VA
REDSKINS SIGN OSHIOMOGHO ATOGWE
LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (pronounced oh-SHIM-ago uh-TOG-way). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Atogwe spent his previous six NFL seasons with the St. Louis Rams after being selected in the third round (No. 66 overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Stanford. He has played in 88 career games, with 75 starts, and recorded 470 tackles, 22 interceptions, 22 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and five sacks. Atogwe’s combined 44 forced fumbles and interceptions since the start of 2006 are the most in the NFL, while his interception total over that span is tied for the eighth-most in the NFL.
Last season, Atogwe played in 16 games, with 15 starts, and registered 87 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles and two sacks. That followed a 2008 campaign where he played and started 12 games and finished second on the team with 82 tackles, while also recording one sack, two interceptions, three passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
In 2007, Atogwe led the NFC with a career-high eight interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He also recorded 94 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. Atogwe emerged as a full-time starter in 2006, when he opened all 16 games and finished third on the team with 91 tackles. He played in 12 games as a rookie, recording an interception and fumble recovery.
Atogwe played collegiately at Stanford where he was a biological science major and All-Pac-10 honoree as a senior. Atogwe is a native of Windsor, Ont., Canada, where he attended W.F. Herman Secondary School.