PSU defensive end Oweh declares for NFL Draft

From Mirror reports

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State redshirt sophomore defensive end Jayson Oweh has decided to forgo his fourth season and has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, Penn State announced Saturday.

“All my life I’ve taken the hidden route,” said Oweh. “God continues to bless me with such great opportunities, and I can only use such blessing to help me make this decision.”

Oweh earned first-team Big Ten honors along with teammate Shaka Toney. Oweh (pronounced Oh-way) was third on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss in seven games and fourth overall with 38 tackles (20 solo).

“It has been an honor to be a part of the Penn State family and don the Blue & White,” Oweh said. “The care Penn State has provided me was exceptional and has been truly expressed. The Penn State tradition has so much motivation, pushing any player above and beyond their own years of experience. It is that culture which makes me the man I am today. I am thankful.”

James Franklin praised Oweh, saying, “Jayson has grown so much as a football player, student, leader and man since he set foot on campus in 2018. As I’ve always said, one of my responsibilities as head coach is to ensure all our players maximize their potential and fulfill their dreams. I am excited to see Jayson chase his professional dreams and I am confident he will succeed in the NFL and whatever else in his bright future he sets his mind on.”

PSU’s defensive line will undergo a significant transition in 2021. In addition to the loss of Oweh, defensive tackles Antonio Shelton, a starter, and reserve Judge Culpepper have decided to transfer. Shane Simmons has confirmed he’s pursuing non-football opportunities. Shaka Toney has accepted a berth in the Senior Bowl with an eye on the NFL.


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