2010 (JUNIOR): Starter in 12 games at right end, appearing in all 13 contests overall ... accumulated 27 tackles, including 3.5 for losses, with two sacks, a pass break-up and forced fumble ... tied for the team lead with eight quarterback hurries ... season-high four stops came versus Houston and Memphis ... recorded three tackles against NM State, Rice and Tulane ... posted sacks versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff and SMU ... had multiple quarterback pressures against NM State ... forced a fumble at Tulsa ... registered a half-tackle for loss and 12-yard interception in the New Mexico Bowl versus BYU.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Doubled the production from his freshman campaign, finishing the year with 28 tackles, five tackles for losses, two sacks, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery ... posted multiple tackles for losses in two games (at Texas, at Rice) ... recorded a pair of sacks versus the Owls ... registered his career-high six tackles against Houston ... had four stops at New Mexico State and three in three contests (Tulsa, Rice, Marshall) ... recovered a fumble versus Houston ... pressured the quarterback once each against Kansas and Houston.

2008 (FRESHMAN): Earned a spot on the Conference USA Coaches' All-Freshman Team after appearing in nine games in his initial campaign with the Miners ... credited with 15 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, with 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries ... missed three contests with a shoulder injury ... posted a season-high three tackles versus New Mexico State, SMU and at East Carolina ... had a full sack against Rice and a half-sack versus NMSU ... all three of his quarterback pressures came in the SMU game.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated the no. 91 defensive end in the country by Scout.com ... first team All-District 24-5A and first team All-Brazoria County defensive end as a senior at Pearland High School ... chosen team defensive MVP in 2007 after recording 92 tackles, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... two-year varsity letterwinner for coach Tony Heath, playing primarily defensive end and some defensive tackle ... led Pearland High to 22 wins over two years, including the state semifinals his junior season and a district title his senior campaign ... threw the shot put in the spring of 2008 in his first year as a member of Pearland High's track and field squad.

PERSONAL: Parents are Dr. Bernard Obi and Ify Obi ... has one brother and two sisters ... full name is Bernard Emeka Obi, Jr. ... born 3/12/90 (Midland, Mich.) ... Multidisciplinary Studies major.

Bernard Obi

Bernard  Obi


Pearland, Texas

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Height / Weight:
6-2 / 255



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