#84 James Oboh
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 230
Year: Junior
Hometown: Olney, Md.
High School: Sherwood H.S.
Major: Economics

Veteran tight end who is one of the most athletic tight ends in FCS football ... named as one of the top tight ends in FCS football by College Sports Performance Awards in pre-season ... has good hands and great speed ... transfer from Florida Atlantic who joined the Tigers prior to the start of the 2010 season ... did not play at Florida Atlantic.

2012 SEASON: Appeared in eight games with six starts for the Colonial Athletic Association co-champion Tigers ... caught nine passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns ... missed three games in the early season with an injury ... had three catches for 29 yards and a touchdown in season opener at Kent State ... had a 26-yard reception against Maine ... caught two passes for 38 yards against Old Dominion ... had a 23-yard catch in Tigers’ win at Villanova ... caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in victory over Rhode Island ... had a 24-yard reception in season finale at New Hampshire.

2011 SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games for the Colonial Athletic Association champion Tigers ... started 11 times ...  Tigers’ fifth-leading receiver with 16 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns ... improved blocking skills helped Tigers lead CAA with 229.9 rushing yards per game ... led Tigers to a 56-42 victory over No. 8 New Hampshire with three receptions for 97 yards and two touchdowns ... caught 56-yard touchdown pass midway through first quarter to give Tigers a 14-7 lead ... also caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in second quarter to put Tigers ahead, 35-14 ... caught two passes for 43 yards in victory at William & Mary ... had a 31-yard TD catch in first quarter against the Tribe ... caught four passes for 44 yards in win over Villanova ... had a 22-yard catch in win over Colgate ... caught two passes for 19 yards in win over Richmond ... caught a 21-yard pass against Delaware ... had a 21-yard reception in regular season finale at Rhode Island.

2010 SEASON: Played in first three games of season  ... missed final eight games with an injury ... caught four passes for 23 yards and a touchdown ... had three receptions for 21 yards in season opener at Indiana ... caught a two-yard touchdown pass in Tigers’ come-from-behind win over Coastal Carolina, helping Tigers overcome a 21-7 deficit in fourth quarter ... scored on a two-yard touchdown pass with 9:40 left in regulation to cut Tigers’ deficit to 21-14 in a game they won by 47-45 in the fifth overtime period, the longest game in school history.

AT SHERWOOD H.S.:  All-County performer at Sherwood High School ... two-way standout who was a member of the Warriors’ state championship team as a senior ... picked up 330 receiving yards and scored four touchdowns for Coach Al Thomas ... made 33 tackles as a linebacker ... also played basketball for the Warriors.

PERSONAL: Has two younger sisters ... lists parents as the people he admires the most ... avid fan of the Washington Redskins ... favorite NFL player is Jason Witten ... father is a teacher ... mother is a nurse ... son of Sonny and Sandy Oboh ... born on August 22, 1991 in Washington, D.C. ... major is economics.

Season GP Recs. Yds. Avg. Long TD
2012 8 9 158 17.6 26 2
2011 12 16 297 18.6 56 3
2010 3 4 23 5.8 8 1
CAREER 23 29 478 16.5 56 6

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