Otega Oweh Brother Odafe Oweh Is His Inspiration

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The Oklahoma Sooners guard, Otega Oweh, has an elder brother named Odafe, who currently plays for the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL.

He credits his strong work ethic and competitiveness to his brother.

Oklahoma Sooners Guard Otega Oweh
Oklahoma Sooners Guard Otega Oweh (Source: Instagram)

Otega Oweh is an emerging young talent in collegiate basketball. He studied at Blair Academy, where he showcased his skills on the court.

He earned a four-star rating from prominent sports platforms such as ESPN.com, 247Sports, and Rivals.

Before reaching his senior year, Oweh participated in 56 games for Blair Academy. During his sophomore year, he averaged 14.9 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.4 steals, and 1.9 assists per game.

Following his high school journey, he decided to continue his basketball career at the collegiate level with the Oklahoma Sooners.

Oweh participated in 28 games in his freshman season, securing nine starts. He averaged 8 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 0.2 assists per game.

Otega Oweh Brother Odafe Oweh

The 6’5″ tall player, Otega Oweh, was born to parents Tania and Henry Oweh. He grew up with two brothers, Kaylen and Odafe, and one sister, Natasha.

His brother, Odafe Jayson Oweh, is a talented American football player who primarily plays as a linebacker.

Odafe played high school football at Blair Academy and college football at Penn State University.

He gained attention for his exceptional athleticism and speed, making him a standout player in the Big Ten Conference.

Otega Oweh Elder Brother, Odafe Oweh
Otega Oweh Elder Brother, Odafe Oweh (Source: Instagram)

Furthermore, the linebacker was named to the 2020 First-Team All-Big Ten and the 2021 PFWA All-Rookie Team.

In the 2021 NFL Draft lead-up, Oweh showcased speed and strength that impressed many scouts and analysts.

Consequently, the Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the first round as the 31st overall pick of the draft.

On June 11, 2021, he signed a four-year contract worth $11.34 million with the Ravens.

The deal includes an annual average salary of $2.8 million, a signing bonus of $5.6 million, and total guaranteed money of $8.9 million.

Inspiration From His Siblings

Otega Oweh looks up to his older siblings as role models, particularly drawing inspiration from his eldest brother, Odafe Oweh, who was a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and is five years his senior.

Drawing from the lessons observed during his formative years, Otega emphasizes the value of hard work.

Reflecting on his upbringing, he stated, “Observing my oldest brother’s journey and seeing the results of his dedication has been a significant source of inspiration for me.

Being the youngest among his siblings, Otega learned invaluable competitiveness lessons from his sister and brother.

Engaging in games and activities with older and stronger peers shaped his resilience.

Recollecting his experiences, Otega shared,

“I’ve got a big brother, big sister, so I mean just playing with them outside, at parks. I’ve always played up, and when I was younger, I had to earn my way, so I’ve always been aggressive.”

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