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Russell Okung
Russell Okung
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Russell Okung

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Date of birth
Oct 07, 1987
College
Oklahoma State
Height
6-5
Weight
310 Lbs

Bio

Russell Okung plays left tackle for the Seattle Seahawks. As a standout at Oklahoma State University, he won the Jim Parker Trophy as the nation’s top offensive lineman and was named a First-Team All-American in 2009.

Early Years

Okung was born in Fort Bend, TX on October 7, 1987 and played football at George Bush High School. As a senior, he was a First-Team All-Greater Houston selection and received all-district recognition. He was ranked as the 33rd best offensive tackle prospect in the country by Rivals.com and received scholarship offers from several big programs, including Oklahoma University and the University of Nebraska. In January 2006, he decided to accept a scholarship offer from Oklahoma State University.

Oklahoma State University

After joining the Cowboys in 2006, Okung started the final eight games at right tackle as a true freshman and was named a member of the Big 12 All-Freshman team. He was permanently moved to left tackle in 2007 and earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. He ended the season on a strong note after being named to the Rivals.com all-bowl team for his performance against the Indiana Hoosiers in the Insight Bowl. He was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection after leading the Cowboys with 71 knockdown blocks as a junior. As a senior, he was named a finalist for the 2009 Outland Trophy, received All-American first team honors, and eventually was voted Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year by league coaches.

Seattle Seahawks

Widely considered one of the best prospects available in the 2010 NFL Draft, Okung was selected with the 6th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks, making him only the second Oklahoma State offensive lineman ever to be selected in the first round. Injuries derailed his first two NFL seasons, as he missed a total of 10 games in 2010 and 2011 with a high-ankle sprain and torn pectoral muscle. Finally healthy, he started 15 games for the Seahawks in 2012 and was voted a starter for the Pro Bowl while helping the team return to the postseason. Despite missing half of the regular season with a left foot injury in 2013, he returned from the Injured Reserve-Return list to contribute to Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Denver Broncos.

Game Log

Date Opponent Result
2-2-2014 @ Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 8-43
1-19-2014 @ San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 23-17
1-11-2014 @ New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 23-15
12-29-2013 @ St. Louis Rams St. Louis Rams 27-9
12-22-2013 @ Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 10-17

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