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R.J.

Oben

R.J.ObenZoom

#94

Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
High School: St. Peters

Bio

PRIOR TO DUKE: Lettered three years at St. Peters under coach Rich Hansen ... consensus three-star prospect by ESPN.com, 247Sports.com and Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 51 weakside defensive end nationally by Rivals.com and listed at No. 57 by 247Sports.com ... the No. 124 defensive end nationally as ranked by ESPN.com ... third team NJ.com All-State Defense selection following final campaign ... USA Today American Family Insurance ALL-USA New Jersey Football Team second team pick as a senior ... named to the Hudson Reporter All-Area High School Football Team as a senior ... two-time all-conference selection ... chosen to participate in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl following senior season ... helped the Marauders to New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NHSIAA) Non-Public Group 4 championship game appearances as a sophomore and junior and semifinals trip as a senior ... during final campaign, recorded 28 tackles, 6.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks ... as a junior, logged 30 tackles, 10.5 TFL and 6.5 sacks ... also lettered in track & field ... earned all-county accolades in the discus final three years ... as a senior, claimed the Hudson County Championships shot put title with a toss of 51-03.75 and took first in the discus at the NHSIAA Non-Public A North Championship Sectionals with a throw of 167-00.

PERSONAL: Born June 17, 2001 ... son of Linda Claude-Oben and Roman Oben ... father, who currently serves as the NFL Vice President of Youth & High School Football after joining the league as the Director of Health & Safety in January 2015, was a four-year letterwinner (1992-93-94-95) at Louisville in football and added three letters as a member of the track & field program before becoming a third round pick by the New York Giants in the 1996 NFL Draft, spending 12 years as an offensive tackle with the Giants (1996-99), Cleveland Browns (2000-01), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-03) and San Diego Chargers (2004-07), starting on the Buccaneers' Super Bowl XXXVII championship team, and in 130 of 143 games during pro career, and earning induction into the University of Louisville Football Ring of Honor and Athletic Hall of Fame ... mother played volleyball at NYU.
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