A three‐year defensive lineman and linebacker who played in 36 games and made 24 starts, Ossai earned All‐America honors from CBS Sports/247Sports, ESPN and USA Today. He was named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award in 2020 and was a first‐team All‐Big 12 honoree in 2020. Ossai earned earned honorable mention as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year. He was selected to the Bronko Nagurski, Chuck Bednarik Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch lists. He was chosen to the 2020 All‐Big 12 Preseason Team and was a member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (spring 2019). Joseph Ossai was a two‐time all‐district honoree on the field in high school and earned academic all‐district honors in the classroom.
One-on-One With Defensive End Joseph Ossai
Bengals.com Team Reporter Marisa Contipelli sat down with Cincinnati's third round pick, defensive end Joseph Ossai, in an exclusive interview. Ossai talked about his excitement joining the Bengals and bring his big play ability to Cincinnati. Presented by Tide.
Bengals Sign Ja'Marr Chase, Joseph Ossai
The Bengals today signed their remaining two unsigned draft picks — WR Ja'Marr Chase and DE Joseph Ossai. With these two signings, all 10 of the Bengals' 2021 draft picks now are under contract.
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Bengals Go To The Edge with Texas' Joseph Ossai
The Bengals went 3-for-3 filling needs in the first three rounds of the NFL Draft Friday night when they took Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai with the 69th pick. After taking a stretch-the-field wide receiver at No. 5 and a monstrous offensive lineman at No. 46, the Bengals took the 6-4, 256-pound Ossai, a former inside linebacker now on the edge and is a nice fit for the Bengals 3-4 hybrid defense.
Get To Know Joseph Ossai | Five Fun Facts
The Bengals addressed the defensive line with the addition of Texas edge rusher Joseph Ossai in the third round. From his family coming to the United States from Nigeria to break out bowl game performances, get to know Ossai and what he brings to the Bengals.