Longhorns DL Moro Ojomo announces NFL Draft, waiving last year’s eligibility

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Texas linebacker Moro Ojomo is the last Longhorn to be nominated for the NFL Draft.

On Sunday, the fifth-year senior announced on social media that he is waiving his final year of eligibility and is “incredibly excited about what the future holds.”

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“I wanted nothing more than to properly represent this university,” Ojomo said in a statement. “Every day I gave my best both in school and in football.”

The Cathy finance specialist was selected to the Big 12 Second Team this season after rebounding 32 tackles, 5.5 for loss, three sacks and two rushes. He had seven tackles of the season in a home win over Baylor in the last game of the regular season and a couple of tackles in the Alamo Bowl.

During his Texas career, Ojomo made 95 tackles in 50 games. He had 13.5 tackles for loss and five sacks with fumble recovery.

“Nation of Longhorn, you have all contributed to my life,” he said in a statement. “My communication with friends, mentors, alumni, teachers and fans was at the level of world standards. You all made it clear to me that coming to Texas was the right decision.”

Because players were given an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ojomo had an extra year to play even as a fifth year senior.

Ojomo joins Bijan Robinson, Roshon Johnson and DeMarvion Overshowne as the Longhorns who decide to go to the NFL Draft before their eligibility expires. Fellow defensive lineman Ovi Ogufo said he was moving into his last year of eligibility, while sophomore tight end/offensive player Andrej Karich moved to Tennessee. Sophomore quarterback Hudson Card moved to Purdue, and senior offensive lineman Junior Anguilau, who missed this season with a knee injury, moved to Oregon. Wide wide receiver Agie Hall, who moved to Texas from Alabama last season, has also signed up for the transfer portal but hasn’t decided what to do next.

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