CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft pick 7/22/20.
COLLEGE: Okwuegbunam appeared in 11 games (9 starts) as a redshirt junior at the University of Missouri... Caught 26 passes for 306 yards (11.8 avg.) with six touchdowns... Made two touchdown receptions vs. West Virginia (9/7) to mark his sixth career game with multiple touchdowns, the most among Missouri tight ends... Started all nine games in 2018, recording a career-high 43 receptions for 466 (10.8 avg.) and six touchdowns prior to suffering a season-ending injury... Was named a finalist for the John Mackey Award while playing with quarterback Drew Lock, who set a then-Southeastern Conference record for touchdown passes in a single-season (44)... Started 6-of-13 games played during his redshirt freshman season totaling 29 receptions for 415 yards (14.3 avg.)... Tallied 11 touchdowns during the season to lead the SEC as well as all tight ends and freshman receivers in the country... Earned second-team All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC honors... Logged four games with at least two touchdowns, including a three-touchdown performance vs. Idaho (10/21).
PERSONAL: Okwuegbunam attended Sacred Heart-Griffin High School in Springfield, Ill., where he was a standout basketball player and wide receiver... Named an All-State Special Mention from the News-Gazette as a senior after hauling in 44 passes for 891 yards (20.3 per catch) with 17 touchdowns at the Class 6A level... Helped lead Sacred-Heart Griffin to Class 5A State Championships in both 2013 and 2014... Hauled in 31 catches for 568 yards (18.3 avg.) with 11 touchdowns as a junior... Albert Okwuegbunam (pronounced: (owe-COO-ay-BOO-nom) was born on April 25, 1998, in Springfield, Ill.