Wareham alumnus waived from Seattle Seahawks team days after joining roster

Sep 1, 2022

Shortly after being added to the team, Wareham native Joshua Onujiogu was waived from the Seattle Seahawks roster late Tuesday.

Onujiogu, a 2016 Wareham High School graduate, made it onto the Seattle Seahawks 53-man team roster after signing with the team earlier this summer, the team announced earlier this week. But after the Seahawks claimed two players off waivers on Wednesday, the team waived Onujiogu.

Onujiogu first signed with the NFL team on May 6 as an undrafted rookie.

He played as a defensive end at Framingham State University and was the Defensive End of the Year for the fall 2021 season, as chosen by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference. Onujiogu, 24, graduated from Wareham High School in 2016.

Onujiogu is one of two NCAA Division III athletes who signed with an NFL team after this year’s draft, according to D3football.com. The Framingham State alumnus was a two-time MASCAC Defensive Player of the Year, with 13.5 sacks, 68 tackles and an interception in his most recent season, according to a Framingham State press release.

The Seattle Seahawks have won the Super Bowl once, against the Denver Broncos in 2014.