Wareham native makes Seattle Seahawks roster

Aug 31, 2022

Joshua Onujiogu, a Wareham native and 2016 Wareham High School graduate, has made it onto the Seattle Seahawks 53-man team roster after signing with the team earlier this summer.

Onujiogu signed with the NFL team on May 6 as an undrafted rookie. According to his player page on the Seahawks website, Onujiogu is No. 49 on the West Coast team.

In a Seahawks press conference on Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll praised Onujiogu’s skill.

“Josh was just really consistent and brought it and did a nice job and surprised us that he was able to stay in the competition throughout all this time,” Carroll said at the press conference, according to the Seahawks website.

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.