Rees Odhiambo (/ˌɒdiˈɑːmboʊ/ ODD-ee-AHM-boh; born September 23, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 97th overall, and played college football at Boise State.

 

 

Early years

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, to parents George and Evelyn Odhiambo, he moved to Texas at the age of seven, shortly after his father's death.[13] Odhiambo's mother died ten years later when he was 17, and he lived with an uncle and rode to school every day with an assistant coach.[13] He has one sibling, a younger sister.[2]

Odhiambo attended Legacy High School in Mansfield, a suburb southwest of Dallas. He began playing football as a sophomore, after being asked to turn out by an assistant coach who had him in a P.E. class.[13][2][3] Odhiambo earned two letters in football (and another in track and field) and graduated in 2011.[4] Boise State was his sole scholarship offer,[13][2] then led by head coach Chris Petersen.

College career

Odhiambo committed to Boise State prior to his senior year in July 2010 and signed his letter of intent on February 2, 2011.[3] As a true freshman, he redshirted in 2011, and was awarded the Ultimate Goon Award by Tim Socha, BSU's head strength coach. Odhiambo played the next four seasons (20122015) for the Broncos and appeared in 32 games.[4] His final two seasons were played under head coach Bryan Harsin, who arrived in 2014.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40‑yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20‑ss3‑coneVert jumpBroadBP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
   4.64 s8.02 s27 in
(0.69 m)
7 ft 9 in
(2.36 m)
23 reps
Values from NFL Combine and pro day.[5]

Odhiambo was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the 97th overall pick.[6] A week later on May 6, he signed a four-year deal worth $2.9 million overall with a $645,416 bonus.[9]

Odhiambo entered the 2017 season as the Seahawks' starting left tackle. He started the first seven games before suffering multiple dislocated fingers in both hands.[14] His injuries required surgery on both hands and was placed on injured reserve on November 8, 2017.[15]

Personal life

Odhiambo graduated from Boise State in December 2015, with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.[2]