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    William Obi
    46 William Obi
    Inglewood, Calif.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 210




    updated 2/06

    2005: Member of the UI squad.

    2004: Joined the squad during spring drills

    High School: Earned three letters in football, two letters in track and field and one in baseball ... Recorded over 100 pancake blocks in both junior and senior seasons ... Two-time offensive line all-league selection ... Recipient of the United States Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award in 2004 ... Starting fullback in Lion's All-Star Game.

    Personal: Full given name is William Obi ... Parents are Ephraim Obi and Tonya Trotter-Obi ... Has one brother ... Born March 22, 1987... Majoring in biology ... Biggest thrill in sports was beating rival high school (Inglewood) in his senior season for the first time in a decade ... Favorite athlete is Mike Allstot because he gets the job done and he is a hard-nosed player who plays the game with a lot of passion ... Plans to go into the field of physical therapy after college ... Credits his family for influencing his athletic career because they always believed that he could make it.

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