Dayo Odeyingbo - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#10 Dayo Odeyingbo


Class Senior
Height 6'6"
Weight 276
Hometown Irving, Texas
High School Carrollton Ranchview

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• Selected in the second round with the 54th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts
• Lettered four (2017-18-19-20) seasons
• 44 career games with 29 starts
• 125 tackles, 31.0 tackles for loss, 12.0 sacks, one interception, one caused fumble, two fumble recoveries and 22 quarterback pressures
• Finished career ranked fifth in Vanderbilt history in tackles for loss
• All-SEC second team in 2020
• Increased quarterback pressure total each year, topping out with a team-high nine in 2020
• 33 games with two or more tackles and nine with five or more tackles, including a career-high seven stops against Texas A&M in 2020 and East Tennessee State in 2019
• Personal-best 3.5 tackles for loss against East Tennessee State in 2019 and 3.0 at Missouri in 2020
• Career-high 2.0 sacks at Missouri in 2020, versus Ole Miss in 2018 and against Western Kentucky in 2017
• 1.5 or more tackles for loss in 10 contests
• At least one tackle in final 25 career games
• Recovered fumbles against Florida and Middle Tennessee State in 2018
• Forced fumble against South Carolina in 2018
• Scored a touchdown on a three-yard fumble return against Middle Tennessee State in 2018
• Career’s lone interception came against Alabama A&M in 2017

As a Senior (2020)
• All-SEC second team
• Eight games played, eight starts
• 32 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, nine quarterback pressures and one pass breakup
• Team leader in tackles for loss, sacks and quarterback pressures
• Tied for 10th in the SEC in tackles for loss, tied for sixth in sacks
• 1.5 or more tackles for loss in three games
• Season-high seven tackles at No. 10/11 Texas A&M
• Six stops in the home opener against No. 20/17 LSU
• 1.5 sacks against South Carolina
• 1.0 sack at Mississippi State
• 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks at Missouri

As a Junior (2019)
• 12 games played with 11 starts at defensive end
• 45 tackles (20 solo), 12.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 quarterback sacks, seven quarterback hurries
• 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks among seven-tackle effort vs. East Tennessee State
• 2.5 tackles for loss at Tennessee
• Posted at least four tackles six of last eight games
• Two tackles for loss at Purdue
• Four stops, including a tackle for loss, in opener against Georgia

As a Sophomore (2018)
• 12 games played
• 10 games started
• 28 tackles (17 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries
• Team-best two fumble recoveries
• 6.5 tackles for loss ranked second among Commodores
• At least two tackles in seven games
• Season-high two sacks against Ole Miss
• First career fumble against South Carolina
• Four tackles against Baylor (Texas Bowl)

As a Freshman (2017)
• 12 games played
• One of six true freshmen to see action
• Played alongside brother, Dare Odeyingbo
• 20 tackles (10 solo), 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 quarterback sacks and one interception
• Multiple tackles in eight games
• Five tackles (four solo), 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in win over Western Kentucky
• 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack in win over Tennessee
• Interception vs. Alabama A&M

The Odeyingbo File
• Prepped at Carrollton Ranchview (Texas)
• Four-star prospect by ESPN and Scout, three-star prospect by Rivals and 247Sports
• Two-way starter
• 47 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles as senior
• Led 2016 team to 7-4 record and 4A state playoffs
• 2016 all-area
• 2015 all-area
• Varsity letters as hurdler and thrower on track team
• Full name is Temidayo Jordan Odeyingbo
• Born in Brooklyn, New York
• Son of Gary and Betty Odeyingbo
• Both parents are natives of Nigeria
• Older brother, Dare, played defensive line at Vanderbilt
• Enjoys cooking
• Majoring in medicine, health and society

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