Michael Owusu - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#88 Michael Owusu


Class Fifth-Year Senior
Height 6'5"
Weight 232
Hometown Oxnard, Calif.
High School Oaks Christian

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Strong-Willed and Determined

As a Sixth-Year (2022)
• Played all 12 games
• Made 16 tackles, including 3.0 for loss
• Recorded a sack in win at Kentucky

As a Fifth-Year (2021)
• Played all 12 games, starting six
• Sixth on the team with 43 total tackles
• Had a season-best nine total tackles against Missouri

As a Senior (2020)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Played in seven games
• Seven tackles, with a year-high two versus Ole Miss and Missouri, and a pair of pass breakups
• 14-yard sack at Mississippi State
• Five-yard tackle for loss against Ole Miss

As a Junior (2019)
• Eight games played
• Eight tackles and 3.0 tackles for loss
• Three tackles at Purdue

As a Sophomore (2018)
• 12 games played
• Four tackles
• Two tackles at Florida

As a Freshman (2017)
• Did not see action

The Owusu File
• Prepped at Oaks Christian (Calif.)
• Three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout
• Varsity letters in football and basketball
• Two-way starter
• 54 tackles (28 solo) and four sacks as senior
• 2016 all-region
• 15 receptions as junior wide receiver
• Standout forward in basketball
• Full is Michael Mulivai Owusu
• Son of Francis and Luaiva Owusu
• Father ran the 400 meters for Ghanaian Olympic team that boycotted the 1976 Games
• Three older brothers — Chris, Brian and Francis — one older sister, Crystal
• Chris played football at Stanford and professionally in the NFL
• Brian played football at Harvard
• Crystal played basketball at Columbia
• Francis played football at Stanford and professionally in the AAF
• Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in medicine, health and society
• Pursuing a master’s degree in learning, diversity and urban study