Antwan Odom
No. --     Free Agent
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-09-24) September 24, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Bayou La Batre, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Debuted in 2004 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Month (September 2009)[1]
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2010
Tackles     131
Sacks     23.5
FFs     5
Stats at

Antwan Deon Odom (born September 24, 1981 in Bayou La Batre, Alabama) is a former American football defensive end. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Alabama. He has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals.

He went to high school at Alma Bryant High School, where he started at defensive end, and occasionally played wide receiver.

College careerEdit

Odom played in 39 games for the University of Alabama during his five-year collegiate career. He recorded 98 tackles, 21 sacks, and 26 tackles for losses in his career.

As a freshman, Odom played in every game with two starts. He was named an honorable mention for Freshman All-American by As a sophomore, Odom's season was ended after receiving and having surgery on a torn labrum in his left shoulder and met requirement to regain a year of eligibility by the NCAA.

During his redshirt sophomore year, he played in all 13 games for the Tide and recorded 42 tackles with 10 sacks.

His junior season, Odom was named as All-Southeastern Conference after starting every game of the season at right defensive end in which he recorded 40 tackles, 8 sacks, and 9.5 tackles for loss. He was later honored with the team's Dwight Stephenson Most Valuable Lineman Award.

On April 14, 2010, Antwan was selected to the University of Alabama's "Team of the Decade". An Alabama Team of the Decade has been selected by Crimson Tide fans since originated by Alabama Sports Information Director Charley Thornton in 1970. The teams have been selected by readers of 'BAMA Magazine and the past four decades.

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee TitansEdit

Odom was selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, as the 57th overall and 3rd pick by the Tennessee Titans. He played four seasons with the Titans as he was a key defensive lineman during the Titans' 2007-08 season in which he recorded some of his best career numbers to date. Coming in second on the team to Kyle Vanden Bosch, Odom recorded 8.0 sacks on the season [2] including 2.0 which helped the Titans defeat the Colts in Week 17 and make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003 season.[3]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals during free agency in 2008,[4] after becoming one of fourteen free agents from the Titans.[5] Odom suffered two injuries that caused him to miss time in 2008.[6] He missed the entire preseason schedule due to foot injury suffered in opening training camp practice on July 28. He was inactive for four games due to a shoulder injury suffered in practice. In the second week of the 2009 regular season, Odom tied a Bengals franchise record by sacking quarterback Aaron Rodgers five times in a 31-24 win over the Green Bay Packers. Odom left the Week 6 game versus the Texans with an Achilles heel injury. ESPN reported that Odom would be out for the season. Before Training Camp, Odom was quoted in saying he was ready for the 2010 season, as he said the tendon was feeling better and he could run and be ready to play and start at 100%.

On July 29, 2011, Odom was released by Cincinnati.

Career statsEdit

Year Team Games Starts Tackles Interceptions
Total Solo Ast Sack Sfty PaDef Int Yards Avg Long TDs
2004 TEN 16 8 21 14 7 2.0 3
2005 TEN 16 9 31 18 13 2.0 1
2006 TEN 4 2 9 8 1 0.5 0
2007 TEN 16 16 21 16 5 8.0 7
2008 CIN 12 8 26 19 7 3.0 2
2009 CIN 6 6 19 18 1 8.0 2
Career 70 49 127 93 34 23.5 0 15 0 0 0 0 0

Personal lifeEdit

Odom is the father of five boys and a daughter. In his spare time, Odom enjoys fishing and hunting. He is also a NASCAR racing and pro-wrestling enthusiast. Odom earned a degree in Human Environmental Studies upon completing his course work at the University of Alabama.[7]

On March 15, 2011, Odom's home in Mason, OH (a suburb of Cincinnati) was severely damaged by fire. Odom and his family were safe at his family's house in Cordova, Alabama at the time.[8]

On August 22, 2011 Odom was shot in the leg at his home in Irvington.[9] Odom was arrested on December 15, 2011 for possession of marijuana after a traffic stop in Baldwin County, Alabama. He was released later in the day after posting $1,000.00 bail.[9]


  1. Walker, James (October 1, 2009). "Odom wins AFC honor". ESPNcom. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  2. "Tennessee Titans Stats". Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  3. "Antwan Odom: Game Logs". Archived from the original on 7 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  4. Hobson, Geoff (3 March 2008). "Odom's first Bengal sack". Archived from the original on 5 March 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2008.
  5. Wyatt, =Jim (14 February 2008). "Odom gives Titans shot to keep him". The Tennesseean. Retrieved 4 March 2008.[dead link]
  6. "Antwan Odom". Archived from the original on 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  7. "About Antwan". Antwan Odom 98. 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  8. Reedy, Joe; Morse, Janice (15 March 2011). "Fire damages home of Cincinnati Bengals player Antwan Odom". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Kent, Mark R. (December 15, 2011). "Former NFL defensive lineman Antwan Odom arrested on marijuana charge". Retrieved 13 April 2012.

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