Patrick Omameh
Omameh with the Michigan Wolverines
No. 60     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-12-29) December 29, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Career information
College: Michigan
Undrafted in 2013
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*San Francisco 49ers ( 2013)*
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-Big Ten (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played     67
Games started     56
Stats at

Patrick Chuba Omameh Jr. (born December 29, 1989) is an American football offensive guard for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After going undrafted in 2013, he signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent. He previously played in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, and Jacksonville Jaguars. He played college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines from 2009 to 2012.

High schoolEdit

When Omameh was in sixth grade, he did not know what American football was and when he asked his father about it, his father brought out a soccer ball. On the first day of football practice, he wore sandals and a wristwatch.[1] As a senior at St. Francis DeSales High School in Columbus, Ohio, Omameh was selected as a 2007 Division II All-Ohio first team offensive lineman and member of The Columbus Dispatch All-metro team.[2][3] He was a straight-A student recruited by the likes of Princeton University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1] Omameh matriculated at Michigan as the lowest rated prospect in the 24-man entering class of 2008 according to[4] He also earned three varsity letters in track & field and one in basketball.[5]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Patrick Omameh
Columbus, Ohio St. Francis de Sales High School (OH) 6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 4.85 Feb 5, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 69
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 87 (OT)   ESPN: 113 (OT)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.



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Omameh redshirted as a freshman for the 2008 Michigan Wolverines.[5] He made his first career start on November 7, 2009 when Perry Dorrestein was sidelined with a back injury against Purdue, and Omameh stayed in the starting lineup for the final two games of the season for the 2009 team.[6][7] Despite being Michigan's lowest rated prospect in the entering class of 2008, he went on to start for the team for three and a half seasons.[8] By the end of the 2012 Michigan–Ohio State game, Omameh had started 41 consecutive games.[1]

Omameh has been known for eating prowess since high school, once eating 30 White Castle hamburgers.[1] Even other offensive linemen, such as teammate Taylor Lewan, marveled at his appetite.[9] This helped Omameh bulk up from about 240 pounds (110 kg) as a freshman to over 300 pounds (140 kg) two years later when he became a regular starting offensive lineman.[1]

At Michigan, he had difficulty understanding quarterback Denard Robinson's playcalling in the huddle because of Robinson's rapid speech pattern.[10] In 2010, Omameh was a nominee to be the University of Michigan homecoming king.[11] Omameh was an Academic All-Big Ten in both 2010 and 2011.[5]

On September 18, 2012, Omameh was named to the 11-man Allstate American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Works Team.[12][13] His Good Works team recognition was for his weekly appearances at the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.[13] He joins Zoltan Mesko as the only two Michigan players to ever receive the AFCA Good Works Team recognition.[14] On November 13, Omameh was named a finalist for the 2012 Pop Warner National College Football Award.[15] Omameh was a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and an honorable mention selection by the media.[16][17] He earned his third consecutive Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2012.[18]

Professional careerEdit

San Francisco 49ersEdit

Omameh signed an undrafted free agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers following the 2013 NFL Draft.[19] Omameh was cut during the final preseason roster moves on August 31, 2013[20] and signed to the practice squad two days later.[21]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On October 11, 2013, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Omameh off of the 49ers' practice squad.[22] He started all 16 games for the Buccaneers at the right guard position during the 2014 season.[23] The Buccaneers cut Omameh before the 2015 season on September 5, 2015.[24]

Chicago BearsEdit

On September 6, 2015, Omameh was signed the following day to the Chicago Bears after he cleared waivers.[25] After playing 679 snaps for the Bears, he became an unrestricted free agent, but was expected to return to the team.[26]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Omameh signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on June 2, 2016.[27] He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2016 after sustaining a left foot injury in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.[28]

On March 7, 2017, Omameh re-signed with the Jaguars.[29] He started 13 games at left guard for the Jaguars in 2017.

New York GiantsEdit

On March 14, 2018, Omameh signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the New York Giants with $5.5 million guaranteed.[30][31] He entered the 2018 season slated as the Giants starting right guard. He started the first six games before missing Week 7 with a knee injury. He was then released by the Giants on November 10, 2018.[32]

Jacksonville Jaguars (second stint)Edit

On November 13, 2018, Omameh was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[33] Starter Andrew Norwell was placed on injured reserve on November 26, and Omameh was named the starting left guard in Week 13 (December 2) for Chris Reed who had replaced Norwell when he left the game on November 25.[34][35]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Omameh was signed by the New Orleans Saints on July 29, 2019.[36]

Personal lifeEdit

Omameh's parents, Phyllis and Patrick Sr., moved to Columbus, Ohio from Nigeria in the early 1980s.[1] His father is 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 m) and his mother is 5 foot 6 inches (1.68 m).[1]


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  2. "Division I, II All-Ohio football selections". The Columbus Dispatch. November 27, 2007. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
  3. Blackledge, Steve (December 3, 2007). "Stoudt, Machen lead all-star team: Quarterback, linebacker come of age as seniors". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved November 28, 2012.
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  7. Birkett, Dave (March 28, 2010). "Steve Schilling, David Molk stand out on Michigan's offensive line". Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  8. Meinke, Kyle (February 1, 2012). "Michigan football team to ink a top class, but don't put too much stock in the rankings". Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  9. Bigelow, Pete (October 28, 2010). "Funny, nasty, talkative, talented: Meet Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan". Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  10. Meinke, Kyle (September 7, 2011). "Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson speaks 'Florida' ... and his teammates are fluent with his fast talking". Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  11. "Could Michigan lineman Patrick Omameh wear a crown during homecoming game? He's among 10 athletes nominated for king or queen". September 28, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  12. "Omameh Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team". CBS Interactive. September 18, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Omameh Honored for Commitment to the Community". CBS Interactive. October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  14. Meinke, Kyle (October 11, 2012). "Michigan's Patrick Omameh soaks in surprise celebration at children's hospital after earning prestigious volunteer award". Michigan Live LLC.. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  15. "Omameh Selected Among Finalists for Pop Warner Award". CBS Interactive. November 13, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
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  17. "Big Ten Announces 2012 All-Big Ten Teams and Select Individual Award Winners". CBS Interactive. November 26, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  18. "2012 Fall Academic All-Big Ten". CBS Interactive. December 6, 2012. Retrieved December 6, 2012.
  19. Meinke, Kyle (April 27, 2013). "Michigan captain Jordan Kovacs to sign with Miami Dolphins (includes all Michigan signees)". Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  20. Branch, Eric (August 31, 2013). "49ers' toughest cut: 13-year long snapper Jennings". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  21. Branch, Eric (September 3, 2013). "Practice squad filled: 49ers sign small-school TE Carrier". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved September 7, 2013.
  22. Smith, Scott (October 11, 2013). "Bucs Add Omameh to OL". Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  23. "Patrick Omameh". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 23, 2016.
  24. Gantt, Darin (September 5, 2015). "Bucs cut former starting guard Patrick Omameh". NBC Sports. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  25. Campbell, Rich (September 6, 2015). "Bears waive right tackle Jordan Mills as roster revision continues". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 15, 2015.
  26. Perez, Bryan (March 7, 2016). "Chicago Bears showing early interest in free agent offensive guard". USA Today. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  27. Oehser, John (June 2, 2016). "Jaguars sign four-year veteran offensive guard Patrick Omameh". Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  28. "Jaguars activate OL Josh Wells; place Patrick Omameh on reserve/injured". November 21, 2016. Archived from the original on November 22, 2016.
  29. Alper, Josh (March 7, 2017). "Jaguars hold onto Patrick Omameh".
  30. Gantt, Darin (March 14, 2018). "Giants sign guard Patrick Omameh".
  31. Eisen, Michael (March 16, 2018). "New York Giants sign G Patrick Omameh, DB Curtis Riley".
  32. Eisen, Michael (November 10, 2018). "Giants waive Patrick Omameh; call up Quadree Henderson".
  33. "Jaguars sign linebacker Martrell Spaight and offensive lineman Patrick Omameh". November 13, 2018.
  34. DeLawrence, Jacob (November 26, 2018). "Jags place OG Andrew Norwell on IR". USA Today. Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  35. Oehser, John (December 6, 2018). "Game report: Jaguars 6, Colts 0". Retrieved January 16, 2019.
  36. Kerr, Jeff (July 29, 2019). "Saints sign veteran guard Patrick Omameh, release wide receiver Cam Meredith".

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