Quinn Ojinnaka (center) with Jason Snelling and Ovie Mughelli.
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:April 23, 1984|
|Place of birth: Seabrook, Maryland|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 139|
|Debuted in 2006 for the Atlanta Falcons|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2012|
Quinn Ojinnaka (born April 23, 1984) is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse. He was most recently with the St. Louis Rams, and has also been a member of the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Ojinnaka attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, where he earned All-Prince George County offensive lineman honors as a senior, when his team had an 11-0 season that included the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship.
College career[edit | edit source]
Ojinnaka attended Syracuse University, where he played in 44 games with 23 starts in four years.
In 2005, Ojinnaka started all 12 games as a junior. He was part of an offensive line that blocked for the first Syracuse duo to each run for 800 yards (Damien Rhodes and Walter Reyes) since 1979. The team allowed only 19 sacks, the second-fewest in the Big East Conference. In 2006, Ojinnaka played in the 2006 Las Vegas All-American Classic for the East squad after starting all 11 games as a senior.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]
Ojinnaka was selected in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. As a rookie in 2006, he played in 11 games. He saw playing time on special teams in Weeks 1–4 and 8–13. He played on the offensive line for the first time in his professional career when he replaced Wayne Gandy who had been injured against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 2007, Ojinnaka played in 11 games, and had seven starts at left tackle. His first career NFL start at left tackle was against the San Francisco 49ers. He played in eight games in 2008, all as a reserve. In 2009, Ojinnaka played in nine games, and started the final five games at right guard in place of an injured Harvey Dahl.
On May 29, 2009, Ojinnaka was arrested for simple battery at his home in Suwanee, Georgia after he fought with his wife and spat at her during an argument over a female friend of his on the social networking website Facebook, according to a police report. Ojinnaka told to the police his wife tried to stab him with a pen, and she said he threw her on some stairs before tossing her out of the house, the police report said. He was later suspended by the NFL for the first game of the 2010 regular season.
New England Patriots[edit | edit source]
On August 23, 2010, Ojinnaka was traded to the New England Patriots for a seventh round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. After serving his one-game suspension in Week 1, Ojinnaka was inactive for the team's next two games. He was released on September 30, 2010. The Patriots re-signed Ojinnaka on October 7, 2010. In total, he was active for eight games in 2010, all as a reserve.
St. Louis Rams[edit | edit source]
Ojinnaka signed with the St. Louis Rams on August 6, 2011. He was released on September 3.
Indianapolis Colts[edit | edit source]
The Indianapolis Colts signed Ojinnaka on October 5, 2011.
Second stint with Rams[edit | edit source]
He was released again on October 22, 2012. 
Pro Wrestling training[edit | edit source]
Ojinnaka started pro wrestling training in 2012 under Mr. Hughes in 2012 and has been attending WWE training camps.
References[edit | edit source]
- Morris, Mike and Kent A. Miles (2009-05-29). "Falcons’ Ojinnaka arrested over Facebook fracas". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/stories/2009/05/29/falcons_ojinnaka_arrested.html. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- "OL suspended over fracas with wife". ESPN.com. Associated Press. 2010-06-03. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5249193. Retrieved 2010-08-23.
- Thomas, Jim (2012-09-01). "Rams claim 2; Hoomanawanui, Ojinnaka cut". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-report/rams-claim-hoomanawanui-ojinnaka-cut/article_a7cbc5b2-f54f-11e1-8b4c-001a4bcf6878.html. Retrieved 2012-09-03.
- Thomas, Jim (2012-10-22). "Updated: Rams cut Ojinnaka, sign ex-Bear Williams". St. Louis Post Dispatch. http://www.stltoday.com/sports/football/professional/rams-report/article_4ffd5eaa-1c59-11e2-ab15-001a4bcf6878.html#.UIVkuS-fp-c.twitter. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
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