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Rees Odhiambo (/ˌɒdiˈɑːmb/ OD-ee-AHM-boh; born September 23, 1992) is an American football offensive guard for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boise State.

Rees Odhiambo
No. 63 – Arizona Cardinals
Position:Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-23) September 23, 1992 (age 26)
Nairobi, Kenya
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Mansfield Legacy
(Mansfield, Texas)
College:Boise State
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:16
Games started:7
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, to parents George and Evelyn Odhiambo, he moved to Texas at the age of seven, shortly after his father's death.[1] Odhiambo's mother died ten years later when he was 17, and he lived with an uncle and rode to school every day with an assistant coach.[1] He has one sibling, a younger sister named Evette.[2][3]

Odhiambo attended Legacy High School in Mansfield, a suburb southwest of Dallas. He began playing football as a sophomore, after being asked to turn out by an assistant coach who had him in a P.E. class.[1][2][4] Odhiambo earned two letters in football (and another in track and field) and graduated in 2011.[5] Boise State was his sole scholarship offer,[1][2] then led by head coach Chris Petersen.

College careerEdit

Odhiambo committed to Boise State prior to his senior year in July 2010 and signed his letter of intent on February 2, 2011.[4] As a true freshman, he redshirted in 2011, and was awarded the Ultimate Goon Award by Tim Socha, BSU's head strength coach. Odhiambo played the next four seasons (20122015) for the Broncos and appeared in 32 games.[5] His final two seasons were played under head coach Bryan Harsin, who arrived in 2014.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
314 lb
(142 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.64 s 8.02 s 27 in
(0.69 m)
7 ft 9 in
(2.36 m)
23 reps
Values from NFL Combine and pro day.[6]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Odhiambo was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the 97th overall pick.[7] A week later on May 6, he signed a four-year deal worth $2.9 million overall with a $645,416 bonus.[8]

Odhiambo entered the 2017 season as the Seahawks' starting left tackle. He started the first seven games before suffering multiple dislocated fingers in both hands.[9] His injuries required surgery on both hands, and he was placed on injured reserve on November 8, 2017.[10]

On September 2, 2018, Odhiambo was waived by the Seahawks.[11]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On September 24, 2018, Odhiambo was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.[12]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On October 24, 2018, Odhiambo was signed by the Atlanta Falcons off the Colts' practice squad.[13] He was waived on November 12, 2018.[14]

Indianapolis Colts (second stint)Edit

On November 14, 2018, Odhiambo was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad.[15]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On December 3, 2018, Odhiambo was signed by the Arizona Cardinals off the Colts' practice squad.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Odhiambo graduated from Boise State in December 2015, with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.[2]

On July 31, 2018, Odhiambo became a U.S. citizen after taking his oath at the Tukwila U.S. immigration center.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Condotta, Bob (May 24, 2016). "Seahawks' Rees Odhiambo an 'all-time favorite' of UW Huskies coach Chris Petersen". Seattle Times. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Danny O'Neil; Dave Wyman; Jim Moore (May 3, 2016). Seahawks draft pick OL Rees Odhiambo on his 'emotional' call with John Schneider (Podcast). ESPN. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Arthur, Ben (August 6, 2018). "Seahawks guard, Kenyan-born Rees Odhiambo becomes American citizen". Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Rees Odhiambo". Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  5. ^ a b "71 - Rees Odhiambo". Boise State Athletics. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "OG - Rees Odhiambo - Boise State, Mountain West",, retrieved May 4, 2016
  7. ^ Kelly, Danny (April 29, 2016). "NFL Draft Results: Seahawks select Rees Odhiambo with 3rd round pick, 97 overall". SBNation. Retrieved May 4, 2016.
  8. ^ Condotta, Bob (May 6, 2016). "Reports: Seahawks' first-round pick Germain Ifedi, four others, agree to contract terms". Seattle Times. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  9. ^ "LT Rees Odhiambo placed on injured reserve, needs surgery on both hands". November 8, 2017.
  10. ^ Boyle, John (November 8, 2017). "Dion Jordan Added To 53-Man Roster; Rees Odhiambo Placed On Injured Reserve".
  11. ^ Boyle, John (September 2, 2018). "Seahawks Claim G Jordan Simmons And DB Simeon Thomas On Waivers".
  12. ^ "Roster Moves: Colts Claim CB Arthur Maulet Off Waivers; Release RB Christine Michael". September 24, 2018.
  13. ^ McFadden, Will (October 24, 2018). "Falcons place Brandon Fusco on IR, sign two offensive linemen".
  14. ^ McFadden, Will (November 13, 2018). "Falcons activate Deion Jones from IR, waive Rees Odhiambo".
  15. ^ "Roster Move: Colts Re-Sign T Rees Odhiambo to Practice Squad". November 14, 2018.
  16. ^ Root, Jess (December 3, 2018). "REPORT: Cardinals signing OL Rees Odhiambo off Colts practice squad". Cards Wire.

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