Moved from linebacker to defensive end in the spring... enters the fall as a back-up to Derrick Morgan at one end... could also be active on special teams... has seen spot duty at linebacker the past two seasons.
A reserve at inside linebacker who saw most of his action on special teams... had two tackles, including one solo, vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... recorded his first career sack, for a loss of 11 yards, in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (Aug. 28)... was one of several young and talented linebackers on the roster.
Played in the first two games of the season -- at Notre Dame (Sept. 1) and vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... recorded one tackle in the Samford game.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
PrepStar All-Region selection... earned all-state honors in Class 8A as a senior after garnering all-area and all-region accolades as a junior... made more than 100 tackles and 12 sacks as a senior... coached by Larry McKeon... also lettered in track... made the honor roll at Naperville North High.
Full name is Osahon Tongo (OH-suh-han)... first name means "God heard my prayers"... parents are Esther and Godwin Tongo... born August 21, 1988... majoring in management.