Defensive end Charles Omenihu comes off a fantastic field and preseason with the Houston Texans.
Although he currently appears behind Whitney Mercilus and Jacob Martin in the depth box, Omenihu is expected to receive a significant amount of playing time on the far left.
The Texans selected Omenihu in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. During his first two seasons in the NFL, he has played in 30 games with 31 total tackles, seven sacks and seven tackles per loss.
The former Longhorn continues to remain related to his alma mater. You can often catch him tweeting about an upcoming Texas showdown on Twitter, for better or worse.
Omenihu was a four-year defensive end for the Longhorns and added 99 attacks with 29.5 attacks per loss and 17 sacks. He won the Defensive Big Lineman of the Year 12 and the first All-Big 12 Honor Team in 2018. He knows a thing or two about what it takes to compete at that level.
ESPN 97.5 Houston sports radio host Brad Kellner recently assessed Omenihu’s thoughts on Texas ’struggles against Arkansas and what the program needs to do to get back to the top.
He asked her about the Arkansas disaster and what should change @TexasFootball to end up turning things around.
– Brad Kellner (@BradKellner) September 17, 2021
Kellner mentioned that Omenihu’s privileged outlook was part of the team in the past, and that what he feels needs to change for Texas to be able to turn things around under Steve Sarkisian.
“Mindset. The mindset that when you step between these white lines, you are the best player and you prove that you are the best player in every snapshot. Mindset: This is how you feed your family in a sense, so if you care about your family and you care about making a name for yourself, you will perform well, “Omenihu said. In short, he believes Texas needs land some more of these “guys.”
Omenihu believes that once Texas gets players with 110% closed, they will return to the top of the college football world. It is clear that he has full confidence in Sarkisian and his staff to achieve this.