Signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2022…appeared in 28 games with 17 starts over three seasons at Maryland (2019-21)…totaled 103 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks…transferred to Maryland from Mesabi Range Community College (Minn.) where he played one season (2018) and tallied 62 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…transferred to Mesabi Range from Coahoma Community College (Miss.) in 2017 where he did not appear in a game.
As a redshirt senior (2021), started all 12 games at Maryland and posted 55 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and a team-leading six sacks…earned third-team All-Big Ten recognition…as a senior (2020), played in five games with four starts for the Terrapins and amasses 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one half sack…named team captain…as a junior (2019), saw action in 11 games with one start in his first season at Maryland…notched 31 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and one sack… transferred to Maryland from Mesabi Range Community College (Minn.) in 2018…as a sophomore (2018), racked up 62 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 17.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…named the Minnesota College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year…earned all-region and All-MCAC first-team recognition…rated the sixth-best JUCO strong side defensive end in the nation…transferred to Mesabi Range from Coahoma Community College (Miss.) in 2017… did not appear in a game at Coahoma Community College…graduated from Maryland in May 2021 with a degree in family science.
High school/personal: attended Lowell (Mass.) High School where he was rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports…began playing football during his senior year of high school…native of Liberia and lived there until he was 12 years old when he escaped the country's civil war…son of Clara Okuayinonu…@okuayinonu on Twitter and @sam.ok97 on Instagram…last name pronounced oh-KWAHN-new…born Sam Okuayinonu on May 1, 1998 in Monrovia, Liberia.
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|7||Colts||W 19 - 10|
|8||@Texans||W 17 - 10||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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|10||Broncos||W 17 - 10||2||1||3||2||0||0||0||0|
|11||@Packers||W 27 - 17||0||3||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|12||Bengals||L 16 - 20||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|13||@Eagles||L 10 - 35|
|17||Cowboys||L 13 - 27||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0|