By Rob Longley, excerpt from Winnipeg Sun posted Jan 9, 2011
- Cam Newton […]
- Ducks can fly […]
- Boseko Lokombo – A Canadian by the way of the Congo has made a significant mark in his first full season of NCAA football, a fact even more remarkable given that he only started playing the game in Grade 8 at home in British Columbia.
Lokombo is listed as the second-string inside linebacker but he essentially shares snaps with Josh Kaddu. In just his first season, Lokombo is considered a legitimate NFL prospect should he continue his rapid ascent.
“It’s just a privilege to be in this game,” Lokombo said this week. “I know a lot of people in Canada are interested in my career and it’s great to represent the country here.”
- No.1 vs No.2 […]
- Starts 2hr before Leafs vs Kings […]
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Excerpt from Sporting News by Dan Curtis, posted Jan 9, 2011
Ducks linebacker Boseko Lokombo, who has played the third-most snaps of any Oregon player at his position, was born in The Congo and spent part of his childhood in Montreal.
He later went west to British Columbia and starred at Mouat Secondary School, growing into a top-ranked football prospect in Canada.
Lokombo chose Oregon over several Pac-10 schools and Boise State. After a redshirt year — he arrived at a lanky 6-3, 216 pounds — he entered the Ducks defensive rotation for the season opener.
His season highlight came at Arizona State, when he rumbled 32 yards with a fumble recovery for a late score in the Ducks’ 42-31 victory.