A look at the squad ahead of the season-opener versus Boston College on Saturday
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Big plays push Badgers to win over Minutemen in season-opener.
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As a graduate student in 2013 (UMass): Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt-junior in 2012 (Rutgers): Played in two games while being listed as a back-up guard on the depth chart.
As a redshirt-sophomore in 2011 (Rutgers): Began season as starter at center, starting the first five games while playing in eight contests overall ... Gave way in starting lineup to senior lineman Caleb Ruch in the 34-10 win vs. Pitt (10/8), shifting over to left tackle for a few series during the victory ... Earned the starting nod at left tackle in the 27-12 win at Army in Yankee Stadium (11/12) ... Was a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
As a redshirt-freshman in 2010 (Rutgers): Made collegiate debut against Norfolk State (9/2) in lone appearance of the season ... Was a member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Football Team.
As a freshman in 2009 (Rutgers): Did not see game action as he redshirted the season.
Before College: Played for head coach Tim Sorber at Abington High School ... Selected to compete in the prestigious Big 33 game, featuring the top players from Pennsylvania vs. Ohio ... Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania honoree on offense ... Major reason the Ghosts went 10-3 his senior season ... Key part of an offense that passed for 2,400 yards and averaged 31 points per game ... Standout wrestler who was one of the state's elite ... Since a 19-16 freshman wrestling season, Osei compiled a 113-12 mark (more than 40 technical falls), including a 44-1 record and South Class AAA state finalist appearance as a senior ... 34-3 mark on the mats as a junior, including a District 1 South Class AAA crown and a second-place finish in the South Central Regional ... Two of his losses came at the hands of the state champion and the runner-up.
Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1990 ... Was a history major at Rutgers.
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