100 Days to Football Time in Oklahoma 2024: #54 Febechi Nwaiwu

Player Profile

Position: Offensive Lineman

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 326

Class: Redshirt Junior

Seasons at OU: 0

Hometown: Coppell, Texas

Previous School: University of North Texas

The Path to Norman

Febechi Nwaiwu was a transfer portal addition to the OU roster. He played high school football in Texas, then went to UNT for college. After three seasons at North Texas, Nwaiwu entered the transfer portal. Coach Bedenbaugh got his man just before Christmas 2023.


Career so Far

Nwaiwu took a redshirt season in 2021 while playing in two games. In 2022, Nwaiwu was an impact player as a redshirt freshman. He played in 14 games, 12 of which he started, and was named to several second-team and third-team Freshman All-American teams. The 2022 UNT line helped pave the way for a single-game rushing record against Louisiana Tech.

2023 was another year of lots of starting for Nwaiwu. He played in 10 games, starting in seven, then missed a few games due to injury.


Years: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | Career

Games Played: 10 | 14 | 2 | 26

Stats via Soonersports.com

This Season

Nwaiwu is an experienced player for the OU offensive line unit. After several departures from the 2023 offensive line, Nwaiwu is slotted to start at right guard this fall. A lot of new players are scattered throughout the offensive line; Nwaiwu is one of those newcomers and a welcome addition.