Kelechi Osemele (kay-LAY-chee oh-SEM-uh-lee; born June 24, 1989) is an American football Guard for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. Osemele was born and raised in Houston, Texas and played college football for Iowa State University. The Baltimore Ravens selected Osemele in the second round (60th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Early years 
Of Nigerian descent, Osemele attended Langham Creek High School in Houston, Texas.
College career 
Entering his senior season at Iowa State in 2011, Osemele had started 30 consecutive games. He was a second team all Big 12 selection in 2009 and an honorable mention in 2010.
Professional career 
Baltimore Ravens 
Osemele was selected in the 2nd round (60th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. He started at right tackle in every Ravens game during his rookie season. He replaced the injured Jah Reid at left guard for the ballclub's playoff run. This, along with the insertion of Bryant McKinnie at left tackle and the move of Michael Oher to right tackle, solidified the offensive line.
- ^ Zrebiec, Jeff. "Ravens rookie offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele credits a complicated past with opening up his future," The Baltimore Sun, Saturday, August 25, 2012.
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- ^ Vensel, Matt. "Kelechi Osemele fared well in move from tackle to guard," The Baltimore Sun, Wednesday, January 9, 2013.
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Thu, 16 May 2013 12:42:38 -0700
It was the second week of Ravens offseason voluntary practices when Head Coach John Harbaugh and Run Game Coordinator Juan Castillo approached second-year lineman Kelechi Osemele . “They told me personally that my goal this season should be ...
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:02:39 -0700
When General Manager Ozzie Newsome last addressed the status of the Ravens' left tackle spot, he said that the team was going to roll with Kelechi Osemele if Bryant McKinnie does not wind up re-signing with the team. Osemele says that he's comfortable ...
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:06:05 -0700
Head Coach John Harbaugh told the media that if the season started now, Kelechi Osemele would be the Ravens' starting left tackle. That's fine with Osemele, but he's still hoping for last year's Super Bowl lineup. While Osemele didn't take any snaps at ...
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The Ebony Bird
Sat, 11 May 2013 14:35:36 -0700
November 25, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Baltimore Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele (72) works against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips (95) during the second quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA ...
Baltimore Beat Down
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:29:24 -0700
Put together a motivated and in shape Bryant Mckinnie, a second year stud/future Pro Bowl guard in Kelechi Osemele, a battle between two motivated young players at center, the best right guard in the NFL and a former left tackle with a mean streak in ...
Fri, 03 May 2013 11:56:39 -0700
Kelechi Osemele: Kelechi Osemele to focus on left guard. Kelechi Osemele - G - BAL - May. 3 - 2:55 pm et. With Bryant McKinnie back in the fold, Ravens second-year OL Kelechi Osemele will focus on left guard this season. Osemele was shuttled all around ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 09:19:41 -0700
That would be perfect for the Ravens because they wouldn't have to move other players around, like guard Kelechi Osemele or right tackle Michael Oher, to fill in for McKinnie. The Ravens need to work on timing issues, especially in the middle of the ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 05:01:10 -0700
"The Ravens need to work on timing issues, especially in the middle of the offensive line with new center Gino Gradkowski and guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele," Preston wrote. "If Gradkowski performs well, the Ravens' offensive line could be ...
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