Obi Obialo’s physical style is finally starting to catch on at Marshall.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound junior receiver caught a career-high 42 passes for 505 yards and four touchdowns this season, proving instrumental in the Thundering Herd finishing the year at 9-4 and as Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl champs following a 38-20 win over South Florida.
Known as Obi to friends and teammates, Obialo’s breakout game this season came in a two-touchdown showing against Eastern Kentucky where he averaged 30-yards a catch, according to the school’s website. Later in Week 10 against UTSA, he topped 100 receiving yards on five catches in a 23-0 win.
Obialo has never lacked confidence in his abilities, walking on at Oklahoma State after graduating from Coppell High where he had over a 1,000 yards receiving for his career and led the team in receptions and receiving yards as a junior.
He made the move to Marshall after his freshman season.