CFISD alum Osemele to start in Super Bowl
Kelelchi Osemele, a 2007 Langham Creek High School graduate, will start for the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in New Orleans.
According to a district press release, Osemele started all 16 regular season games for Baltimore as a right tackle before switching to left guard during the playoffs.
Osemele, a 6-foot-6, 333-pound offensive lineman, was drafted out of Iowa State in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was chosen as No. 60 overall.
At Langham Creek, he played under head coach Mac Woodfin, now retired. Woodfin says that he keeps in contact with Osemele and is proud of his progress to becoming a Super Bowl starter.
"I remember he was doing one lap around the track for a physical fitness test, just walking, and he tore the patella tendon in his knee," said Woodfin of the athlete's first year in high school, in the release. "That's the kind of condition he was in. By the time he graduated, he was an incredible physical specimen. We thought he had a chance to be something special."
Langham Creek's current coach, Todd Thompson, said he maintains contact with Osemele and has invited him back to Lobo to speak with student-athletes.
"We had him down here to speak to the team before the NFL Draft last spring, and he was a great example for our kids," said Thompson in the release. "Osemele doesn't have an ounce of arrogance in him. He's just a good person."
Langham Creek High School is at 17610 FM 529 Road, Houston.
For more information, call 281-463-5400 or visit www.schools.cfisd.net/langham.