Obum Gwacham

Obum Gwacham

Player Profile


Chino Hills, Calif.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 227





Student-Athletes Participate In Inaugural Thank-A-Thon

Thirty-one student-athletes called more than 2,000 donors


Spring Football Day 8 -- Some Real Football

The Beavers held a 52-play scrum


Spring Football Day 5 -- Mic'd Up with Cooks

The junior WR is among the best in the nation.


Audibles -- Wide Receivers Go Deep

Markus Wheaton, Brandin Cooks and Brent Brennan are interviewed.


Oregon State vs. Nicholls State Post-Game Notes

Oregon State vs. Nicholls State Post-Game Notes

2012: Obum (pronounced oh-BOOM) Gwacham (GWAH-chem) is an intriguing athlete and is one of the tallest wide receivers in the program's history ... offers an inviting red zone target for OSU quarterbacks ... will continue to push for playing time at split end ... won the Oregon Preview track meet in the high jump March 18 at 6-11. 2011: Played in all 12 games ... caught eight receptions for 147 yards for the season ... made a 58-yard catch and run to set up a fourth quarter touchdown in a win over Washington ... also played on special teams ... participated in the high jump and triple jump during winter and late spring seasons, and won his flight in the high jump at a February indoor meet at Washington - 6-9 ¾ ... won the Oregon Twilight in May with a leap of 6-10 ¼. 2010: Participated in his first spring practice after enrolling at OSU during winter term of 2010 ... redshirted ... joined Jordan Bishop, James Rodgers, Rashaad Reynolds and Keynan Parker at the Feb. 13, 2010 Husky Indoor Classic track meet marking the first time male student-athletes have represented OSU in track since 1988 - Gwacham participated in the high jump where he leaped 6-10 ¾ taking runner-up to Bishop (7-0 ¼) ... on March 13 he won the Oregon Preview outdoor meet at Hayward Field in Eugene with a jump of 7-1 ¾ and on May 8 won the Oregon Twilight at 6-11 ¾ ... finished fourth in the high jump at the Pac-10 Championships at 7-1 ½.

AYALA: Obum earned two letters at wide receiver and four in track and field ... second team All-Sierra League honoree after the 2008 season ... rated one of the top receivers in the area prior to the '08 season by the Los Angeles Times ... chosen as Ayala's Male Athlete of the Year ... standout in track where he was among California's best in the high jump, triple jump and long jump ... cleared 6-10 in the high jump and 48 feet in the triple jump during the 2008 track season ... missed the 2007 football season with a broken collarbone ... captain of football and track teams ... did not start playing football until his freshman year.

PERSONAL: Born in March 20, 1991 in Onitsha, Nigeria ... son of Edwin and Caroline Gwacham ... has four siblings, Adaobi, Nnamdi, Chiko and Ifu ... Nnamdi was a four-year letterman receiver at Utah State, completing his eligibility in 2009 ... moved to the U.S. when he was seven ... received the Foothill Citrus Athletic Director Association's Scholar-Athlete Award ... lists his biggest athletic thrill as "beating our cross town rivals, Chino Hills High, in a neck-and-neck game for the league title" ... chose Oregon State because he "loved spending time with the people I met with in Corvallis, the great campus and I love the weather" ... majoring in business.


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