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Dare Ogunbowale
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Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 16, 2017.
Signed by the Houston Texans as a college free agent on May 16, 2017.

Played four seasons (2013-16) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (Wisc.) after redshirting the 2012 campaign
Rushed for 1,518 yards and 13 touchdowns on 319 carries in 49 career games (10 starts)
Also caught 60 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns
Began his career as a walk-on defensive back before making the switch to running back two weeks into the 2014 season
Part of winningest senior class in school history, posting a record of 41-13 (.759), including a 26-7 (.788) mark in Big Ten play and three consecutive bowl wins
Graduated in December 2016 with a degree in economics

2016 (Wisconsin):
Earned fourth letter, playing in all 14 games
Carried 91 times for 506 yards and five touchdowns and caught 24 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown

2015 (Wisconsin):
Played in all 13 games and made 10 starts at running back
Led the Badgers with 194 carries for 819 yards and 7 touchdowns
Also caught 36 passes for 299 yards and a touchdown

2014 (Wisconsin):
Saw action in all 14 games
Switched from cornerback to running back following game vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6
Also saw significant action on special teams
Logged carries in six games, rushing 34 times for 193 yards (5.7 average) and a touchdown
Recorded 10 total tackles and was the Badgers’ second-leading tackler on special teams with nine stops  

2013 (Wisconsin):
Played in eight games on special teams and finished the season with three total tackles

2012 (Wisconsin):
Redshirted the season

Attended Marquette University High School in Milwaukee
As a senior, named all-conference at defensive back after recording 38 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries
Also earned letters in basketball and track and was a two-time basketball defensive player of the year
Mother, Yolanda, played softball at DePaul
Father, Gregory, grew up in Nigeria before coming to U.S. to pursue college degrees
Sister, Arike, was three-time Wisconsin state player of the year and McDonald’s All-American in high school and plays basketball at Notre Dame
Cousin, Diamond Stone, was Wisconsin state player of the year in boys’ basketball and played at Maryland in 2015-16 before being selected in 2016 NBA Draft
Interned with Merrill Lynch during the summer of 2016

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