Jayson Oweh announces he will go by his first name after being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens
Jayson Oweh became a first-round draft pick Thursday evening and made a personal announcement about his name on Friday.
With the No. 31 pick in the draft, the Baltimore Ravens made the move to draft Oweh out of Penn State. He became the fifth edge rusher off the board in the first round and was the second first-round pick of the night for the Ravens. Baltimore also selected Minnesota wide receiver, Rashod Bateman, at No. 27.
On Friday morning, Oweh also revealed that he will be using his first name – Odafe – as he moves forward with his career. Throughout his time at Penn State, Oweh was using his middle name of Jayson.
According to Jamison Hensley with ESPN, Oweh went by Jayson because people struggled to pronounce Odafe, but he is ready to go by his given name.
New Ravens OLB Jayson Oweh wants to be called by his first name Odafe (O-dah-FAY).
Oweh had gone by his middle name because people had trouble pronouncing Odafe.
"I don’t care anymore," he said. "You’re going to have to learn how to pronounce it."
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) April 30, 2021
It is cool to see Oweh make that decision as he gets ready to settle into his first destination as an NFL player.