PROFILER: Meet Benson Mayowa

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Benson Mayowa
Benson Babatunde Mayowa (born August 3, 1991) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Idaho.

Mayowa attended Inglewood High School, where as a senior defensive end he had 75 tackles, 11 sacks and one interception, while receiving All-league and second-team all-California Interscholastic Federation honors.
After not being heavily recruited because of his academic grades, he accepted a football scholarship from the University of Idaho. He was a backup defensive end as a true freshman, registering 6 tackles (2 for loss), one sack and one quarterback hurry. The next year he made 25 tackles (4.5 for loss), 3 sacks, one quarterback hurry, 2 passes efensed, 3 forced fumbles and one recovered.
As a junior he started 6 out of 10 games (missed 2 with an injury), posting 17 tackles (4.5 for loss), 3 sacks, 5 quarterback hurries, 2 passes defensed, 2 forced fumbles and one recovered.
As a senior he started 8 out of 11 games, making 22 tackles (7 for loss), 3 sacks, 4 quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and 3 forced fumbles. He finished his college career with 45 games, 67 tackles (47 solo), 11 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, and 3 fumble recoveries.
In May 2013, he was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, after participating on a tryout basis at rookie minicamp. He played the first two games and was declared inactive in the rest of the regular season. On August 30, 2014, he was waived during the final roster cuts.