In 1999, he was also named to the prestigious Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list.As one of the nation's top defensive players, Ogunleye was recognized as a preseason All-America by numerous publications including Playboy Magazine.; born August 9, 1977) is a former American football defensive end who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL).He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2000 and also played for the Chicago Bears and Houston Texans. Ogun in his surname means "The god of iron." His father is a social worker employed by the City of New York.
The ceremony was held in Bloomington, IN on November 7 and then recognized during halftime of the next day's Indiana-Penn State football game.In 2001, Ogunleye had recovered well enough to lead the team during the preseason in sacks and that earned him a spot on the Dolphins’ 53-man roster.By the end of his fourth season with the Miami Dolphins, Ogunleye had been voted starter in the 2004 NFL Pro Bowl.Ogunleye signed with Miami in 2000 as an undrafted free agent.He spent the first year of his NFL career on injured reserve due to a knee injury suffered during his senior year at Indiana.Hasselback escaped Ogunleye, but threw an interception to Rickey Manning Jr.