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Five Things to Know About New Chiefs LB Victor Ochi

The Chiefs signed the rookie linebacker off the Jets practice squad

1. He had a historic career at Stony Brook University.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., Ochi attended nearby Stony Brook and had quite the career. In addition to graduating as the school's all-time leader in sacks (32.5) and tackles for loss (49.0), Ochi was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Defensive Player of the Year his senior season.


2. Ochi was a captain for the East Team in the 2016 East-West Shrine Game.

He was teammates with three current Chiefs in the game: linebacker Terrance Smith, offensive tackle Parker Ehinger and practice squad quarterback Joel Stave. The East-West Shrine Game is a postseason all-star game that serves as a chance for college players to showcase their skills for scouts and fans.

3. He was the second player in Stony Brook's history to receive an invitation to the NFL Combine.

Ochi joined running back Miguel Maysonet (2013) as the only players from the school to be invited to the annual showcase. Though he attended and performed well, Ochi went undrafted and signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a free agent.


4. He made his NFL debut earlier this season

After being released by the Ravens, Ochi signed with the New York Jets and appeared in his first career game this season on Oct. 23 against, coincidentally, Baltimore. He started the game and registered one tackle. Ochi also played the following week against the Cleveland Browns. 

5. Ochi was the second Stony Brook alum to ever play in a NFL game.

His NFL debut had special significance, as he became only the second player in Stony Brook history to play a snap in the NFL. New York Giants tight end Will Tye (2015) was the first.

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