Second-year freshman offensive lineman... 26-year-old British native with limited football experience (background in rugby and martial arts)... Listed No. 2 at right guard on post-spring depth chart... Arrived from England in August 2012, enrolled at Baylor and joined program during fall practice... Selected to fall 2012 Dean's List and fall 2012 and spring 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad (defensive line), redshirted to retain eligibility... Joined program during fall camp, August 2012... Selected to Baylor Dean's List in fall 2012 and Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2012 and spring 2013.
Prior to Baylor: Practiced football in native England with club team Sussex Thunder... Played club football in Helsinki, Finland for the Helsinki Wolverines in 2009... Played on both offensive and defensive lines for Helsinki, finished season second in league in sacks... Exposed to American football in 2007, a year following sixth form (high school), when began training informally with local teams... Has played basketball (for Woodhouse College, his sixth form team) and rugby in addition to boxing and various martial arts.
Personal: Son of Henry Achaempong and Eleanor Osei-Minkah... Full name is Yaw Jason Osei... Born Feb. 5, 1987, in Tottenham, London, England... Majoring in computer science... Father and uncle both played professional soccer in Ghana... Yellow belt in Judo.