Third-year sophomore offensive lineman... 27-year-old British native with limited football experience (background in rugby and martial arts)... Recorded team-high 32 reps on 225-pound bench press in Spring 2014... Named first-team 2013 Academic All-Big 12... Selected to fall 2012 Dean's List... Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection... Arrived from England in August 2012... Father, Henry Achaempong, and uncle both played professional soccer in Ghana
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played all 13 games as redshirt freshman, on special teams and as reserve offensive lineman... Earned first college letter... Saw action from scrimmage in eight games... Averaged 81.7 percent coaches grade and totaled six knockdowns on season... Named first-team 2013 Academic All-Big 12... Selected to spring 2014 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, had one knockdown and graded 79 percent... Had single knockdowns in six games... Graded 82 percent or higher in all subsequent games played from line... Graded season-high 83 percent in win over ULM in third game... Played exclusively special teams in four of final six games.
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.