OLB · LSU
YEAR (GP/GS) TKLS TFL SACK FF PD INT
2020: (10/1) 16 5.0 4.0 1 1 0
2021: (13/12) 55 11.5 7.0 0 1 0
2022: (11/11) 58 8.5 5.5 1 0 0
Total: (34/24) 129 25.0 16.5 2 2 0
HISTORY -- From College Profile
Selected to Wear No. 18 Jersey in 2022
2021 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. Central Michigan
2020 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week vs. South Carolina
Team leader who makes an impact on teammates, classmates and the community on a daily basis … Goes in line with his heritage, being the grandson of a Nigerian prince … Awarded No. 18 days into training camp … The No. 18 is given each year to the player who best represents all the outstanding traits of an LSU football player … Versatile defender who can play defensive end or linebacker … Tremendous athlete who explodes off the ball … Excellent speed with the ability to run down quarterbacks … A very disruptive player who causes problems for the offense in both the passing and running games … Has all the tools to become a dominant defender in the SEC and beyond … Goes into 2022 listed on preseason All-America and All-SEC teams … Enters second season as a starter for the Tigers in 2022 … Has appeared in 23 games with 13 starts … 71 career tackles to go along with 16.6 tackles for loss (97-yards) and 11.0 sacks (83-yards) … Had 12 quarterback hurries to his credit … Led Tigers in sacks as a sophomore with 7.0 and ranked second on team in tackles for loss with 11.5 … Set LSU freshman record with 3.0 sacks in win over South Carolina in 2020 … Older brother Azeez Ojulari was a standout linebacker at Georgia and was selected in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the New York Giants … Azeez set the New York Giants record for sacks by a rookie with 8 in 2021 … Full name is Jamiu Bolaji Ojulari … Goes by BJ … Majoring in general business.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2021)
Played in 13 games with 12 starts as a sophomore in 2021 … Led all defensive lineman in tackles with 55 … Led Tigers in sacks with 7.0 and ranked second on team in tackles for loss with 11.5 … Added 9 quarterback hurries and a pass breakup … Had a tackle for loss in seven games and was credited with a sack in six contests … Best game of season came in win over Florida when he recorded a career-best 8 tackles to go along with 1.5 tackles for loss (10-yards) and a sack for an 8-yard loss … Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after recording 3 tackles and 2.5 sacks (13-yards) in win over Central Michigan … Had 5 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss (5-yards), and a pair of quarterback hurries in win over Texas A&M in final game of regular season … Capped season with 6 tackles and a sack for a 5-yard loss vs. Kansas State in the Texas Bowl.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2020)
Made an instant impact in his first year at LSU, playing in all 10 games with one start (at Auburn) … Finished second on the squad in with 4.0 … Added 16 tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss … Named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his 4-tackle, 3-sack performance in win over South Carolina … The 3.0 sacks rank as the second-highest single-game total in school history .. Had a sack for an 11-yard loss against Missouri the week prior … Had three tackles, one tackle for a 3-yard loss and had two QB hurries in win over Vanderbilt … Graduated early and enrolled at LSU in January of 2020, which allowed him to take part in spring practice.
Played at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia where he was teammates with former Tiger Arik Gilbert … Two-way starter in high school – also played right tackle on the offensive line .. Ranked as the nation’s No. 9 weak side defensive end by 247Sports and No. 10 by Rivals … Competed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World Bowl… Rated a four-star outside linebacker by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals… Rivals also ranked him as the 14th-best prospect in Georgia… Tallied 326 tackles in his career with 280 solo tackles… Also recorded a school-record 36 sacks in his four-year stint on varsity… Set the Marietta High School record with 19 sacks as a senior in 2019, leading his team to the Class 7A state championship … Caused four fumbles and collected five fumble recoveries… Averaged 7.6 tackles per game, playing in 43 games.
BJ Ojulari’s Career Highs
Tackles: 8 vs. Florida, 2021
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 vs. South Carolina, 2020
Sacks: 3.0 vs. South Carolina, 2020
Pass Breakups: 1, 2x (Last: vs. Florida, 2021; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2020)
Forced Fumbles: 1 at Missouri, 2020
Fumble Recovery: 1 at Florida, 2020
QB Hurries: 2, 3x (Last: vs. Texas A&M, 2021; First: at Vanderbilt, 2020)