2 ODU football players selected in NFL Draft


NORFOLK (WAVY/WRIC) – A pair of Old Dominion University football players heard their names called on Draft Day.

Oshane Ximines and Travis Fulgham are the first players in the history of Old Dominion’s 10-year old football program to be selected in the NFL Draft. 

 He had to sweat it out a bit longer than the projections said he would have to, but all the waiting and working has paid off for Ximines, who was selected to the New York Giants with the 95th overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Taken in the third round, Ximines was officially the first ODU player ever selected in the NFL Draft.

“Oshane Ximines is a scheme fit for us,” said Giants head coach Pat Shrumer, via the Giants’ Twitter account. “He’s played a lot of games and gets a lot of sacks. As good a player he is, he’s an even better person.”

Ximines set school records for sacks in a career (33), and sacks in a season (12.5 in 2018). 

Less than 24 hours after Ximines made history, his teammate heard his name.

Wide receiver Fulgham was taken with the 184th overall pick (6th round) by the Detroit Lions.

Fulgham blossomed during his senior season, catching 63 passes for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns, as compared to nine touchdowns through his first three seasons. 

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