PHILADELPHIA (CBS4) – Former Colorado Buff Chidobe Awuzie waited until the second round to hear his named called.READ MORE: Colorado Polio Survivor Reflects On Life-Long Disease & COVID Vaccines Now
He was selected with the 60th overall pick by the Dallas Cowboys.
Awuzie was a second-team all-Pac 12 as a junior and senior.
In his final season in Boulder he had 60 tackles (48 solo), four sacks, two forced fumbles, and 13 passes broken up.READ MORE: Denver Cops, Sheriff's Deputies Lagging on Vaccinations; 'There Is A Lot Of Pushback" Says Deputy Safety Director
He becomes the 267th player from CU selected in the NFL draft, which is 22nd overall among colleges.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson was the last CU player taken in the draft when he was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 45th overall selection in the 2014 draft..
Awuzie is the ninth Buff to be drafted by the Cowboys, the last was OT Justin Bates in the seventh round of the 2003 draft.MORE NEWS: Colorado AG Report Finds Pattern Of Racially Biased Policing In Aurora