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Odell
Willis
#11 Defensive End
Odell
Willis
#11 Defensive End
Height 6'2
Weight 255 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1984-12-28 (33)
Born Meridian, Miss
School West Georgia
INT / NAT INT
Defensive Tackles 10
Special Teams Tackles 0
Interceptions 0
Sacks 5


Born
: December 28, 1984 – Meridian, Mississippi
2018:   Years as a Lion: 1st   Years in CFL: 10th   Status: International
Career Games: 155   Playoffs: 9   Grey Cup: 2

 

Acquired:
The Lions acquired Odell on February 2, 2018 from the Ottawa REDBLACKS in exchange for a 2018 fourth round pick and a player  on the Lions’ negotiation list.

 

Highlights:
2013-2017
(Edmonton): Odell enjoyed five standout seasons with the Eskimos appearing in 86 regular season games tallying 131 defensive stops, 10 forced fumbles, 12 tackles for a loss and 46 sacks. His 2014 season is among his best as he recorded 32 tackles and a team-leading 13 sacks on his way to a CFL All-Star selection. Odell also appeared in seven playoff games for the Esks as well as the 2015 Grey Cup.

 

2012 (Sask): In his only season as a Roughrider, Odell appeared in 17 regular season games and recorded 23 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks, three pass knock downs, two tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

 

2009-2011: (Winnipeg): Following a trade to the ‘Bombers from Calgary midway through the 2009 season, Odell went on to appear in 43 games for Winnipeg notching 67 defensive tackles, and 28 sacks. The ‘Mayor of Swagerville’ was an East Division and CFL All-Star during a remarkable 2011 season in which he recorded a career-high 13 sacks. His standout performance helped the ‘Bombers to an East Division title and an appearance in the 2011 Grey Cup.

 

2009 (Calgary): Odell made his CFL debut against the Bombers on July 10, 2009. In 10 games, he recorded 15 defensive tackles and four sacks before he was traded to Winnipeg.

 

2008: Prior to his days north of the border, Odell spent time in the AFL2 during  suiting up for the Peoria Pirates and Green Bay Blizzard.

 

Kudos:
CFL All-Star: 2011, 2014
West Division All-Star: 2014
East Division All-Star: 2011

 

College:
2003-2006: Willis played four seasons for the University of West Georgia and totaled 126 tackles, 20.5 sacks and six forced fumbles. He was twice named an All-Gulf South Conference selection.

 

Personal:
Odell has had many notable moments on the gridiron during his career but none more memorable than taking home the Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 2015. A connoisseur of all things hip-hop, Odell lists YFN Lucci, Future, Rick Ross, T.I. and Migos as some of his favourite musicians. He will never change the channel when a new episode of The Big Bang Theory is on. Odell makes his offseason home in Atlanta and cites his mom as his biggest fan.

Seasons

Defence

YEAR TEAM GP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
2009
CGY 9 10 0 6 0 0 0
2009
WPG 7 15 0 4 0 0 2
2010
WPG 18 23 0 11 0 0 4
2011
WPG 18 23 0 13 0 0 4
2012
SSK 17 21 0 6 0 0 2
2013
EDM 16 21 0 9 0 0 2
2014
EDM 18 31 0 13 2 2 5
2015
EDM 18 29 0 9 0 0 1
2016
EDM 18 23 0 7 1 0 1
2017
EDM 16 22 0 8 0 0 1
2018
BC 8 10 0 5 0 0 0
Total
163 228 0 91 3 2 22

Game Log

Defence

DATE WEEK OPP DT ST SACKS INT TD FF
06-16
1 MTL 2 0 1 0 0 0
06-29
3 EDM 2 0 0 0 0 0
07-07
4 WPG 1 0 0 0 0 0
07-14
5 WPG 2 0 2 0 0 0
07-20
6 OTT 1 0 1 0 0 0
08-04
8 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0
08-09
9 EDM 1 0 1 0 0 0
08-18
10 TOR 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total
10 0 5 0 0 0