is an outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He played college football at Penn State and declared for the draft at the conclusion of his redshirt sophomore year. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (31st overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Oweh’s athletic ability immediately made him an indispensable asset on the Raven’s defense. In his Rookie season, Oweh finished with 18 solo tackles, 5 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles. Oweh joined OLB Terrell Suggs as the only Ravens rookies in team history to produce at least 5 sacks, multiple forced fumbles, and at least 1 fumble recovery in a rookie campaign. In Week 2, he earned Defensive Player of the Week recognition after a performance that included his first career forced fumble late in the fourth quarter which propelled the Ravens to victory against the Chiefs.
Oweh grew up in Northern New Jersey to Nigerian parents. He has close ties to his Nigerian roots and hopes to one day travel to the country. His name, meaning “a wealthy individual,” has roots in the Urhobo tribe, his father’s ethnic group, which primarily resides in Southwest Nigeria. Outside of football, Oweh is a talented artist, enjoying drawing and painting. He has a passion for music and enjoys writing lyrics to his own songs. In 2022, he started his non-profit, the Dafe Oweh Family Fund for Africa which will serve to help, propel, and ignite a generation of young students, athletes, and entrepreneurs through resources and tools aimed to find their purpose and pathway.