Former University of Arizona basketball player who joined the Cougars Football team in 2009... played important role on special teams.
GRADUATE SENIOR (2009)
Appeared in 11 games... joined the Cougars after playing basketball during his first four collegiate seasons at Arizona... made his football debut on special teams against Texas Tech... hauled in a 15-yard catch in the third quarter against C-USA rival SMU for the first reception of his career... blocked two extra points against C-USA rival Southern Miss... grabbed an 18-yard touchdown midway through the third quarter to cap the scoring against C-USA rival Memphis. Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: Made his first career start at tight end against Air Force.
Competed in 30 games with two starts to help lead Arizona to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16... averaged 1.0 points and 0.8 rebounds per game... scored a season-high five points against Washington... grabbed three rebounds against Weber State.
Registered three rebounds, an assist and a block on 3/12 vs. Oregon State ... Collected two points and three rebounds at Oregon on 3/8 ... Tallied four points in three minutes at Oregon State on 3/6 ... Earned the first start of his career on 3/2 vs. UCLA ... Scored a season-high six points in a career-high 19 minutes to go with an assist and a block on 2/28 vs. USC ... Posted four rebounds and two blocks on 2/21 at Washington ... Played 12 minutes vs. Stanford on 2/16 ... Saw four minutes of action vs. California on 2/14 ... Played 12 minutes vs. Arizona State on 2/10 ... Missed two FG attempts and collected a rebound in four minutes at UCLA on 2/2 ... Grabbed a rebound and a bucket in one minute at USC on 1/31 ... Garnered a brief appearance (0+ minutes) vs. Washington on 1/26 ... Passed out his first assist of the season on 1/19 at California ... Tallied four points and two rebounds on 1/17 at Stanford ... Posted season-high totals of four points, five rebounds and an assist in 17 minutes at Houston on 1/12 ... Scored a bucket and grabbed a rebound in five minutes at Arizona State on 1/9 ... Tallied four points and a rebound on 1/5 vs. Oregon ... Collected a steal in two minutes vs. Oregon State on 1/3 ... Played a season-best 13 minutes on 12/29 at Memphis, collecting four points, a board and a steal ... Corralled two boards and a field goal on 12/22 vs. San Diego State in eight minutes ... Tallied a bucket and a rebound in three minutes of action on 12/16 vs. Fresno State ... Sat out much of the preseason and the first eight games due to shin problems.
Finished the season shooting 55 percent from the field (11-of-20) in 14 appearances ... Hit his only FG attempt on 3/16 vs. Purdue ... Saw two minutes of action in Pac-10 Tournament vs. Oregon on 3/8 ... Collected three points and two boards in seven minutes at Stanford on 3/3, his first action in seven games ... An athletic and versatile player with ability to play inside and out ... Tallied four points and a rebound on 2/3 vs. Washington ... Equaled a season-high with three rebounds vs. North Carolina on 1/27 ... Collected a bucket and a board in 10 minutes vs. Arizona State on 1/24 ... Played one minute vs. Oregon on 1/14 ... Set season highs with seven points and three rebounds in six minutes vs. Oregon State on 1/11 ... Played one minute vs. Stanford on 12/30 ... Connected on 1-of-3 FG to go with two boards on 12/28 vs. California ... Grabbed a rebound in four minutes vs. Houston on 12/17 ... Garnered two minutes vs. UNLV on 11/28 ... Scored six points (3-4 FG), a rebound and a steal in eight minutes on 11/22 vs. Samford ... Grabbed two rebounds in his first appearance of the season (5 min.) on 11/15 vs. Northern Arizona.
Posted two boards and a block on 3/17 vs. Wisconsin in NCAA Tournament debut ... Collected two steals and a rebound in 10 minutes vs. UCLA on 3/10 ... Tallied two points and collected a board on 3/9 vs. Stanford ... Hit all four FG attempts and equaled season highs with nine points in 18 minutes played on 2/25 vs. Arizona State ... Collected a board in 10 minutes vs. Washington State on 3/2 ... Missed only FG attempt in six minutes at Stanford on 2/19 ... Tallied four points and two assists on 2/16 at California ... Set new season highs with six rebounds and five FG attempts (made three) on 2/11 vs. Oregon State ... Played just one minute vs. Oregon on 2/9 ... Tallied two points, two boards, two blocks and an assist on 2/4 at UCLA ... Hit all four field goals to go with three rebounds and an assist on 2/2 at USC ... Collected two points, four rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes at North Carolina on 1/28 ... Saw two minutes of action on 1/25 at Arizona State ... Connected on 3-of-4 FG and added a rebound on 1/21 vs. California ... He had elected to redshirt this season, but was pulled out of that on Jan. 19 vs. Stanford (missed first 16 games) where he hit 3-of-4 FGs and added two rebounds in 13 minutes.
ALIEF TAYLOR HIGH SCHOOL
Signed with Arizona during the November Early Signing Period ... ranked as the No. 13 small forward prospect in the nation by Rivals.com ... a three-year letterwinner at Alief Taylor High... averaged 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game as a senior ... led Lions to a 28-9 record in 2004-05 for coach Jeff Dunford ... a three-time all-district honoree who also earned first-team all-city and all-region accolades as a senior ... a McDonald's All-America nominee ... played in the 2005 Global Games and averaged 3.8 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from the floor in six games ... averaged 15.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots per game as a junior ... an honor roll student who was a cum laude graduate (top 15 percent of his graduating class) ... member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Fendi D'Erons Onobun... born Nov. 17, 1986, in Houston... son of James and Jolly Onobun... majoring in HRD as a graduate student.
Onobun's Career Bests
Receptions: 1, vs. Memphis (11-21-09); vs. SMU (10-24-09)
Receiving Yards: 18, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Long Reception: 18, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, vs. Memphis (11-21-09)
Blocked Kicks: 2 (2 PAT), vs. Southern Miss (10-31-09)