Kansas State's Toben Opurum, rear, brings down Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren) MANDATORY CREDIT
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Friday that the club has signed college free agent fullback Toben Opurum.
Opurum (6-1, 250) played defensive end and linebacker at the University of Kansas where he recorded 109 tackles (59 solo), 6.5 sacks (-47.0 yards), four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed. Opurum played running back for the Jayhawks in 2009, rushing 133 times for 554 yards and nine touchdowns. He also served on the school’s special teams unit. The Richardson, Texas, native prepped at Plano East High School in Plano, Texas.