Awarded a scholarship prior to the 2010 season.
2009: Saw action in six games on special teams, recording three tackles.
2008: Played in one game, at Marshall.
2007: Totaled seven tackles as a reserve linebacker and member of the kickoff coverage unit ... tallied three tackles vs. Oregon State ... carded two stops at Miami (OH) ... made two stops at San Diego State.
2006: Redshirted ... earned Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts prior to the Pittsbugh game ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006).
Shroder Paideia Academy: Four-time all-Southwest Ohio Public League honoree for head coach Clint Kirker ... earned first-team all-district, all-city, and all-state honors as a senior ... named the SWOPL Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 ... an honorable mention all-state pick as a junior ... also lettered in basketball, wrestling, and track ... member of the National Honor Society.
Obadiah Arron Israel Cheatham: Born April 21, 1988 ... son of Denise Wilburn ... uncle Lonnie Ingram played football and baseball at Defiance College.
Academic Major: Psychology.