Athlete Relations Director
Mikial Onu was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended George Ranch High School in Richmond, Texas. A decorated high school football player, some of Onu’s accomplishments include: First Team All-State, First Team All-Houston, 2x All-District, 3x Academic All-District, Vype Houston Defensive Back of the Year, Houston TD Club Defensive Player of the Year Nominee. After leading his high school football team to a 16-0 record and a state championship his senior year, Onu chose to continue his career at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas over offers from 15 other universities. While at SMU, he was a 3-year letterman, 2-year starter, and recipient of numerous accolades including: Pre-Season All-Conference, 3x
Academic All-Conference, and National All-Sophomore Team. In addition to his football success, he studied Finance in the Cox School of Business, maintaining a 3.5 GPA throughout his
undergraduate studies. Onu decided to graduate transfer after his junior year and switched his degree to General Business in order to graduate in only 3 years. He received his BBA in 2019, then decided to transfer to the University of Colorado-Boulder to play in the Pac-12 conference.
In his short time at Colorado, Onu was able to receive numerous accolades including: NCAA leader in turnovers forced, Pac-12 leader in interceptions, Pac-12 leader in Forced Fumbles, and Colorado All-Decade Team. Onu also pursued continuing education at Colorado, starting his Master of Organizational Leadership, which he is still pursuing. Today, Onu is an entrepreneur, starting a Real Estate Investment company, and he also has plans to start another company in 2021. He has dedicated himself to informing and educating athletes on the importance of having financial literacy during and after their playing career.