1) His nickname is "Cybo"
It's easy now to view O'Cyrus Torrence and his 6-4, 330 pound frame as being larger than life--but perhaps by a mother's intuition, Torrence's mom Demetrice, always knew he'd be an imposing figure. According to The Advocate, for as long as can be remembered she referred to O'Cyrus as 'Cyborg.'
That nickname quickly gained traction and still sticks with him today, but has been shortened to just 'Cybo'.
"Cybo has been with me since I was a kid; my mom used to call me 'Cyborg' from the Teen Titans because I was a big kid," Torrence told The Buffalo News at the Senior Bowl, referring to the popular Cartoon Network series. "It kind of stuck. My brothers cut it to Cybo."
2) From the Ragin' Cajuns to the Gators
OL O'Cyrus Torrence started his collegiate career with the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns from 2018-21. In 2020, Torrence started in all 11 games and was named Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference for his on-field performance. During his final season with The Ragin' Cajuns in 2021, he again started in all 11 games and earned First Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors.
For his final collegiate season, Torrence transferred to Florida for the 2022 season. As a Gator, he started in 11 games, earned First Team All-SEC, First Team AP All-American, and he became the first Gators offensive guard to be named a Consensus All-American.
3) High-end production
Torrence also put up record numbers in 2022. According to PFF, the offensive lineman was tied for the best pass block grade (89.9) among FBS offensive guards. His numbers from his 47 total games played between Louisiana and Florida were just as impressive as he did not allow a sack in his college career on 1,427 pass block snaps.
4) Family first
Between his NIL deals in college and his first NFL contract, Torrence focuses on taking care of his family. According to The Athletic, Torrence took a portion of his earnings in college and sent some to both his grandmother and his mother--including helping pay for his mom's rent in a new apartment and assisting in purchasing her a TV to watch his games since she has a fear of flights. He looks to keep that up in the NFL and he hopes to buy his grandmother, aka his 'rock', a house either back home in Greensburg, LA or the city he's drafted to.
"He is forced to engulf and push rather than leverage and drive as a run blocker, but he's solid at neutralizing the man across from him. He uses his hands well to jab and maintain feel for the rush, but quick interior rushers with well-developed counters could be too much for his limited foot quickness to handle without help. He projects as a future starter for downhill offenses who covet size over athleticism." — Lance Zierlein (NFL.com)
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