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Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 300
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Baltimore, Md.
High School: Towson HS
Experience: SQ

Bio

As a Senior (2016): Appeared in all 13 games, making eight starts ... Led all defensive linemen on team with 49 tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks ... Had six tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery vs. Boston College (12/26) ... Notched three tackles vs. Rutgers (11/26) ... Posted three tackles, including a TFL, at #19 Nebraska (11/19) ... Had three tackles, including 0.5 sack, vs. #6 Ohio State (11/12) ... Totaled eight tackles against Michigan State (10/22) ... Made first start of season against Minnesota (10/15), totaling a career-high 12 tackles ... Had four tackles at Penn State (10/8) ... Totaled four tackles, including a sack, vs. Purdue (10/1) ... Had two tackles at FIU (9/9) and at UCF (9/17).

As a Junior (2015): Appeared in 11 games, making eight starts at defensive tackle ... totaled 24 tackles, tying for fourth on the team with 6.5 tackles for loss and posting 2.5 sacks ... posted a career-high three tackles and first career sack at West Virginia (9/26) ... started first career game against Michigan (10/3) ... had two tackles at #1 Ohio State (10/10), including a 0.5 sack ... posted a sack against Penn State (10/24) ... had four tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... had five tackles and posted career-highs in TFLs (2.5) vs. Wisconsin (11/7) ... totaled a career-high six tackles and forced first career fumble at #14 Michigan State (11/14) ... had a 0.5 TFL against Indiana (11/21) ... posted a tackle at Rutgers (11/28).

As a Sophomore (2014): Appeared in two games, totaling a pair of tackes ... made his first collegiate appearance against Iowa (10/18) … totaled two tackles at Wisconsin (10/25).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2013): Did not appear during the season ... named scout team defensive player of the week for his efforts in preparation for NC State (11/30).

As a Freshman (2012): Served a redshirt season.

At Towson High School: Four-year starter at defensive tackle … selected all-state honorable mention and first time all-division … named to the 2011 Crab Bowl and Baltimore Touchdown Club All-Star Game … totaled 80 tackles with nine sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior … also lettered in track and field as a senior.

Personal: Born in Baltimore, Md. … parents are Maduakolam and Grace Ukandu … has one sibling, Chibuzo  … named to the Honor Roll every quarter at Towson … Greater Baltimore Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame scholar-athlete award nominee … awarded Most Outstanding Performance in biology and chemistry … majoring in community health.

Career Highs
Tackles - 12 (vs. Minnesota, 10/15/16)
Sacks - 1.0 (4x, last vs. Boston College, 12/26/16)
Tackles for Loss - 2.5 (vs. Wisconsin, 11/7/15)

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