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Yannick Ngakoue
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Yannick Ngakoue 1564238
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 250
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Friendship Collegiate
Experience: 1 Letter
  • 1st single-season sacks (13.5 - 2015)
  • T-4th career sacks (21.5)
  • 6th career tackle for loss yards (176)
  • 8th career tackles for loss (33.0)

As a Junior (2015): Selected First Team All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... appeared in 12 games, making 11 starts ... Set Maryland’s single-season sack record against Indiana with his 13.5 of the season, breaking a record set by Mark Duda (1982) and Bruce Palmer (1978) ... ranked 2nd nationally in sacks/g (1.13), totaling 13.5 sacks ... tied for fourth in Maryland history in sacks (21.5) ... ranked fifth in Big Ten with 1.3 TFL/g, totaling 15.0 on the season ... ranks 8th in Maryland history in tackles for loss (33.0) and 6th in TFL yards (176) ... notched 13.5 sack of season against Indiana (11/21), breaking Maryland’s single-season record. The record-breaking sack was a strip sack that gave possession to the Terps ... posted a career-high 3.0 sacks vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... notched sick tackles and 1.5 sacks against USF (9/19) ... had three tackles, including a sack, at West Virginia (9/26) ... posted a sack against Michigan (10/3) and broke up a pass ... had four tackles and a 0.5 sack at #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... totaled four tackles, including a sack, vs. Penn State (10/24) ... posted three tackles, including 1.5 sacks at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... had five tackles against Wisconsin (11/7), including 1.5 TFL and 0.5 sack ... posted five tackles, including 2.0 TFLs and 1.5 sacks, at #14 Michigan State.

As a Sophomore (2014): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors from the media … appeared and started in 12 games ... finished second on the Terps with 13.5 tackles for loss and six sacks … totaled a career-high five tackles against James Madison (8/30) … nabbed a sack and 3.0 TFL at USF (9/6) … made the most of his four stops against West Virginia (9/13) recording 3.0 TFL … notched a sack at Indiana (9/27) … recorded a sack against Ohio State (10/4) … notched a career-high seven tackles, forced a fumble and recorded a sack against Iowa (10/18) … recorded a TFL and half sack against Wisconsin (10/25) … made three tackles, had two TFL and made a sack against Penn State (11/1) ... had one tackle in the Foster Farms Bowl against Stanford (12/30).

As a Freshman (2013): Appeared in all 13 games ... caught his first career interception against Old Dominion (9/7) ... recorded an assisted tackle against Wake Forest (10/19), which went for a loss of one yard ... notched three TFL and his first career sack against Clemson (10/26) ... recorded a half sack and a forced fumble against Virginia Tech (11/16) ... notched three tackles and a half sack against NC State (11/30).

At Friendship Collegiate Academy: Named a first team Parade All-American and the 2012 D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year … rated a four-star recruit by Rivals, No. 11 outside linebacker … labeled a four-star recruit by … ranked a three-star recruit by … played in the Under Armour All-American Game … earned first team All-Met honors in 2012 by The Washington Post while totaling 17 sacks … helped lead Friendship Collegiate to the DCSAA title as a senior … played for the South Team in the Chesapeake Bowl ... also considered South Carolina, Florida State and West Virginia… coached by Aazaar Rahim.

Personal: Born in Washington, D.C. … mother is Marlene Chantelly… honor roll student … worked as a volunteer with the homeless and helped mentor children … majoring in African American studies.

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