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Kingsley Opara
Player Profile:
Kingsley Opara 1564744
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 290
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Mandarin HS
Experience: Redshirt

As a Sophomore (2015): Appeared in 11 games, totaling 16 tackles ... posted career-high four tackles vs. Bowling Green (9/12) ... had a tackle against USF (9/19) ... totaled two tackles at #1 Ohio State (10/10) ... had a tackle vs. Penn State (10/24) ... notched a pair of tackles, including a half sack at #10 Iowa (10/31) ... notched three tackles against Wisconsin (11/7) ... posted two tackles in win at Rutgers (11/28).

As a Redshirt Freshman (2014): Did not see game action during the season … earned defensive scout team player of the week for his preparation for Iowa (10/18).

As a Freshman (2013): Missed the season due to injury.

At Mandarin High School: Touted as a three-star recruit by Rivals,, and … selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Classic … a member of the Super 24 Florida Times-Union team…  a second team All-First Coast selection … as a senior, totaled 42 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and 10 sacks … also considered Georgia Tech, Missouri, North Carolina, NC State, Wake Forest, UCF, USF and West Virginia … coached by Robert Dean.

Personal: Born in Quincy, Mass. … parents are Innocent and Stella Opara … majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

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