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Yannick Ngakoue
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Yannick Ngakoue 1564238
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 255
Year: Junior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Friendship Collegiate
Experience: 2 Letters
  • 2015 Ted Hendricks Watch List
  • 2015 Preseason Second Team All-Big Ten Defense (Athlon)
  • 2015 Preseason Fourth Team All-Big Ten (Phil Steele)

As a Junior (2015): Through seven games - Started all seven games ... among the nation's top sack leaders ... 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).

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.

Career Highs
Tackles - 7 (vs. Iowa, 10/18/14)
Solo Tackles - 6 (vs. Iowa, 10/18/14)
TFL - 3.0 (2x, last vs. West Virginia 9/13/14)
Sacks - 1.0 (7x, last vs. Penn State, 11/1/14)
Interceptions - 1 (vs. Old Dominion, 9/7/13)

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