An athletic, versatile linebacker who walked on prior to the 2005 season and turned himself into one of the top defenders in the ACC ... a two-year starter at Sam linebacker ... one of the team's fastest linebackers ... also has a nose for the ball ... among ACC leaders in forced fumbles as a sophomore and junior ... also one of the team's top special teams players ... played one season at Frostburg State ... came out of nowhere in 2005 to be one of the surprise defensive scout team players ... played in all 39 games during his three seasons in uniform ... started 25 games as a junior and senior ... selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl ... also invited to the 2009 NFL Combine.
As a Senior (2008): An All-ACC nominee ... played in all 13 games at Sam LB, including 12 starts ... led the team with a career-high five sacks and ranked third in tackles (77) ... ranked tied for 14th in the ACC in sacks (0.38 pg) ... his five sacks were the most by a Maryland linebacker since Shawne Merriman had a team-best 8.5 in 2004 ... the only player in the ACC to finish the season with at least 75 tackles and 5.0 sacks ... led the team, ranked 16th in the ACC and tied for 100th nationally in TFLs (0.92 pg) ... his 12.0 TFLs were a career high ... had a team-high 13 special teams tackles ... sat out the spring while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, but was ready for fall camp ... registered six tackles, including a career-best two sacks, vs. Cal (9/13) ... his sack total in that game tied a career high for a season ... notched nine tackles, including one TFL, at Clemson (9/27) ... contributed seven stops (all solo), including two TFLs and one sack, at Virginia (10/4) ... seven solos matched a career high ... posted seven tackles, including one sack, vs. Wake Forest (10/18) ... notched his first PBU of the year vs. NC State (10/25) ... tallied a season-high 10 tackles at Virginia Tech (11/6), including his team-best fifth sack of the season ... recorded a team-high seven tackles vs. North Carolina (11/15) ... notched one TFL of eight yards vs. Florida State (11/22) ... had five tackles, including two TFLs, at Boston College (11/29) ... had five tackles in the win over Nevada in the Humanitarian Bowl (12/30).
As a Junior (2007): Started all 13 games at Sam linebacker ... third on the team with 84 tackles and fourth in tackles for loss (7.0) ... ranked 20th in the ACC in tackles per game (6.5) ... averaged 7.9 tackles over the final seven regular-season games ... had a team-high 17 special teams tackles ... tied for first on the team in forced fumbles (three) ... tied for seventh in the ACC (0.23 pg) in that category ... (vs. Villanova) ... earned his first career start as a Terp, and had five tackles, including one sack for a loss of five yards ... (vs. FIU) ... earned second consecutive start and recorded three tackles, including one for a loss ... part of a defensive effort that limited FIU to 81 yards passing and 82 yards rushing ... (vs. WVU) ... recorded eight tackles, the second highest total on the team ... (vs. WF) ... had two solo tackles ... (vs. Rutgers) ... recorded four solo tackles and a fumble recovery ... (vs. GT) ... made a career-high 11 tackles, second most on the team ... (vs. UVA) ... made 10 tackles, tied for second most on the team ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded 10 tackles, reaching double-digit stops for the third straight game ... (vs. UNC) ... had four tackles, including a sack for a loss of six yards ... also forced a fumble ... (vs. BC) ... made five tackles, including four solo ... (vs. FSU) ... second on the team with nine tackles, including one for a loss ... also forced a fumble and broke up a pass ... his six solo stops led the team ... (vs. NCSU) ... tied for second on the team with six tackles, including one tackle for loss ... (vs. OSU, Emerald Bowl) ... had seven tackles, including a career-high seven solo stops ... had a career-best two tackles for loss ... also forced a fumble and had his first career interception ... opened the spring at Will LB before moving to Sam.
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2006): Played in all 13 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams ... spent most of the season as Erin Henderson's backup at Will LB ... tallied 21 tackles on the season ... tied for fifth in the ACC in forced fumbles (0.18 per game) ... (vs. W&M) ... saw first career action as a Terp ... recovered a punt blocked by Josh Wilson ... (vs. MT) ... recorded a season-best five tackles, three solo... one of his unassisted tackles was for a loss ... also forced two fumbles, one of which was recovered by Mack Frost in the first quarter ... (vs. WVU) ... posted one solo tackle for a 3-yard loss ... (vs. FIU) ... matched a season-best with five tackles, including one solo stop... (vs. GT) ... posted four tackles (three solo) ... (vs. Clemson) ... recorded one tackle ... (vs. MIami) ... notched one solo tackle ... (vs. WF) ... posted one tackle ... (vs. PU, Champs Sports Bowl) ... recorded one tackle.
As a Sophomore (2005): Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules ... was defensive scout team player of the week for his work leading up to the Virginia and Boston College games.
As a Freshman (2004 at Frostburg State): Played in all 10 games, finishing second on the team in tackles with 70 ... also posted 5.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and blocked a pair of kicks ... posted a then career-high 10 tackles in two games.
At Bullis School: A two-year letterwinner who played running back and linebacker ... All-IAC and a second team All-Met pick by the Washington Post his senior year ... conference MVP his senior year as well ... also lettered two years in basketball ... coached by Walt King.
Personal: Born Aug. 28, 1985 in Cameroon ... French pronunciation of his name is MOE-ees, but goes by Moses ... parents are Jean-Marie and Louise Takougre ... legal guardian was Debbie Dyson ... brother, Achille Kolla, is a defensive back on Catholic University's football team ... graduated in Dec. 2008 with a degree in criminal justice.
Fokou's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2004* 10-10 34 36 70 5.5-40 1.5-11 0 0 0 0-0 2005 Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules 2006 13-0 12 9 21 1.5-3 0.0-0 2 0 0 0-0 2007 13-13 49 35 84 7.0-19 2.0-11 3 1 1 1-0 2008 13-12 41 36 77 12.0-49 5.0-29 0 0 2 0-0 Career 49-35 136 116 252 26-111 8.5-51 5 1 3 1-0