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ikenna-enechukwu

Ikenna Enechukwu

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Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 24

Weight: 266 lbs

College: Rice

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Biography

COLLEGE

  • Played four seasons (2019-22) at Rice University in Houston.
  • Appeared in 42 games, tallying 122 total tackles (42 solo), 23 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery over four seasons for the Owls.
  • Finished the 2022 season with 37 total tackles (16 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 13 games.
  • Highest graded Owl defender by PFF (74.3) and led the team with 31 total pressures and 21 hurries. Finished second on the team with a career-best 9.5 tackles for loss and matched his career high with 4.5 sacks.
  • Started all 12 games in 2021 as a sophomore and notched a career high 48 total tackles (15 solo), nine tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.
  • A team leader with 20 quarterback hurries according to PFF and second with 32 total pressures and eight quarterback hits in 2021.
  • Named 2021-22 All-Conference USA fourth-team by Phil Steele.
  • In 2020, he played in five games (two starts) where he recorded 10 total tackles (4 solo).
  • As a redshirt freshman in 2019, he played in 11 games (three starts) where he stamped 27 total tackles (seven solo), 4.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

PERSONAL

  • Born and raised in Kansas City, Mo.
  • Attended Ruskin High School, where he was named to the Class 5 All-State second team.
  • Led Ruskin to its first win in the state playoffs since 1991, with a 20-14 win over Raytown.
  • Earned third-team all-state honors as a junior and was a three-year starter for the Golden Eagles.
  • Participated in wrestling, where he was a state qualifier and an all-district selection and marched in the band.
  • Son of Kevin and Gladys Enechukwu. Has two brothers and one sister.
  • Received his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Rice.
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