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Ruke Orhorhoro

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Experience: R

Height: 6-4

Age: 22

Weight: 294 lbs

College: Clemson

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Biography

COLLEGE

  • Played five seasons (2019-23) at Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.
  • Played in 53 games (30 starts), totaling 88 tackles (39 solo), 25.5 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and nine passes defensed for the Tigers.
  • In 2023, he started all 12 games, recording 25 tackles (13 solo), eight tackles for loss, a single-season career-high five sacks and one pass defense.
  • Named to the third-team All-ACC team.
  • In his fourth season at Clemson in 2022, he registered 23 tackles (13 solo), eight tackles for loss, five passes defensed and four sacks in 14 games (nine starts).
  • Named to the third-team All-ACC team.
  • In 2021, he recorded a single-season career-high 36 tackles (11 solo), eight tackles for loss, three passes defensed and 2.5 sacks in 13 games (nine starts).
  • Redshirted as a sophomore in 2020.
  • As a true freshman in 2019, he appeared in 10 games, recording four tackles (two solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a half sack.

PERSONAL

  • Born in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Attended River Rouge (Mich.) High School.
  • Came to the United State at the age of nine.
  • Did not begin playing football until his junior year of high school in 2017.
  • Played basketball growing up and averaged a double-double as a sophomore in high school.
  • Has three cousins who played college football, Michael Ojemudia (Iowa), Mario Ojemudia (Michigan) and Ovie Oghoufo (Notre Dame).
  • Full name is Oghenerukevwe Orhorhoro.
  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology from Clemson. Added a master's degree in athletic leadership.

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