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Okechukwu Okoroha
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lanham, MD

High School:
Eleanor Roosevelt

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205

Position:
FS

2010 Season
Appeared in all 13 games and started the last six at free safety for the injured Wes Davis...made 27 tackles (17 solo) on the year...tallied four solo tackles and a forced fumble against Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl...notched two solo tackles at Syracuse...racked up a career-high eight tackles against Virginia...posted five tackles (four solo) and broke up a pass at Duke...tallied two tackles at Wake Forest...had a half tackle for a loss at NC State...tallied two tackles in the season opener against Weber State.

2009 Season
Appeared in eight games and had seven tackles (six solo) on the year...recorded two tackles against NC State and Kent State.

2008 Season
Redshirted.

High School
Earned Prince George's 4A honors as a senior defensive back at Eleanor Roosevelt High School ... gained Gazette All-County honors in 2007 ... captured Maryland Big School All-State honorable mention ... registered 70 tackles, including four sacks, in seven games in his senior season; missed three games because of an ankle injury ... also recorded four interceptions, three pass breakups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... returned a kick 82 yards for a touchdown ... played for head coach Rick Houchens.

Personal
Okechukwu Orlando Okoroha, born March 8, 1990 in Lagos, Nigeria ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ...is fluent in Igbo .... Okechukwu is the son of Eugenia and Vincent Okoroha; has two sisters and one brother.

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