This second-year defender who converted from wide receiver to defensive end at Oregon State and was picked up off of waivers at the conclusion of the 2015 preseason from Seattle appeared in nine games last season and in each of the last eight contests, recording 2.5 sacks, four tackles, one fumble recovery and five special teams tackles.
NFL CAREER – This second-year defender who converted from wide receiver to defensive end at Oregon State and was picked up off of waivers at the conclusion of the 2015 preseason from Seattle appeared in nine games last season and in each of the last eight contests, recording 2.5 sacks, four tackles, one fumble recovery and five special teams tackles.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Claimed by New Orleans off of waivers from Seattle, 9/6/15; Waived by Seattle, 9/5/15; Selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round (209th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, 5/2/15.
2015 – After playing in just one game over the team’s first eight contests, played in each of the club’s final eight, finishing his rookie campaign with four tackles (three solo), 2.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and five special teams stops in nine games…Made NFL playing debut vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 20, seeing action primarily on special teams…Inactive for next six contests…Saw action on defense and special teams vs. Tennessee, Nov. 8, posting one fumble recovery and one special teams stop…Saw time on defense and on special teams at Washington, Nov. 15, recording a career-high 1.5 sacks for a total loss of 11 yards…Saw action on defense and special teams at Tampa Bay, Dec. 13, registering a career-high two solo tackles, including one sack for a loss of six yards, while adding one special teams stop...Made one coverage stop while playing on both defense and on special teams vs. Detroit, Dec.21…Saw time on defense and special teams vs. Jacksonville, Dec. 27, making one coverage stop.
COLLEGE – Transitioned from WR to DE ahead of his senior season and registered 27 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble in 12 games...Caught 10 passes for 159 yards in his career with one touchdown…Was nominated for the 2014 American Football Coaches Association “Good Works” team… As a junior, made one catch for six yards, playing in all 13 games and seeing time mostly on special teams…As a sophomore, played in 12-of-13 games, making two receptions for 12 yards and one touchdown…As a freshman, appeared in all 12 games, catching eight passes for 147 yards…Majored in marketing with an option in entrepreneurship.
PERSONAL – Earned two letters at WR and four in track and field at Ayala H.S. (Chino Hills, Calif.)…Second team All-Sierra League honoree in 2008…Chosen as Ayala’s Male Athlete of the Year…Standout in track where he was among California’s best in the high jump, triple jump and long jump…Captain of football and track teams…Born on March 20, 1991 in Onitsha, Nigeria…His name in Nigerian means “Son of God”.