Brings his experience to the defensive line in 2011 where he will see time at end... started four games on the defensive line in 2010... closed out spring season with four tackles in the 2011 Spring Game... a nonstop motor of a defensive end... one of the most experienced defensive linemen on the roster... started seven games on the defensive line in 2009... wrapped up a successful spring season with five tackles, including four solo and two sacks, in the 2010 Spring game... gained plenty of experience in 2008, appearing in ten games... brings talent and size to the Fordham defensive line... appeared with the junior varsity in 2008... named to the 2010 Patriot League Honor Roll.
2010: Appeared in nine games for the Rams as a junior, starting four on the defensive line... recorded 15 total tackles, including ten solo and one for loss... made six tackles, four solo, in the season finale versus Colgate... had three solo stops, including one for loss, in the win over Georgetown... also had three tackles, one solo, in the Rhode Island victory... registered two tackles in the season opener at Bryant.
2009: Appeared in all eleven games on the defensive line as a sophomore... started seven games at defensive end... recorded 27 total tackles, 12 solo, including three for loss and one sack... made a career-high eight tackles, six solo, against Columbia... finished with five tackles, two solo, at Colgate... also made five assisted stops in the win over Bucknell... registered four tackles, including two for loss and one sack, in the season-ending win at Georgetown.
2008: Appeared in ten games as a freshman... finished year with 12 total tackles, three solo, including 2.5 for loss and one pass break up... had three assisted tackles in season-opening win over Rhode Island... made two tackles, including one for loss, in the win over Marist... had two assisted tackles against Columbia and Lehigh... notched a tackle for loss at Holy Cross... also appeared with the junior varsity program... made four tackles, including one sack, in a junior varsity win over Columbia.
Before Fordham: A graduate of L.V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas, where he lettered with the football squad... a 2007 Second Team All-District at defensive end... an All-City defensive lineman... named Player of the Week in rival game against Lake Highlands... recorded 64 total tackles with two sacks in 2007... a 2007 First Team All-District Academic selection... recipient of the 110% Award given by football peers... joins L.V. Berkner teammate Jock Payten at Fordham.
Personal: Born October 27, 1989... son of Irene and Chuck Okonkwo... has two brothers (Keneth and Alvin) and one sister (Nina)... a Visual Arts major.