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Chidi

Okonya

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Defensive End
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
City/State: Riverdale, Ga.
High School: Riverdale

Bio

Career Statistics

2018: Reserve defensive end ... in eight career games, has three tackles and 0.5 TFL ... has played 67 career snaps.

2017: Did not see game action.

2016 Game-by-Game Statistics
2016: Played in eight games ... missed weeks against Notre Dame, Army West Point, Georgia Tech and North Carolina ... totaled three tackles and 0.5 TFL ... logged a season-high two stops against N.C. Central ... other stop resulted in lost yardage against Pittsburgh ... one of eight true freshmen to earn varsity letter ... on the field for 67 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Three-year letterman at Riverdale High School under head coach Terry Herrod ... four-star prospect as rated by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com ... three-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... charted at No. 279 on the ESPN300 ... tabbed as the No. 34 defensive end nationally by ESPN.com ... ranked as the No. 18 strong side defensive end by 247Sports.com and the No. 24 strong side defensive end by Rivals.com ... became the first Riverdale player selected to the Semper Fidelis All-American Game and helped East team to a 28-13 victory with two sacks ... registered 37 tackles and four sacks as a senior ... during junior year, booked 62 tackles with 7.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks along with three fumble recoveries and one defensive TD ... placed on the All-Region 4-AAAA B Division first team ... participated in the Georgia Rising Senior Bowl ... selected as a 2014 Atlanta Falcon Captain in the Community presented by Ford award recipient ... the Captain in the Community program recognizes outstanding high school football student-athletes around the state of Georgia who demonstrate strong leadership skills both on and off the field ... also lettered in track and field.

PERSONAL: Born September 19, 1997 ... majoring in psychology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Patricia and Romanus Okonya ... brother, Chinedu, is a member of the Furman University football program and in 2017 recorded 33 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 4.5 sacks and one fumble recovery as the Paladins went 8-5 and advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs.

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