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Axel

Nyembwe

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Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 310
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: The Avalon School

Bio

Career Statistics

2018 Game-by-Game Statistics
2018: 
Played in all 13 games with one start, at Pittsburgh ... totaled 17 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 0.5 sack and one caused fumble ... recorded 2+ tackles in six games with a year-high three at Miami as Duke won in Miami for the first time since 1976 ... added 0.5 sack in the victory against the Hurricanes ... credited with a caused fumble at Georgia Tech as Duke created fumbles on three consecutive Yellow Jacket possessions in the third quarter to turn a 7-7 tie into a 28-7 lead ... on the field for 257 snaps.

2017 Game-by-Game Statistics
2017: Played in seven games ... saw action versus N.C. Central, Northwestern, Baylor, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois ... totaled one tackle ... lone stop came against N.C. Central ... on the field for 48 snaps.

PRIOR TO DUKE: Played at The Avalon School for coach Tyree Spinner ... three-star prospect by ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... ranked as the No. 70 defensive tackle in the country by Scout.com ... member of USA Football’s Under-19 national team, which defeated Canada, 33-11, on January 28, 2017, at the inaugural North American Championships in Orlando, Fla. ... following senior season, selected to the Maryland Crab Bowl ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Born July 24, 1998 ... majoring in sociology while pursuing a certificate in markets and management ... son of Roger Nyembwe and Brigitte Pelengamo.

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