Duke Football BIO
84 Kenny Anunike
2012: Honorable mention All-ACC pick by the league’s media representatives ... Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the Frances Cutcliffe Spirit of Perseverance Award, an honor presented annually to the Duke player who best displays the toughness and perseverance to overcome challenges and continue to strive for victory, at the program’s annual banquet ... played in 12 games with 11 starts ... missed the Clemson game due to injury ... posted 44 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 quarterback sacks, two QB pressures and one caused fumble ... led Duke in sacks for the second straight season ... carded a career-high eight tackles against North Carolina and had six stops versus both Virginia and Miami ... played 547 snaps including a season-high 66 at Georgia Tech.
2011: Played in the first four games with three starting assignments before suffering a season-ending knee injury versus Tulane ... in January, 2012, received a medical hardship waiver for the 2011 season from the ACC ... following three weeks of action, ranked first in the ACC in both tackles for loss (5.0) and quarterback sacks (4.0) ... finished the year with 13 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one caused fumble and one QB pressure ... recorded a season-high five tackles in the season-opener versus Richmond ... had two sacks against both Stanford and Boston College ... produced a caused fumble versus Stanford ... on the field for 107 total plays.
2010: Played in all 12 games at defensive end, starting the Elon contest ... finished the year with 23 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two QB pressures and one caused fumble ... had a season-high six stops against Alabama and added five tackles and one forced fumble at Georgia Tech ... played 359 total snaps.
2009: Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve tight end ... credited with one tackle on special teams ... played 119 total snaps including 24 on offense.
2008: Did not see game action while recovering from knee surgery.
PRIOR TO DUKE: Two-year letterman at Olentangy under coach Ed Terwilliger ... listed as the No. 34 tight end in the country by Rivals.com ... first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state pick as a senior ... had seven sacks during senior season ... also competed in track and field and basketball.
PERSONAL: Son of Emmanuel and Oby Anunike ... born May 22, 1990 ... graduated from Duke in December, 2012 with a degree in biological anthropology & anatomy ... pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies.