#91 Emeka Nwankwo
CAREER: Aggressive player who has appeared in seven contests during his Irish career – all in 2008 … has switched from defensive tackle to defensive end during his Irish career depending on defensive scheme and will compete this fall at defensive end.
2009 (JUNIOR): Did not see game action for Irish in 2009.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in seven games (vs. Stanford, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Boston College, Syracuse, USC and Hawai[apos]i) during sophomore season, including five of the final six contests … made two tackles (both solo) and hurried the quarterback … served as a backup at defensive tackle and saw significant time in certain goal-line defensive situations … logged 12:04 of playing time with four special teams appearances.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game time as a freshman defenseman.
HIG/wysiwyg/tiny_mce/themes/advanced/langs/en.js’>H SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team Florida Class 2A all-state offensive lineman for 2006 by Florida Sports Writers Association … named to all-Broward County first teams as offensive lineman by both Miami Herald and South Florida Sun-Sentinel … credited with 60 pancake blocks and 70 knockdowns as senior in [apos]06 at Chaminade-Madonna College Prep in Hollywood, Fla. … helped Lions to 10-3 record as senior, including semifinal appearance in Florida Class 2A state playoff semifinals … rated 14th on list of top Florida prospects at end of [apos]06 by South Florida Sun-Sentinel … Chaminade finished third in final FSWA Class 2A poll after 8-2 regular-season mark … named to Super 11 2006 preseason team for Broward County by South Florida Sun-Sentinel … rated 64th best prospect in Southeast on 2006 preseason basis by The Sporting News SchoolSports … high school team was rated 19th nationally on 2006 preseason basis by The Sporting News SchoolSports … helped team to 11-2 mark and Florida Class 2A title as junior in [apos]05, making 22 pancake blocks and recovering a fumble … helped Lions rush for more than 2,200 yards in [apos]05 … all-Broward County selection as junior on offensive line by Miami Herald … played defensive tackle in [apos]04 as sophomore at North Miami Beach High School, then switched to offensive line as junior … played for Team USA in 2007 NFL Global Junior Championship XI in Ft. Lauderdale against teams from Canada, Mexico, Panama, France and Japan as part of Super Bowl XLI festivities … older sister is a junior at Florida … played for Chaminade-Madonna Prep coach Mark Guandolo … also played basketball at Chaminade-Madonna as senior and junior … born in Boston – his family is originally from Nigeria … born Sept. 24, 1988 … full name is Chukwuemeka Chibuzor Nwankwo … son of Pius and Theresa Nwankwo … enrolled in College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology.
Nwankwo[apos]s Career Statistics
|2007||Did Not Play|
|2009||Did Not Play|