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Duke Ejiofor
Duke  Ejiofor

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Houston, TX

High School:
Alief Taylor

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 275

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
04/24/1995

07/11/2017

Ejiofor Named to Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List

The redshirt senior is nominated for the Bednarik Award, presented annually to the nation's top defensive player

12/27/2016

Deacs Defeat No. 23 Temple to Win Military Bowl

Wake Forest earns its first bowl title since 2008 with a 34-26 victory, the first over a ranked team in five years.

10/01/2016

Slow Start Costs Deacs in Loss at NC State

The Wolfpack scored the first 17 points en route to a 33-16 win, despite career-highs of nine catches and 125 yards from Tabari Hines.

09/17/2016

Wake Forest Runs Past Delaware, 38-21

The Demon Deacons totaled 481 yards, including 302 on the ground, to improve to 3-0 for the 10th time in program history.

09/16/2016

Ejiofor Named Bednarik Award Player of the Week

Redshirt junior has career-day in victory over Duke

12/27/2016

Photos - Military Bowl

Photos from the 2016 Military Bowl

11/26/2016

Wake Forest vs. Boston College

The Demon Deacons played the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 26 at BB&T Field.

11/19/2016

Wake Forest vs. Clemson

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons played the No. 4 Clemson Tigers on Saturday, Nov. 19 at BB&T Field.

11/12/2016

Wake Forest at Louisville

Wake Forest at Louisville (Nov. 12)

10/29/2016

Wake Forest vs. Army West Point

Wake Forest took on Army West Point on Oct. 29, 2016, on Homecoming and Military Appreciation Day at BB&T Field.

Duke Ejiofor Profile


2016 (Redshirt Junior)
Was a consensus third-team All-ACC selection as a junior ... Named third team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, Associated Press and Phil Steele ... Nominee for the Bednarik Award ... Led Wake Forest with 10.5 sacks and was second on the team with 17 tackles for loss ... Finished the year fourth in the ACC in sacks with 0.81 per game ... Finished eighth in the ACC in tackles for loss with 17 ... Tied for the league lead with 8.5 sacks against ACC opponents ... Set the school record for sacks by a junior with 10.5, breaking the previous mark of 10.0 ... Finished fifth on the team with 50 tackles ... Tied for the team lead with four QB hurries ... Had four tackles, a half-sack and 1.5 tackles for loss against Tulane (9/1) ... Earned ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after his performance at Duke (9/10) ... Had career-best seven tackles, three sacks, four tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and two QB hurries ... Named the Bednarik Award Defensive Player of the Week ... Had an 11-yard sack vs. Delaware ... Two tackles, two pass break-ups and a half-tackle for loss vs. Indiana (9/24) ... Collected four tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss vs. NC State (10/1) ... Had four tackles and a sack in a win over Syracuse (10/8) ... Named the state Mid-Season Defensive Player of the Year by the Fayetteville Observer ... Named a second team Mid-Season All-American by Sports Illustrated ... Had a 14-yard sack vs. Boston College (11/26) ... Had six tackles and a critical late fourth quarter sack that took Temple out of field goal range in the Military Bowl ... Led all defensive ends with 700 reps in 2016 ... Earned his third varsity letter.

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Missed the first five games of the season while recovering from a preseason injury ... Led the team with 4.5 sacks on the year ... Recorded a sack in four of the seven games he played ... Was ninth on the team with 28 tackles ... Added a pair of QB hurries ... Sacked Louisville's QB late in the second quarter that resulted in a Wake Forest safety and a 12-10 lead over the Cardinals ... Totaled 404 snaps during the season including season-best 84 vs. Duke (11/28).

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Made one tackle in his first college game at ULM as a redshirt freshman ... Recorded 12 tackles and two sacks on the season ... Season-best four tackles, all solos, vs. Florida State ... Had sacks in consecutive weeks vs. Louisville and Florida State ... Added one QB hurry vs. ULM ... Had 56 snaps vs. Florida State ... Missed the final two games of the season with an injury ... On the field for a total of 322 plays as a redshirt freshman ... Awarded first varsity letter.

2013 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season.

High School
A 2013 graduate of Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas ... Honorable mention All-Greater Houston selection ... Named one of the top 100 players in the Houston area by the Houston Chronicle ... Was an honorable mention selection in District 18-5A ... Had 47 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and six pass break-ups as a senior ... Ran a 4.53 40 and had a 39-inch vertical leap in high school ... An honor roll student ... Also was a high jumper in track for the Lions ... Had offers from Houston, Rice, Kansas and TCU ... Recruited by Derrick Jackson.

Personal
Son of Dr. Samuel and Franca Ejiofor ... Born Apr. 24, 1995 ... Name is pronounced "EDGE-eh-for".

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