Started all 13 games at cornerback ... Finished the season with 38 tackles, including 32 solo stops ... Ranked second on the team with nine pass breakups and also had one interception for 36 yards ... Recorded two tackles vs. Gardner-Webb (Sept. 17) ... Made a season-high five tackles with a pass breakup at Boston College (Oct. 1) ... Made four tackles and broke up a pass vs. Florida State (Oct. 8) ... Broke up two passes and recorded three tackles vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) ... Had an interception and 36-yard return at Duke (Oct. 22) that ended the Blue Devils' final drive of the game ... Recorded a season-high six stops and broke up a pass vs. Maryland (Nov. 19) ... Collected five tackles and broke up two passes to close regular season vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 26) ... Made his first career fumble recovery in the Music City Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 30).
Played in all 12 games with eight starts ... Led the team with five pass breakups and was second on the team with two interceptions ... Added 39 tackles, including 32 solo stops ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2) ... Also returned a blocked PAT for two points against the Blue Hose, the first defensive PAT in school history ... Picked off a pass and made four tackles vs. Duke (Sept. 11) ... Made five tackles, including four solo stops, at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Recorded four tackles, with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Made four tackles at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) ... Made a season-high nine tackles, including seven solo stops, at Maryland (Oct. 30) ... Picked off his second pass of the season at NC State (Nov. 13) ... Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Named to the ACC All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... Was a third team All-ACC team selection by Phil Steele and also a second team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and College Football News ... Started each of the final eight games at corner ... Led the team with three interceptions and tied for the team lead with 11 pass breakups ... Finished second in the ACC in passes defended with 14 ... Intercepted a pass vs. Stanford (Sept. 12) ... Iced the win over NC State (Oct. 3) when he intercepted a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone with 2:02 to play in the game ... Had a season-high six tackles vs. NC State ... Intercepted Georgia Tech's Josh Nesbitt late in the second quarter and returned it 28 yards, the second-longest interception return of the season by a Deacon ... Also had five tackles vs. Florida State (Nov. 14) ... Had three pass breakups each vs. Miami (Oct. 31) and at Duke (Nov. 28).
2008 (True Freshman)
Redshirted the season.
A 2008 graduate of Dudley HS in Greensboro, N.C. ... Was the Greensboro News and Record All-Area Player of the Year as a senior at Dudley ... An outstanding cornerback who also was a dangerous receiver and punt returner ... Versatile athlete who even filled in at quarterback at times during the Panthers' state title run in 2007 ... Member of the NCPreps.com 3A All-State team ... Ranked as the 33rd-best player coming out of North Carolina in 2008 ... Played for Coach Steven Davis ... Helped the Panthers to the 3-AA state championship in 2007 ... Led Dudley to a 13-3 record as a senior with a 28-20 win over Charlotte Catholic in the state championship game ... The Panthers were 10-3 in 2006 ... Had two touchdown catches and a game-saving interception in a 20-14 win over Greensboro Page as a senior ... Honor roll student all four years of high school ... Chose Wake Forest over Duke, Georgia Tech and Marshall.
Full name is Chibuikem Kenneth Okoro ... Majoring in health and exercise science with a minor in dance ... Son of Richmond and Patricia Okoro ... Both parents are Nigerian immigrants ... Born Oct. 18, 1989 ... Last name is pronounced "oh-CORE-oh".