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    James Onwualu


    Saint Paul, MN

    High School:
    Cretin-Derham Hall

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 215


    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team running back on both Associated Press and Minnesota Football Coaches Association 2012 all-state squads ... named to All-Pioneer Press 2012 all-star squad as running back/wide receiver/defensive back for 2012 by Saint Paul Pioneer-Press ... ranked 22nd player nationally on Rivals.com list in "athlete" category ... listed as top player in Minnesota on Detroit Free-Press Best in the Midwest ratings ... ranked 296th overall and 39th among wide receivers on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... finished senior season at Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Saint Paul, Minn., in 2012 with 574 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns on 74 attempts, plus 26 catches for 421 yards and five more TDs ... led Suburban East Conference in scoring in 2012 with 116 points ... averaged 26.1 yards (209 total yards) on kickoff returns ... also made 10 tackles in 2012 and returned an interception 94 yards for a TD ... had 246 all-purpose yards in 2012 season-opening win over East Ridge, including that 94-yard interception return for a TD and a 45-yard TD reception ... piled up 428 receiving yards on 27 catches and five TD catches as junior in 2011 ... rushed 71 times for 549 yards and eight TDs in 2011 ... scored 80 points in 2011 and added an interception and eight tackles ... finished with 420 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards, 70 kickoff returns yards and five tackles as sophomore in 2010 while scoring three TDs ... from long list of Cretin-Derham Hall players to attend Notre Dame, most recently Michael Floyd and Ryan Harris ... enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2013 ... played for coach Mike Scanlan ... son of Francis Onwualu and Ann Perry ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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