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10/08/2017

Replay: Irish Roll Over Tar Heels

10/05/2016

Notre Dame-NC State 2016: By the Numbers

09/10/2016

Balanced Attack Dooms Nevada

Irish roll up 444 yards on offense and take down the Wolf Pack 39-10.

10/07/2017

Notre Dame vs North Carolina (USATSI)

Check out the USA Today photo gallery from the Notre Dame game against North Carolina.

09/23/2017

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Michigan State

OKWARA’S CAREER HIGHS

  • Tackles:1, 4x, last vs. Army, Nov. 12, 2016 (1-0)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)

  • Appeared in 11 games for the Irish
  • One of nine true freshmen (Julian Love, Devin Studstill, Donte Vaughn, Jalen Elliott, Troy Pride Jr., Daelin Hayes, Chase Claypool and Jamir Jones) who played in at least eight games
  • One of eight true freshmen (Julian Love, Devin Studstill, Donte Vaughn, Jalen Elliott, Troy Pride Jr., Daelin Hayes and Jamir Jones) on defense who played in at least eight games
  • Saw his first collegiate action at Texas (Sept. 4)
  • Recorded four tackles on the season
  • Regitered his first tackle in the home opener against Nevada (Sept. 10)

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA

  • Moved to United States from Nigeria as a third-grader
  • First-team defensive lineman on all-Observer squad by Charlotte Observer for 2015
  • Selected to participate in the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl
  • Registered 84 tackles, 70 solo stops, 11.0 tackles for loss, nine sacks and eight quarterback hurries in 12 games as a senior in 2015
  • Added four forced fumbles, one pass defended and one blocked field goal
  • Caught four passes for 63 yards (15.8 yards per reception) and two TDs, including a season-long reception of 49 yards
  • Recorded 90 tackles, 10 sacks and forced a pair of fumbles as a junior in 2014
  • No. 243-ranked player nationally and No. 30-ranked defensive end on Scout.com 300 list 
  • No. 49-ranked defensive end by ESPN
  • No. 298-ranked player in the nation and No. 24-ranked weak side defensive end on 247Sports.com
  • No. 18-ranked weak side defensive end on Rivals.com
  • No. 303-ranked player on the PrepStar Top 350 Dream Team
  • No. 198-ranked player on the Tom Lemming Prep Football Report 
  • North Carolina’s No. 13-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 6-ranked player by Scout, No. 14-ranked player by ESPN and No. 17-ranked player by Rivals
  • Played for coach Joe Evans at Ardrey Kell High School
  • Younger brother of former Irish defensive line standout and current member of the New York Giants Romeo Okwara ‘15
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business
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Julian Okwara
Julian  Okwara

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Charlotte, NC

High School:
Ardrey-Kell

Height / Weight:
6-4 1/2 / 240

Position:
Defensive Line

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