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'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 '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 '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 '05, making 22 pancake blocks and recovering a fumble ... helped Lions rush for more than 2,200 yards in '05 ... all-Broward County selection as junior on offensive line by Miami Herald ... played defensive tackle in '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's Career Statistics