Notre Dame is headed to the BCS Championship game after reaching 12-0 for the first time since 1988.
Romeo Okwara's career highs
Tackles: 5, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (1-4); at Stanford, Nov 30, 2013 (2-3)
Sacks: .5, Navy, Nov 02, 2013 (0-1)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, at Air Force, Oct 26, 2013 (1-0); at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012 (1-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, at Oklahoma, Oct 27, 2012
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in all 13 games and made his first career start against Navy (Nov. 2) ... credited with 19 tackles on the year, 10 solo and nine assisted ... had 1.5 tackles for loss including a half of a sack ... matched his career high with five tackles in the regular season finale at Stanford (Nov. 30) ... also had five tackles in the win over Navy, including a share of his first career sack ... had a TFL amongst his two tackles at Air Force (Oct. 26) ... recorded single solo tackles in five games.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Appeared in all 13 games of rookie season, primarily as a special-teams contributor ... registered seven tackles, four of which were unassisted ... logged at least one stop in five of the final six games ... posted first career tackle for loss in the win at Oklahoma (Oct. 27), forcing a fumble on the play ... credited with a half tackle for loss against Wake Forest (Nov. 17).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: First-team defensive lineman on all-Observer squad by Charlotte Observer for 2011 ... considered the 13th-best player in North Carolina by 247Sports ... rated 15th-best player in North Carolina by SuperPrep ... ranked number-19 player in North Carolina by Rivals.com ... led team with 76 tackles, 14 sacks and 27 tackles for loss, to go with 18 quarterback pressures, three pass breakups, a forced fumble and a field-goal block ... two-time all-Mecklenburg selection by Charlotte Observer ... as junior in 2010 recorded 70 tackles, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and a blocked field goal ... an all-league selection on 8-5 Ardrey Kell team as a junior ... chosen to play in North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl ... from same high school that produced former Irish defender Prince Shembo ... moved to United States from Nigeria as sixth-grader ... coached by Adam Hastings at Ardrey Kell High School ... son of Julius and Melda Okwara ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accountancy.