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Chigozie Nnoruka


Defensive Line




301 lbs.


Redshirt Senior


Sacramento, Calif.

Previous School


High School


Chigozie Nnoruka - Football - University of Miami Athletics

2019 (Redshirt Senior): Saw action in all 13 games and totaled 12 tackles…Had 1.0 tackle for loss…Made Miami debut in season opener vs. Florida (Aug. 24)…Finished with two total tackles at North Carolina (Sept. 7)…Had one tackle in home opener versus Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 14)…Credited with one tackle in win over Central Michigan (Sept. 21)….Saw action in win over Virginia (Oct. 11)…Posted two total tackles (one solo) against Georgia Tech (Oct. 19)…Saw action in win at Pittsburgh (Oct. 26)…Had two tackles in win at Florida State (Nov. 2)…Lone tackle versus Louisville (Nov. 9) was half-tackle for loss…Had one tackle against FIU (Nov. 23)…Saw action in regular season finale at Duke (Nov. 30)…Had two tackles and 0.5 TFLs in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 26).

Before Miami: Spent past three seasons at UCLA after beginning collegiate career at American River College…Saw action in 11 games in final season with Bruins…Enjoyed career year during junior season (2017), seeing action in all 13 games and making 10 starts … Credited with 49 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks in 2017…Ranked eighth on the team in tackles with 49…Tied for second on the team with 8.5 tackles for loss … Made at least three tackles in 10 games…Credited with 35 tackles, three sacks and eight tackles for loss in 2015 while playing at American River College … Named first-team All-Nor-Cal League selection. 

High School: As prep senior in 2014, he made 54 tackles, 10 sacks for John F. Kennedy HS in Sacramento… Born in Lagos, Nigeria.