Charted as a starting defensive end entering the fall ... missed the contact portion of spring drills while recovering from knee surgery ... has shown the ability to make big plays ... owns good strength and motor ... increased level of consistency will pay dividends ... in the post-spring weightlifting evaluation, boasted the program's top bench press at 450 pounds.
Played in all 12 games at defensive end, starting the Elon contest ... finished the year with 23 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, two QB pressures and one caused fumble ... had a season-high six stops against Alabama and added five tackles and one forced fumble at Georgia Tech ... played 359 total snaps.
Saw action in all 12 games as a reserve tight end ... credited with one tackle on special teams ... played 119 total snaps including 24 on offense.
Did not see game action while recovering from knee surgery.
Listed as the No. 34 tight end in the country by Rivals.com ... first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state pick as a senior ... also competed in track and field and basketball.
2011: Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the fourth game, the second knee injury of his career. He missed spring drills while recovering from knee surgery.
Son of Emmanuel and Oby Anunike ... born May 22, 1990 ... majoring in biological anthropology & anatomy.