2015 NFL DRAFT

Emmanuel Acho, OLB

School: Texas  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Dallas, TX
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 238 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
146154-5
Career Notes
Ended his career having played in 48 games, including 26 starts ... graduated in December, 2011 with a degree in sports management ... posted 278 tackles (159 solo), 41 TFL, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two INTs, 13 PBU and 26 pressures for his career ... named a finalist for the 2011 Lott IMPACT Trophy, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and Wuerffel Trophy ... was also a William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist and National Scholar-Athlete candidate ... named to the 2011 AFCA Good Works Team and the Capital One Academic All-District 7 team ... 2011 first-team All-Big 12 selection (Coaches, AP, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and second team All-Big 12 (Kansas City Star) ... led the team with 131 tackles and 19 tackles for loss to go with three sacks, one caused fumble, 18 quarterback pressures and six pass breakups in 2011 ... earned All-Big 12 in 2009 and 2010 ... a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... a second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2010 after registering 87 tackles (49 solo), three sacks, 12 TFL, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one INT, six PBU and five pressures ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection in 2009 after recording 49 tackles (36 solo), 10 TFL, two sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an INT, a PBU and three pressures ... saw action in 10 games as a true freshman with 11 tackles and a forced fumble ... was ranked as one of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects.
2011 Season
Started all 13 games at linebacker ... named a finalist for the 2011 Lott IMPACT Trophy, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and Wuerffel Trophy ... was also a William V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist and National Scholar-Athlete candidate ... named to the 2011 AFCA Good Works Team and the Capital One Academic All-District 7 team ... first-team All-Big 12 selection (Coaches, AP, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and second team All-Big 12 (Kansas City Star) ... first-team Academic All-Big 12 ... earned team awards as winner of the Lan Hewlett Academic Award, the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength & Conditioning Award, the Clyde Littlefield Most Team Spirited (Defense) and the Mike Campbell Most Valuable Defensive Player ... helped Texas lead the Big 12 and rank sixth in the nation in rushing defense (96.23 ypg) and 11th in total defense (306.08) ... also ranked 10th in pass efficiency defense (111.0) ... led the team with 131 tackles to go with 19 tackles for loss, three sacks, one caused fumble, 18 quarterback pressures and six pass breakups ... posted double digit tackle totals in nine of the 13 games ... ranked sixth in the Big 12 in tackles per game and tackles for loss ... game captain for the BYU, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Kansas State and Baylor contests ... in his final collegiate game he led Texas to a Holiday Bowl victory over California as he had nine tackles, one tackle for loss, three quarterback pressures and one PBU to help hold Cal to 195 yards of total offense and just seven rushing yards. Recorded a season-high 16 tackles to go with one tackle for loss and two quarterback pressures at Texas A&M ... tallied a team-high 10 tackles (three solo) against Rice to go with one pressure and one TFL ... notched 11 tackles (three solo), one TFL, and one PBU versus BYU ... racked up 10 tackles (five solo), two TFL, three pressures and his first sack of the season in win at UCLA ... at Iowa State he logged a team-high 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and two pressures ... notched 10 tackles and one pressure against Oklahoma ... made two tackles for loss and five total tackles with two pressures against Oklahoma State ... helped lead the defense to a shutout performance against Kansas, allowing only 46 yards of total offense and negative two rushing yards ... recorded 13 tackles and two tackles for loss against Texas Tech to receive honorable mention CFPA Linebacker of the Week ... tallied a season-high 14 tackles, five tackles for loss, one caused fumble, two pass breakups and one pressure at Missouri to earn the team's Defensive Player of the Week honor and honorable mention CFPA Linebacker of the Week ... posted a team-high 13 tackles with two tackles for loss, one sack and one pressure while holding Kansas State to 121 yards of total offense to share the team's Defensive Player of the Week honor.
2010 Season
Started 11 games (7 MLB/4 SLB) and appeared on special teams ... a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the league's coaches and the San Antonio Express-News ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the Associated Press ... named first-team Academic All-Big 12 ... missed Iowa State game due to injury ... helped Texas rank sixth in the nation in total defense (300.2 ypg) and pass defense (161.6 ypg) ... registered 87 tackles (49 solo), three sacks, 12 TFL, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one INT, six PBU and five pressures ... recorded six tackles (three solo), one pressure and one PBU at Rice ... booked six tackles (two solo), one TFL and one PBU versus Wyoming ... notched four tackles (three solo), one forced fumble, two PBU and two pressures at Texas Tech ... registered seven tackles (six solo), one sack, one TFL, one fumble recovery and one pressure versus UCLA ... tallied career-highs with 17 tackles (nine solo) and five TFL against No. 8 Oklahoma ... also logged one sack and one forced fumble versus the Sooners ... recorded seven tackles (five solo) and one TFL at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... notched 10 tackles (five solo), one TFL and one PBU versus No. 25/24 Baylor ... tallied nine tackles (five solo) and two TFL at Kansas State ... logged nine tackles (four solo) against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... recorded six tackles (one solo) and a 57-yard INT returned for a TD against Florida Atlantic ... posted six solo tackles, one sack, one TFL and one pressure against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
2009 Season
Appeared in 14 games at linebacker and on special teams, including two starts ... tabbed honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped UT rank 12th nationally in scoring defense (16.7 ppg), third in total defense (251.9 ypg), first in rushing defense (72.4 ypg), 10th in pass efficiency defense (100.5 rating) and 19th in pass defense (179.6 ypg) ... UT also ranked first nationally in INTs (25) and tied for first in forced turnovers (37) ... notched 49 tackles (36 solo), 10 TFL, two sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, an INT, a PBU and three pressures ... posted three tackles, a forced fumble and a pressure against ULM ... notched four tackles, two TFL and two forced fumbles against Texas Tech ... registered a season-high seven tackles and added a sack, three TFL and two pressures versus UTEP ... posted five tackles and three TFL against Colorado ... registered two tackles and two fumble recoveries versus No. 20 Oklahoma ... notched five tackles at Missouri ... tallied six tackles and a TFL at Oklahoma State ... posted five tackles and a sack versus UCF ... booked three tackles, his first career INT and a PBU at Baylor ... posted two tackles at Kansas and a Texas A&M ... notched two tackles at Texas A&M ... registered three tackles in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 21 Nebraska ... added a tackle in the BCS Championship game against No. 1 Alabama.
2008 Season
Appeared in 10 games at linebacker and on special teams, missing three games due to a knee injury ... notched 11 tackles and a forced fumble ... posted five special-teams tackles ... recorded a tackle in his first collegiate game against FAU ... tallied five tackles in a victory at UTEP ... added a tackle versus Rice and at Colorado ... posted a tackle and a forced fumble against Baylor ... recorded two tackles against Texas A&M.
High School
Coached by Hayward Lee at St. Mark's H.S. ... versatile three-sport letterman who also lettered in basketball and track and field ... earned nine letters as a prepster ... a member of ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... tabbed the state's top linebacker by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a first-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... helped St. Mark's to a 32-9 record during his four seasons and a Southwest Preparatory Conference Championship as a senior ... posted 210 tackles in his last two years as a prepster ... notched 107 tackles and 15 sacks as a senior ... recorded 12 tackles and two sacks in a win over Oklahoma City Casady ... tabbed All-SPC as a junior ... recorded 103 tackles and forced five fumbles ... also was a four-year letterman in track and field, throwing the shot put and discus ... recorded personal bests of 57-4 (shot put) and 177-3 (discus) ... two-year letterman in basketball with career averages of 10 points and eight rebounds per game.
Personal
Born in Dallas, Texas ... middle name, Cinedum, means `God guides me' ... brother, Sam, played defensive end at Texas and is now in the NFL ... both parents, Sonny and Christie, were born in Nigeria ... mom, Christi, ran track at University College Hospital in Nigeria.
 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Browns' drafts: Round 6/204 - Emmanuel Acho, LB, 6-1, 238, Texas...Acho led the Longhorns with 131 tackles and had 14.5 tackles for loss in 2011. He plays outside linebacker. - The Sports Xchange

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