Kenny Okoro, CB

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 195 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2011 Season
Started all 13 games, recording 38 tackles, nine passes defended and one interception... started the first game of the season at Syracuse (9.1) and finished with one tackle... made one tackle and broke up a pass against NC State (9.10)... recorded two tackles against Gardner-Webb (9.17)... started and made a season-high five tackles with a pass breakup at Boston College (10.1)... made four tackles and broke up a pass against FSU (10.8)... broke up two passes and recorded three tackles versus Virginia Tech (10.15)... made first interception of season at Duke (10.22)... recorded a season-high six stops and broke up a pass vs. Maryland (11.19)... collected five tackles and broke up two passes to close regular season vs. Vanderbilt (11.26)... made his first career fumble recovery in the Music City Bowl (12.30).
2010 Season
Played in all 12 games with eight starts ... Led the team with five pass breakups and was second on the team with two interceptions ... Added 39 tackles, including 32 solo stops ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2) ... Also returned a blocked PAT for two points against the Blue Hose, the first defensive PAT in school history ... Picked off a pass and made four tackles vs. Duke (Sept. 11) ... Made five tackles, including four solo stops, at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Recorded four tackles, with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Made four tackles at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) ... Made a season-high nine tackles, including seven solo stops, at Maryland (Oct. 30) ... Picked off his second pass of the season at NC State (Nov. 13) ... Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).
2009 Season
Named to the ACC All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... Was a third team All-ACC team selection by Phil Steele and also a second team Freshman All-American by Phil Steele and College Football News ... Started each of the final eight games at corner ... Led the team with three interceptions and tied for the team lead with 11 pass breakups ... Finished second in the ACC in passes defended with 14 ... Intercepted a pass vs. Stanford (Sept. 12) ... Iced the win over NC State (Oct. 3) when he intercepted a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone with 2:02 to play in the game ... Had a season-high six tackles vs. NC State ... Intercepted Georgia Tech's Josh Nesbitt late in the second quarter and returned it 28 yards, the second-longest interception return of the season by a Deacon ... Also had five tackles vs. Florida State (Nov. 14) ... Had three pass breakups each vs. Miami (Oct. 31) and at Duke (Nov. 28).
2008 Season
Redshirted the season.
High School
Was the Greensboro News and Record All-Area Player of the Year as a senior at Dudley High School ... An outstanding cornerback who also is a dangerous receiver and punt returner ... Versatile athlete who even filled in at quarterback at times during the state title run in 2007 ... Member of the NCPreps.com 3A All-State team ... Ranked as the 33rd-best player coming out of North Carolina in 2008 ... Played for Coach Steven Davis ... Helped the Panthers to the 3-AA state championship in 2007 ... Led Dudley to a 13-3 record as a senior with a 28-20 win over Charlotte Catholic in the state championship game ... The Panthers were 10-3 in 2006 ... Had two touchdown catches and a game-saving interception in a 20-14 win over Greensboro Page as a senior ... Honor roll student all four years of high school.
Full name is Chibuikem Kenneth Okoro ... Majoring in health and exercise science with a minor in dance ... Son of Richmond and Patricia Okoro ... Both parents are Nigerian immigrants ... Born Oct. 18, 1989 ... Chose Wake Forest over Duke, Georgia Tech and Marshall ... Last name is pronounced "oh-CORE-oh".
04/17/2013 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: 124 FBS PROGRAMS, 124 POSSIBLE UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTS: WAKE FOREST: CB Kenny Okoro (6-0, 195, 4.58)...Okoro struggles to get off blocks and isn't the most reliable run defender, but he gets his hands on the ball downfield. In his college career, he had 38 passes defended and eight interceptions. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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