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Emil Igwenagu, FB

School: Massachusetts  |  Conference: COL
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Bolyston, MA
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 249 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
22846-7
2011 Season
The native of Boyleston, Mass., had an outstanding senior campaign in 2011 where he earned Colonial Athletic Association First-Team All-Conference pick and served as the Minutemen's co-captain for the second consecutive year. The halfback/tight end combo hauled in a career-high 38 receptions for 375 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing touchdown for the year. At Old Dominion, Igwenagu led a huge UMass comeback effort with a career-high 10 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. He followed that up with a four-catch, 99-yard performance against Central Connecticut. In the classroom, Igwenagu was equally impressive earning the UMass Male Fall Scholar-Athlete Award as a kinesiology major.
2010 Season
Team Captain with Tyler Holmes... 2010 CAA Preseason First Team... Phil Steele Preseason First-Team All-CAA... Great athlete who is playing as a tight end and H-Back in fourth year in the program. Has also played running back, tight end and linebacker at UMass.... Sixth on team in team with 12 catches for 142 yards in seven games, six starts. Missed three games due to injury (vs. Maine, at James Madison and Holy Cross)... Hauled in one catch for four yards vs. #2 Delaware (11/13)...Three grabs for 46 yards vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) in Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium.... Returned to action at #20 Michigan (9/18), with a 7-yard catch... Sat out Holy Cross (9/11) game with injury... Tied for team-lead with five catches for 58 yards in opening win vs. #4 William & Mary (9/4).
2009 Season
Great athlete who is playing as an H-Back this season, has also played running back, tight end and linebacker at UMass ... Tied for third on team with 23 catches for 283 yards and a TD, playing in all 11 games with three starts at H-Back ... Has a catch in last nine games including a streak of six games with at least two catches (Sept. 19-Oct. 31) ... In finale at Hofstra (11/21), made two catches for 36 yards ... Onecatch for 10 yards vs. James Madison (11/14) ... Four catches for 16 yards at Maine (10/31) ... Made three catches for 45 yards at #1 Richmond (10/24) ... Two catches for 50 yards in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17) ... Career-game with six catches for 85 yards including first-TD on a juggling 52-yard catch at Delaware (10/10) ... Two catches for 19 yards vs. Stony Brook (9/26). ... Two catches for 14 yards vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
2008 Season
Saw action in all 12 games on the season, mostly on special teams and as a blocker ... Rushed once against Bryant (10/25) for nine yards and caught one pass for 16 yards ... Also rushed against Texas Tech (9/20) for two yards ... Returned a kick-off for 17 yards in the season opener against Albany (8/30).
High School
Helped Holy Name to two consecutive Division 2 Super Bowl wins, as he was named MVP of both championships ... As a senior, gained 1918 yards on 138 carries and 23 touchdowns ... Also had nine point after touchdowns ... On the defensive side racked up 95 tackles and two interceptions ... For his career, totaled 470 carries for 5,037 yards, 54 touchdowns, 372 total points, 290 tackles, 12 interceptions ... Member of Massachusetts "Super 26" Team as one of the 26 best players in the state.
Personal
Uchechukwu Emil Igwenagu ...PRONOUNCED: eh-MEAL ig-wen-AH-goo...Born March 27, 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina ... Son of Josephine Chukuzmeca and Emil Igwenagu ... Brother of Bryan, Brent and Joshua ... Majoring in Kinesiology.
 
Latest News
03/12/2012 - The UMass football team will be holding its annual Pro Day on Monday, March 12. The event will take place at McGuirk Stadium. Many NFL scouts as well as representatives from UFL and CFL teams will be on hand to check out UMass' top senior talent. Over the past two seasons, UMass has produced several NFL players including Victor Cruz of the New York Giants, James Ihedigbo of the New England Patriots, Vladimir Ducasse of the New York Jets, and Jeremy Horne of the Kansas City Chiefs. Headlining this season's crop of senior players is Emil Igwenagu who is projected to be a fourth-to-fifth round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. Tyler Holmes and Julian Talley are also a pair of top-shelf players who will be working out on Monday. - UMass football

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