The pre-season and mid-year All-America standout has lived up to his billing as one of the nation's top cover cornerbacks ... The semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Jim Thorpe, and Bednarik awards ranks second on the team in pass breakups (6) and interceptions (2) as foes have opted to probe other areas of the Oregon defense ... Finished second in tackles at Washington State (9) before duplicating that season-best effort in the win over Stanford (6 unassisted) ... Intercepted passes against Michigan State and UCLA yet few were more spectacular than a change-of-direction diving theft to thwart a potential change-of-momentum at the Ducks' 4 yard line in the fourth quarter that preserved a 12-point advantage ... One of the program's best tacklers relishes the opportunity to go head-to-head with ball carriers as much as he does deflecting passes away from would-be receivers in the end zone.
Named to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team, while also earning second-team Sporting News, CBSSports.com and USA Today All-America honors ... Earned first-team All-Pac-12 Conference recognition for the second year in a row ... Started all 13 games finishing the season second on the team in tackles (84 total, 63 solo) and interceptions (3), as well as fifth in tackles-for-loss with five ... Named a semifinalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bednarik Award, while also earning a spot on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list ... Had a game-high 12 tackles (all solo), an interception and three pass breakups in the victory over Oregon State ... Made 12 stops against Stanford (five solo) with a tackle for a loss ... Recorded eight solo and one unassisted tackles at Arizona, including a tackle for a loss ... Intercepted a pass against Washington State ... Posted seven tackles at Washington, including four solo tackles and a tackle for a loss ... Recorded six solo stops (eight total) during the Colorado victory, where he also recorded one tackle-for-loss ... Intercepted his first pass of the season in addition to recording eight tackles (four solo) vs. Cal ... Had three solo and two assisted stops against Virginia ... Had six tackles (two solo), against both Texas in the Alamo Bowl and Nicholls during the season-opener.
The 13-game starter attracted first-team Pacific-12 all-conference honors as well as third-team All-America applause ... Team's fourth-leading tackler tied for second in the country in forced fumbles (6) and finished seventh nationally in passes defended (20) ... Also led the Pac-12 in both categories, sharing top honors in the former category with Washington's Josh Shirley, while tying for seventh in the league with four interceptions ... Included was a 54-yard interception return for his first collegiate touchdown against Arizona ... Was credited with a personal-best nine tackles vs. both USC and Stanford, including a high of seven unassisted tackles against the Cardinal ... Shared the team lead with six tackles in the season opener vs. Arkansas State, and recorded five solo tackles and had one pass breakup in the season-ending victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl ... Made an interception and also had five stops in win at Oregon State ... Also forced two fumbles, recovered a third loose ball and had one pass breakup in Palo Alto ... Recorded nine stops, three pass breakups and an interception in win at USC ... Forced two fumbles, had one pass breakup and made seven tackles (six solo) in win over Washington ... Recorded a career-high four pass breakups and four stops in win vs. Washington State ... Recorded second straight game with one pass breakup and one forced fumble to go along with six solo tackles in victory over Fresno State.
True freshman appeared in all 14 games ... Ranked sixth on team among defensive backs with 34 tackles ... Recorded two stops in victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl ... Two pass breakups and one tackle in win vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game... Had three solo tackles in the Civil War victory vs. Oregon State ... One solo tackle in loss vs. USC ... Recorded a pair of tackles in victory at Washington ... Broke up two passes and recorded a career-high six tackles, all of the solo variety, in win vs. Washington State ... Five tackles and one pass breakup in win at Colorado ... Recorded three tackles, including 0.5 TFL in victory over Arizona State ... Two pass breakups and four tackles, including three solo in win vs. California ... Two tackles in win at Arizona ... Ran back two punts for 15 yards and also recorded one tackle and one pass breakup in victory vs. Missouri State ... Had four tackles in win vs. Nevada.
A three-year letterwinner for Chino Hills High School and head coach Derek Bub as a running back and defensive back ... A consensus four-star recruit, earning the rating from Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com ... The No. 17 cornerback nationally according the both Rivals.com and ESPN, he ranked as the 18th-best player in the state of California by Rivals ... Considered the No. 18 cornerback by Scout.com and ranked as the No. 12 corner by Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports ... PrepStar Magazine All-American ... As a senior, rushed 126 times for 797 yards and eight touchdowns while accumulating 30 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns ... Defensively, he accounted for 71 total tackles (38 solo), two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles ... Named to the 2010 All-State defensive first team, All-Southern Section defensive first team and was the Serra League MVP ... Posted 521 rushing yards on 86 carries with 12 scores and caught 45 passes for 712 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior ... Added 38 total tackles (22 solo), three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2009 ... Set the school record for interceptions with eight from his safety spot during his sophomore campaign.
Born Ifomenu Maxwell Ekpre-Olomu in Pasedena, Calif. Parents: Joshua and Queen Ekpre-Olomu. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School: Chino Hills High 2011. Major: Undecided.