Returning starting defensive end ... vocal leader who brings aggressive and emotional personality to the defense ... possesses tremendous upper body strength ... was limited during spring drills while recovering from ankle surgery performed on January 9, 2013 ... granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA in March, 2012 ... Duke's leader in quarterback sacks in each of the past two seasons ... aiming to become just the second player in school history to lead the team in sacks in three consecutive seasons, joining Chris Combs (1996-97-98) ... has overcome multiple significant injuries during collegiate tenure, undergoing five total surgeries including four on left knee (July, 2008; March, 2009; December, 2010 & October, 2011) and one on right ankle (January, 2013) ... in 40 career games (15 starts), has 81 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 9.0 quarterback sacks, five QB pressures and three caused fumbles ... ranks tied for seventh in career sacks among active ACC players ... leads active Blue Devils in caused fumbles, quarterback sacks and tackles for loss ... enters 2013 season having recorded 11.0 tackles for loss and 9.0 quarterback sacks over his last 15 games dating back to the 2012 campaign ... has played 1,132 career snaps ... made switch from tight end to defensive end in the spring of 2010 ... one of five Duke players enrolled in graduate school, joining Ross Cockrell, John Coleman, Dave Harding and Sydney Sarmiento.
Honorable mention All-ACC pick by the league's media representatives ... Academic All-ACC selection ... recipient of the Frances Cutcliffe Spirit of Perseverance Award, an honor presented annually to the Duke player who best displays the toughness and perseverance to overcome challenges and continue to strive for victory, at the program's annual banquet ... played in 12 games with 11 starts ... missed the Clemson game due to injury ... posted 44 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 quarterback sacks, two QB pressures and one caused fumble ... led Duke in sacks for the second straight season ... carded a career-high eight tackles against North Carolina and had six stops versus both Virginia and Miami ... played 547 snaps including a season-high 66 at Georgia Tech.
Played in the first four games with three starting assignments before suffering a season-ending knee injury versus Tulane ... in January, 2012, received a medical hardship waiver for the 2011 season from the ACC ... following three weeks of action, ranked first in the ACC in both tackles for loss (5.0) and quarterback sacks (4.0) ... finished the year with 13 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks, one caused fumble and one QB pressure ... recorded a season-high five tackles in the season-opener versus Richmond ... had two sacks against both Stanford and Boston College ... produced a caused fumble versus Stanford ... on the field for 107 total plays.
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.