DEIK Enemkpali

Louisiana Tech — C-USA
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 250
  • Hometown: Pflugerville, Texas
  • Age: 22

Bio

HONORS:

2013 First Team All-Conference USA

2013 First Team All-Louisiana

2013 Willie Roaf Lineman of the Year

2012 First Team All-WAC

2012 First Team All-Louisiana

2012 Fred Dean Defensive Player of the Year

2013 (SENIOR): Named First Team All-Conference USA and First Team All-Louisiana while receiving the program’s 2013 Willie Roaf Lineman of the Year Award ... Completed his career with 145 total tackles while his 17.5 career sacks ranks him third in school history behind only Walter Johnson (38) and Matt Broha (22) ... Finished the season with 47 total tackles (21 solo, 26 assisted) ... Started all 12 games as he led LA Tech with 11 tackles for a loss of 43 yards including 5.5 sacks for a loss of 31 yards ... Was one of only two defensive linemen in the country to record multiple interceptions as he picked off two passes and returned them 22 yards ... Led the team with seven QB hurries and was credited with a pass break-up ... Registered a career-high eight total tackles (three solo, five assisted) and recorded his first career interception at NC State (8/31) ... Two of his four tackles against Lamar (9/7) were sacks for a loss of 11 yards ... Registered four total tackles (two solo, two assisted) against Tulane (9/12) with 2.5 tackles being sacks for a loss of 16 yards while also being credited with two QB hurries ... Of his three solo tackles at Kansas (9/21), two were for a loss of seven yards with one of those being a sack for a loss of four yards ... Registered five total tackles against Army (9/28) ... Notched three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) at UTEP (10/5) while assisting on a tackle for a loss of two yards ... Notched his second career interception and totaled four tackles (two solo, two assisted) against North Texas (10/19) ... Credited with three total tackles at FIU (10/26) with two solo stops and one assisted tackle as one of his solo tackles was for a loss of two yards ... Registered two total tackles against Southern Miss (11/9) as well as a QB hurry ... Credited with a pass break-up along with three total tackles and a solo tackle for a loss at Rice (11/16) ... Recorded seven total tackles against Tulsa (11/23) with a tackle for a loss of three yards ... Assisted on three tackles at UTSA (11/30) including an assisted tackle for a loss.  

2012 (JUNIOR): A first team All-WAC and first team All-Louisiana selection in 2012 as well as the program's Fred Dean Defensive Player of the Year that totaled 32 tackles (17 solo, 15 assisted) with 7.5 tackles for a loss of 49 yards including 6 sacks for a loss of 46 yards with one forced fumble, one QB hurry and one pass break-up ... In the season opener at Houston (9/8) recorded three total tackles (two solo, one assisted) with both solo tackles beign sacks for a combined loss of 19 yards while also being credited with a QB hurry ... Credited with four total tackles against Rice (9/15) with 1.5 tackles being recorded for a loss of three yards ... Notched four total tackles at Illinois (9/22) with one solo stop and three assisted tackles ... Recorded four total tackles (three solo, one assisted) at Virginia with a sack for a loss of six yards ... Registered two solo tackles against UNLV (10/6) with one being a sack for a loss of six yards in a 58-31 win over the Rebels ... Credited with three total tackles - one solo, two assisted - against No. 22 Texas A&M (10/13) ... Notched a solo sack for a loss of eight yards and assisted on a tackle against Idaho (10/20) ... Assisted on a tackle at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Recorded three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) against UTSA (11/3) ... Registered two solo tackles at Texas State (11/10) including a sack for a loss of seven yards ... Made one solo tackle against Utah State (11/17) ... At San Jose State (11/24), recorded three total tackles (one solo, two assisted) and was credited with his first career pass break-up.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 12 games, amassing 33 tackles (16 solo, 17 assisted) with 7.5 tackles for a loss of 38 yards, 3.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards and one forced fumble ... Missed the game at Southern Miss (9/3) with a hand injury ... Returned the next week against Central Arkansas (9/10), recording three total tackles including assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards ... Assisted on a tackle against Houston (9/17) ... Recorded four total tackles at Mississippi State (9/24) ... His lone assisted tackle of the game went for a loss against Hawai'i (10/1) ... His lone tackle at Idaho (10/8) was a sack for a loss of three yards ... Recorded two solo tackles at Utah State (10/22) with one coming for a loss of eight yards while he helped hold the nation's sixth-ranked rushing offense to only 166 yards on the ground ... Tallied one solo tackle against San Jose State (10/29) while helping to hold the Spartans to only 12 yards rushing ... Recorded three total tackles at Fresno State (11/5) while helping to hold the WAC's leading rusher (Robbie Rouse) to under 100 yards on the ground ... Registered six total tackles in a 27-7 win at Ole Miss (11/12) with 3.5 tackles for a loss of 18 yards, a solo sack for a loss of seven yards and a fumble forced ... Recorded five tackles at Nevada (11/19) ... Recorded four total tackles against New Mexico State (11/26) including one sack for a loss of six yards as Tech shutout an opponent at home for the first time since 1996 while clinching the WAC title ... Recorded two tackles against No. 15 TCU (12/21) in the Poinsettia Bowl.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in 11 games, starting in the last nine ... Recorded 36 total tackles with 17 solo stops and 19 assisted tackles ... Recorded 2.5 sacks for a loss of 19 yards as a part of six tackles for a loss of 18 yards while recovering one fumble and being credited with one QB hurry ... In his first collegiate appearance at Texas A&M (9/11), where he assisted on five tackles including one for a loss of one yard, and recovered one fumble ... Made four total tackles against Navy (9/18) with one solo stop and three assisted tackles ... Registered six total tackles against Southern Miss (9/25) with three solo stops and three assisted tackles while recording two takles for a loss of six yards ... Made two solo tackles at Hawai'i (10/2) ... His two solo tackles against Utah State (10/9) were both sacks for a total loss of 15 yards and he was also credited with a QB hurry ... Made four total tackles against Idaho (10/16) with two solo stops and two assisted tackles and assisted Matt Broha on a sack for a loss of four yards ... Was second on the team at No. 2 Boise State (10/26) as he matched a career-best six tackles, recording four solo stops and two assisted tackles ... Recorded three total tackles against Fresno State (11/6) with one solo stop and two assisted tackles ... Registered one tackle at New Mexico State (11/13) ... Recorded three total tackles against No. 14 Nevada with one coming for a loss of seven yards.

2009: Redshirted, did not play.

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year starter for coach George Herrmann at Pflugerville High School in Texas ... Helped lead the Panthers to the District 25-5A title and the state playoffs as a senior ... Led Pflugerville to the 2007 5A state finals ... Named first team All-District 25-5A as a senior as well as third team all-Central Texas by the American Statesman ... Recorded 64 tackles with 24 TFL and 14 sacks as a senior ...

PERSONAL: Full name is Ikemefuna Chinedum Enemkpali ... Son of Chinedu and Justina Enemkpali ... Has two sisters, Nneka and Chinelo, and one brother, Osi ... Born July 3, 1991.