DEOgbonnia Okoronkwo

Oklahoma — Big 12
  • Height: 6013
  • Weight: 243
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Age: 22

Bio

2017 (Redshirt Senior): First Team All-American (Walter Camp) ... Second Team All-American (AP, FWAA, Sporting News) ... semifinalist for the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy ... named the co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big 12 First Team by the league's coaches ... has started all 13 games ... finished with six tackles against TCU in the Big 12 Championship Game (12/2) ... recovered a fumble and had three tackles against West Virginia (11/25) ... produced four tackles, including 1.5 for loss, at Kansas (11/18) ... posted five tackles, including 2.0 for loss, against TCU (11/11) ... recovered a fumble, broke up a pass and finished with two tackles, including a sack, at Oklahoma State (11/4) ... led the team with 10 tackles, including a sack, against Texas Tech (10/28) ... made five tackles with 2.0 for loss at Kansas State (10/21) ... named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after posting five tackles, 1.0 sack, a forced fumble, a pass breakup and five quarterback hurries against Texas (10/14) ... registered six tackles with 1.5 for loss and 0.5 sacks against Iowa State (10/7) ... finished with six tackles, including a strip sack to clinch the win, at Baylor (9/23) ... forced a fumble and tied for team lead with nine tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and one sack, against Tulane (9/16) ... produced six tackles and tied career high with 2.5 TFL, including 1.5 sacks, at Ohio State (9/9) ... tied for team lead with four tackles, including 2.0 TFL, one of which was a sack, against UTEP (9/2)

2016 (Redshirt Junior): Named second-team All-Big 12 by league’s coaches and AP ... his 9.0 sacks tied Eric Striker for most in OU single-season history by a linebacker and were third most in Big 12 overall on year ... paced squad and tied for fifth in Big 12 with 12.0 tackles for loss (for 62 yards) ... recorded four tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Sugar Bowl win over Auburn (1/2) ... led team with nine tackles against Oklahoma State (12/3) while also adding a pair of sacks, a forced fumble and a QB hurry ... missed Kansas (10/29) game due to injury ... notched a career-high 11 tackles against Texas (10/8) while also forcing a fumble and adding his first career pass breakup ... recorded six tackles and career-high 2.5 tackles for loss and a pair of crucial late sacks at TCU (10/1) ... had 2.0 TFL and nine tackles in first career start vs. Houston (9/3).

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in nine games (did not play in final four games of season) ... recorded a sack at Kansas (10/31) ... tied career high with three tackles, including a sack, at Kansas State (10/17) ... made two tackles against Tulsa (9/19) ... recorded a career-high three tackles against Akron (9/5).

2014 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 11 of 13 games, missing contests at TCU (10/4) and against Oklahoma State (12/6) ... matched season high with two tackles and had personal-best 1.5 sacks against Clemson in Russell Athletic Bowl (12/29) ... set season high with two tackles, including one tackle for loss, against Kansas (11/22) ... had one tackle at Iowa State (11/1) ... assisted on a sack against Texas (10/11) ... recorded one tackle at West Virginia (9/20) ... assisted on a tackle in Sooners debut against Louisiana Tech (8/30).

2013 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, Scout, PrepStar and 247Sports ... No. 15 defensive end (247Sports) ... also had offers from Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia and others.

Personal: Majoring in African and African-American studies ... name pronounced o-BO-ny-uh o-kor-RON-kwo.