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Nnamdi Gwacham
Nnamdi Gwacham

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chino Hills, Calif.

High School:
Ayala HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
11/20/1987

Experience:
3L

• Academic All-WAC (2006, 2007, 2008)

Quickly: Name is pronounced Nawm-dee Gwah-chum... Large, strong target at wide receiver with good speed and jumping ability.

2008 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, starting two... Tied for third on team overall and tied for second among returners with 20 catches, while ranking second on team overall and tops amongst returners with 370 yards... Team-leading 18.5 ypc was second in the WAC... Had two TD catches, a six-yard snag at UNLV in the season-opener and a 62-yard strike vs. Hawai'i... Had two catches of over 50 yards, adding a 52-yard reception vs. Fresno State... Had a season-high three receptions in four games with a career-best 76 yards in Louisiana Tech game, while adding 62 vs. Hawai'i... Snared at least one catch in each of last six games.

2007 (So.): Played in nine games at wide receiver and on special teams... Tallied one catch for five yards at Wyoming.

2006 (Fr.): Saw time as a backup wide receiver and on special teams... Caught two passes for 25 yards, including a 23-yarder against Utah... Had one reception for 16 yards at Louisiana Tech.

2005 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU.

High School: Was a second-team all-conference selection as both a wide receiver and safety as a senior... Led the team with 22 receptions for 374 yards and three touchdowns as a senior... Had a team-long reception of 80 yards... Recorded 39 total tackles as a safety as well... Competed in track and was a state finalist in the triple jump as both a junior and senior... Was named his school's Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year... Earned academic all-CIF Southern Section honors.

Personal: Born Nov. 20, 1987 in Onitscha, Nigeria and moved to the United States in 1999... Son of Edwin and Caroline Gwacham... Has one brother and three sisters... One sister plays basketball at Cal Baptist... Majoring in exercise science... Would like to go to medical school... Main hobby is reading... Also on the USU track & field team, helping the Aggies to the 2007 WAC Outdoor Championship... At the 2007 WAC Championships, he earned second-team all-WAC honors after placing fifth in the high jump (6-2.75) and 10th in triple jump (46-6.75)... Also earned second-team all-WAC accolades in 2008 after again finishing fifth in high jump (6-7.00)... A member of USU Student-Athlete Mentors Program (SAMs)... President of USU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as the WAC SAAC President.

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