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Michael Okonkwo
Michael Okonkwo

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Chandler, Ariz.

High School:
Chandler

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 222

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L

04/23/2013

Utah State Recognizes 189 Student-Athletes At Annual Whitesides Luncheon

In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.

02/22/2013

Utah State Football Celebrates 2012 Campaign With Team Banquet Friday

Along with handing out individual awards, a highlight video recapping the year was shown, as was a video honoring USU's senior class, which tied the 1962 senior class for the most wins in school history with 26.

01/08/2013

Utah State Has 52 Student-Athletes Receive Fall Academic All-WAC Honors

Of its 52 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 18 student-athletes from football honored, along with 11 student-athletes from soccer, eight from both women's cross country and volleyball, and seven from men's cross country.

10/22/2012

Aggie Football Continues WAC Play At UTSA Saturday Afternoon

Football Game Notes - 10/22/12

HONORS: Academic All-WAC (2012).

UTAH STATE: Has great ball skills, runs extremely well and has long arms... Has made outstanding progress switching from wide receiver in high school to linebacker in college.

2013 (SO): Played in just five games during the season due to injury and had one tackle against Weber State (9/14).

2012 (RS-FR): Played in 11 games... Finished the season with six tackles (2-solo, 4-assist)... Recorded his first career sack against New Mexico State (10/20)... Had a season-high two tackles against NMSU... Also had tackles against UNLV (9/30), UTSA (10/27), Louisiana Tech (11/17) and Idaho (11/24)... Earned academic all-WAC honors.

2011 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first-team 5A-I Fiesta all-region and earned honorable mention 5A all-state honors at Chandler (Ariz.) High School... Was the top receiving threat for the Wolves, helping them post a 7-4 record, catching 46 passes for 867 yards and six touchdowns during senior season... Named by The Arizona Republic as the third-best wide receiver in the state prior to the 2010 season after catching 24 passes for 440 yards and three touchdowns as a junior, helping Chandler HS to the state semi-finals... Also was Arizona state 5A high jump champion, clearing 6'8"... Ranked among the top 50 high jumpers in the nation... Finished third in the state in high jump as a junior... A member of the Chandler HS National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Son of Eugene and Anthonia Okonkwo... Has three sisters and one brother... Graduated from USU in the spring of 2014 with a degree in finance... Last name is pronounced Oh-konk-wo.

Defense G/GS UA-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR
2012 (R-Fr.) 11/0 2-4-6 1.0-4 1.0-4 0-0 0 0 0
2013 (So.) 5/0 0-1-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0
TOTAL 16/0 2-5-7 1.0-4 1.0-4 0-0 0 0 0
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