In all, approximately 51 percent of USU's student-athletes earned a 3.2 GPA to qualify for the awards.
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.
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.
Football Game Notes - 10/22/12
2015 (SR): Played in all 13 games and finished the season with eight tackles (3-solo, 5-assist)… Had a career-high five tackles in the season opener against Southern Utah (9/3)… Added two tackles against Wyoming (10/30) and made one stop against BYU (11/28)… Earned academic all-Mountain West honors and was a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
2014 (JR): Played in all 14 games and made his first career start against San José State (11/21)... Finished the season with 14 tackles (7-solo, 7-assist)... Added one quarterback hurry during the year and blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt against UNLV (10/25)... Had a career-high three tackles against both SJSU and UTEP (12/20) in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl... Also had a quarterback hurry against the Miners... Added two tackles against both UNLV and at No. 25 Boise State (11/29)... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors and was a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete.
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 semifinals... 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 Utah State in the spring of 2014 with a degree in finance and earned his master’s degree in finance from USU in the fall of 2015... Attended the same high school as current Aggie Devin Centers... Last name is pronounced Oh-konk-wo.
CAREER HIGHS - Tackles: 5, vs. Southern Utah (9/3/15); Sacks: 1.0, vs. New Mexico St. (10/20/12); QBH: 1, vs. UTEP (12/20/14); Blocks: 1, vs. UNLV (10/25/14).
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