|High School:||Alief Taylor HS|
His 13.0 career sacks are tied for fourth most by an OU linebacker.
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).
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).
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).
Three-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN, Scout, PrepStar and 247Sports ... No. 15 defensive end (247Sports) ... also had offers from Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia.
Son of Augusta Okoronkwo ... majoring in political science ... name pronounced o-BO-ny-uh o-kor-RON-kwo.