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Joe Okafor
Joe Okafor

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bellaire, Texas

High School:
Bellaire HS

Last College:
Oklahoma State

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 305

Position:
DL

Experience:
2L

Came out of spring camp listed as the starter at defensive end.

2013 (Junior): Played in 12 games earning eight starts ... Finished the season with 22 tackles, including nine solo stops ... Was also credited with three tackles for losses and 1.5 sacks ... Had a season-high six tackles against Nicholls State, including three solos, and a sack ... Posted four tackles, and a sack, against Sam Houston State ... Also had three two-tackle performances.

2012: Played in 11 games with two starts after transferring from Oklahoma State ... Finished the year with 18 tackles, including 4.5 for loss ... Posted three tackles, including two for loss and his lone sack of the year at Northwestern State (10/6) ... Added one of his two quarterback hurries on the season against the Demons ... Finished with three tackles, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup in 52-21 win over McMurry (10/13) ... Recorded a season-high four tackles at Hawai`i (9/15) ... Put up two tackles, including one for loss, and blocked a 36-yard field goal attempt in 31-0 shutout win over Langston (9/22).

At Oklahoma State: Appeared in two games as a redshirt freshman at Oklahoma State in 2011, recording a tackle against Louisiana-Lafayette.

High School: Prepped at Bellaire High School where he was ranked the No. 57 defensive end in the nation by Rivals ... Tabbed as one of the top 25 defensive linemen in the state by Texas Football ... Named second-team All-District 20-5A as a senior ... Played three years of varsity basketball.

Personal: Joe Okafor was born on June 5, 1991 ... Son of Priscilla Okafor ... Majoring in general studies.

08/16/2014

LU Defense Records Big Plays in Scrimmage

After a slow start, defense turns in dominating performance

08/19/2013

Football releases initial depth chart

Berry's strong scrimmage helps him grab top QB spot

04/13/2013

Lamar holds final spring football practice

Cardinals will officially close spring with Crawfish Bowl on Tuesday night

10/18/2012

Lamar jumps back into Southland play at Central Arkansas

The Cardinals and Bears will be meeting for just the second time ever on the football field

10/06/2012

Lamar falls 30-23 at Northwestern State

Cardinals will look to rebound when McMurry visits Oct. 13 for homecoming

08/15/2014

Football: #IceBucketChallenge

Coach Ray Woodard and the Senior Cardinals accept Channel 6's Andrew Chernoff's #icebucketchallenge to #strikeoutALS and challenge Judge Bob Wortham and the Lamar Cardinals Men's Basketball Team.

08/14/2014

FOOTBALL: Camp Upadate

BEAUMONT, TX: Head Coach Ray Woodard discusses camp progress and the first game of the season. The Cardinals open up season play at home against Grambling on August 30 at 7 PM.

08/07/2014

FOOTBALL: Media Day

Coach Ray Woodard and players discuss the new freshman class, camp, and what to expect for the year.

07/08/2014

2013 Cardinal Football Highlight Video

Look back at the 2013 football season

11/23/2013

HIGHLIGHTS: MCNEESE @ LAMAR

HIGHLIGHTS FROM MCNEESE STATE @ LAMAR (BEAUMONT, TX)

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