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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.

09/20/2014

Lamar Runs Past Mississippi College

Cardinals record 661 yards of total offense in victory

08/28/2014

Cards set to kick off 2014 campaign

Lamar hosts Grambling State at 7 p.m. Saturday

08/20/2014

2014 Fall Camp - Defensive Line

Senior Joe Okafor's move to the outside should strengthen LU's defensive front

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

09/25/2014

Flight Plan:: Football

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals open up conference play on a two game win streak as they look to make it three in a row against conference rival Sam Houston State. Jordan Washington takes an in-depth look at the thoughts, preparation, and keys to victory for the Cards this weekend. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

Can't make the game? Watch live on www.BigRedsn.com

09/22/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Mississippi College at Lamar Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan Washington and Wesley Williams, also known as the Big Red SN guys, discuss the Cardinals' 55-10 win against Mississippi College and what to look forward to this week against Sam Houston.

Kickoff is slated for 7:00 PM at Provost Umphrey Stadium and will also be aired on BigRedsn.com.

Catch Jordan and Wesley at @BRSN_Jordan and @BRSN_Wesley on Twitter and The Big Red SN Guys on Facebook.

09/17/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Mississippi College at Lamar Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan Washington and Wesley Williams, also known as the Big Red SN guys, discuss this Saturday's home game against Mississippi College and next week's game hosting Sam Houston.

Kickoff is slated for 7:00 PM at Provost Umphrey Stadium and will also be aired on BigRedsn.com.

Catch Jordan and Wesley at @BRSN_Jordan and @BRSN_Wesley on Twitter and The Big Red SN Guys on Facebook.

09/14/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: TX COLL @ LAMAR

(Beaumont, TX) - Highlights from the Cardinals 73-0 win over Texas College (Tyler, TX).

09/14/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Texas College at Lamar Chalk Talk 2

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan Washington and Wesley Williams, also known as the the Big Red SN Guys, discuss the shutout of Texas College. The Cardinals won 73-0 at home Saturday night.

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