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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

10/30/2014

Flight Plan:: Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); Lamar returns back home after a two week hiatus to take on the Houston Baptist Huskies. It will mark the first time these teams have competed against each other in their schools history. Game time is slated for 6 PM from Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

10/22/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Bye Week

(BEAUMONT, TX) Jordan and Wesley, also known as the Big Red SN Guys, talk about Lamar's BYE week this week and preparations for next week as they host HBU for Homecoming.

10/18/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: LAMAR @ NICHOLLS

(THIBODAUX, LA) - HIGHLIGHTS from #LAMAR @ #Nicholls - Shot by MIlton Quijano.

10/15/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at Nicholls Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) Wesley and Jordan, also known as the Big Red SN Guys, discuss the Cardinal's trip to Nicholls Saturday.

The Colonels are 0-7 overall and 0-3 in conference; the Cardinals are 4-3 overall and 1-2 in conference.

Lamar will kickoff at John L. Guidry stadium at 3 PM CST.

10/08/2014

Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); Jordan Washington takes an in depth look at the Lamar Cardinals' upcoming game against SLC Champion Southeastern Louisiana. Both teams currently stand at 4-2 on the season as the Lions travel to Beaumont. Game time is slated for 6 p.m. at Provost-Umphrey Stadium.

Watch live at http://www.bigredsn.com

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