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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

11/20/2014

Flight Plan::Football

The Lamar Cardinals (7-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) head to Cowboy Stadium in Lake Charles, LA to compete against McNeese State (6-4 OVR) (4-3 SLC) in their final game of the season. Game time is slated for 6PM.

11/16/2014

Highlights: UIW 20 - LU 31

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Lamar Cardinals take home the close win over Incarnate Word with a final score of 20-31. Lamar had yet another record breaking game when Mark Roberts became the first player in Lamar history to record 1,000 receiving yards.

The Cardinals will travel next week to McNeese to take on the Cowboys.

11/13/2014

Flight Plan::Football

(BEAUMONT, TX); The Lamar Cardinals are set to take on the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals in the Big Red's final home game. It is also senior night for the Cards, and there will be a ceremony before the game honoring them individually.

Game is slated for 7PM at Provost-Umphrey Stadium and online at www.bigredsn.com

11/06/2014

The Big Red SN Guys: Lamar at UCA Chalk Talk

(BEAUMONT, TX) The Big Red SN Guys, also known as Jordan and Wesley, discuss this weekend's game at Central Arkansas, and what the Cardinals need to do to defeat the Bears.

Kickoff is set for 3 PM in Conway, Arkansas and will be aired on KUIL.

Follow Jordan @BRSN_Jordan and Wesley @BRSN_Wesley

11/01/2014

FB Highlights: Cardinals defeat Huskies 72-14

(BEAUMONT TX); The Huskies of Houston Baptist rolled into town to take on the Cards for their Homecoming. Lamar wasted no time with HBU, the duo of Caleb Berry and Mark Roberts dominated the first quarter and half. Caleb hooked up with Mark four times for touchdowns, which included an eighty one yard score late in the 1st Quarter. Just before halftime Caleb found Mark one more time for a touchdown which gave him the schools all-time record for receiving touchdowns with nineteen. Not to be out done, Caleb passed for a record seven touchdowns in the first half. Lamar led 62-7 at the midway point. The Big Red defense smoothered the Huskies all night by constantly putting pressure on their quarterbacks which led to 6 takeaways, 4 interceptions and 2 fumbles. Final score was Lamar 72-14 and the Cards now have 6-3 and 3-2 in Conference play. The Cardinals will travel to Central Arkansas next Saturday to take on the Bears.

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