98 Chinedu Okonya
98 Chinedu Okonya
Height: 6-2
Weight: 245
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: Riverdale, Ga.
High School: Riverdale
Position: DE

2016 — Saw action in all 11 games and earned his first career start against Coastal Carolina in game four...notched six tackles against the Chanticleers...in all recorded starts in the final seven contests...notched a season high eight tackles, including two sacks, versus East Tennessee State (52-7 win)...had four stops, including one for-loss, and a forced fumbles versus Wofford...finished the season with 38 tackles and 4.5 hits for-losses.

2015 — Appeared in 10 games as a reserve, contributing primarily on special teams...credited with eight tackles, including a pair of stops in his collegiate debut against Coastal Carolina...also had two stops and sack versus Samford (20-17 win).

2014 — Member of scout team.

High School:  2014 graduate of Riverdale (2A) High School...football coach was Terry Herrod...played outside linebacker and defensive end...Rivals.com and 24/7 2-Star recruit...three-year starter...served as team captain in 2013 and registered 66 tackles, including 19 for-loss, and seven sacks...first team all-region and All-Clayton County selection.

Personal: Full name is Chinedu Maduabuchi Okonya...born December 7, 1995, in Fulton County, Georgia...son of Patricia and Romanus Okonya...has four siblings, Chika, Ikechi, Chigozie, and Chidi...information technology major.