Joey Mbu
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    Joey Mbu

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richmond, Texas

    High School:
    Foster

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 312

    Position:
    DT

    Birthdate:
    03/28/1993

    • 2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC Second Team
    • 2014 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC First Team
    • 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll


    2013
    Starting defensive tackle in all 13 games ... led all defensive tackles with 29 stops for the second straight year ... had multiple tackles in 11 games ... season-best four stops at UTSA ... had tackles for loss against Rice, Memphis, UCF and Louisville, including a half-sack vs. the Cardinals ... broke up three passes on the year.

    2012
    Started eight games at defensive tackle while playing in all 12 ... led all defensive tackles with 27 tackles ... had a career-high five stops vs. ECU ... picked up second career sack at UCLA ... made first career interception against SMU ... also broke up a pass vs. the Mustangs.

    2011
    Developing young interior lineman that played in 12 games as a true freshman ... Improved throughout his freshman campaign at taking on blockers, freeing up the UH defenders to rank among national leaders in tackles-for-loss (108) and sacks (31) ... Had four total tackles, including one tackle-for-loss ... Made a stop for a two-yard loss at Tulane ... Had two tackles against Marshall and a fourth stop at UAB.

    High School
    Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Earned First-Team All-District 23-4A honors ... Received First-Team All-Area honors in both 2009 and 2010 and Second-Team accolades in 2008 ... Had 67 tackles, two sacks and two blocked field goals as a senior ... PrepStar All-Region ... A three-time All-District performer ... Three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines ... High school coach was Mark Wiatrek ... Helped lead team to the playoffs in both 2010 and 2009 ... Also a member of the track team as a discus and shot putter ... Won the discus district championship in 2010 and advanced to the regional championship ... Chose Houston over Air Force, Arizona, Kansas State and Rice.

    Personal
    Born on March 28, 1993 ... Son of Charles Nzams and Helen Nso ... Father, Charles, is a FIFA soccer scout ... majoring in kinesiology.

    Joey Mbu's Career Bests
    Tackles: 5, ECU (2012)
    Tackles for Loss: 1, 5x, last at UCF (2013)
    Sacks: 1, UCLA (2012)
    PBU:1, 3x, last at UCF (2013)

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