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

    • 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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