Emeka Okafor
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    Emeka Okafor

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Sunnyvale, Texas

    High School:
    Sunnyvale HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-5 / 320

    Position:
    OL

    Birthdate:
    12/03/1992

    2014: Appeared in all 12 regular-season games as a reserve offensive lineman and on special teams ... tallied one tackle vs. Tulsa ... helped the Houston offense tally eight 100-yard games this year and gain 2,194 yards on the ground for 4.8 yards per rush and 26 rushing touchdowns in those 12 games.

    2013: Played in all 13 games as a reserve offensive lineman and special teams contributor ... member of team's field goal team ... finished the year with 32 offensive snaps ... part of an offensive line that ranked fourth in The American Athletic Conference with 29 sacks given up ... team ranked third in the league with an average of 33.2 points per game.

    2012: Redshirted.

    2011: Reserve offensive lineman that helped block for the nation's top offense ... UH led the country in passing yardage (450.1) and total offense (599.1) ... also led America in scoring offense (49.3) ... offensive line allowed just 1.3 sacks per game.

    High School: Earned First-Team All-District 6-2A honors ... was the Sunnyvale High School Male Athlete of the Year in 2008 and 2009 ... high school coach was Ben Wright ... is the first athlete from Sunnyvale High to earn a full scholarship ... was the district champion in the shot put as a junior ... also played basketball ... chose Houston over North Texas, SMU and UTEP.

    Personal: Son of Betty and Chris Okafor ... majoring in sociology.

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