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88 - Nnamdi Obukwelu
Nnamdi Obukwelu
Height: 6-3
Weight: 275
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Brockton, Mass.
High School: Boston College High School
Position: DT
Major: Economics
House Affiliation: Adams

at Harvard
2012: Second team All-Ivy League at defensive tackle ... Preseason All-Ivy League by College Sports Madness ... Preseason first team All-Ivy League by Phil Steel’s College Football Preview ... Had a sack and a QB hurry in the opener against San Diego ... Had a tackle for a loss and two QB hurries against Cornell ... Had a tackle for a loss and two QB hurries against Bucknell ... Had two sacks against Columbia ... Had a sack in a win over Yale.
 
2011:
Second team All-Ivy League ... Obukwelu helped to anchor Harvard’s stout defensive line in his first year as a starter. The junior had 24 tackles including 4.5 for a loss and one sack ... Started all 10 games ... Had two tackles for a loss including a sack in the opener at Holy Cross ... Had a tackle for a loss in a win at Lafayette ... Had two QB hurries in a win over Dartmouth.

2010: Appeared in nine games on the defensive line and played very well, finishing with 17 tackles including 2.5 for a loss while blocking a kick ... Had a tackle for a loss among three total tackles in a win at Lafayette ... Major H award winner.

2009: Missed the season with an injury.

Background
At Boston College High School:
Earned three letters in football ... Captain of team ... Catholic Conference Player of the Year as a senior after recording 70 tackles, nine sacks and 13 tackles for a loss ... Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Patriot-Ledger All-Scholastic teams ... All-State as a senior ... Catholic Conference All-Star ... Massachusetts Hall of Fame selection in 2008 ... Two-time conference champion ... Won state championship as a senior ... President, National Honor Society ... President, Black and Latino Student Union ... Wrote for school newspaper ... Volunteer at Boston medical Center ... Scholar-Athlete ... Earned The Marguerite Thomson Award.

Personal: Enjoys music and reading ... Aspires for a career in business law ... Older brother, Iffi, played football at Harvard from 2007-09 ... Younger brother, Obum, is also on the team.