Alex Okafor

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Alex Okafor
No. 57 Arizona Cardinals
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-02-08) February 8, 1991 (age 24)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Pflugerville (TX)
College: Texas
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 31
Sacks: 8.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at

Alex Okafor (born February 8, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas, where he earned All-American honors as a junior.

Early years[edit]

Okafor was born in Dallas, Texas. He attended Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas, and played for the Pflugerville Panthers high school football team. Following his senior season, USA Today recognized him as a high school All-American in 2008.

College career[edit]

Okafor attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2009 to 2012. He finished his 2011 junior season with 46 tackles and seven quarterback sacks, and was named a first-team All-American as a defensive end by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA).[1] He was also a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2011 and again in 2012.

Okafor was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, and CFPA Defensive Lineman Trophy watch lists to start the 2012 season.[2]

Professional career[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Okafor was ranked as one of the middle tier pass rushers in the 2013 NFL Draft.[3] He was projected as either a defensive end or linebacker in the NFL. He was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round, with the 103rd overall pick.[4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4½ in 264 lb 33⅞ in 9⅝ in 4.91 s 1.69 s 2.82 s 4.43 s 7.26 s 31 in 9 ft 4 in 21 reps
All values from NFL combine[5]


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