|No. 91 New Orleans Saints|
|Date of birth:||February 8, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Dallas, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||260 lb (118 kg)|
|High school:||Pflugerville (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2013 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Alex Okafor (born February 8, 1991) is an American football defensive end for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Arizona 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.
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.
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). 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.
|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|
Okafor recorded his first two career sacks in Week 6 of 2014 against the Washington Redskins on quarterback Kirk Cousins. He had his first interception in Week 14 on Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Alex Smith. He ended the season playing in 13 games with 12 starts, recording 30 tackles, 8 sacks, three passes defensed and one interception.
New Orleans Saints
- AFCA Announces 2011 FBS Coaches' All-America Team
- "2013 Defensive End Prospect Rankings".
- Alex Okafor - 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile
- "2013 NFL Mock Draft".
- "Saints Add Free Agent DE Alex Okafor". NewOrleansSaints.com. March 14, 2017.