George Iloka

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George Iloka
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Iloka with the Bengals in 2013.
No. 43 Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Strong Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-31) March 31, 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Sugar Land (TX) Kempner
College: Boise State
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2015
Tackles: 189
Pass deflections: 16
Interceptions: 5
Forced fumbles: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

George Iloka (born March 31, 1990) is an American football safety for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boise State and was considered one of the best safety prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft. He was the 32nd pick in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.[1]

High school career[edit]

George Iloka attended Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas.

College career[edit]

Iloka attended Boise State University from 2008 to 2011, where he was a three-year starter. In his four years as a Bronco, the team went 50-3 and finished each season ranked 11th or better in the Associated Press (AP) National Poll. In his senior year, Iloka started 11 games at free safety and one at cornerback, helping the Broncos finish 12-1 in 2011. That year, he earned All-MWC first-team honors from league coaches and a trip to the 2012 Senior Bowl; the national attention shot Iloka to the top of many NFL Draft boards. Iloka finished his college career with 231 tackles, 24 passes defensed, seven interceptions and a sack.[2]

In 2008, Iloka was the youngest player in the WAC at 17, and played in every game with five starts for a Bronco team that went 12-0 before losing to TCU in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl. He compiled 62 tackles (5.0 solo), 10 passes defensed, 4 interceptions and a sack on the year.

Iloka was an All-WAC selection in 2010.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 225 lb 4.66 s 1.61 s 2.66 s 4.03 s 7.03 s 34 12 in 10 ft 4 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

According to the Star Tribune’s Matt Vensel, Iloka’s 34 1/2-inch arms were the longest among defensive backs at the 2012 scouting combine.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Iloka was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals, 167 overall pick in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

In 2013, Iloka became the starting strong safety for the Bengals. In 2014, he returned to the starting position. Iloka recorded two interceptions against quarterback Matt Ryan in the Week 2 win against the Atlanta Falcons.[5]

On March 9, 2016, Iloka signed a 5-year $30 Million extension with the Bengals.[6]

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