Denzel Nkemdiche
Denzel Nkemdiche

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Loganville, Ga.

High School:
Grayson

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 212

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L


09/27/2014

Defense Shines as Ole Miss Tops Memphis

Rebel Defense Allows Just 104 Total Yards in 24-3 Victory

09/13/2014

Postgame Quotes: Ole Miss vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

09/01/2014

Ole Miss Press Conference: 09.01

Rebels Open SEC Play against Vanderbilt at LP Field

08/21/2014

Eight Rebels Voted Preseason All-SEC by Coaches

Tunsil, R. Nkemdiche, Prewitt Tabbed First Team

07/30/2014

Rebels Reel in Preseason Honors

Ole Miss Players Well Represented on Preseason Awards Lists

2013: All-SEC second team selection by the Associated Press and third team by College Sports Madness ... Played in 10 games with six starts at Stinger ... 11th on the team with 35 tackles (17 solo) ... Also registered 2.0 TFLs, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Suffered a knee injury in the season opener and missed the SEMO, Texas and Idaho games ... Earned second letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Made five tackles (two solo) in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Returned from injury and registered four tackles (two solo) and a forced fumble ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Led the Rebels with nine tackles (four solo) and recovered a fumble, which he returned 24 yards ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Posted a solo stop in start ... vs. #6 LSU (10/19/13): Tallied seven tackles (three solo) in start ... vs. Arkansas (11/9/13): Had three tackles in start ... vs. Troy (11/16/13): Made a tackle for loss in start ... vs. #8 Missouri (11/23/13): Had one tackle in start ... at Mississippi State (11/28/13): Posted three solo tackles with a TFL ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Made one solo tackle ... On the preseason watch lists for the Lombardi Award and Nagurski Trophy ... Named preseason All-America fourth team by Phil Steele and All-SEC first team by the league coaches, media, Phil Steele, Birmingham News and Lindy's and second team by Athlon and College Sports Madness ... On the CFPA Linebacker Trophy Preseason Watch List ... Lindy's ranks him the No. 6 OLB in the nation.

2012: Freshman All-America first team (FWAA, College Football News, Scout.com, Phil Steele) ... All-SEC second team (Associated Press, College Sports Madness, Phil Steele) ... SEC All-Freshman team (SEC Coaches, ESPN.com) ... National Freshman Performer of the Year Watch List (CFPA) ... Midseason All-SEC third team (Phil Steele) ... Named the No. 6 SEC Impact Newcomer by ESPN.com ... Starter at Stinger LB in every game ... Led the team with 82 tackles, 13.0 TFLs, four forced fumbles and three interceptions ... First freshman in Ole Miss history to lead the team in tackles ... T-8th in the SEC, first among freshmen, with 1.0 TFLs per game ... 3rd among freshmen in the nation in TFLs ... T-4th in SEC with 0.31 fumbles forced per game ... Tied UGA's Jarvis Jones for the most fumbles forced in SEC play (4) ... Earned first letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): Tremendous college debut, leading the Rebels with eight tackles (five solo), with 3.0 TFLs and a sack ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Made three tackles (two solo) ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Posted seven tackles (two solo) ... at Tulane (9/22): Posted three solo stops and snagged his first career interception ... at #1 Alabama (9/29): Huge game with season-high 11 tackles (five solo), 3.0 TFLs, a sack and two forced fumbles ... Named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Week ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Made six tackles (three solo) with 2.0 TFLs and a QB hurry ... vs. Auburn (10/13): Posted six stops (one solo) with a TFL and a QB hurry ... at Arkansas (10/27): Led team with eight tackles, an INT (that he returned 32 yards) and two PBUs ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Made eight tackles (four solo) and forced two fumbles ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Posted six stops (two solo) with 2.5 TFLs, including a sack and a PBU ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted nine tackles (three solo) with 0.5 TFL and a QB hurry ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Had three tackles (two solo), an INT and a PBU ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Posted four stops (three solo) with a TFL, a fumble recovery and a PBU.

2011: Did not see action and was redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Amassed 101 tackles, 18 TFLs, eight sacks and three interception returns for touchdowns as a senior ... Rushed for 192 yards and three TDs on 39 carries ... Helped lead the Rams to a 10-4 record ... Coached by Mickey Conn ... Also ran track.

PERSONAL: Son of Sunday and Beverly Nkemdiche ... Brother of fellow Rebel Robert Nkemdiche ... High school teammate of fellow Rebel David Kamara ... Full name is Denzel-Ray N. Nkemdiche ... Born: Feb. 15, 1993 ... Psychology major.

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