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.

Loading...
Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • VIDEO: Home is Ole Miss

      Friday, January 23, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss Football: Home is Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Baseball Omaha Challenge

      Friday, January 23, 2015 - Baseball

      The Season: Ole Miss Baseball: Omaha Challenge 2014 from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rivalry Game with NCAA Tournament Implications

      Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Women's Basketball

      Ole Miss closes out a three-game stretch in which they will have faced three consecutive ranked opponents when they welcome No. 18 Mississippi State on Thursday night. The Rebels are 1-1 through the first two games of the stretch, having... read more

    • Prewitt, Golson Impress at Senior Bowl Practices

      Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Football

       Photo GalleryCody Prewitt and Senquez Golson will represent Ole Miss in the Senior Bowl, which will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. CT from Mobile, Alabama, and will be televised by the NFL Network. The duo have already had a busy... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Jan. 13-19, 2015)

      Monday, January 19, 2015 - Athletics

      Men's Basketball - Ole Miss thrashed No. 19 Arkansas 96-82 on Saturday. The Rebels picked up their first true road win over a ranked opponent since 2003 and scored the second-most points ever by an opponent in Bud Walton Arena.... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 18

      Sunday, January 18, 2015 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss men's and women's basketball teams both made some history, while the men's and women's tennis teams started their spring seasons. National Signing Day (Feb. 4) and the start of baseball season (Feb. 13) are less than a... read more

    • Key Stretch Starts with Tough Test in LSU

      Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      After an up-and-down non-conference slate that included wins over Creighton, Cincinnati and Oregon, all away from home, and losses to Charleston Southern and Western Kentucky, both at home, Ole Miss learned a lot about itself in the first week of... read more

    • Way-Too-Early Preseason Top 25 Rankings

      Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Football

      Ole Miss football finished the 2014 football season with a 9-4 record and a top-20 final national rankings in both polls. The Rebels come in at No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 19 in the Amway Coach... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Jan. 6-12, 2015)

      Monday, January 12, 2015 - Athletics

      Women's Basketball - Ole Miss went 2-0 on the week with a road win at Florida and a win at home against Alabama, moving to 13-4 overall and 3-1 in SEC action while winning back-to-back SEC games for the first... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 11

      Sunday, January 11, 2015 - Athletics

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team opened SEC play, while the Ole Miss women's basketball team continued SEC play, as we enter the heart of college basketball season. Over the weekend, the men's and women's teams posted wire-to-wire wins on... read more

    • Rebels to Open SEC Play ' in Grand Fashion'

      Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Men's Basketball

      Ole Miss looks to reverse history, as the Rebels (9-4) travel to No. 1 Kentucky tonight (6 p.m., SEC Network), the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams. Ole Miss is 0-15 all-time against the nation's top ranked team, last playing... read more

    • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (Dec. 29, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015)

      Monday, January 5, 2015 - Athletics

      Ole Miss Athletics Week in ReviewDec. 29, 2014-Jan. 5, 2015Football- The No. 9 Ole Miss football team finished the 2014 football season with a 9-4 record, its best since 2009, after a 42-3 defeat to No. 6 TCU in the... read more

    • Observations from the Best Seat in the House -- Jan. 4

      Sunday, January 4, 2015 - Athletics

      Observations from the Best Seat in the House is back, having taken a week off for the Christmas holidays and traveled to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The football team finished the season in a "New Year's Six" bowl,... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss-TCU Motivational

      Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - Football

      Ole MIss vs TCU Official Team Motivational 2014 Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Three and Out: Keys to Ole Miss-TCU

      Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - Football

      Three areas to watch as No. 9 Ole Miss plays No. 6 TCU in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, the inaugural "New Year's Six" bowl game. Containing Boykin, Handling TCU's Tempo Ole Miss coaches and players have compared TCU junior quarterback... read more