Denzel Nkemdiche
Denzel Nkemdiche

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Loganville, Ga.

High School:
Grayson

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 201

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L


12/13/2013

Conner, Treadwell, Tunsil Named Freshman All-America

Sporting News Releases Freshman All-America Selections

12/09/2013

Five Rebels Named AP All-SEC

Prewitt Named To All-SEC First Team

09/07/2013

Big Plays Lead Rebels To Victory In Home Opener

Ole Miss Tops SEMO 31-13 In Front Of Sellout Crowd

08/23/2013

Ole Miss Football Piles Up Preseason Awards

Watch Lists, All-America, All-SEC Honors Highlight List

08/22/2013

Six Rebels Make Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Teams

Denzel Nkemdiche Named To First Team Defense

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 LB ... 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 a 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 as 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 ... 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 with UGA's Jarvis Jones for the most fumbles forced in SEC play (4) ... Earned first letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): Had a tremendous college debut when he led the Rebels with eight tackles (five solo), including 3.0 TFLs and a sack ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Recorded 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): Recorded six tackles (one solo) with a TFL and a QB hurry ... at Arkansas (10/27): Led team with eight tackles, picked off a pass (that he returned 32 yards) and broke up two more ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Made eight tackles (four solo) and forced two fumbles ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Posted six tackles (two solo) with 2.5 TFLs for 10 yards, including a sack for eight yards and a pass breakup ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted nine tackles (three solo) with 0.5 TFL and a QB hurry ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Recorded three tackles (two solo), snagged his third interception of the season and broke up a pass ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Posted four stops (three solo) with a TFL and registered a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... 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 ... Also 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 on the track team ... 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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