Robert Nkemdiche
Robert  Nkemdiche

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Loganville, Ga.

High School:
Grayson

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 296

Position:
DT

Experience:
2L


08/27/2015

2015 Ole Miss Football Preseason Honors

Ubiquitous Rebel Presence in Preseason Magazine, Website Lists

08/25/2015

Six Rebels Make Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Teams

Engram, Nkemdiche, Treadwell, Tunsil Tabbed First Team

07/17/2015

Six Rebels Named Preseason All-SEC by Media

Engram, Nkemdiche, Treadwell, Tunsil Make First Team

07/16/2015

Rebels Meet the Press at SEC Media Days

Ole Miss Head Coach Hugh Freeze, Trio of Players Attend Event in Hoover

07/14/2015

Nkemdiche, Tunsil Make Lombardi Award Watch List

Awarded to Nation’s Best Lineman

09/14/2013

Scott, Rebels Roll Over Texas 44-23

Senior running back Jeff Scott ran for a career-high 164 yards and had a 73-yard punt return for a touchdown here Saturday night as Ole Miss scored 30 unanswered points to run past Texas 44-23 in front of the third largest crowd at DKR Stadium (101, 474). With the win, the Rebels improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1989.

Preseason All-America first team (Sporting News, Athlon, The Kickoff, CFB Matrix), second team (Phil Steele, Lindy’s) ... Preseason All-SEC first team (League Media, Athlon, Sporting News, Birmingham News, Phil Steele, CFB Matrix, Lindy’s) ... On preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award, Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy ... Tabbed the nation’s No. 7 front seven player and No. 17 player overall by Sporting News ... No. 2 DT in the country according to Lindy's ... Named by NFL.com as the No. 7 most freakish athlete and No. 11 scariest player in college football.

2014: All-America second team (AP, Sporting News, USA Today, CBS Sports), fourth team (Athlon), honorable mention (Sports Illustrated) ... All-SEC first team (AP, Colllege Sports Madness), second team (Athlon), third team (Phil Steele) ... Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalist ... Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List ... Midseason All-America first team (CBSSports.com, SI.com, Phil Steele), second team (Sports on Earth) ... Midseason All-SEC first team (ESPN.com, Phil Steele) ... Started every game at defensive tackle ... Totaled 35 tackles with 4.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks and a pass breakup ... Caused havoc in the middle of the line of scrimmage, helping Ole Miss lead the nation in scoring defense (16.0 ppg) and lead the SEC in tackles for loss (7.6/game) ... Earned second letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Made three tackles, broke up a pass and pressured the QB ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Made three tackles (two solo) with a sack (13-yard loss) ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Had one tackle ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Posted five tackles (two solo) ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Made two tackles ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Made three tackles and posted a sack ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Made four tackles ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Made one tackle ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Logged four tackles (one solo) ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Had a career-high seven tackles (three solo), including a TFL ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Made two stops, including a TFL ... Preseason All-America second team (Athlon, USA Today), third team (College Sports Madness), fourth team (Phil Steele) ... Preseason All-SEC first team (League Media, Coaches, Athlon, Birmingham News, Phil Steele), second team (Lindy’s, CFB Matrix) ... Named to preseason watch lists for the Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award ... Rated the nation’s No. 9 DT by Lindy’s and the SEC’s No. 3 DT by ESPN.com.

2013: First team Freshman All-America (Athlon, College Football News) ... Second team Freshman All-America (247Sports.com) ... SEC All-Freshman (league coaches) ... Played in 11 games with 10 starts (six at DE, four at DT) ... Missed the LSU and Idaho games with a strained hamstring ... Posted 34 tackles (25 solo), 2.0 sacks, two pass breakups and three QB hurries on the season ... Finished third on the team with 8.0 TFLs ... Ranked second among SEC freshmen with 0.73 TFLs per game ... Also rushed five times for 32 yards as a running back ... Earned first letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): Made his highly anticipated college debut and posted two tackles with a TFL and a pass break-up in start at DE ... Also converted a first down on a fake punt with an 11-yard run ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Made five tackles (four solo), including 2.0 TFLs, in start ... at Texas (9/14/13): Collected three tackles (two solo) with a TFL, PBU and QB hurry, in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Started at DT for the first time in his career and did not record any stats ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Made four tackles (two solo) in start at DE ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Made one tackle in start before going down with a hamstring strain ... vs. Arkansas (11/9/13): Returned from injury and started at DT, posting four stops (one solo) with a TFL ... vs. Troy (11/16/13): Made four solo stops with a career-high 2.0 TFLs, his first career sack and a QB hurry in start, earning SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors ... vs. #8 Missouri (11/23/13): Tallied three tackles (two solo) and a QB hurry in start ... at Mississippi State (11/28/13): Posted three solo stops with a TFL and a sack as a starter at DT, while rushing for a season-high 21 yards on four carries as a running back ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Made five tackles (four solo) ... Member of the 2013 signing class ... Preseason pick as SEC Newcomer of the Year by Lindy’s and SEC’s Top Impact Freshman by Sporting News ... Tabbed preseason SEC Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness ... Preseason Freshman All-America first team selection by Athlon and ESPN.com ... Preseason All-SEC third team by Phil Steele and College Sports Madness.

HIGH SCHOOL: The consensus No. 1 overall recruit and top defensive end in the nation ... An Under Armour, USA Today, MaxPreps and SuperPrep All-America selection as a senior ... Also earned All-America honors from USA Today as a junior ... Three-time All-State selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Associated Press and Georgia Athletic Coaches Association ... Racked up 41 career sacks during his high school career ... Named the Gwinnett Daily Post County Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after recording 59 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks to help Grayson win the Region 8-6A championship ... Led a defense that allowed only 11 points a game ... Also rushed for 235 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense ... Tabbed the All-Class Player of the Year (AJC, Associated Press), Gwinnett Daily Post County Defensive Player of the Year and Touchdown Club of Gwinnett Athlete of the Year after his junior season in which he led Grayson to a 15-0 record, Class 5A state title and a No. 4 national ranking by USA Today ... Posted 59 tackles and 18 sacks as a junior, while rushing for 528 yards and 17 touchdowns ... Played in the AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl ... Coached in high school by Mickey Conn.

PERSONAL: Son of Sunday and Beverly Nkemdiche ... Born: Sept. 19, 1994 ... Brother of Ole Miss linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche ... General studies major.

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