2011 (Redshirt Senior): Played in all 11 games making 10 starts in the defensive secondary ... Ranked tied for fourth on the team with 56 tackles including 40 solo stops ... Credited with forcing two fumbles and breaking up six passes including a career-best three against nationally-ranked Appalachian State ... Posted a career-best seven tackles three times, twice tallying a career-high six solo stops against both Mars Hill and at nationally-ranked Appalachian State.
2010 (Senior): Suffered a ruptured tendon in his left ankle that sidelined him for the season ... Received a medical redshirt to return for a fifth season of eligibility.
2009 (Junior): Appeared in all 11 games as a defensive reserve and on special teams ... Recorded five tackles on the season including for solo stops with a career-high two at Eastern Kentucky ... Posted a tackle for loss in the season-opener at SEC-foe, Vanderbilt.
Prior to Western: Played two seasons at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., for head coach Gary Barlow ... Helped the Mustangs win the 2008 Hawaiian Punch Bowl ... Recorded 52 tackles, including 25 solo stops, as a sophomore with a team-best five interceptions - four coming in one game alone ... Listed as a three-star prospect out of San Joaquin Delta College by Rivals.com ... Was named honorable mention All-Valley Conference and Northern California Junior College All-Conference team in 2008 ... Played in four games as a true freshman, making five total tackles including three solo stops ... Played football and basketball as a prep at Merrill West HS.
Personal: Full name is Jideofo Rashaad Okwudiri ... Pronounced "JUH-Doughff-foh Oh-COOO-durr-rie ... Is the son of Cynthia Okwudiri.