Meet the Rookie: OLB Duke Ejiofor

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Meet the Rookie: OLB Duke Ejiofor
-Pronounced “EDGE-eh-for”
-Hometown: Houston, Texas

-6-3, 265 pounds
-Sixth Round, 3rd pick (177th overall)
-Finished career at Wake Forest (2013-17) with 23.5 sacks, third-best in school history
-One of those sacks came was on quarterback Lamar Jackson at Louisville last October

-Led Wake Forest with 10.5 sacks and was second on the team with 17 tackles for loss in 2016
-Graduated from Alief Taylor High School in 2013
-An honor roll student, ran a 4.53 40-yard dash and was also a high jumper for the Lions
-Family emigrated from Nigeria to Texas where they had seven children
-His family are descendants of royalty: his two brothers’ names are Prince and Kingsley
-Likes reading his horoscope

-Ranked No. 65 on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 college players in the nation in 2017
-Wore No. 53 for Alief Taylor and will do the same for the Houston Texans

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