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David Njoku
Player Profile:
David Njoku 1875842
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Cedar Grove, N.J.
High School: Cedar Grove HS
Major: Undeclared Arts & Sciences

2016 ALL-ACC, HONORABLE MENTION (ACSMA)

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Delivered dominant season at tight end, seeing action in all 13 games with five starts...Earned All-ACC Honorable Mention recognition from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)...Caught 43 passes totaling 698 yards with eight touchdowns...Averaged 16.2 yards per reception...Eight touchdowns were second-most...Started season opener against Florida A&M (Sept. 3) and hauled in two passes for 15 yards...Caught two passes totaling 49 yards against FAU (Sept. 10)...Recorded long reception of 46 yards against Owls...Caught three passes totaling 69 yards with one touchdown in road win over Appalachian State (Sept. 17)...Had nine-yard touchdown in first quarter and added 54-yard reception in third quarter...Started against Georgia Tech (Oct. 1)...Recorded three catches in start against Florida State (Oct. 8)...Totaled career-best 82 yards on four receptions against North Carolina (Oct. 15), including long reception of 33 yards...Registered 69 yards against Virginia Tech (Oct. 20)...Caught three passes, including long catch of 48, against Hokies...Four-catch, 41-yard performance at Notre Dame (Oct. 29) included athletic touchdown catch of two yards...Had first multi-touchdown performance of career in win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 5)...Caught career-best six passes totaling 86 yards against Panthers, including touchdown catches of 12 and five yards...Recorded touchdown in third straight game in win at Virginia (Nov. 12)...Caught three passes for 16 yards against Cavaliers, including 7-yard TD...Tied career-high mark with six catches and totaled 72 yards in start at NC State (Nov. 19)...Both receptions in regular season finale win over Duke (Nov. 26) went for long touchdowns: career-long 76-yard touchdown in third quarter and 58-yard touchdown in fourth...Totaled career-high 134 yards on two receptions...Started and caught five passes for 44 yards, including 23-yard touchdown, in Russell Athletic Bowl victory over West Virginia (Dec. 28)...Elected to forego remaining eligibility to enter 2017 NFL Draft.

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games with four starts as team's top tight end target...Caught 21 passes for 362 yards...17.2 yards-per-catch average was tops on team...Had one touchdown and averaged 30.1 yards per game...Made career debut vs. Bethune-Cookman (Sept. 5), did not record any stats...Saw action at FAU (Sept. 11)...Caught first two passes of career in action vs. Nebraska (Sept. 19), including long catch of 13 yards...Lone catch at Cincinnati (Oct. 1) was 40-yard reception...Had two catches for 33 yards at Florida State (Oct. 10)...Had three catches for 50 yards vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 17)...Made first start of career vs. Clemson (Oct. 24)...Caught two passes for 29 yards, including long of 26, at Duke (Oct. 31)...Caught first touchdown of career in start vs. Virginia (Nov. 7) on five-yard reception to open game's scoring...Added career-long 58-yard catch against Cavaliers...Had one 32-yard catch in first career start at North Carolina (Nov. 14)...Totaled 52 yards on two receptions, including 33-yard catch, against Georgia Tech (Nov. 21)...Had career-high five receptions in regular season finale at Pittsburgh (Nov. 27)...Totaled 39 yards against Panthers...Caught one pass against Washington State in Hyundai Sun Bowl (Dec. 26)...

2014 (True Freshman): Did not see any game action, redshirted to retain eligibility.

High School: Caught 40 passes for 981 yards and 11 TDs as senior in 2013 … Finished career with 76 receptions for 1,794 yards and 19 TDs … Added 334 rushing yards and six TDs on 39 carries … Second-team all-state selection in New Jersey … Coached by Ed Sadloch at Cedar Grove … Chose Miami over offers from Ohio State, Boston College, UConn, Temple and Rutgers ... Won national championship in boys high jump at 2014 New Balance Nationals Outdoor, clearing 6 feet, 11 inches.

 NJOKU CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON G-GS REC YDS AVG TD LG
2016 13-5 43 698 16.2 8 76T
2015 13-4 21 362 17.2 1 58
CAREER 26-9 64 1,060 16.6 9 76T
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