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Chima Nwachukwu
Chima Nwachukwu

Hometown:
Allen, Texas

High School:
Allen

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
Safety

Birthdate:
04/18/1989

Experience:
4V



NWACHUKWU'S WSU CAREER
SENIOR (2010):
Earned a varsity letter after appearing in seven of the Cougars' 12 games...missed four games due to a hamstring injury...registered 23 tackles (21 solo)...broke up three passes...made 11 tackles against UCLA (10 solo)...named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America Second-Team for the second consecutive year with his 3.85 GPA...was a top-10 finalist for the 2010 ARA Sportsmanship award...also a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, representing the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement...named to the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Football First Team for the third consecutive season.
JUNIOR (2009): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in nine games, starting at two different positions for the Cougars...began the season at cornerback, where he started two games...an injury to LeAndre Daniels moved him to safety, where he started the remainder of the season...suffered a right high ankle sprain against Notre Dame, and missed three games before returning to start the season finale against Washington...ranked fourth on the team with 57 tackles (37 solo), including 1.5 tackles-for-loss...forced a fumble and recovered two, picking up 38 yards on returns...also intercepted a pass and recorded a pass break-up...posted a season-high 10 tackles against California (four solo)...also had nine tackles against both Hawaii and USC, and eight tackles against both Oregon and Arizona State...named first-team Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic...named ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, the first Cougar to receive such an honor since 2005 (Troy Bienemann)...named first-team CoSIDA All-Academic District VIII...served as WSU's 2009-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Council President.
SOPHOMORE (2008): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in each of WSU's 13 games...made seven starts...started the first three games of the season, then returned to the starting lineup against Arizona and started the team's last four games...57 tackles on the season (31 solo) ranked fourth on the team...recorded one interception (Oklahoma State) and returned it 11 yards...garnered WSU's "Big Play" Award following game...recorded 0.5 tackles-for-loss and two pass break-ups...matched his career high with 13 tackles against Arizona....registered four tackles and two pass break-ups at Baylor...named to Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic First Team...earned 4.0 grade point average during 2008-09 year...WSU's representative at 2008 NCAA Student-Athlete Development Conference and one of two Cougars to attend 2009 Pac-10 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee conference...named president of WSU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for 2009-10.
FRESHMAN (2007): Earned a varsity letter after starting each of WSU's 12 games as a true freshman...named to Scout.com and The Sporting News Freshman All-America Teams...also named Freshman All-Pac-10 and The Sporting News Freshman All-Pac-10...earned WSU's Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week nomination following performance against USC...finished sixth on the squad in tackles with 73 (48 solo)...also had five pass break-ups...intercepted his first career pass against Idaho...forced a fumble in his first career start against Wisconsin...registered a career-high 13 tackles (12 solo) against USC...also had nine tackles each against Wisconsin and Stanford.

NWACHUKWU'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER Played for coach Tom Westerberg...JUNIOR year team reached second round of playoffs and finished year with 9-3 record...as a SENIOR earned 5-A All-District 8 First Team honors at cornerback...registered 90 tackles with two interceptions and four pass break-ups.

DEFENSE	G/GS	TT	PT	AT	TFL	SACKS	PI/YDS
2007	12/12	73	48	25	0/0	0/0	1/15
2008	13/7	57	31	26	0.5/-1	0/0	1/11
2009	9/9	57	37	20	1.5/-4	0/0	1/0
2010	7/4	23	21	2	0/0	0/0	0/0
TOTAL	41/32	210	137	73	2/-5	0/0	3/26

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