2018 Football Roster

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E.J. Ejiya

22 E.J. Ejiya

  • Height
    6-3
  • Weight
    231
  • Class
    Redshirt Senior
  • Hometown
    Blaine, MN

Biography

2018:
• First team All-Conference USA selection
• Member of the team’s leadership council
• Leads the team in tackles with 113 (55 solo) with team highs in tackles for loss with 23.0 (fourth in FBS), sacks (9.0) to go along with a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a blocked extra point and 11 quarterback hurries in 12 games
• Had 11 tackles, a career high 4.0 tackles for loss, and a pair of sacks, including one that pushed an eventual game-tying FG attempt back in the final seconds of the win at UTSA on 11/24
• Recorded eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry on 11/15 in the win vs. Florida Atlantic
• Made nine tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss at Old Dominion on 11/10
• Posted eight stops, a half tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries in the homecoming win on 10/27 vs. Rice
• Had a career high 14 tackles (10 solo), 1.5 tackles for loss, a half sack and a quarterback hurry at UAB on 10/20
• Recorded 12 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss in the win on 10/13 vs. Southern Miss
• Made a team-high nine stops, recorded a half sack and a tackle for loss with a quarterback hurry in the win at UTEP on 10/6
• Posted nine tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and two quarterback hurries vs. Louisiana Tech on 9/29
• Made eight tackles and a sack (1.0 tackle for loss) on 9/22 in the win at Liberty
• Had 12 tackles, a sack and 3.0 tackles for loss in the win at Arkansas on 9/15
• Posted a team high eight tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and blocked an extra point in the win on 9/8 vs. Incarnate Word
• Recorded the first two sacks of his season and posted five tackles with a forced fumble in the win vs. SMU on 9/1 

2017:
• Finished the season leading the team in total tackles with 109 (51 solo), with 12.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a team-high 7.0 sacks in 14 games, all starts, earning all-conference honorable mention status
• Recorded a team-high-tying nine tackles, two of which were for loss, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on 12/16 vs. Troy
• Had seven stops and 1.5 sacks in the C-USA Championship Game at Florida Atlantic on 12/2
• Made a career-high-tying 12 tackles and recorded a sack at Rice in the win on 11/25
• Had eight tackles on 11/18 in the win vs. Army West Point
• Made six tackles in the win at La Tech on 11/4
• Had 10 tackles, one for loss, and a quarterback hurry on 10/28 in a win vs. Old Dominion
• Posted a team and career-high 12 tackles at Florida Atlantic on 10/21
• Made eight stops, one for loss, in the win on 10/14 vs. UTSA
• Tied for the team lead in tackles with 10 (six solo), 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack in the win at Southern Miss on 9/30
• Led the team in tackles with nine in the win vs. UAB on 9/23
• Made seven stops, had 1.5 tackles for loss with a sack, a forced fumble and two quarterback hurries at Iowa on 9/16
• Posted a team-high seven tackles (2.0 TFL) and the first two sacks of his career at SMU on 9/9

• Made his season debut on 9/2 vs. Lamar with four tackles (one solo)

2016:
• Made 13 appearances for the Mean Green, posting 43 tackles (26 solo), three-and-a-half for a loss
• Recorded three tackles (two solo) vs. Army in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl on 12/27
• Had one stop on 11/26 at UTEP
• Posted one tackle vs. Southern Miss on 11/19 in a win
• Recorded a career-high nine tackles (four solo) to lead the team on 11/12 at WKU
• Had a tackle vs. La Tech on 11/5
• Made three stops on 10/29 at UTSA
• Notched a then career-high six tackles (five solo) in the win at Army on 10/22
• Posted three tackles, one of which was for a loss in the win vs. Marshall on 10/8
• Had two tackles on 10/1 vs. MTSU
• Made three stops, one of which was for a loss, on 9/24 in a double OT win at Rice
• Posted five tackles (four solo) at No. 23 Florida on 9/17
• Recorded three tackles on 9/10 vs. Bethune-Cookman in the win
• Made North Texas debut in the season-opener vs. SMU on 9/3 with three tackles, one of which was for a loss

Junior College:
• NJCAA All-America honorable mention
• Totaled a team-high 62 tackles and four sacks
• Helped lead North Dakota SCS to an 8-3 record, a division championship and an appearance in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference state championships
• Sat out the 2014 season due to injury
• Was second team all-state selection and first team all-Metro selection at Spring Lake Park High School in Minneapolis

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