Danny Ezechukwu
Danny  Ezechukwu


Lithonia, Ga.

High School:
Arabia Mountain

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 250



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Purdue vs. Northwestern (USATSI)

Purdue takes on Northwestern

• Academic All-Big Ten.
• Appeared in all 12 games, making four starts.
• Finished fourth on the team with 52 total tackles, including 30 solo stops, for the year.
• Had 1.5 tackles for loss on the year.
• Had a season-high nine tackles vs. Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 3.
• Finished with five tackles, four solo, against Cincinnati on Sept. 10.
• Tallied four solo tackles vs. Nevada on Sept. 24.
• Had four stops, three solo, at Maryland on Oct. 1.
• Recorded three tackles, including an assisted TFL, at Illinois on Oct. 8.
• Finished with seven tackles, four solo, vs. Iowa on Oct. 15.
• Tallied five tackles, including an assisted TFL, at No. 8 Nebraska on Oct. 22.
• Had three tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 5.
• Had two tackles, including an assisted TFL, vs. Northwester on Nov. 12.
• Tied season-high with nine stops, seven solo, vs. No. 6 Wisconsin on Nov. 19.
• Had one tackle at Indiana on Nov. 26.

• Academic All-Big Ten.
• Started all 12 games.
• Finished second on the team with 79 total tackles, 40 solo, with two tackles for loss, a sack, an interception, a fumble forced, a fumble recovered and two PBUs.
• Finished with two tackles at Marshall on Sept. 6.
• Had five tackles, three solo, and a TFL vs. Indiana State on Sept. 12.
• Tallied five tackles and returned a fumble 90 yards for a touchdown against Virginia Tech on Sept. 19.
• Finished with 10 tackles vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 28.
• Had eight tackles and a PBU at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3.
• Recorded 10 tackles, eight solo, with a sack and an interception against Minnesota on Oct. 10.
• Tallied a season-high 11 tackles at Wisconsin on Oct. 17.
• Had one solo tackle vs. Nebraska on Oct. 31.
• Finished with six tackles against Illinois on Nov. 7.
• Recorded six tackles and a fumble forced at Northwestern on Nov. 14.
• Had seven tackles and a PBU at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21.
• Finished with eight tackles, seven solo, vs. Indiana on Nov. 28.

• Appeared in all 12 games, starting six.
• Finished with 43 tackles, 27 solo, 3 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, an interception and a PBU.
• Made first collegiate tackle against Western Michigan on Aug. 30.
• Had two tackles, one solo, and .5 sack against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13.
• Had one tackle against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20.
• Made one solo tackle against Iowa on Sept. 27.
• Recorded four solo tackles against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11.
• Finished with 10 tackles, five solo, a forced fumble and 1.5 TFLs at Minnesota on Oct. 18.
• Recorded a career-high 12 tackles, four solo, at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1.
• Made two solo tackles against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8.
• Finished with a career-high seven solo tackles with a TFL, a forced fumble, a PBU, and his first career interception against Northwestern on Nov. 22.
• Had three tackles, two solo, at Indiana on Nov. 29.

• Did not play.

• Listed as a three-star prospect by ESPN.com
• Named 6-AAAAA All-Region first team.

• Given name is Danny Ikenna Ezechukwu.
• Born Dec. 7, 1994.
• Graduated with a degree in industrial management in May 2017.
• Is pursuing a master's degree in leadership and innovation.


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