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  Emmanuel Awofadeju
Emmanuel Awofadeju

Player Profile
Hometown:
Roswell, GA

High School:
Roswell HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 250

Position:
DE

Experience:
2003-07


Pronunciation: uh-wof-uh-day-ju
Getting To Know Emmanuel Awofaedju

At Stanford: Has earned three letters while playing in 32 of Stanford's 34 games the past three seasons ... Used in a backup role and on special teams ... Has played both outside linebacker and defensive end throughout his career, but will concentrate on defensive end in 2007.
Career Statistics

The 2007 Season: Game-by-game Statistics

The 2006 Season: A letterwinner for the third consecutive season ... Saw most of his playing time in a backup role at outside linebacker and on special teams ... Had three total tackles while playing in all 12 games.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2005 Season: Received playing time on special teams and in a reserve role at outside linebacker ... Played in all 11 games ... Registered five tackles during the season ... Earned his second letter.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2004 Season: Received his first varsity letter as a backup outside linebacker and special teams player ... Saw action in nine of Stanford's 11 games ... Credited with two tackles ... Selected Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic.
Game-By-Game Statistics

The 2003 Season: Did not play in 2003 as a true freshman defensive end.

In High School: Ranked as one of the top defensive end recruits in the nation from Roswell High School in Georgia ... Rivals.com listed him No. 29 on its ratings of the top DE prospects in the country ... First Team All-Region and Honorable Mention All-State ... Played defensive end and tight end as a senior ... Also played two years on the basketball team and participated in track for three seasons ... His events in track included the long jump, triple jump, 400m, 200m, 4x100 and 4x400 relays ... Best marks were 44-4 in the triple jump, 21-0 in the long jump and 23.3 in the 200m.

Personal Information: Communication major with an Economic minor ... Member of the National Honor Society and Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Mother, Rosemarie Ojehomon, is an actor.

Getting to Know EmmanuelAwofadeju

Nickname: The Hybrid, Tightness, Freak Jr., Manny Fresh, E
I would describe myself as a person as: Balanced and determined
What people don't know about me is: I was born in South Nigeria
The reason I love football is: Because of my team and the joy of victory
I pattern my play after: No one (I play like me)
For me to improve as a person, I need to: Be more humble and compassionate
My favorite pre-game ritual is: Listening to music and visualizing victory
My greatest athletic moment is: Yet to be accomplished
The biggest thrill in my life to date is: Hiking and camping on the Appalachian Trail for four days and three nights in seventh grade
My favorite stadium in which to play is: The Los Angeles Coliseum
The reason I chose Stanford University is: No. 1 academics + No. 1 athletics = Stanford
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: A lot about myself, life, college football, African-American history, Race and Ethnic relations, and French and Italian Literature
The best thing about Stanford is: Everything
My favorite class at Stanford is: PWR2 - Music and Film
What sets Stanford apart from other college football programs: The coaches and players
The sports team I followed when I was younger: Atlanta Braves
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Barry Sanders
The athlete I admire most is: Muhammad Ali
The person I admire most is: My mother
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: My mother
The three people in history I admire most are: Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King, Jr. and William Wallace
Favorite Food: Italian
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Rice and chicken or spaghetti and meat sauce
Favorite Movies: Braveheart, Lion King and Gladiator
Favorite TV Shows: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Cosby Show
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress: Halle Berry
Favorite musical groups or performers: Boys II Men and all of the ATL Crew
If I were not playing college football, I would be: Running track, acting, or singing in an a cappella group
After my Stanford career, I'd like to be remembered as: A player that always gave his all
The best advice I ever received was: Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: My mother
The place I'd most like to visit: Italy or any place in the
Caribbean Hobbies: Watching TV, eating, hanging out with friends
Ten years from now, I'd like to be: A husband and father; Wealthy
My advice to youngsters: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life, don't screw it up" - Coach A.J. Christoff
My most prized possession: Freewill If I won $1 million, I would: Be a million dollars richer

Last Updated: September 26, 2007

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