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83   Emil Igwenagu
Emil Igwenagu

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bolyston, Mass.

High School:
Holy Name Catholic H.S

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
03/27/1989


03/11/2012

UMass Football To Hold Annual Pro Day On Monday, March 12

Pro scouts from NFL & CFL will be on hand to check out UMass' top senior talent.

02/20/2012

NFL Combine Up Next For Emil Igwenagu

Fans can watch the combine workouts live on the NFL Network & NFL.com

01/24/2012

Emil Igwenagu To Play In Senior Bowl

Fans can watch live on Saturday at 4 PM on the NFL Network.

01/16/2012

Igwenagu Selected To Play In 87th East-West Shrine Game

Senior tight end to play in front of NFL scouts, coaches, and general managers from all 32 teams.

12/13/2011

Collins & Igwenagu Named UMass Fall Scholar-Athletes

The pair was honored at the UMass Sports Luncheon last week.

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2009 CAA Academic All-Conference Team
On Igwenagu: Third-year player will see action at his third position in as many year playing tight end ... Played mostly has a fullback last season and as a linebacker in his first year ... Versatile player with a lot of physicality ... Good skills as he can run ... Very fluid with his action which led to his move to tight end ... Will be a key to the offense this season ... Great athlete with good speed ... Comes from winning background ... Switched to No. 83 this season after wearing No. 24 as a redshirt freshman.

As a Redshirt Senior in 2011 : Game-By-Game Statistics
As a redshirt junior in 2010 : Game-By-Game Statistics
• PRONOUNCED: eh-MEAL ig-wen-AH-goo
• TEAM CAPTAIN with Tyler Holmes
• 2010 CAA Preseason First Team
• Phil Steele Preseason First-Team All-CAA
• Great athlete who is playing as a tight end and H-Back in fourth year in the program. Has also played running back, tight end and linebacker at UMass.
• Sixth on team in team with 12 catches for 142 yards in seven games, six starts. Missed three games due to injury (vs. Maine, at James Madison and Holy Cross)
• Hauled in one catch for four yards vs. #2 Delaware (11/13).
• Three grabs for 46 yards vs. #10 New Hampshire (10/23) in Colonial Clash at Gillette Stadium.
• Returned to action at #20 Michigan (9/18), with a 7-yard catch.
• Sat out Holy Cross (9/11) game with injury.
• Tied for team-lead with five catches for 58 yards in opening win vs. #4 William & Mary (9/4).
As a redshirt sophomore in 2009: Game-by-Game Statistics
Great athlete who is playing as an H-Back this season, has also played running back, tight end and linebacker at UMass ... Tied for third on team with 23 catches for 283 yards and a TD, playing in all 11 games with three starts at H-Back ... Has a catch in last nine games including a streak of six games with at least two catches (Sept. 19-Oct. 31) ... In finale at Hofstra (11/21), made two catches for 36 yards ... Onecatch for 10 yards vs. James Madison (11/14) ... Four catches for 16 yards at Maine (10/31) ... Made three catches for 45 yards at #1 Richmond (10/24) ... Two catches for 50 yards in win over #4 New Hampshire (10/17) ... Career-game with six catches for 85 yards including first-TD on a juggling 52-yard catch at Delaware (10/10) ... Two catches for 19 yards vs. Stony Brook (9/26).
• Two catches for 14 yards vs. Rhode Island (9/19).
As a redshirt freshman in 2008: Saw action in all 12 games on the season, mostly on special teams and as a blocker ... Rushed once against Bryant (10/25) for nine yards and caught one pass for 16 yards ... Also rushed against Texas Tech (9/20) for two yards ... Returned a kick-off for 17 yards in the season opener against Albany (8/30).

As a freshman in 2007: Shared team's Outstanding Offensive Scout Team Award with Octavious Hawkins ... Redshirt season ... Worked on both sides of the ball at linebacker and running back.

Before UMass: Helped Holy Name to two consecutive Division 2 Super Bowl wins, as he was named MVP of both championships ... As a senior, gained 1918 yards on 138 carries and 23 touchdowns ... Also had nine point after touchdowns ... On the defensive side racked up 95 tackles and two interceptions ... For his career, totaled 470 carries for 5,037 yards, 54 touchdowns, 372 total points, 290 tackles, 12 interceptions ... Member of Massachusetts "Super 26" Team as one of the 26 best players in the state.

Personal: Uchechukwu Emil Igwenagu ... Born March 27, 1989 in Raleigh, North Carolina ... Son of Josephine Chukuzmeca and Emil Igwenagu ... Brother of Bryan, Brent and Joshua ... Majoring in Kinesiology.

RUSHINGgattyardstdlongavg/cavg/g
2008 11 2 11 0 9 5.5 1.0
2009 11 6 11 0 4 1.8 1.0
2010 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 4 7 1 3 1.8 0.6
TOTAL 41 12 29 1 9 2.4 0.7


TOTAL OFFENSEgrushpasstotalavg/g
2008 11 11 0 11 1.0
2009 11 11 0 11 1.0
2010 8 0 0 0 0.0
2011 11 7 0 7 0.6
TOTAL 41 29 0 29 0.7


RECEIVINGgrecyardstdlongrec/gavg/cavg/g
2008 11 1 16 0 16 0.1 16.0 1.5
2009 11 24 288 1 52 2.2 12.0 26.2
2010 8 12 142 0 24 1.5 11.8 17.8
2011 11 38 375 3 58 3.5 9.9 34.1
TOTAL 41 75 821 4 58 1.8 10.9 20.0


SCORINGgtdrushrcvretpat2patfgtotalavg/g
2008 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2009 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5
2010 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2011 11 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 24 2.2
TOTAL 41 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 30 0.7


KICK RETURNSgno.yardstdlongavg/ravg/g
2008 11 1 17 0 17 17.0 1.5
2009 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2010 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
TOTAL 41 2 17 0 17 8.5 0.4


ALL PURPOSEgrushrcvprkrirtotalavg/g
2008 11 11 16 0 17 0 44 4.0
2009 11 11 288 0 0 0 299 27.2
2010 8 0 142 0 0 0 142 17.8
2011 11 7 375 0 0 0 382 34.7
TOTAL 41 29 821 0 17 0 867 21.1


TACKLESguaatotaltflpdfffrblk
2008 11 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2009 11 2 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 0
2010 8 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 11 2 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 4 1 5 0.0 0 0 0 0


SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points scored: 6, 5 times
Touchdowns: 1, 5 times
Rush attempts: 3, Northeastern, Nov 07, 2009
Rush yards: 9, Bryant, Oct 25, 2008 (1 carries)
Rush TDs: 1, at Holy Cross, Sep 01, 2011
Long rush: 9, Bryant, Oct 25, 2008
Receptions: 10, at Old Dominion, Oct 01, 2011
Receiving yards: 99, Central Connecticut, Oct 08, 2011 (4 receptions)
Receiving TDs: 1, 4 times
Long reception: 58, Central Connecticut, Oct 08, 2011
Total offense attempts: 3, Northeastern, Nov 07, 2009 (3 rush,0 pass)
Total ofense yards: 9, Bryant, Oct 25, 2008 (9 rush,0 pass)
All-purpose yards: 99, Central Connecticut, Oct 08, 2011
Kick returns: 1, Albany, Aug 30, 2008 ; at Richmond, Oct 24, 2009
Kick return yards: 17, Albany, Aug 30, 2008 (1 returns)
Long kick return: 17, Albany, Aug 30, 2008
Tackles: 1, 5 times

1. What was it like playing youth and/or high school football in your home town?
It was a good experience. It was the first organized sport that I was apart of.

2. What is it like playing college football?
A lot different from high school it is a lot more complex and time consuming.

3. What were your thoughts when you learned that the rivalry, dubbed the Colonial Clash, would move to Gillette Stadium?
It was definitely a big thing for the rivalry and the conference. It is good because both teams are from New England and get to play at the only professional football stadium in New England.

4. What advice would you give young players who have aspirations of playing college football?
It was a good thing to be a part of. Its not just a game. It helps build you as a person and helps with your character and ability to work with others.

5. What do you enjoy the most of your college experience?
The ability to get to know different people from different states and countries and being able to play with people from different arenas.

6. What do you plan to do upon graduating from college?
After college I plan to attend graduate school.

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