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  Chijioke Asomugha
Chijioke Asomugha

Player Profile

Lawndale, CA

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190



At Stanford: Two-year letterwinner who has the ability to play all four positions in the secondary ... Fifth-year senior ... Will focus on the cornerback position in 2002 ... Experienced special teams player.

The 2001 Season: Primary role in 2001 was as a special teams player and backup at strong safety ... Played in all 12 games ... Accounted for two tackles and one pass deflection.

The 2000 Season: Earned his first varsity letter as a reserve defensive back ... Played in nine games ... Saw playing time at all four secondary positions and on special teams.

The 1999 Season: Saw limited playing time as a reserve cornerback.

The 1998 Season: Redshirted as a true freshman.

In High School: Played both running back and cornerback at Narbonne HS in Southern California ... Gained 926 yards rushing and scored eight TDs as a senior to go along with 64 tackles, four forced fumbles, three interceptions, and two sacks ... Named to SuperPrep's All-Farwest Team ... First-Team All-Southern Pacific Conference as a cornerback ... Honorable Mention All-American by Gridiron Greats ... Attended three high schools in three years ... Forced to sit out his junior season after transferring ... Played football as a sophomore at Leuzinger HS ... Was a Second-Team All-League choice after rushing for over 500 yards and scoring six TDs as a running back with four interceptions and 43 tackles as a cornerback ... Ran track for three years ... His best times were 10.75 in the 100m, 22.3 in the 200m and 48.2 in the 400m ... Member of the National Honor Society, California Scholastic Federation and Who's Who Among American High School Students ... Also involved in drama, the Black Student Organization and National Youth Leaders ... Active in community service.

Personal Information: Public Policy major ... His name, pronounced Chee-joke-ee, means "God has given" in the Nigerian language of Igbo ... Brother, Nnamdi, is a senior on the California football team in 2002 ... Nnamdi led the Golden Bears in tackles with 76 in 2000.