|| Chike Amajoyi
Pronunciation: CHEEK-ay AM-uh-joy
AT STANFORD: Veteran player who has appeared in all 37 games and has made 17 starts at linebacker in his first three seasons at Stanford...was recruited to Stanford as a running back but quickly made the transition to linebacker...slated to work behind Owen Marecic at "mike" linebacker and make significant contributions on special teams.
2009 (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games and started the first six games of the season at mike linebacker....was an outstanding contributor on Stanford's special teams units...ranked sixth on the team in total tackles with 56, including 2.0 for loss...consistent performer who had five or more tackles in six of 13 games on the year...had a season-high eight tackles in Stanford's win over No. 24 Washington...had five solo stops in Stanford's 51-42 win over No. 7 Oregon.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games and earned five starts...started the first three games against Oregon State, Arizona State and TCU and two of the last three contests at Oregon and vs. USC...finished seventh on the team with 51 total tackles, including 20 solo efforts...also had 2.0 tackles-for-loss and a pass breakup...had a season-high seven tackles against USC...had five tackles in five other games against Washington, Notre Dame, Washington State, Oregon and California.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Began the season in nickel packages and on special teams before working his way into base packages...made an immediate contribution in his freshman campaign with 47 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss (-44), 4.0 sacks (-27), one interception, one forced fumble (at Washington State) and four quarterback hurries...tied for the team lead and ranked tied for fifth in the Pac-10 with three fumble recoveries (Oregon, at Arizona, Notre Dame)...named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...posted a season-best 10 tackles and his first career interception vs. Washington...also recorded eight tackles in the Big Game win over California...registered a season-high 1.5 sacks at Oregon State...contributed 2.0 tackles for loss against Notre Dame...made six starts on the year, including each of the last four games...first career start came at Arizona on October 20...earned the Menlo-Atherton Trophy Award, given annually to the team's top freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Outstanding all-around player at Aquinas High School in San Bernardino...listed by Scout.com as the No. 46 running back recruit in the nation and eighth-best prep running back in California...named first team All-CIF, all-state, all-county and Christian League MVP as a senior...rushed for 2,580 yards his senior season and finished with over 4,000 yards and 57 touchdowns during his prep career...added 135 receiving yards, 150 return yards and scored 32 touchdowns as a senior...on defense, accounted for 80 tackles, 2.5 sacks and three interceptions...gained 1,592 yards on the ground as a junior and scored 25 touchdowns to help Aquinas to a 13-1 finish and the CIF Southern Section Division XII championship...also earned four letters in basketball and three in track...as a senior, won the Christian League championship in the long jump, triple jump, high jump and 100m while qualifying for the CIF Championships...born October 19, 1989...member of the National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation...National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner...majoring in political science.
Amajoyi's Career Highs
Tackles: 10 vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007
Tackles for Loss: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 24, 2007
Sacks: 1.5 at Oregon State, Oct. 27, 2007
Interceptions: 1 vs. Washington, Nov. 3, 2007