|| Ekom Udofia
AT STANFORD: Fifth-year defensive lineman ticketed to start at nose guard...part of a talented front defensive four that includes Thomas Keiser, Matt Masifilo, Brian Bulcke, Sione Fua and Erik Lorig...strong player who brings size and quickness to his position...has appeared in 31 games and has made 26 starts over the last three seasons...was one of the top recruits in the nation in the 2005 freshmen class.
2008 (SENIOR): Played in all 12 games and made eight starts...started six games at nose tackle and two at defensive tackle...finished the season with 30 total tackles, including 13 solo efforts...also had 2.0 tackles-for-loss.
2007 (JUNIOR): Saw action in seven games and made six starts...finished with 18 tackles, including seven solo efforts...also had 2.0 tackles for loss (-2) and 0.5 sack...had a season-high seven tackles at Washington.
2006 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games in the middle of the defensive line...earned third team freshman All-American honors by The Sporting News and also earned a spot on the Pac-10's All-Freshman team...finished the season with 43 tackles (18 solo, 25 assists), which was the second-highest total among defensive linemen...also added a sack and had 1.5 tackles-for-loss...led the team with two fumble recoveries to rank tied for sixth in the Pac-10...finished with seven tackles against Navy and had a career-best and team co-leading nine tackles against Oregon State...also had five tackles at UCLA and Notre Dame...picked up his first career sack and tackle-for-loss (1.5) against Cal to earn the team's Frank Rehm Award for the most outstanding lineman in the Big Game.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Did not see action.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Consensus prep All-American at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz...named to PrepStar's Dream Team as one of the Top 100 recruits in the nation...was ranked as the fifth-best defensive line prospect in the country by PrepStar...earned All-American honors and was rated as the 14th-best defensive line prospect in the nation and top recruit in Arizona by SuperPrep...also earned All-American honors by Parade, Rivals.com, Student Sports, EA Sports and U.S. Army...selected to the Long Beach Press Telegram's Best in the West team...played in the U.S. Army's All-American Bowl where he was named a scholar-athlete...named to Arizona's Super All-State team as a senior...two-time first team all-state, all-region and all-conference selection following his junior and senior seasons...recorded 62 tackles, 22.0 tackles-for-loss, 8.0 sacks, a forced fumble and 15 quarterback hurries in his senior season, which was limited to seven games because of injury...finished with 63 tackles, 12.0 sacks and 37.0 tackles for loss as a junior...played basketball and participated in track and field for two seasons...recipient of the 2004-05 Watkins Award which is presented annually to the top African-American high school student-athlete in the country...brother, Udeme, played at Stanford from 2003-07...sister, Aniebiet, also graduated from Stanford...majoring in science, technology and society (economics minor).
UDOFIA'S CAREER STATISTICS
Year G-S UT AT TT SKS-YDS TFL-YDS INT-YDS
2006 12-12 18 25 43 1.0-1 1.5-8 0
2007 7-6 7 11 18 0.5-0 2.0-2 0
2008 12-8 13 17 30 0-0 2.0-7 0
Totals 31-26 38 53 91 1.5-1 5.5-17 0
Udofia's Career Highs
Tackles: 9 vs. Washington State, Sept. 23, 2006
Tackles for Loss: 1.5 at California, Dec. 2, 2006
Sacks: 1.0 at California, Dec. 2, 2006