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Position  Linebacker
Name  Denzel Nkemdiche
Class  Junior
Height  1.80 m

Major  Psychology
High school  Grayson High School
Place of birth  Atlanta, Georgia
Siblings  Robert Nkemdiche
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College  University of Mississippi (2011–present)
Date of birth  (1993-02-15) February 15, 1993 (age 22)
Role  American football linebacker
Current team  Ole Miss Rebels football (#4 / Linebacker)
Parents  Beverly Nkemdiche, Sunday Nkemdiche
Similar People  Robert Nkemdiche, Laquon Treadwell, Hugh Freeze, Serderius Bryant, Cody Prewitt

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Denzel-Ray N. Nkemdiche (born February 15, 1993) is an American football linebacker. He currently attends the University of Mississippi in his junior year.


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High school career

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A native of Loganville, Georgia, Nkemdiche attended Grayson High School, where he played for the Grayson High School Rams high school football team. As a senior, he helped lead the team to a 10–4 record by recording 101 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and three interception returns for touchdowns. He was projected to move to the secondary in college, but lacked elite speed, which is why he was only rated as a two-star recruit and not ranked among the nation's top prospects.

College career

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Nkemdiche chose to attend Ole Miss over Georgia, and went on the redshirt for his first year in Oxford, Mississippi. In the 2012 season, he led the team with 82 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, and three interceptions. He was named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and to the SEC All-Freshman team. On October 25, 2014, Nkemdiche broke his ankle against LSU. During the 2015 season, he was released from the football team.

Personal life

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Nkemdiche was born in Atlanta, Georgia to Nigerian immigrants Beverly and Sunday Nkemdiche. His father, a cardiologist, has reportedly applied for a researcher position at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Nkemdiche's mother, a politician, returned to Nigeria in 2009 and currently represents Onitsha South in the Anambra State House of Assembly. His younger brother, Robert Nkemdiche, plays defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

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