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David Njoku
TE #85
Height:
6-4
Weight:
246
Age:
21
College:
Miami
Hometown:
Cedar Grove, N.J.
Experience:
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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (29th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

Last name pronounced nuh-JOE-koo.

All-ACC honorable mention in 2016, after catching 43 passes for 698 yards and eight touchdowns in his final season at Miami (Fla.).

A two-sport athlete at Miami, was a high school national champion in the high jump during his senior year, setting a career-best height of 7 feet, 1 inch.

Family moved to the United States from Nigeria where his father was a chief, who then bestowed upon him the title Chief David Njoku.

Enjoys meditating to relax and also practiced Muay Thai when he was younger.

College: Played in 26 career games at Miami with nine starts…Caught 64 career passes for 1,060 yards and nine TDs…Averaged 16.2 yards per reception in 2016, hauling in 43 receptions for 698 yards and eight TDs…(11/26) vs. Duke: Caught two touchdown passes of 76 and 58 yards against Duke in the regular season finale…(12/28) vs. West Virginia: Caught five passes for 48 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown, in the Russell Athletic Bowl, helping Miami (Fla.) win their first bowl game since 2006… Played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2015, catching 21 passes for 362 yards and one TD…Averaged a team-high 17.2 yards per catch…Also competed in indoor and outdoor track for the Hurricanes from 2015-16

Personal: Last name pronounced nuh-JOE-koo…Native of Cedar Grove, N.J.…One of nine siblings (four boys and five girls)…Received the title of Chief David Njoku from his father, Innocent, who was a Nigerian Chief…His younger brother, Evidence, will be a freshman on the Hurricanes’ football team this fall…High School: Attended Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, N.J…Second-team all-state selection…Finished career with 1,794 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns on 76 receptions…Rushed for 334 yards and six touchdowns on 39 carries…Won the national championship  in boys high jump as a senior at the 2014 New Balance National Outdoor…His personal best in the high jump was 7 feet, 1 inch as a senior…Community Involvement: Enjoys working with kids and promoting strong educational values…Hobbies/Interests: Regularly practices Muay-Thai and meditation… Enjoys movies, notes the Fast and the Furious series as his favorite.

Career Transactions: Selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (29th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

Last name pronounced nuh-JOE-koo.

All-ACC honorable mention in 2016, after catching 43 passes for 698 yards and eight touchdowns in his final season at Miami (Fla.).

A two-sport athlete at Miami, was a high school national champion in the high jump during his senior year, setting a career-best height of 7 feet, 1 inch.

Family moved to the United States from Nigeria where his father was a chief, who then bestowed upon him the title Chief David Njoku.

Enjoys meditating to relax and also practiced Muay Thai when he was younger.

College: Played in 26 career games at Miami with nine starts…Caught 64 career passes for 1,060 yards and nine TDs…Averaged 16.2 yards per reception in 2016, hauling in 43 receptions for 698 yards and eight TDs…(11/26) vs. Duke: Caught two touchdown passes of 76 and 58 yards against Duke in the regular season finale…(12/28) vs. West Virginia: Caught five passes for 48 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown, in the Russell Athletic Bowl, helping Miami (Fla.) win their first bowl game since 2006… Played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman in 2015, catching 21 passes for 362 yards and one TD…Averaged a team-high 17.2 yards per catch…Also competed in indoor and outdoor track for the Hurricanes from 2015-16

Personal: Last name pronounced nuh-JOE-koo…Native of Cedar Grove, N.J.…One of nine siblings (four boys and five girls)…Received the title of Chief David Njoku from his father, Innocent, who was a Nigerian Chief…His younger brother, Evidence, will be a freshman on the Hurricanes’ football team this fall…High School: Attended Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, N.J…Second-team all-state selection…Finished career with 1,794 receiving yards and 19 touchdowns on 76 receptions…Rushed for 334 yards and six touchdowns on 39 carries…Won the national championship  in boys high jump as a senior at the 2014 New Balance National Outdoor…His personal best in the high jump was 7 feet, 1 inch as a senior…Community Involvement: Enjoys working with kids and promoting strong educational values…Hobbies/Interests: Regularly practices Muay-Thai and meditation… Enjoys movies, notes the Fast and the Furious series as his favorite.

 

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