Sam Ekwonike
Sam  Ekwonike


Cinnaminson, N.J

High School:
Cinnaminson HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 355


2016 Preseason STATS FCS All-American

2015 1st Team All-Big South (OL)

Graduated in the summer of 2016 with a degree in public health and is pursuing a second degree in biology ... Has played in all of CCU's 41 games over the last three seasons, starting each of the last 26.

2015 (Jr.): Started all 14 games at right guard ... Earned first team All-Big South honors ... ... Paved the way for All-American running back De'Angelo Henderson ... Was the team's top-graded offensive lineman (solo or tied) five times and graded out at 90 percent or better eight times -- both tied for the team best totals ... Only allowed one sack in 698 plays and ranked second on the team with 28 knockdown blocks ... Helped Coastal rank seventh in the NCAA FCS in completion percentage, 10th in red zone offense, 15th in scoring offense, 15th in first downs, 17th in total offense and 26th in pass offense ... Named to the 2015-16 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.

2014 (So.): Started all 14 games at right guard ... Helped Coastal rank first in the FCS in fourth down conversions, fourth in first downs and ninth in third down conversions ... Part of the unit that led the Big South in fewest tackles for loss allowed (4.07) and fewest sacks allowed (1.14) -- ranking 10th and 15th in the FCS respectively ... Registered 33 knock down blocks and was the team's highest graded offensive lineman in the Monmouth win.

2013 (RFr.): Played in all 15 games, starting on the PAT/FG unit and serving as a back-up at guard.

2012 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Named a Chant Squad MVP for the week leading into the Toledo contest.

Prior to Coastal Carolina: A first-team All-County selection by the Burlington County Times .. Keyed the Pirates' offensive line, which sprung running back Tom Donnelly for over 1,200 yards and protected quarterback Dominic Elly, who threw for over 1,400 and ran for 631 ... Helped Cinnaminson to an 8-3 record as a senior ... Team qualified for the South Jersey Group 2 playoffs, falling to eventual finalist Haddonfield in the semifinals and defeated Woodstown 14-7 in the opening round ... Three year starter on offense ... Pinned his way through the bracket in the District 26 wrestling tournament in February and placed second in Region 7, with a one-point loss to eventual state champ Cody Melton of Northern Burlington in the final ... Was 25-7 as a wrestler as a junior ... Threw the discus and shot put, posting a personal record of 50-11.5 to place 7th in the shot and 149-0 in the discus to place fourth at the NJSIAA Group Championships 2, 3 & NP B.




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