Sam Ekwonike
Sam  Ekwonike


Cinnaminson, N.J

High School:
Cinnaminson HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 350



Coastal Carolina vs. Monmouth 11/15/2014

Coastal Carolina vs. Monmouth 11/15/2014

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.