2013 (at Rice): Redshirted while rehabbing a knee injury... Finished his Rice career with 25 consecutive starts and 210 tackles... Was a two-time member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Junior (2012 at Rice): Second on the squad with 92 tackles... Opened the year in record-breaking fashion, setting an NCAA record by blocking three PATs in the first half vs. UCLA... Named C-USA Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts vs. UCLA... Also intercepted the first of his two passes on the season in the opener vs. the Bruins... Matched his career-high with six tackles for loss, with two of them coming in the finale vs. UTEP... Top tackle game was 11 vs. Marshall and his back-to-back stops late in the fourth quarter forced a three-and-out to set up the Owls final drive to send the game into overtime... Ranked 22nd in C-USA in tackles... Credited with 10 tackles in the Armed Forces Bowl and also picked up one of the Owls' two sacks. ... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football All Texas College preseason second team.
Sophomore (2011 at Rice): A third-team All-C-USA pick by Phil Steele... Honorable mention All-C-USA pick by league coaches... Led the team and ranked sixth in C-USA with 108 tackles this season... Had two of the Owls national-leading four fumble returns for scores... Tied the season finale at SMU with a 21-yard return in the third quarter... Scored his first career touchdown, and the Owls' third defensive score of the year when he returned a Case Keenum fumble 12 yards at Houston... Tied for the team lead with two stops on fourth down... Credited a career-high 16 stops at Marshall... Helped preserve the Owls effort vs. Memphis to not allow a touchdown for the first time since 1995 with a sack and forced fumble at the Rice 15 late in the game... Made a memorable starting debut, with a 12-tackle effort at Texas in the opener... Credited with nine stops, including one for loss, in the home opener vs. Purdue... Combined on the stop on a goal line stand and added a key stop to force a FG attempt at the end of the game that was blocked... Credited with nine stops at Baylor.
Freshman (2010 at Rice): Moved into an immediate playing role until an injury vs. Tulsa ended his season... Credited with his first career hurry vs. UCF... Picked up his first career sack vs. Northwestern... Credited with three tackles in collegiate debut vs. Texas at Reliant Stadium.
Prep: A second-team 5A All-State pick by the Associated Press... A second-team All-Greater Houston selection by the Houston Chronicle... Named to the Houston Chronicle's Houston 100... Defensive Player of the Year in District 13-5A as well as team MVP as a senior and a three-time All-District selection... Finished with 113 tackles as a senior and 306 in his three seasons... Also competed in track and won district titles in the shot put as a sophomore and junior... Member of the National Honor Society and the student council and served as an officer in both FCA and DECA.
Personal: Son of Isabel Whitfield-Nwosu and Linus and Dorothy Nwosu... Has four brothers.