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Christian Okafor
Player Profile:
Christian Okafor 1250279
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 315
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Houston, TX
High School: Westbury HS
Experience: Redshirt


Career Stats
Game Logs: 2013

Okafor made a significant contribution during his redshirt freshman season in 2013 when he was inserted as the starter at left tackle with five games remaining in the campaign and the Golden Bears made dramatic improvements on the offensive line. Okafor also earned second-team Pac-12 Academic honors as a redshirt freshman. Okafor was moved to right tackle during the spring of 2014 and battled for the starting job with Brian Farley before being granted a medical redshirt and retiring from football prior to the team’s 2014 training camp while remaining at Cal as a student. He is on track to graduate from Cal in May of 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics.

Cal Career (2012-13)
► Played in nine games with five starts at right tackle during his two seasons with the program with all of his action coming as a 2013 redshirt freshman
► Second-team Pac-12 All-Academic as a 2013 redshirt freshman

Sophomore (2014)
► Spent spring practices the contending with Brian Farley for the starting role at right tackle before being granted a medical redshirt and retiring from football prior to the training camp
Freshman (2013)
► Played in nine contests and started the last five games of the year at left tackle with the team improving its rushing average by 37.8 yards per game compared to its first seven contests
► First career start came at Washington while he made his collegiate debut in the season-opener vs. Northwestern
► Played off the bench in the first four games then did not play for three contests before moving into a starting role
► Second-team Pac-12 All-Academic

Freshman (2012)
► Redshirted
► Did not play
► Cal’s No. 10 recruit prior to the season according to Athlon, while Phil Steele had him as his No. 69 national freshman offensive lineman
► A mid-year enrollee for the spring semester who participated with the team during its spring practices

Westbury HS (Class of 2012)
► An All-Region selection of PrepStar and SuperPrep as a 2011 senior
► Graduated from high school in three and a half years

Recruiting Notes (Class of 2012)
► A four-star recruit of ESPN and MaxPreps, while Rivals, Scout and 247Sports garnered him with three stars
► Ranked as the nation’s No. 30 offensive tackle recruit, while Scout had him at No. 34, Rivals at No. 67 and MaxPreps on its list of the nation’s top offensive tackles but with no specific ranking
► Ranked as the No. 39 overall player in the state of Texas by ESPN and No. 97 according to Rivals
► Full name is Chukwdiebere Christian Okafor
► Born May 21, 1994
► Parents are Patrick and Patience Okafor
► Major is applied mathematics

Last Updated
June 6, 2015

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