27 Facts About Alex Okafor


Alex Okafor was born on February 8,1991 and is an American football defensive end who is a free agent.

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Alex Okafor was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Alex Okafor played college football at Texas, where he earned All-American honors as a junior.

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Alex Okafor's parents met in college at Grambling State University, a historically black university, before settling down in Texas.

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Alex Okafor attended Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas, and played for the Pflugerville Panthers high school football team.

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Alex Okafor played soccer and basketball and was a stand out in both.

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Alex Okafor attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2009 to 2012.

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Alex Okafor finished his 2011 junior season with 46 tackles and seven quarterback sacks, and was named a first-team All-American as a defensive end by the American Football Coaches Association.

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Alex Okafor was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2011 and again in 2012.

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Alex Okafor was named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Bednarik Award, Lombardi Award, and CFPA Defensive Lineman Trophy watch lists tostart the 2012 season.

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Alex Okafor was ranked as one of the middle tier pass rushers in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Alex Okafor was projected as either a defensive end or linebacker in the NFL.

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Alex Okafor was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round, with the 103rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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Alex Okafor played in his first game in 2013, recording a special teams tackle before a bicep injury ended his season.

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Alex Okafor recorded his first two career sacks in Week 6 of the 2014 season against the Washington Redskins on quarterback Kirk Cousins.

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Alex Okafor had his first interception in Week 14 on Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback Alex Smith.

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Alex Okafor ended the season playing in 13 games with 12 starts, recording 30 tackles, 8 sacks, three passes defensed and one interception.

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Alex Okafor started the first 10 games of the season, recording a career-high 43 tackles, 4.

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Alex Okafor suffered a torn Achilles in the team's Week 11 win over the Redskins and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

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Alex Okafor started all 16 games in 2018, recording 36 tackles and four sacks.

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On February 14,2019, the Saints voided the final year of Alex Okafor's contract, making him a free agent at the start of the new league year.

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On March 14,2019, Alex Okafor signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Alex Okafor played in 10 games before suffering a torn pectoral in Week 15.

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Alex Okafor finished the season with 22 tackles and five sacks.

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On October 24,2020, Alex Okafor was placed on injured reserve after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 6.

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Alex Okafor traveled to Kenya during the 2016 offseason with former Texas and Saints teammate Kenny Vaccaro and is involved in community and fundraising efforts to construct a school in the region.

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On March 9,2015, Alex Okafor was arrested for evading arrest on foot and for a misdemeanor warrant for jaywalking in Austin, Texas after he knocked over a pedestrian.

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