|No. 70, 95|
|Date of birth:June 19, 1987|
|Place of birth: Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Giants ( 2010– 2011)*|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Ayanga Okpokowuruk (born June 19, 1987) is an American football player who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Duke University and attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has been a member of the New York Giants, Spokane Shock, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Rattlers and Jacksonville Sharks.
Okpokowuruk was a four-year letterman for The McCallie School Blue Tornadoes. He earned all-state and all-city honors his senior year in 2004 after recording 39 tackles and five sacks as the team went 8-3 and advanced to the state semifinals. He recorded 30 tackles and four sacks while catching 12 passes for 210 yards and one touchdown his junior season, being named honorable mention all-state as the Blue Tornadoes finished with a 7-5 record and state semifinal berth. Okpokowuruk also participated in basketball and track and field, placing fourth in the state in the shot put competition.
New York GiantsEdit
Okpokowuruk signed with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) on April 24, 2010 after going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was released by the Giants on July 30, 2010. He signed a future contracts with the Giants on January 13, 2011, and was released by the team on September 3, 2011.
Okpokowuruk was assigned to the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League (AFL) on May 26, 2011. He appeared in six games for the Shock during the 2011 season, recording eight tackles and a sack.
- ↑ "AYANGA OKPOKOWURUK". goduke.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150505000453/http://www.goduke.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=4200&ATCLID=157430. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Ayanga Okpokowuruk". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150505002614/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/aflsrk/mtt/ayanga_okpokowuruk_831092.html. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Ayanga Okpokowuruk". kffl.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150505003121/http://www.kffl.com/player/23084/nfl/news/ayanga-okpokowuruk. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- ↑ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=149. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- ↑ "Rattlers Assigned DL Okpokowuruk". arenafootball.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150505004513/http://www.arenafootball.com/sports/a-footbl/spec-rel/113012aaa.html. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- ↑ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. Archived from the original on March 14, 2015. https://web.archive.org/web/20150314200853/http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=21. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
- ↑ "Historical Team Transactions". arenafan.com. http://www.arenafan.com/teams/?page=transactions&type=old&team=139. Retrieved May 4, 2015.