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|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:May 28, 1988|
|Place of birth: Carson, California|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)|
|College: San Jose State|
|Undrafted in 2010|
|Debuted in 2012 for the Oakland Raiders|
* Offseason and/or practice squad member only
|Career highlights and awards|
High school careerEdit
Carl Ihenacho was born in Carson, California and is of Nigerian descent. Although Ihenacho's mother did not allow Carl or his younger brother Duke to play Pop Warner football, Duke Ihenacho joined the football team at Junipero Serra High School at Gardena, California in senior year. At Serra, Carl Ihenacho played the defensive end and tight end positions. Ihenacho was also a second-team all-league pick and his team's Rookie of the Year in 2005.
Ihenacho played at San Jose State University and started 31 games. He was a two-time second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honoree during his four seasons at San Jose State. He ranks number five on the university’s career list for tackles for loss (33.5) and is tied for fifth in quarterback sacks with 17. In December 2009, he graduated one semester early with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Carl Ihenacho played at San Jose State with his younger brother Duke Ihenacho from the 2007 to 2009 seasons. In 2008, ESPN ranked Carl and Duke Ihenacho as one of the top ten brother combinations in college football for being among the top defensive players in FBS football.
On January 26, 2011, Ihenacho signed a reserve/future contract with the San Diego Chargers. Ihenacho participated in training camp with the Chargers until being waived on September 3, 2011. On December 7, 2011, Ihenacho signed with the Oakland Raiders practice squad.
Ihenacho debuted professionally in Week 1 of the 2012 season (September 10), a Monday Night Football game and 22-14 home loss to the San Diego Chargers. In Week 2 (September 16), a 35-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Ihenacho recorded his first tackle as a professional.
On September 25, 2012, the Raiders waived Ihenacho, but re-signed him to the practice squad two days later.
- ↑ California Birth Index
- ↑ Curtis, Jake (October 24, 2008). "Nacho Brothers have appetite for defense". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/10/23/SPMV13N8O8.DTL. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- ↑ "Ihenacho brothers lead San Jose St. defense". AP. October 22, 2008. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=ncf&id=3658226. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "Carl Ihenacho". San Jose State Spartans. http://www.sjsuspartans.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5600&ATCLID=520349. Retrieved September 25, 2012.
- ↑ Feldman, Bruce (November 17, 2008). "Best brother acts of all time". ESPN. http://proxy.espn.go.com/ncf/blog/_/name/feldman_bruce/id/3708942. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- ↑ Smith, Christopher (January 26, 2011). "Coaching staff fuses new, old". San Diego Chargers. http://www.chargers.com/news/article-1/Coaching-staff-fuses-new-old/3b8fda73-cb9b-4c3c-a4f7-493d87f8a3d4. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- ↑ "Carl Ihenacho". Oakland Raiders. http://www.raiders.com/team/roster/Carl-Ihenacho/d95b285b-8112-4b34-beee-f9dee1fe456b. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
- ↑ "Carl Ihenacho game logs, 2012". NFL. http://www.nfl.com/player/carlihenacho/496798/gamelogs. Retrieved September 25, 2012.