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No Texas players drafted for first time in 77 years

Alex Okafor, the last Texas Longhorn selected before a 77-year streak ended. (Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE) With the 256th pick of the 2014 NFL Draft the Houston Texans selected free safety Lonnie Ballentine from the University of Memphis.n  With the selection of Ballentine, the NFL Draft was brought to a close. One of the more surprising things about the previous 255 picks made by...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona signs 4th-round picks Okafor, Watford

The Arizona Cardinals have signed both of their fourth-round picks, linebacker Alex Okafor and guard Earl Watford, to four-year contracts. The moves mean Arizona has signed eight of its nine draft choices. Only first-round pick Jonathan Cooper, a guard out of North Carolina, remains. Okafor led Texas with 12 1-2 sacks as a senior last season, ninth most in the country and most...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Okafor Would Give Patriots Another Talented Pass Rusher Opposite Chandler Jones

The Patriots traded up to the 21st pick in last year’s NFL draft to get their pass rusher of the future. And Chandler Jones didn’t disappoint in his rookie campaign. Fighting through injuries for much of the season, Jones established himself as a force to be reckoned with off the edge for much of the season. He managed 45 tackles, six sacks and three forced fumbles in just 14...
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Davis Set to Join DE Rotation

With the season-ending injury to Jackson Jeffcoat, the Longhorns are going to turn to Reggie Wilson as Alex Okafor's bookend.
October 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Okafor Tapped as Preseason Big 12 DPOY

Texas senior defensive end Alex Okafor was one of four Longhorns to be named to the 2012 Preseason All-Big 12 Team, as selected by media members who cover the league. And those same members selected the Longhorn defensive end as the Big 12 Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
July 19, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Preseason All-Big 12 Team Announced

The Big 12 released the media's preseason All-Big 12 team in advance of Big 12 media days which are set to kick off Monday in Dallas. About the only surprise - and a small one at that - was that West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith was named as the first team quarterback over Oklahoma's Landry Jones.
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Three Texas football players arrested

Three Texas Longhorns football players were arrested and charged with failure to obey a lawful order after police were called to a disturbance in Austin on Monday morning. Defensive end Alex Okafor, safety Kenny Vaccaro and tight end Barrett Matthews were all hit with the misdemeanor charge, while former player Eryon Barnett was charged with failure to identify himself,
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Scouting the Holiday Bowl: Texas vs Cal

Texas represents the Big 12 this year against the Bears of Cal. The Longhorns have a stingy defense led by defensive end Emmanuel Acho and tackle Alex Okafor. Cal counters with a defense led by linebacker Mychal Kendricks who leads the Bears in both tackles for loss and interceptions. This game will feature several talented underclassmen on both sides of the ball like Cal receiver...
December 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Football. Okafor selected to the 2011 AFCA FBS Coaches' All-America Team

Junior DE Alex Okafor becomes the 40th Longhorn selected to the AFCA All-America Team.
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December 05, 2011  |  Discuss
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