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    David Akinniyi

    6-4 • 250 • Defensive End • Senior

    Carrollton, Texas • Rocklin (Calif.) HS • Northeastern University


    Joined NC State in January … Three-year starter at defensive end and linebacker for Coach Rocky Hager at Northeastern University, which announced in November that it was discontinuing its football program … Has one year of eligibility remaining … Recorded 40 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and four sacks in 2009, including two tackles for loss against Boston College … Named to the Colonial Athletic Association Academic All-Conference team in 2007 and 2008 … Played 34 games at Northeastern, recording 141 tackles, 22 tackles for loss and 12 sacks … Lettered in football, basketball and track at Rocklin High School … Earned all-conference honors as a senior … Hails from an athletic family, his sister Dorcas is a heptathlete at Wisconsin, sister Deborah ran track at Stanford (2005-08) and brother Akin was a linebacker at Arizona (2002-06).


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