Dozie Amajoyi
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Bernardino, Calif.

High School:
Aquinas HS '06

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 245

Position:
LB

Major:
Sociology

2009: Started 10 of 11 games, finishing T3rd on team with 50 tackles (25 solos, 25 assists)... Delivered sacks vs. Western Oregon and Sacramento State... Hit Montana for 8 tackles, including 7 solos... Set career best of 9 stops (5-4-9) at Southern Utah... Also posted big defensive charts vs. WOU (5-1-6), South Dakota (2-5-7) and Portland State (0-6-6).

2008: Appeared in 11 of 12 games, making first career start vs. Cal Poly... Finished with 44 total tackles (24 solos, 20 assists)... Had 6.5 tackles for losses of 33 yards, including 2.0 sacks for 15 yards... Tallied 8 tackles (5 solos, 3 assists) with 3-for-14 TFLs in home win vs. Iona, then followed with 7 tackles (6-1-7) with an 8-yard sack vs. North Dakota a week later... The latter performance earned him both team and GWC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

2007: Played in all 11 games as a reserve linebacker... Posted 14 solo tackles and 17 assists for 31 total stops... Enjoyed particularly strong second half, tallying 6 tackles (4 solos, 2 assists) vs. Cal Poly, 8 (2-6) vs. Southern Utah and 5 (4-1) vs. South Dakota State... Had one sack for the year, a key 12-yarder vs. Josh Johnson in season-ending win vs. San Diego... Posted first career interception vs. Sacramento State, picking off Jason Smith's attempt for an 8-yard return.

2006: Co-winner (with Greg Denham) of team's GEORGE BELENIS AWARD as outstanding redshirt... Selected as team's Scout Defense Player of the Week after Cal Poly game.

AQUINAS HS '06: Ranked 2nd in California in rushing as a senior, totalling 3,006 yards with 30 touchdowns... Averaged 214.7 ypg and 10.5 yards per carry... On defense, earned 131 total tackles (80 solos, 51 assists)... Also had 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery... Selected as both Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year for the Christian League... Also named Southern Section Division 12 Offensive MVP... Led team to 13-1 record and CIF-SS Division 12 title... Earned Presidential Academic Award, Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors and was a National Honor Society member.

PERSONAL: Born in Austin, Texas... Majoring in sociology... Parents are Vincent & Eugenia Amajoyi... Older brother, Obi, played cornerback at California... Younger brother, Chike, is a linebacker at Stanford... Career highlight was rushing for 3,000 yards in a season... Career plans are to become a physician for a professional sports team.