Chidozie Oparanozie
Chidozie  Oparanozie


Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Linsly School (W. Va.)

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 241



Dukes Give Wagner All it Can Handle in 23-17 Defeat

Rally from 14-3 deficit to take fourth quarter lead


Dukes Comeback Falls Short Against Hawks

McCoy becomes DU's all-time rushing leader in 28-27 loss to Monmouth


Dukes Host Saint Francis for Homecoming

NEC home opener set for 1:10 Saturday on Rooney Field


Dukes Rally for 35-21 win at Bryant

McCoy runs for 113 yards and two scores in fourth quarter as Dukes extend win streak to three


Dukes Shut Down Valpo, 45-17

Rally from 17-7 first quarter deficit behind McCoy and Patterson


Monmouth 28, Duquesne 27

Monmouth 28, Duquesne 27


Duquesne 24, St. Francis 21

Duquesne 24, St. Francis 21


Duquesne - 45, Robert Morris - 10

Duquesne - 45, Robert Morris - 10


Duquesne 31, Bryant 28 (Homecoming)

Duquesne 31, Bryant 28 (Homecoming)

Pronunciation: chi-DOZE-e-AY o-pear-a-NOZE-e-AY

Physical inside linebacker had an outstanding freshman season before leaving school in the spring of 2009 ... re-enrolled early in 2011 and picked up where he left off last season ... has played in 21 of a possible 21 games in his two seasons at DU ... leads all returnees with a 6.1 tackles per game average (129 in 21 games) ... has 8.0 career tackles for losses totaling 33 yards ... his 129 tackles rank third among returnees.

as a junior (2011)
Started all 11 games at inside linebacker ... was third on the team with 57 tackles (26 solo) ... also had 3.5 tackles for loss (-16 yards) and broke up three passes ... had a season-high eight tackles in the opener at Bucknell and matched that with eight more at Sacred Heart in the second-to-last game of the season ... posted seven tackles in the win over CCSU ... added a sack against Bryant ... knocked down a pair of passes at Monmouth.

as a freshman (2008)
Played in all 10 games with seven starts at middle linebacker ... finished second on the team with 72 tackles (40 solo) including 4.5 tackles for loss and a sack ... picked off a pair of passes as part of his five pass break-ups ... had four double-digit tackle games (13 at Wagner, 13 vs. Monmouth, 11 vs. Albany and 11 at Robert Morris) ... was named NEC Rookie of the Week a league-high three times ... earned his first honor on Sept. 22 after single-handedly snuffing out a pair of Saint Francis, Pa. drives with interceptions at the DU 12 and 2 yard lines ... returned the first pick 55 yards to set up a touchdown and his second interception was followed by a 91-yard TD pass ... finished with six stops (four solo) in the 21-7 win ... the next weekend, he had nine solo tackles and recovered a fumble in DU's 24-16 win over Dayton to earn Rookie of the Week honors for the second time ... Duquesne stopped the nation's longest FCS win streak at 10 with the win ... added 11 tackles each against Albany and Robert Morris and topped that with a team-high 13 in a 14-0 shutout win at Wagner to earn Rookie of the Week a third time.

was raised on Pittsburgh's North Side ... attended Linsly School in Wheeling, W.Va. where he was a standout running back ... his prep career included a school-record seven touchdowns in a double-overtime 60-54 win over Cleveland (Ohio) Richmond Heights his senior season ... in that game he rushed 24 times for 140 yards and four scores, caught five passes for 159 yards and two TD's, intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown and added a two-point conversion in accounting for 44 of the Cadets 60 points ... he finished the game with three interceptions, the last of which ended Richmond Heights' final drive and set up his own game-winning score ... was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for his effort ... major: communication studies ... date of birth: 8/21/90.

Top Tackle Games
TT (solo) Opponent Year 13 (4) at Wagner 2008 13 (11) Monmouth 2008 11 (3) Albany 2008 11 (5) at Robert Morris 2008 9 (9) Dayton 2008


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