2014: Earned third consecutive Honorable Mention All-Big Ten accolade in third season as a starter (39 career starts) ... Finished in a tie for 10th all-time at Northwestern with 333 career tackles (24.5 TFL's) ... Led Northwestern with 104 stops in his senior campaign, tying for 10th in the Big Ten during the regular season with 8.7 tackles per game ... Also finished tied for seventh in program history with five career fumble recoveries ... Led the NU defense in his final game with 12 tackles (1.5 TFL) vs. Illinois ... Registered second sack of the season, and first since the season opener, at Purdue on Nov. 22 ... Tied for team lead with eight tackles against Michigan ... Forced a fumble against Iowa ... Paced the 'Cats with 12 tackles at Minnesota ... Secured seven tackles at Penn State ... Tallied 10 tackles and a sack against Cal ... Led NU with 12 tackles against Western Illinois ... Named NU's Defensive Player of the Game against Nebraska ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2013: Redshirt junior ... Started all 12 games at weak-side linebacker ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) for a second year in a row ... Ranked second on the team with 106 tackles ... Collected double-digit tackles five times ... Tied for third with four interceptions ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 8.8 tackles per game ... Moved into fifth in program history with five career fumble recoveries ... Matched career high with 14 tackles in season finale at Illinois ... Had eight tackles vs. Michigan State ... Registered fifth career sack against Michigan ... Intercepted a pass in the second-straight game at Nebraska ... Posted career-high 14 tackles at Iowa ... Picked off fourth-quarter pass that led to overtime against the Hawkeyes ... Notched fourth career sack in that game ... Tallied game-high 11 tackles at Wisconsin ... Recorded second interception of season vs. Ohio State ... Led team and matched a career high with 12 tackles vs. Maine ... Forced a fumble and registered a team-high seven tackles against Western Michigan ... One of four Wildcats to register an interception against Syracuse ... Tallied team-high 10 tackles against the Bears, including six solo efforts.
2012: Redshirt sophomore ... Consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by coaches and media ... Started every game at strong-side linebacker ... Big Ten co-leader in fumble recoveries this season with four ... Team leader in tackles for loss with 10.5 ... Ranked 18th in the Big Ten in overall tackles (7.0 per game) ... Enjoyed a remarkable 2012 season-opener at Syracuse, recording his first career interception to set up an NU touchdown before recovering a fumble (on an incomplete lateral screen pass) and returning it 33 yards for a touchdown ... Also notched seven tackles against the Orange ... Racked up 10 tackles, eight solo stops and 3.0 TFL's vs. Vanderbilt, garnering Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Again posted 10 tackles against Boston College to go with his second fumble recovery of the year, two pass breakups and a QB hurry ... Five stops vs. South Dakota with one TFL ... Posted seven tackles and a TFL vs. Indiana ... Rang up a career-best 12 tackles (six solos) and a PBU at Penn State ... Posted eight tackles at Minnesota ... Three solo stops vs. Nebraska ... Assisted on five tackles against Iowa ... Recorded three tackles with a TFL and a fumble recovery at Michigan ... At Michigan State, recorded five tackles, one sack and fumble recovery ... Led NU with 11 tackles, including 10 solo stops, 2.0 TFLs and a sack, against Illinois ... Notched an interception in the red zone and five tackles in TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl vs. Mississippi State ... Named team's defensive big playmaker five times (Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Indiana and Michigan State) and Defensive Player of the Game vs. Illinois.
2011: Saw first collegiate action at Boston College ... Outside linebacker who plays a significant number of snaps per game ... ... Notched three tackles and a QB hurry vs. Eastern Illinois ... Started at Army (part of NU's 3-4 defensive front) and finished with a career-high nine tackles (four solos) ... Credited with two tackles at Illinois ... Totaled two tackles vs. Michigan ... Registered two tackles vs. Iowa ... Made first collegiate start vs. Penn State ... Had two tackles and a pass breakup vs. Indiana ... Earned two tackles at Nebraska ... Responded with seven tackles, including 1.5 TFL's, in win over Rice ... Had three tackles vs. Minnesota ... Missed the season finale vs. Michigan State and bowl game vs. Texas A&M with a shoulder injury.
2010: Did not see action ... Named team's Special Teams Practice Player of the Week (vs. Purdue).
High School:SuperPrep All-Midwest, Rivals.com All-Midwest and PrepStar All-Midwest honoree ... Ranked 27th overall among all Ohio players by SuperPrep and 38th overall among all Ohio players by Rivals.com ... Ranked ninth-best linebacker in the state by Rivals.com ... Ranked 90th among all players in Midwest Region (six states) by SuperPrep ... Ranked 47th nationally among linebackers by SuperPrep... All-Central Catholic League selection his senior season ... Central All-District Division III special mention honoree ... Totaled 55 tackles (10 TFL's) and four sacks his senior season, while playing strong safety and outside linebacker ... Notched an interception in DeSales' 17-10 rivalry win over Bishop Watterson, which gave the Stallions the CCL-Silver Division title ... Helped the Stallions (11-4) advance to the Division III state championship game before falling to Youngstown Mooney in the final ... Also lettered twice as a guard on the Stallions' basketball team ... Member of school's Honor Roll and National Honor Society ... Coached by Ryan Wiggins.
Personal:Born Ikechi Leonard Ariguzo ... Hails from the same hometown as fellow signee C.J. Bryant, who attended Gahanna Lincoln ... Joins former teammate Davon Custis (2009 signee) on NU roster ... Son of Macleo and Virginia Ariguzo ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.