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 economics.