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    David Ngene
    David Ngene

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Humble, Texas

    High School:
    Humble

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 260

    Position:
    DE

    Birthdate:
    02/20/1985



    General: Became a vital cog of NU's defensive front late in his career as he was able to resolve some nagging health issues ... Closed career with 7.5 pass sacks, including five in his final season.

    2007: Started last five games at defensive end ... Registered four pass sacks in two successive games (Iowa and Indiana) ... Two tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, at OSU ... One tackle vs. Minnesota ... Started vs. EMU and had two tackles, including a sack, and a fumble recovery ... Three hits vs. Purdue ... Had a career-best six tackles, including two sacks and a forced fumble, vs. Iowa ... Named team's defensive big playmaker of the week against the Hawkeyes ... Earned defensive big playmaker honors again vs. Indiana with two sacks and a forced fumble vs. Indiana ... The forced fumble came with 12 seconds left when he forced IU quarterback Kellen Lewis to cough up the ball, which NU's Adam Kadela recovered.

    2006: Just prior to start of season, injured a knee and missed the opener at Miami (Ohio) ... Did not play against New Hampshire ... Returned to play against Eastern Michigan and made his presence felt with three tackles, one of which was a 9-yard sack and the other a 3-yard TFL ... One tackle at Nevada ... Three tackles vs. Penn State ... Injured his ankle early in the Wisconsin game and sat out the Purdue game ... Returned and played in a reserve role vs. MSU ... Saw limited action at Michigan ... Notched a 4-yard pass sack at Iowa ... Registered a season-most three QB hurries vs. Illinois.

    2005: Played in all 12 games, starting three ... Started first collegiate game vs. Ohio ... Two tackles vs. Ohio ... One hit vs. Northern Illinois ... Started at end vs. ASU and notched two tackles ... One solo tackle and a forced fumble vs. Penn State ... One tackle and a hurry vs. Wisconsin ... One tackle vs. Purdue, Michigan State and Ohio State ... Started against UCLA in Sun Bowl and finished with two tackles, including a 0.5 sack and TFL.

    2004: Overcame some early-season injury issues to gain some limited playing time during the season ... Registered a pair of solo tackles in NU's win over sixth-ranked Ohio State.

    2003: Redshirted ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week for the Indiana game.

    High School: SuperPrep All-Southwest Region ... A first-team all-district and all-state mention offensive lineman for one of nation's top teams ... Humble began the season as Texas' top-ranked team and finished the year 11-2, sixth in the state and 13th in the nation ... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Superteam ... Offensive Lineman of the Year ... Recorded 82 pancacke blocks in 2002 ... Team's strongest player, lifting a combined 1,265 pounds (bench, squat, power clean) ... Who's Who, Honor Roll ... Excels in track (shot put) and will contend for a state title ... Coached by Neil Quillin.

    Personal: Born David N. Ngene on 2/20/85 ... Son of Iran Ngene ... Chose NU over Stanford, Rice, Nebraska and Oklahoma ... Art theory and practice major.

    Ngene's Career Statistics

    TACKLES                G    UA     A Total    TFL-Yds    PD   FF   FR Blkd
    2004................   8     2     0     2    1.0-2       0    0    0    0
    2005................  12     6     6    12    1.0-8       0    1    0    0
    2006................   8     6     2     8    3.0-16      0    0    0    0
    2007................  11     8     8    16    4.5-26      0    2    1    0
    TOTAL...............  39    22    16    38    9.5-52      0    3    1    0
    

    SACKS G UA A Total Yds 2004................ 8 0 0 0.0 0 2005................ 12 0 1 0.5 3 2006................ 8 2 0 2.0 13 2007................ 11 5 0 5.0 24 TOTAL............... 39 7 1 7.5 40