Earned a starting job during fall camp and started all 12 regular season games at defensive end before missing the Cotton Bowl due to injury ... contributed 25 tackles, with a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … recorded a sack for a loss of five yards and forced a fumble at SMU … batted down an impressive six passes and had four QB hurries.
Coached by Mark Bonis at Brother Martin HS in New Orleans, La. … earned first-team Class 5A All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in 2011 … racked up 59 tackles and six quarterback sacks in his first season as a defensive tackle in 2011 … rated a 3-star prospect by ESPNU, 247sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com … ranked the No. 26 strongside defensive end nationally by 247sports.com … ranked the No. 51 defensive end nationally by ESPNU … rated the No. 26 prospect in Louisiana … ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 19 player and the No. 4 defensive end in Louisiana … chose Texas A&M over offers from Cal, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Baylor.
Julien Obioha is the son of Pius and Catherin Obioha … born July 7, 1994 ... physics major.