Wisdom Onyegbule
Wisdom Onyegbule

Bolingbrook, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 285




Illini Honor 15 Seniors at Annual Banquet

Mercilus Earns MVP Honors

2011 - Senior: Former walk-on earned a scholarship prior to 2011 season ... Recipient of the team's Service above Self Award at the annual postseason banquet ... Saw action in all 13 games ... Recovered a fumble against Michigan ... Recorded career-high two tackles against Penn State ... Had one tackle and 0.5 TFL against Purdue.

2010 - Junior: Saw action in five games on the season, recording one tackle and recovering one fumble ... Had one tackle in win over Purdue ... Recovered a fumble in win over Southern Illinois.

2009 - Sophomore: Played three snaps vs. Michigan, recording a half sack for a loss of three yards.

2008 - Freshman: Member of UI squad.

2007: Joined the team as a walk-on during spring practice.

High School: Earned eight varsity letters: four in track and two each in football and wrestling ... Played defensive end ... High school team went to IHSA quarterfinals as a junior and senior ... Holds school record in shot put with a throw of 56'11.75 ... Tied school record in the discus with a throw of 166'7" ... Placed fourth at state during the indoor season and garnered All-Conferenece honors ... Earned honor as one of the Most Distinguished Athletes at Bolingbrook ... Named All-Conference in wrestling at 215 pounds after qualifying for state as a senior ... Compiled a record of 38-7 with 21 pins in final season.

Personal: Born on Jan. 23, 1989 ... Son of Onyemuwa and Grace Onyegbule ... Parents hail from Nigeria ... Has four siblings ... Majoring in community health.

Tackles: 2 vs. Penn State, 10/29/11
Solos: 1, three times (last vs. UCLA, 12/31/11)
TFL: 1 vs. UCLA, 12/31/11
QB Sacks: 1 vs. UCLA, 12/31/11
Fumble Recovery: 1, twice (last vs. Michigan, 11/12/11)

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(updated 5/23/12)