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Derrick Nnadi
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Derrick Nnadi 1884837
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 312
Year: Senior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Ocean Lakes

2016 Outland Trophy Candidate

All-ACC Third Team (Media)

2015: Started all 13 games at nose guard – was one of just five Seminoles on the defensive side of the ball to start every game…finished his sophomore season with 45 tackles, 2.0 TFLs and two sacks...set a career-high with nine tackles against Syracuse, the most by an FSU interior lineman since Timmy Jernigan also had nine in the 2014 BCS National Championship Game vs. Auburn...recorded six tackles at No. 1 Clemson...registered a sack at Boston College and half-sacks vs. Syracuse and Clemson…finished second on the defensive line in total tackles behind only DeMarcus Walker (58)…made his first career start in the season opener against Texas State and finished with a tackle…helped anchor a top-10 scoring defense for the Seminoles in 2015...earned Defensive Most Improved Player honors following the 2016 spring season.

2014: True freshman defensive tackle who made an instant impact…appeared in nine games and had 18 tackles…stepped up during extended action against Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game and responded with a season-high six tackles...had four tackles and 1.5 TFLs against Wake Forest…made three tackles against The Citadel…capped season with two stops versus Oregon in the Rose Bowl.

PERSONAL: Consensus four-star defensive tackle recruit in the 2014 recruiting class...ranked the nation’s fourth-best defensive tackle recruit and the No. 4 prospect in Virginia by Rivals (No. 81 player overall)...ranked No. 8 defensive tackle and the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by 247Sports (No. 80 overall)...tabbed No. 21 defensive tackle and No. 6 player in Virginia by ESPN (No. 253 overall)...Scout’s third-best defensive tackle...played in the Chesapeake Bowl, a Virginia all-star game, and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...listed as the Virginia-Pilot’s No. 4 prospect...led Ocean Lakes to a 12-1 record and the Group 6A South Region semifinals as a senior, piling up 71 tackles and 20 sacks...anchored a Dolphins’ defense that held eight opponents to a touchdown or less...Beach District co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013...totaled 167 total tackles, 27 tackles for loss and 13 sacks while leading Ocean Lakes to its first state championship game appearance as a junior in 2012, grabbing First Team All-Beach District and All-Eastern Region honors...First Team All-Tidewater selection as a junior and a senior...chose Florida State over Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Virginia and Penn State...born May 9, 1996...majoring in social science.

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