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15   Ochucko Jenije
Ochucko Jenije

RS Junior

Tallahassee, FL

High School:
North Florida Christian

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 188


2009 Outlook: Left spring practice as the favorite to replace Tony Carter at the field corner position...will need to fill big shoes as Carter started 50 games in his FSU career...Jenije will be tested immediately as teams shy away from All-American candidate Patrick Robinson who will start at the boundary corner position...will also be pushed by Dionte Allen for playing time and a starting job...named the most improved defensive back following spring practice...needs to show more consistency day-to-day in the pre-season to lock down the starting job according to coaches.

2008: Played in all 13 of Florida State's regular season games as the primary back-up to Tony Carter at the field corner position...earned a great deal of playing time on special teams...totaled a single-season career-high 11 tackles with his career-high of three stops coming in the Seminoles' victory over two pass break-ups with one each coming in victories over Western Carolina and Colorado.

2007: Played in 11 games with most of his action coming on specials teams - kickoff coverage, kickoff return and punt block...earned playing time for the first time in his career in the Seminoles' victory over UAB...earned the first tackle of his career against Miami...played in five games at the cornerback position - against Miami, Duke, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Kentucky.

2006: A redshirt season.

High School: Graduated from North Florida Christian in 2006...rated as a four-star player and the No. 11 cornerback in the nation by third-ranked cornerback and the No. 15 prospect in the state on's postseason Florida Top-100 for 2006 list... received three of a possible three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named as the 12th-best overall defensive back in the magazine's annual PrepStar 100...earned all-state first team honors in 1A by the Florida Sports Writers Association his senior season...recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions and nine pass break-ups on defense and had 25 catches for 375 yards and seven touchdowns on offense as a junior...earned all-little school Big Bend honors...clocked at 4.39 in the 40-yard dash in the Tallahassee Nike All-Star camp during the spring of 2006...his time was the third-best of the 300 participants in the camp...selected Florida State over Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson and NC State.

Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1987...his parents immigrated to the United States 28 years ago from Nigeria...both parents graduated from Florida A&M in Tallahassee...major is sport management... name is pronounced O-chew-co Jenna-jay


Tackles 3, Clemson, 2008
TFL 0.5, at Miami, 2008


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