“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”
IFO EKPRE-OLOMU – CORNERBACK – OREGON
AT A GLANCE
Returning Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List Nominee (2013)
Height / Weight: 5-10 / 195
Hometown: Chino Hills, Ca
High School: Chino Hills
OFF THE FIELD
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu is the University of Oregon’s not-so-secret “secret weapon” on game days, but he’s just as integral a member in his family and football community every other day.Ekpre-Olomu put the NFL on hold for another year to finish what he started at Oregon, because he “wanted to do more.” In an interview with Addicted to Quack, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu mentioned that staying at Oregon another year would allow him to “help out a lot,” as he “[wants] the best for all the younger guys playing [at Oregon.]” Ekpre-Olomu is doing his part to better his community by starting with teaching his fellow teammates “everything” he knows. His name means “something that fits you well,” and for Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, his Oregon University community is what fit him best.
ON THE FIELD
On the field, Ekpre-Olomu holds the distinction of being a two-time First-Team All-Pac-12 selection. For his performance last season, he was also named to the Walter Camp All-American Second-Team. Against Cal, Ekpre-Olomu intercepted his first pass of the season, in addition to recording eight tackles – four of which were solo. He finished the season second on the team in tackles, with 84 total and 63 solo. Ekpre-Olomu also went on to finish fifth in tackles-for-loss, with five. Ekpre-Olomu earned Second-Team All-America honors from Sporting News, CBSSports.com and USA Today. Moreover, for his excellent season, he was named a semifinalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bednarik Award. Additionally, Ifo Ekpre-Olomu earned a spot on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list.