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Louis Nzegwu
Louis Nzegwu

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Platteville, Wis.

High School:
Platteville

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 255

Position:
DL

Experience:
4V

Louis Nzegwu Photo Gallery

Honors and Awards
2008:
Academic All-Big Ten

2011: Earned fourth letter ... started all 14 games ... led the Badgers with 4.5 sacks ... recorded four tackles, including one TFL, and returned a fumble 33 yards for a touchdown in Rose Bowl vs. Oregon ... had one stop against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... assisted on one tackle against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... made three tackles at Illinois on Nov. 19 and at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... had two tackles, including one TFL, against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... picked up three tackles at Ohio State on Oct. 29 ... broke up one pass, recorded a sack and finished with two tackles against Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... tied career high with seven tackles and two TFLs, also had 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... recorded three tackles and one quarterback hurry against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... tallied two tackles against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... broke up one pass and had three tackles against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... matched career high with two sacks and finished with four tackles against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010:
Earned third letter ... started all 13 games ... second on the team in sacks and quarterback hurries and third in TFLs ... broke up one pass and had two tackles against TCU in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1 ... made three tackles against Northwestern on Nov. 27 ... posted five tackles at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... team-high five tackles with 2.0 TFLs, 1.0 sacks, one forced fumble and a quarterback hurry against Indiana on Nov. 13 ... had two tackles at Purdue on Nov. 6 ... recorded five tackles with 1.0 tackles for loss at Iowa on Oct. 23 ... made one tackle in win over No. 1 Ohio State on Oct. 16 ... posted one tackle with 0.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hurry against Minnesota on Oct. 9 ... registered five tackles with one pass breakup and one quarterback hurry at Michigan State on Oct. 2 ... recorded three tackles with one TFL against Austin Peay on Sept. 25 ... named UW's defensive player of the week after career-high seven tackles and 2.0 TFLs, with one sack, against Arizona State on Sept. 18 ... posted six tackles against San Jose State on Sept. 11 ... made first start of career and had one sack and first two pass breakups of career at UNLV on Sept. 4

2009:
Earned second letter ... played in 10 games ... finished fourth on team with 3.5 sacks ... registered 0.5 sacks against Miami in Champs Sports Bowl on Dec. 29 ... recorded 1.0 sack for five yards against Hawaii on Dec. 5 ... 0.5 TFLs against Michigan on Nov. 14 ... posted two tackles against Purdue on Oct. 31 ... had four tackles, and first two sacks and first TFL of career, against Minnesota on Oct. 3 ... made season debut against Michigan State on Sept. 26 after missing first three games due to injury

2008:
Earned first letter ... appeared on defensive line and on special teams in 11 games ... one tackle against Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl ... season-high three tackles at Michigan on Sept. 27 ... one tackle against Marshall on Sept. 6 .... played in first game as a Badger and had one solo stop against Akron on Aug. 30

2007: Redshirted

High School:
Rated among top 60 running backs in the nation and No. 5 player in Wisconsin by Rivals.com ... tabbed among top 50 players in Midwest by SuperPrep ... ranked as nation's No. 87 defensive end by Scouts, Inc. ... named Wisconsin State Journal Small Schools Player of the Year in 2006 ... first-team all-state, all-area and all-conference running back as a senior ... two-time team MVP ... rushed for 1,708 yards and 23 TDs on 241 carries in 2006 ... career totals included 3,315 rushing yards and 39 TDs on 491 carries ... an academic all-conference choice ... four-time track letterwinner ... football coach was Scott Statz

Personal:
Parents are Mary and Louis Nzegwu ... cousin of former Badger DB Jack Ikegwuonu ... major is sociology ... last name pronounced "niz-EGG-woo"

Career Defensive Statistics
Season GP/GS UT AT Tot. TFL QBS FC FR INT PD
2008 11/0 2 4 6 0.0-0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0
2009 10/0 7 3 10 3.0-27 3.5-24 0 0 0 0
2010 13/13 28 18 46 7.5-19 3.0-11 1 0 0 4
2011 14/14 16 22 38 7.0-28 4.5-22 1 1 0 2
Totals 48/27 53
47
100
17.5-74 11.0-57 2 1 0 6

Game-by-Game Tackles
2008 SEASON: Akron (1-0=1); Marshall (0-1=1); Michigan (0-3=3); Florida State (1-0=1)

2009 SEASON: Minnesota (3-1=4); Purdue (2-0=2); Michigan (0-1=1); Northwestern (1-0=1); Hawaii (1-0=1); Miami (0-1=1)

2010 SEASON: UNLV (1-0=1); San Jose State (3-3=6); Arizona State (6-1=7); Austin Peay (2-1=3); Michigan State (1-4=5); Minnesota (0-1=1); Ohio State (0-1=1); Iowa (3-2=5); Purdue (1-1=2); Indiana (4-1=5); Michigan (4-1=5); Northwestern (2-1=3); TCU (1-1=2)

2011 SEASON: UNLV (2-2=4); Northern Illinois (1-2=3); South Dakota (1-1=2); Nebraska (0-3=3); Indiana (2-5=7); Michigan State (1-1=2); Ohio State (0-3=3); Purdue (1-1=2); Minnesota (3-0=3); Illinois (1-2=3); Penn State (0-1=1); Michigan State (0-1=1); Oregon (4-0=4)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 7 (2x), MR vs. Indiana, Oct. 15, 2011
Tackles for Loss 2.0 (4x), MR vs. Indiana, Oct. 15, 2011
Sacks 2.0 (2x), MR vs. UNLV, Sept. 4, 2011
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended 2 at UNLV, Sept. 4, 2010
Season Game Highs
Tackles 7 vs. Indiana, Oct. 15, 2011
Tackles for Loss 2.0 (2x), MR vs. Indiana, Oct. 15, 2011
Sacks 2.0 vs. UNLV, Sept. 4, 2011
Interceptions N/A
Passes Defended 1 vs. Northern Illinois, Sept. 17, 2011

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