Recent Richard Jibunor Notes
Recent Richard Jibunor Features
2024 NFL Draft: Early Look at NDS Top 200, includes Nine QBs
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (jr): Earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors … Tied for 17th nationally with a tackle for loss in 10 different games and was third with a sack in nine games … Finished the season with 11 tackles for loss, 7.5 sacks, an interception, two pass break ups, seven quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles … One of five players in the country with at least three forced fumbles, 7.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and an interception … Forced fumbles in back-to-back games in the fourth quarter – at Western Kentucky with Troy leading 34-27, WKU had 2nd-and-8 from the Troy 32-yard line with 1:01 to play in the game, and against Southern Miss with Troy leading 20-10 … Forced and recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass in Troy's victory over UTSA in the Cure Bowl.
2021 (soph): Earned All-Sun Belt Third Team honors … Only player in the country with at least eight sacks, 10 tackles for loss and two interceptions … Became just the fourth player in Sun Belt history to reach eight sacks in the first seven games of the season … Finished the season with 41 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery … Recorded a tackle for loss in seven different games, including a streak of five straight contests – had a sack in all five of those games as well … Finished fifth in the Sun Belt with 0.73 sacks per game and eighth with 0.91 tackles for loss per game, this despite splitting time with Javon Solomon … Finished with 35 pressures on the year in just 410 snaps; averaged a pressure every 4.97 pass rushing snaps, which ranked fifth nationally among players with at least 150 pass rush snaps (Jibunor had 174) … Had 2.5 sacks, an interception and seven tackles in Troy’s win at Southern Miss … Sixth-rated pass rusher in the Sun Belt per Pro Football Focus … Forced a fumble and recovered it in Troy’s near upset at South Carolina; also had 1.5 sacks in the game.
2020 (soph): Named to the All-Sun Belt Third Team … Ranked eighth in the Sun Belt with 31 total pressures with 22 coming from hurries, five from sacks and four from hits on the quarterback … Finished his first season at Troy with 4.5 sacks, 7.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and five quarterback hurries … Had season highs in tackles for loss (2.5) and sacks (1.5) to go along with a forced fumble in Troy’s shutout over South Alabama in the Battle for the Belt … Forced a fumble that was returned for a touchdown at Arkansas State … Recorded a tackle for loss in six of the final eight games of the season … Started four games and played in all 11.
2019 (RS-fr): Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rules.
2018 (fr): True freshman playing buck ... saw first game action against Washington … 13-yard sack vs. Alabama State … 13-yard sack and a forced fumble vs. Arkansas ... recorded five tackles, TFL vs. Purdue in Music City Bowl ... Redshirted
High School: Defensive prospect who played on both sides of the football for Coach Chris Williams at Athens Christian (Ga.) High School … First team GSWA Class A all-state ... ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports four star … Two-time state track champion in the 300m hurdles … Also a soccer and basketball letterman
Native of Delta State, Nigeria … Birthday is May 17 … Son of Alex and Victoria Jibunor … Has three siblings: Victor, Lynda and Emmanuel … Majoring in social science; on track to graduate this fall.
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