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Dayo Idowu
Player Profile:
Dayo Idowu 767333
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: East Ridge High School
Major: Chemical Engineering
2014 (Junior): Started all 12 games at outside linebacker and finished fourth on the team with a career-high 61 tackles ... Also had 9.0 tackles for loss and first 3.5 sacks of his career ... Named ROOT Sports Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week following win vs. Stony Brook (Sept. 20) ... Registered a career-high nine tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries against the Seawolves ... Posted seven or more tackles in five different contests ... Corralled first career interception and added eight tackles in home win over Portland State (Oct. 11) ... Had a season-high seven solo stops and totalled eight tackles at Southern Utah (Oct. 25) ... Earned third letter. 
2013 (Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games as a reserve outside linebacker and special teams contributor ... Finished the campaign with 27 total tackles, four tackles for a loss, an interception, two pass break-ups, a fumber recovery and one forced fumble ... Made a career-high eight tackles, including four solo stops in the season-opening win over Valparaiso (Aug. 29) ... Credited with five tackles and returned a fumble 17 yards vs. No. 11 Montana State (Sept. 28) ... Had a monster game in Big Sky road win at Idaho State (Oct. 5), collecting five solo tackles, three of which went for a loss, a forced fumble and first career interception ... Recipient of the 2013 Athletics Director Award of Merit ... Earned second letter.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman): Made the move from safety to outside linebacker during fall camp ... Appeared in nine games as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor ... Finished campaign with four tackles ... Made first career tackles vs. Northern Arizona (Oct. 13) and had one tackle in each of his last three games ... Earned first letter.

2011:
Redshirted ... Recipient of the 2011 Athletics Director Award of Merit.

Before UND: A 2011 graduate of Eastridge High School … Team captain and two-way starter as a quarterback and safety for head coach Mike Pendino as a senior ... Earned All-Suburban East Conference first team honors and was an honorable mention all-conference performer as a junior … Threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 622 rushing yards and eight more scores … Defensively, posted 46 tackles, five sacks and had one interception.
 
Personal: Majoring in Chemical Engineering … Son of Nelson and Lola Idowu.
Idowu's Career Defensive Statistics:

YEAR

GP-GS

UA

A

TOT

TFL

INT

PBU

RF

FF

QBH

SACK

2012 9-0 2 2 4 0.0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0-0
2013 10-0 17 10 27 4.0-13 0 2 1-17 1 0 0.0-0
2014 12-12 26 35 61 9.0-39 1-11 3 2-0 1 3 3.5-25
Total 31-12 45 47 72 13.0-52 1-11 5 3-17 1 0 3.5-25


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