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Emil Igwenagu
FB #44
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
Age:
25
College:
Massachusetts
Hometown:
Raleigh, NC
Experience:
2
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2013 PHI 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 3 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Having spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles since joining the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Igwenagu comes to Detroit earning a role on the team’s practice squad.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on August 31, 2014.
  • Released by the Lions on August 30, 2014.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions on August 26, 2014.
  • Released by the Eagles on August 23, 2014.
  • Signed by the Eagles to the practice squad on October 16, 2013. Signed to active roster on January 6, 2014.
  • Signed by the Eagles to the practice squad on September 1, 2012. Released by the Eagles on October 14, 2013.
  • Signed by the Philadelphia Eagles to the practice squad as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 29, 2012. Released by the Eagles on August 31, 2012.

PRO
Having spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles since joining the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Igwenagu comes to Detroit earning a role on the team’s practice squad.

2013: Spent the season on the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad.

2012: Appeared in two games for the Philadelphia Eagles, including his first-career start.

  • Made his first-career NFL start vs. Was. (12/23)
  • Played in his first-career NFL game vs. Cin. (12/13)

COLLEGE
Proved his versatility by playing at four different positions during his collegiate career at UMass, including tight end, fullback, running back and linebacker. Posted 75 receptions for 821 yards and four touchdowns in his career.

2011: Set career highs in receptions (38), receiving yards (375), and touchdowns (3) in a season.

  • Caught a career-best 10 receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown vs. Old Dominion (10/1)
  • Hauled in four passes for 99 yards and a touchdown vs. Central Connecticut (10/8)

2010: Finished sixth on team in team with 12 catches for 142 yards in seven games, six starts.

  • Tied for team-lead with five catches for 58 yards in opening win vs. #4 William & Mary (9/4)
  • Was named Team Captain, 2010 CAA Preseason First Team, and Phil Steele Preseason First-Team All-CAA selection

2009: Tied for third on team with 23 catches for 283 yards and a touchdown, played in all 11 games with three starts at halfback.

  • Had a catch in last nine games including a streak of six games with at least two catches (9/19-10/31)
  • Career-game with six catches for 85 yards including his first career touchdown on a 52-yard catch at Delaware (10/10)

2008: Saw action in all 12 games on the season, mostly on special teams and as a blocker.

  • Rushed once against Bryant (10/25) for nine yards and caught one pass for 16 yards
  • Had one carry against Texas Tech (9/20) for two yards
  • Returned a kick-off for 17 yards in the season opener against Albany (8/30).

2007: Redshirted.

PERSONAL
Led Holy Name Catholic (N.C.) High School to two Division II Super Bowl championships and was named the MVP in both games.

  • Totaled 470 carries for 5,037 yards, 54 touchdowns, 372 total points, 290 tackles and 12 interceptions during his high school career
  • Rushed for 1,918 yards on 138 carries and 23 touchdowns as a senior

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