Junior transfer from Boise State... Tall defensive lineman, listed No. 2 at one end position on post-spring depth chart... 2012 Freshman All-American (at BSU)... Transferred to Baylor from Boise State during summer of 2013... Made 4.5 sacks as freshman starter at BSU in 2012... Traveled to Zambia for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2014... Last name pronounced oo-koo-AH-choo.
2013 (Sophomore): Joined Baylor program in summer 2013, from Boise State, sat out to fulfill NCAA transfer requirements... Lost year of eligibility.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman - Boise State): Appeared in each of Boise State's 13 games during debut season, including starts in each of the
final 12 contests... Registered 35 tackles (16 solo), including seven for-loss
and 4.5 sacks... TFL total ranked third on Broncos, and sack total ranked second... Set career highs with 2.5 TFLs and two sacks against Hawaii (Nov. 10)... Career-high five tackles (one solo) against BYU (Sept. 20)... Forced a fumble against Southern Miss (Oct. 6)... Recovered a team-high three fumbles on the season, tied for eighth-most nationally... Included were two recoveries against New Mexico (Sept. 29)... Two quarterback hurries against Michigan State (Aug. 31)... Broke up a pass against Colorado State (Nov. 17)... Recorded four tackles (three solo) in win over Washington (Dec. 22) in Maaco Las Vegas Bowl.
2011 (True Freshman - Boise State): Sat out season, redshirted to retain eligibility.
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner for head coach Tony Heath at Pearland (Texas) High School... Team won 2010 Texas 5A Division I State Championship...Was voted second-team all-state as junior and senior... Also named first-team all-district as junior and senior... Received team's defensive most valuable player award following senior season... Selected second-team all-district as sophomore... Tabbed first-team all-district on defense and second-team all-district on offense as senior... Finished senior season with 70 tackles and 10 sacks... Also caught 16 passes for 328 yards and five touchdowns... Recorded 34 tackles, four sacks and one interception, and caught five passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns as junior.
Personal: Son of Felix and Roseline Ukwuachu... Full name is Sam Chukwudi Chijore Ukwuachu... Born June 2, 1993, in Houston, Texas... Major is general family/consumer sciences.