Third-year member of the Blue Hens as a senior • transfer from Connecticut • has earned two letters at Delaware as a special teams standout, wide receiver, and linebacker • enters season projected as the No. 2 wide receiver behind senior Stephen Clark the X spot • should see increased action in Blue Hen passing game • athletic, enthusiastic player with great size • has played in 21 career games at Delaware and collected nine tackles (five solo) while catching one pass for three yards • caught two passes for 17 yards in the Blue-White Spring Game.
Earned his second letter in the Blue Hen lineup as a backup wide receiver and special teams standout • saw action in all 12 games in a backup role • did not catch a pass but saw action on offense as a No. 3 receiver while also leading the special teams unit • collected five tackles, including solo stops vs. Jacksonville and Richmond and assisted stops against Delaware State, Maine, and William & Mary • made one of the team’s most memorable special teams plays of the year when he blocked a punt in the win over James Madison • punt block was the first by Delaware since the 2008 season and set up a touchdown in the win • selected as the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Year for his efforts vs. JMU.
Earned letter in first season at Delaware • joined squad prior to pre-season camp after transfer from Connecticut • was projected as a linebacker and defensive end but moved over to wide receiver during the season • appeared in nine games as a backup wide receiver and special teams player • caught a three-yard pass vs. William & Mary • also registered four tackles (three solo) on special teams • recorded tackles against Delaware State, William & Mary, Rhode Island, and Old Dominion.
Two-year team member at NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision member University of Connecticut for head coaches Paul Pasqualoni and Randy Edsall • team posted two-year record of 13-12 and played in Fiesta Bowl in 2011.
Played in all 12 games for Connecticut as a backup linebacker and special teams player • led team to a record of 5-7 for Pasqualoni • recorded 10 tackles, including five solo stop • had career-high three tackles each vs. Syracuse and Fordham • also recorded single tackles against Iowa State, Western Michigan, Louisville, and Rutgers.
Did not see game action in first year with Connecticut and retained freshman eligibility • named the Offensive Scout Player of the Week before the West Virginia game (Oct. 29) • team went 8-5 under Edsall • team advanced to the Fiesta Bowl before falling to No. 7 ranked Oklahoma 48-20.
AT FORK UNION MILITARY ACADEMIY
Played one post-graduate season at Virginia-based Fork Union Military Academy in 2009.
Played his high school football at North Brunswick High School • earned first team all-conference honors and was a team captain • had 15 career interceptions • earned honorable mention honors as the U.S. Army All-America Combine • honor roll student.
Andrew Opoku ("oh-po-ku") • born on November 11, 1990 • sociology and criminal justice major with a minor in business • son of Vida Graham-Accquah and Joe Graham • was born in New Jersey but grew up in poverty in Ghana before coming to the U.S. when he was six years old.
CAREER STATISTICS AT DELAWARE
|Year||G/S|| Tackles (Solo)
||Sacks / TFL
||Int. / PD
||0 / 0
||0 / 0
||0 / 0
|2012||9/0||4 (3)||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0|
||0 / 0
||2 / 0
||0 / 0
Receiving Yards: 3 yards vs. William & Mary, 2012