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#6 Andrew Opoku
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Brunswick, N.J.
High School: North Brunswick
Club: Connecticut
Major: Sociology & Criminal Justice
Experience: 2 Letters

AT DELAWARE
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.

2013 SEASON
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.

2012 SEASON
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.

AT CONNECTICUT
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.

2011 SEASON
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.

2010 SEASON
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.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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 Rec.
Yards
 Avg
 TD
 Long
2013 12/0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2012 9/0 1 3 3.0 0 3
TOTALS 21/0 1 3
3.0
0 3

 

Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
Sacks / TFL
FR/FF
Int. / PD 
2013 12/0 5 (2)
0 / 0
0 / 0
0 / 0
2012 9/0  4 (3) 0 / 0  0 / 0  0 / 0
TOTALS 21/0 9 (5)
0 / 0
0 / 0
0 / 0

CAREER HIGHS
Receiving Yards: 3 yards vs. William & Mary, 2012

 

 

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