Played a part in two of the Aggies’ biggest defensive plays in 2014 -- teaming with Deshazor Everett to stuff Arkansas RB Jonathan Williams on 4th-and-1 in overtime against the Hogs and coming out of the pile with a recovered fumble in the fourth quarter against Auburn ... for the season, Obioha contributed 45 tackles, including 5.0 tackles for loss and one QB sack ... also had two QB hurries ... had a season-high eight tackles twice -- vs. Rice and Auburn ... started every game at defensive end.
Logged playing time in 12 games, starting in 11 … had 38 tackles, including 16 solo stops, on the year … recorded a career-high seven stops against Auburn (Oct. 19) and again at LSU (Nov. 23) … had five hits for loss on the year, with at least 0.5 stops for loss per game in five consecutive games … Recorded a sack against Auburn … broke up a pass vs. SMU (Sept. 21).
Earned a starting job during fall camp and started all 12 regular season games at defensive end before missing the Cotton Bowl due to injury ... contributed 25 tackles, with a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss … recorded a sack for a loss of five yards and forced a fumble at SMU … batted down an impressive six passes and had four QB hurries.
Coached by Mark Bonis at Brother Martin HS in New Orleans, La. … earned first-team Class 5A All-Louisiana honors by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association in 2011 … racked up 59 tackles and six quarterback sacks in his first season as a defensive tackle in 2011 … rated a 3-star prospect by ESPNU, 247sports.com, Scout.com and Rivals.com … ranked the No. 26 strongside defensive end nationally by 247sports.com … ranked the No. 51 defensive end nationally by ESPNU … rated the No. 26 prospect in Louisiana … ranked by SuperPrep as the No. 19 player and the No. 4 defensive end in Louisiana … chose Texas A&M over offers from Cal, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Northwestern, Arizona, Pittsburgh and Baylor.
Julien Obioha is the son of Puis and Catherin Obioha of New Orleans, La. ... nickname is “Obi” … born July 7, 1994 in New Orleans ... petroleum engineering major.