|City/State:||Chino Hills, Calif.|
|High School:||Chino Hills HS|
2014 —The consensus first-team All-American and three-time first-team all-conference standout did nothing to dispel the notion of him as one of the top cornerbacks in the country . . . One of three finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back was eighth on the team in tackles (63) but fifth in unassisted stops (43) . . . Also named semifinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and Bednarik Award for a unit that ranked second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense (22.3 ppg) and third in passing efficiency defense . . . Ranked second on the team in pass breakups (6) and interceptions (2) as foes opted to probe other areas of the Oregon defense . . . Also served as a special teams mainstay as four of his tackles took place covering kickoffs . . . Expanded his string of consecutive starts to 40 before missing the team’s two College Football Playoff appearances due to injury . . . Finished second in tackles at Washington State (9) before duplicating that season-best effort in the win over Stanford (6 unassisted) . . . Intercepted passes against Michigan State and UCLA yet few were more spectacular than a change-of-direction diving theft vs. the Spartans to thwart a potential change-of-momentum at the Ducks' 4 yard line in the fourth quarter that preserved a 12-point advantage . . . One of the program's best tacklers relishes the opportunity to go head-to-head with ball carriers as much as he does deflecting passes away from would-be receivers in the end zone . . . Accumulated 90 or more snaps in three of his first five games prior to registering 113 plays against California.
2013 — The two-time first-team Pac-12 all-conference selection (Pac-12 coaches) earned first-team All-America acclaim from ESPN.com and Fox Sports . . . Also named to the Walter Camp All-America second team while also receiving second-team accolades from CBSSports.com, the Football Writers Association of America, and USA Today All-America . . . The second-year starter extended his string of consecutive opening assignments to 27 games with starts in all 13 games . . . Finished the season second on the team with 84 tackles - including a team-high 53 unassisted stops - was tied for second in interceptions (3) and passes broken up (6), and shared fifth in tackles-for-loss (5 for loss of 14 yards) . . . Also was second on the team in special teams tackles with nine . . . All three interceptions occurred in the end zone to halt opponents’ scoring drives . . . Named a semifinalist for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bednarik Award, while also earning a spot on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list . . . Led the Ducks in tackles on two occasions, including a collegiate single-game best 12 tackles in the win over Oregon State (all solo) to go along with an interception and three passes broken up . . . Also contributed 12 stops (5 unassisted) at Stanford as well as eight solo and one assisted tackle at Arizona . . . Picked off passes in wins against California and Washington State in addition to forcing a fumble at Stanford . . . Recorded eight tackles in consecutive weeks vs. the Golden Bears and at Colorado . . . Tallied six tackles (two solo) in the Alamo Bowl win over Texas as well as a tackle-for-loss.
2012 — The 13-game starter attracted first-team Pacific-12 all-conference honors as well as third-team All-America applause ... Team’s fourth-leading tackler tied for second in the country in forced fumbles (6) and finished seventh nationally in passes defended (20) ... Also led the Pac-12 in both categories, sharing top honors in the former category with Washington’s Josh Shirley, while tying for seventh in the league with four interceptions ... Included was a 54-yard interception return for his first collegiate touchdown against Arizona ... Was credited with a personal-best nine tackles vs. both USC and Stanford, including a high of seven unassisted tackles against the Cardinal ... Shared the team lead with six tackles in the season opener vs. Arkansas State, and recorded five solo tackles and had one pass breakup in the season-ending victory over Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl … Made an interception and also had five stops in win at Oregon State … Also forced two fumbles, recovered a third loose ball and had one pass breakup in Palo Alto … Recorded nine stops, three pass breakups and an interception in win at USC … Forced two fumbles, had one pass breakup and made seven tackles (six solo) in win over Washington … Recorded a career-high four pass breakups and four stops in win vs. Washington State … Recorded second straight game with one pass breakup and one forced fumble to go along with six solo tackles in victory over Fresno State.
2011 — True freshman appeared in all 14 games … Ranked sixth on team among defensive backs with 34 tackles … Recorded two stops in victory over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl … Two pass breakups and one tackle in win vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game… Had three solo tackles in the Civil War victory vs. Oregon State … One solo tackle in loss vs. USC … Recorded a pair of tackles in victory at Washington … Broke up two passes and recorded a career-high six tackles, all of the solo variety, in win vs. Washington State … Five tackles and one pass breakup in win at Colorado … Recorded three tackles, including 0.5 tackles-for-loss in victory over Arizona State … Two pass breakups and four tackles, including three solo in win vs. California … Two tackles in win at Arizona … Ran back two punts for 15 yards and also recorded one tackle and one pass breakup in victory vs. Missouri State … Had four tackles in win vs. Nevada.
BEFORE OREGON — A three-year letterman as a running back and defensive back … A consensus four-star recruit, earning rating from Rivals.com, Scout.com, ESPN and 247Sports.com … The No. 17 cornerback nationally according the both Rivals.com and ESPN, ranked as the 18th-best player in the state of California by Rivals … Considered the No. 18 cornerback by Scout.com and ranked as the No. 12 corner by Tom Lemming of CBS College Sports … PrepStar Magazine All-American … As a senior, rushed 126 times for 797 yards and eight touchdowns while accumulating 30 catches for 385 yards and four touchdowns … Defensively, accounted for 71 total tackles (38 solo), two interceptions and a pair of forced fumbles … Named to 2010 All-State defensive first team, All-Southern Section defensive first team and was the Serra League MVP … Posted 521 rushing yards on 86 carries with 12 scores and caught 45 passes for 712 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior … Added 38 total tackles (22 solo), three interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 2009 … Set school record for interceptions with eight from his safety spot during his sophomore campaign.
PERSONAL — Parents: Joshua and Queen Ekpre-Olomu. Family: One brother, two sisters. High School (Coach): Chino Hills (Derek Bub), 2011. Major: General Social Science.
HONORS AND AWARDS
1st-Team All-America (ESPN.com)
Pac-12 All-Conference 1st Team (Pac-12 Coaches, Athlon’s, ESPN.com, Sporting News)
2nd-Team All-America (Athlons, CBSSports.com, USA Today, Walter Camp)
3rd-Team All-America (Associated Press, CBSSports.com, Lindy’s)
1st-Team All-Pac-12 (Pac-12 Coaches, espn.com)
EKPRE-OLOMU'S CAREER BESTS
Points scored: 6, Arizona, 09/22/12
Touchdowns: 1, Arizona, 09/22/12
All-purpose yards: 54, Arizona, 09/22/12
Punt returns: 3 [t-20th], Michigan State, 09/06/14
Punt return yards: 40 [t-34th], Michigan State, 09/06/14 (3 returns)
Long punt return: 30 [31st], Michigan State, 09/06/14
Interceptions: 2 [t-1st], Arizona, 09/22/12
Long interception return: 54 [7th], Arizona, 09/22/12
Tackles: 12 [t-24th], at Stanford, 11/07/13 (5-7); Oregon State, 11/29/2013 (12-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 5 times
Fumbles forced: 2 [t-1st], Washington, 10/06/12; Stanford, 11/17/12
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-5th], Stanford, 11/17/12
Pass breakups: 4 [t-2nd], at Washington State, 09/29/12