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Scott Ekpe
Scott  Ekpe

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lewisville, Texas

High School:
Lewisville HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 290

Position:
DL

Experience:
3 Letters

Master's:
Human Resource Development


04/01/2016

Spring Preview: Defensive Line

Gophers have 15 members on its defensive line this spring

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

08/26/2015

2015 Position Preview: Defensive Live

Gophers welcome back seven defensive linemen who saw action in at least nine games from last season

08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29

08/29/2013

Gophers vs. UNLV: August 29, 2013

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis

11/03/2012

Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.

Photo Gallery

2015 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in seven games, starting five • recorded 15 tackles, including 2.0 behind the line of scrimmage • recovered a fumble • missed five games of the regular season due to injury • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Tallied a tackle against TCU • registered two tackles and recovered a fumble in overtime at Colorado State • made a solo tackle versus Kent State • totaled five tackles, including a team-high 2.0 tackles-for-loss, against Ohio • recorded a tackle at Northwestern • registered four tackles versus Nebraska • recorded one solo tackle against Central Michigan.

2014: Made his first career start against Eastern Illinois, but suffered a season-ending injury during the game • received a medical hardship from the NCAA and has two years of eligibility (2015-16 and 2016-17) remaining.

2013 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games • made 19 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss. Game-by-Game: Saw action against UNLV and recorded four tackles • assisted on one tackle at New Mexico State • played against Western Illinois, San Jose State, Iowa and at Michigan but did not record any statistics • made three tackles, including one for a loss, at Northwestern • notched one tackle against Nebraska and two at Indiana • assisted on two tackles against Penn State and Wisconsin • made one tackle at Michigan State • assisted on three tackles against Syracuse.

2012 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in all 13 games • recorded 14 tackles and 4.0 tackles-for-loss • named team's Outstanding Defensive Freshman of the Year. Game-by-Game: Made Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV and recorded two tackles • made one solo tackle against New Hampshire and against Western Michigan • registered two solo tackles, which included one tackle-for-loss, and recovered a fumble in win against Syracuse • assisted on one tackle at Iowa • made one solo tackle vs. Northwestern and vs. Purdue • recorded two tackles, including one for a loss, vs. Michigan • made one solo tackle vs. Michigan State • notched two tackles, including one for a loss vs. Texas Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Lewisville High School • earned second-team All-District 8-5A honors as an offensive lineman as a senior • was a second-team All-District 8-5A defensive line choice following his junior season • tallied 30 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one sack and three forced fumbles in 2010 • recorded 24 total stops, 2.5 tackles-for-loss, 0.5 sacks and one forced fumble as a senior • coached by Dick Olin.

PERSONAL: Born March 10, 1994 • son of Joel and Edith Ekpe • younger brother, Hendrick, is a defensive lineman for the Gophers • has already earned his degree in business and marketing education • working on his master's degree in human resource development. 

MORE HEADLINES

2016 NFL Draft Preview: De'Vondre Campbell

4/28/2016

De'Vondre Campbell should hear his name called this week at the NFL Draft. The linebacker led the team in sacks with 4.0 and finished third in tackles.

Three Gophers Honored by NFF

4/27/2016

Christenson, Mortell, Thomas awarded for outstanding academics by the National Football Foundation

2016 NFL Draft Preview: Eric Murray

4/22/2016

Eric Murray made 192 career tackles and 142 of them were solo stops. The former Gopher, who also broke up 24 career passes, is expected to be drafted next week.

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