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Scott Ekpe
Scott  Ekpe

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lewisville, Texas

High School:
Lewisville HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 285

Position:
DL

Experience:
4 Letters

Master's:
Human Resource Development


11/29/2016

Seven Gophers Honored By B1G

Seven Gophers on defense and special teams were named All-Big Ten

11/27/2016

Smith, Travis Take Home Top Awards At Banquet

Minnesota held its annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon

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

08/29/2013

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.

2016 • SENIOR SEASON: Played in all 13 games and started 10 • recorded 17 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss, one sack and recovered two fumbles • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Recorded two tackles against Oregon State • registered first career sack against Indiana State • saw action against Colorado State and Penn State • made one tackle against Iowa • tallied two tackles against Maryland and notched two tackles against Rutgers • recorded two tackles and recovered two fumbles against Illinois • saw action against Purdue and made one tackle at Nebraska • recorded three tackles including 1.5 for a loss against Northwestern • notched two tackles at Wisconsin and made one tackle against Washington State. 

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. 

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