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#25 David Oku
Position: RB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 202
Year: Senior
Hometown: Midwest City, Okla.
High School: Univ. of Tennessee
Experience: 1 Letter
David Oku Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 08/27/2012

2013: Preseason First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection by Lindy's, Sporting News, Phill steele's and Athlon Sports . . . Named "Best Interview" in the Sun Belt Conference by Lindy's . . . Also ranked as the No. 7 in Lindy's Top 10 NFL Talent in the Sun Belt . . . USA Today's Arkansas State preview tabbed Oku as the top all-around running back in the Sun Belt. 

2012: First Team All-Sun Belt Conference selection . . . 1,061 rushing yards were the 10th most in schoo history for a single season and his 16 rushing touchdowns tied the third most ever by an ASU player, sixth most in Sun Belt history and ranked tied for 13th in the nation . . . Also ended the season as the nation's 59th leading rusher and tied for 52nd in scoring . . . His rushing total was the highest by an A-State player since Reggie Arnold tallied 1,074 in 2008 . . . Oku's 16 rushing touchdowns were the most by an ASU player since David Hines picked up 16 as well in 1975 . . . Ranked second in the Sun Belt Conference in total rushing yards and third in rushing yards per game (81.6 ypg), while also leading the league in scoring touchdowns ( 16 rush/ 1 receiving) and ranking tied for second in scoring (8.0 ppg) . . . Totaled 1,291 all-purpose yards (99.3 ypg), the fourth highest total in the conference . . . Recorded three 100-yard rushing games, but his rushing and receiving total combined exceeded 100 yards in seven outings . . . Recorded a season-high 131 rushing yards against ULM, but also surpassed 100 yards against Memphis (111 yards) and Middle Tennessee (102 yards) . . . Rushed for at least one touchdown in 10 contest, including the last 8 games in a row  . . . Responsible for a season-high three rushing scores against FIU and ULM . . . 243 rushing attempts on the year were the most by an ASU player since 2002 and the fifth most in school history . . . Posted his longest rush (40 yards) and reception (43 yards) in a victory over Troy . . . Hauled in a season-high three receptions in three different games and caught at least one pass in all but two contests . . . Finished the year with one receiving touchdown (vs. Troy) . . . Also returned four kickoffs, all against Oregon for 71 yards with a long of 22 . . . Played in every game, including 11 as a starter   

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSE: The nation's No. 1 rated all-purpose back in the 2009 class by Rivals.com played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Tennessee.  As true freshman at Tennessee, set school records for both kickoff returns (33) and kickoff return yards (863) for a single season . . . Averaged 26.2 yards per return to rank second among SEC freshman and fourth among major college freshmen . . . Posted a career-high 149 return yards against Ole Miss and also topped the century mark with 122 against Memphis . . . Saw limited action in the backfield, but still recorded 94 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 attempts, averaging 4.1 yards per carry . . . Led Tennessee in kickoff returns as a sophomore as well, recording 312 yards on 16 attempts for a 19.5-yard average per return . . . Finished the season ranked third on the team in rushing yards with 174 and one touchdown on 42 attempts . . . Posted a long run of 44 yards a sophomore . . Finished his two-year career with the Volunteers with 1,175 kickoff return yards, while also posting 268 rushing yards.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned SuperPrep All-America honors as a running back at Carl Albert HS . . . No. 3 prospect in the state of Oklahoma and ranked No. 9 among all running backs nationally following his senior season in 2008 . . . Rushed for 1,905 yards and 23 touchdowns while leading CAHS to the 5A state championship game, earning alll-state honors by the Tulsa World . . . All-state choice as a junior when he ran for 1,628 yards and 20 touchdowns on 182 attempts . . . Finished his high school career with 5,802 rushing yards and 72 touchdowns . . .

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