Sam Eguavoen started 27 games with the Texas Tech Red Raiders over the past three years, including all 13 in 2013. He has tallied 152 tackles in three years, including nine tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks for the Red Raiders. A player who plays the game fast and likes to hit, Eguavoen heads into the 2014 season looking to make the Red Raider defense one of the more feared in the Big 12. Judging by the youth and inexperience in front of him on the defensive line, he’ll get a chance to run, hit and make plays to his heart’s content in 2014.
Was named a three-star recruit after his career at Lakeview High School in Garland, Texas. Was named a second-team District 10-5A recipient after a senior year that saw him record 118 total tackles, including four sacks, an interception, two pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also played basketball at Lakeview.
As a true freshman in 2011, he played in all 12 games and earned five starts, making 30 tackles (25 solo) and earning Big 12 All-Freshman Defense honors from Rivals.com. In 2012, he started nine of 13 games and made 52 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss. In 2013, Eguavoen started all 13 games and had 70 total tackles (46 solo), which ranked 26h in the Big 12, 6.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries.
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