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Anfernee Orji


Class Junior
Height 6'2"
Weight 230
Hometown Rockwall, Texas
High School Rockwall

Student-Athlete Features
The Hustler — ‘Instant chemistry’: The Orji brothers bond on the field is rooted in family and perspective

As a Junior (2021)
Phil Steele Preseason All-SEC (linebacker; 4th team)

As a Sophomore (2020)
• Nine games played and started
• 66 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, two pass breakups and one caused fumble
• Led the team in tackles
• Within the SEC, 16th in tackles/game (7.3)
• Seven or more tackles six times
• Nine or more tackles three times
• Seven tackles at No. 10/11 Texas A&M
• Eight tackles against South Carolina
• Nine tackles at Mississippi State
• First career forced fumble at Kentucky
• Nine stops against No. 6/5 Florida
• Career-high 13 tackles, the most for a Commodore in 2020, in the home finale against Tennessee
• Booked year’s sack versus the Volunteers

As a Freshman (2019)
• Nine games played
• Six tackles, one quarterback hurry and one pass defended
• Two stops against Kentucky

The Orji File
• Prepped at Rockwall (Texas)
• Four-star prospect by Rivals, three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports
• 299 tackles and five interceptions in four-year varsity career
• 94 tackles and pair of interception returns for touchdown as senior co-captain
• 96 tackles as sophomore in 2016
• 2017 all-district
• 2016 Region 11-6A defensive newcomer of the year
• Academic all-state second team
• Varsity letters in football, track and wrestling
• Born in Dallas
• Full name is Anfernee Chikezie Orji
• Son of Willy and Mariam Orji
• Two brothers, Alston and Alex
• Alston plays football for Vanderbilt
• Played in school orchestra from fifth to 11th grade
• Nigerian American
• Majoring in computer engineering

Career Highs
Tackles: 13, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020
Tackles for Loss: 1.0, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020
Sacks: 1.0, vs. Tennessee, 12/12/2020
Pass Breakups:
1, three times, last vs. Florida, 11/21/2020
Caused Fumble: 1, at Kentucky, 11/14/2020