draft_category-logo_horizontal_180x24

Steelers select Okorafor in the third round

Chukwuma "Chukes" Okorafor
Offensive Lineman
Western Michigan
6-6, 320
Southfield, Mich.
Southfield High School
3rd Round – 92nd Overall

CAREER NOTES
Started each of his final 39 games over his last three seasons.

**

2017 SEASON**
First-Team All-American selection by FWAA and Phil Steele…second-team All-American by Sports Illustrated…one of six semifinalists for the Outland Trophy…first-team All-Mid-American Conference honoree….started all 12 games at left tackles…helped pave the way for seven different players to record 26 total rushing touchdowns…invited to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl.

2016 SEASON
Started all 14 games at left tackles…first-team All-MAC selection…part of an offensive line than allowed just 16 sacks on the year, the 13th-fewest total in the country…helped pave the way for the team to rush for over 300 yards in three games…part of a unit that created lanes for Jarvion Franklin to rush for a program-record 281 rushing yards at Akron.

**

2015 SEASON**
Started all 13 games at right tackle…helped pave the way for 401 rushing yards vs. Ohio in the second half…blocked for MAC Freshman of the Year and Popeyes Bahama Bowl MVP Jamauri Bogan who finished with 1,051 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on the year.

2014 SEASON
Appeared in 12 games.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played at Southfield (Southfield, Mich.) High School…ranked as the 11th best recruit in the state of Michigan…named an All-American in 2013.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.
Advertising