Duke Ihenacho
DB #23
Height:
6-0
Weight:
212
College:
San Jose State
Hometown:
Torrance, CA
Experience:
5

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent on May 3, 2012...Waived by Denver on Aug. 31, 2013...Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed to Denver’s active roster on Sept. 29, 2012...Waived by Denver on Oct.  11, 2012...Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Oct. 13, 2012...Signed to Denver’s active roster on Oct. 30, 2012...Waived by Denver on Nov. 13, 2012...Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Nov. 15, 2012... Signed to a reserve/future contract by Denver on Jan. 15, 2013...Waived by Denver on Aug. 30, 2014...Claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Aug. 31, 2014...Signed as a free agent by the Giants on May 25, 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Ihenacho has played in 36 regular-season games with 25 starts…Started all 3 postseason games in which he played, including Super Bowl XLVIII…Career regular-season totals include 135 tackles (105 solo), 8 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries…In the postseason, he has 15 tackles (10 solo).
-    In 2016, played in 15 games with 10 starts in his final season in Washington…Finished with 59 tackles (49 solo), and 2 passes defensed, plus 7 special teams tackles (5 solo)…Had a season-high 9 tackles (8 solo) at Baltimore (10/9)…Recorded 6 solo tackles at Arizona (12/4), and 7 unassisted stops at Philadelphia (12/11)…Started at strong safety and had a season-high 10 tackles (6 solo) vs. the Giants (1/1).
-    In 2015, started the season opener vs. Miami (9/13), and had 3 tackles (1 solo), but suffered a wrist injury and was placed on injured reserve.
-    In his first season in Washington in 2014, played in 3 games before suffering a season-ending foot injury at Philadelphia (9/21)…Had 1 assisted tackle vs. Jacksonville (9/14)…Made his Washington debut on special teams at Houston (9/7).
-    In 2013, played in 15 regular-season games with 14 starts, and started all 3 of Denver’s postseason games…Posted a career-high 72 tackles (55 solo) and 6 passes defensed…Tied for the team lead with 3 forced fumbles and recovered a team-best 2 fumbles... at Indianapolis (10/20), and 10 tackles (4 solo) at New England (10/24)… Started all 3 postseason games and finished with 15 tackles (10 solo)…Ranked 2nd on the team with 5 tackles in Denver’s AFC Championship Game victory vs. New England…Added 9 tackles (5 solo) in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Seattle in MetLife Stadium.
-    As a rookie in 2012, spent 4 weeks on the Broncos’ active roster, and played in 2 games: vs, Oakland (9/30), and at Cincinnati (11/4)... Spent the remainder of the season on the club’s practice squad.

COLLEGE:
-    Played 47 games at San Jose State from 2007-11, totaling 268 tackles (142 solo), 7 interceptions, 23 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries...Scored 3 defensive touchdowns, two on interception returns, and one after a fumble recovery...Became the first Spartan to earn first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors 3 times...As a senior, recorded 73 tackles…Named to the preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List in 2009 and returned an interception for a touchdown in back-to-back games, one of only two players in the country to accomplish that feat… Tallied the Spartans’ only blocked punt as a freshman as the youngest player on the squad.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Played in the David Tyree Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City.

PERSONAL:
-    Played 2 seasons of football at Serra High School in Gardena, Calif…As a senior, had 73 tackles on defense, along with 17 receptions for 335 yards (19.7-yard avg.) and a touchdown on offense…Older brother, Carl, played at San Jose State from 2006-10, and in 3 games for the Oakland Raiders in 2012...Last name is pronounced “EE-ah-NAH-cho.”
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed by the Denver Broncos as a rookie free agent on May 3, 2012...Waived by Denver on Aug. 31, 2013...Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Sept. 1, 2012...Signed to Denver’s active roster on Sept. 29, 2012...Waived by Denver on Oct.  11, 2012...Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Oct. 13, 2012...Signed to Denver’s active roster on Oct. 30, 2012...Waived by Denver on Nov. 13, 2012...Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Nov. 15, 2012... Signed to a reserve/future contract by Denver on Jan. 15, 2013...Waived by Denver on Aug. 30, 2014...Claimed off waivers by the Washington Redskins on Aug. 31, 2014...Signed as a free agent by the Giants on May 25, 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Ihenacho has played in 36 regular-season games with 25 starts…Started all 3 postseason games in which he played, including Super Bowl XLVIII…Career regular-season totals include 135 tackles (105 solo), 8 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 fumble recoveries…In the postseason, he has 15 tackles (10 solo).
-    In 2016, played in 15 games with 10 starts in his final season in Washington…Finished with 59 tackles (49 solo), and 2 passes defensed, plus 7 special teams tackles (5 solo)…Had a season-high 9 tackles (8 solo) at Baltimore (10/9)…Recorded 6 solo tackles at Arizona (12/4), and 7 unassisted stops at Philadelphia (12/11)…Started at strong safety and had a season-high 10 tackles (6 solo) vs. the Giants (1/1).
-    In 2015, started the season opener vs. Miami (9/13), and had 3 tackles (1 solo), but suffered a wrist injury and was placed on injured reserve.
-    In his first season in Washington in 2014, played in 3 games before suffering a season-ending foot injury at Philadelphia (9/21)…Had 1 assisted tackle vs. Jacksonville (9/14)…Made his Washington debut on special teams at Houston (9/7).
-    In 2013, played in 15 regular-season games with 14 starts, and started all 3 of Denver’s postseason games…Posted a career-high 72 tackles (55 solo) and 6 passes defensed…Tied for the team lead with 3 forced fumbles and recovered a team-best 2 fumbles... at Indianapolis (10/20), and 10 tackles (4 solo) at New England (10/24)… Started all 3 postseason games and finished with 15 tackles (10 solo)…Ranked 2nd on the team with 5 tackles in Denver’s AFC Championship Game victory vs. New England…Added 9 tackles (5 solo) in Super Bowl XLVIII vs. Seattle in MetLife Stadium.
-    As a rookie in 2012, spent 4 weeks on the Broncos’ active roster, and played in 2 games: vs, Oakland (9/30), and at Cincinnati (11/4)... Spent the remainder of the season on the club’s practice squad.

COLLEGE:
-    Played 47 games at San Jose State from 2007-11, totaling 268 tackles (142 solo), 7 interceptions, 23 passes defensed, 3 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries...Scored 3 defensive touchdowns, two on interception returns, and one after a fumble recovery...Became the first Spartan to earn first-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors 3 times...As a senior, recorded 73 tackles…Named to the preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List in 2009 and returned an interception for a touchdown in back-to-back games, one of only two players in the country to accomplish that feat… Tallied the Spartans’ only blocked punt as a freshman as the youngest player on the squad.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Played in the David Tyree Charity Bowl benefitting Children of the City.

PERSONAL:
-    Played 2 seasons of football at Serra High School in Gardena, Calif…As a senior, had 73 tackles on defense, along with 17 receptions for 335 yards (19.7-yard avg.) and a touchdown on offense…Older brother, Carl, played at San Jose State from 2006-10, and in 3 games for the Oakland Raiders in 2012...Last name is pronounced “EE-ah-NAH-cho.”
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 36 144 111 33 0 0 8 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 WAS 15 66 54 12 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2015 WAS 1 3 1 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 WAS 3 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 15 73 56 17 0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 2 1 0 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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