#42 Julian Okwara / Defensive End

  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 230
  • Hometown: Charlotte, NC
  • School: Ardrey Kell
  • Composite Ranking:
  • National Ranking: 301
  • Positional Ranking: 24

Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara Out for Year with Fibula Injury

Notre Dame started this season deeper at defensive end than they’ve been in decades.  That depth is getting stretched pretty thin after Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly announced that senior captain Julian Okwara is out for the rest o ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book

Notre Dame Needed Its Captains to Step Up in 2019 and They Haven’t

So far there has been a lot of talk about identity and standards following the 45-14 debacle against Michigan. I suppose there is a place for that following this kind of performance. There are naturally big-picture questions about the program, ...

Quarterbacks Define Key Matchups in Notre Dame Football’s Trip to Ann Arbor

Another major road challenge is on tap for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as they return from their bye week to face the Michigan Wolverines under the lights. Recent trips to Ann Arbor haven’t panned out well, with the Irish ...

5 Things I Liked in Notre Dame’s Defensive Outburst Against Virginia

Notre Dame went old-school in beating up on Virginia on Saturday.  The Irish defense swarmed Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins and harassed the talented dual-threat signal-caller into mistake after mistake en route to a 35-20 victory over the 18th ranked team ...

Key Matchups for Notre Dame in Week 2 vs. New Mexico

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish get the home portion of their 2019 schedule underway with a game that really shouldn’t be much of a challenge with their opponent being the New Mexico Lobos. Unfortunately, former Notre Dame coach Bob Davie ...

Notre Dame Lands Three on Pre-Season AP All-American Team

Can you feel it Irish fans? That electricity in the air that grows more each day we come closer to seeing those Gold Helmets shining under Papa John’s lights in Louisville, Kentucky. On a day in which I was feeling ...

Notre Dame Names 7 Captains for 2019 Football Season

After one full week of fall camp in 2019, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly has named his captains for the season. Kelly tabbed seven players as captains on Saturday, and the only surprise is that there were no surprises.  ...

Hamilton, Okwara, and Vaughn Continue To Star For Notre Dame In Fall Camp

We are five practices in to fall camp 2019 for the Notre Dame football team, and the media has been on hand for two full practices. Not enough to make any declarations (well, maybe some), but certainly enough to identify ...

Notre Dame Football’s Top 25 Players for 2019: The Top 5

We have reached the top 5 in our countdown of the top 25 players on the 2019 Notre Dame football roster.  Unsurprisingly, the top 5 is full of players on Clark Lea’s Irish defense.  The exact order of how the ...

Q&A with Notre Dame Insider: Will Ian Book Progress, Bowl Prediction, & More

We were lucky enough to score a Q&A session with Tyler James from the South Bend Tribune’s Notre Dame Insider as we are on the verge of training camp starting for the Irish in 2019.  Tyler was kind enough to ...

Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara Joins Troy Pride on Feldman’s “Freak List”

The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman has been releasing his yearly “Freak” list again this summer and Notre Dame has landed another defensive player in Feldman’s top 50 with Julian Okwara being ranked 10th overall in all of college football.  He joins ...

Notre Dame’s Julian Okwara And Khalid Kareem Among Winners Of The NFL Draft

Can you win the draft by not being in the draft? If you can, then the winners were Notre Dame’s star defensive ends who spurned their NFL futures for one more season and returned to the Irish defense. Soon to ...

What a Rush: Julian Okwara Returning to Notre Dame for Senior Season

Notre Dame got some bad news on Friday when Julian Love announced that he would leaving Notre Dame early for the NFL.  On Saturday the Irish got a much needed dose of good news when Julian Okwara announced he would ...
Notre Dame CB Julian Love

Assessing Notre Dame’s 5 (Likely) NFL Evaluation Requests

Notre Dame still has at least one, hopefully two, very important football games to play in 2018.  It’s never too early to start thinking about the 2019 season though.  Over the weekend Brian Kelly revealed that they sent in the ...
Notre Dame dialed up some great adjustments this weekend.

5 Things I Liked: Notre Dame v. Northwestern ’18

Notre Dame improved to 9-0 on the season on Saturday night with a 10 point win over Northwestern giving the Irish victories over both of the division leaders of the Big 10.  While the Irish still haven’t played a complete, ...