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Julian Okwara

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

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, ...
Notre Dame QB Ian Book vs. Northwestern

Beyond the Boxscore: INside Notre Dame’s Rollercoaster Ride vs. Northwestern

In a game where momentum seemed to shift back and forth, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were able to remain undefeated with a 31-21 road win over the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday night. Those swings saw the Irish dominate the ...
Notre Dame DE Julian Okwara

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

Notre Dame survived the first upset Saturday of the college football season on Saturday with a come from behind win over unranked Pitt.  While no Irish fan likely walked away from yesterday’s game feeling anything other than a sigh of ...
Notre Dame's pass rush has been a force to be reckoned with in 2018

Notre Dame Has Nation’s Highest Rated Pass Rush

We are almost at the half way point of the 2018 season and it appears as though the pass rush that Notre Dame fans have been waiting for for years has finally arrived.  Fueled by a five sack performance against ...
Notre Dame WR Chris Finke with the catch of the game vs. Michigan

5 Things I Liked: Notre Dame vs. Michigan ’18

We’re reviving an old column here this season with the return of 5 Things I Liked, and 5 Things I Didn’t Like.   There was a lot to like in Notre Dame’s season opening victory over #14 Michigan so we’re starting ...
Daelin Hayes - Notre Dame DE

Is The Notre Dame Front Four The Best Unit On The Defense?

Because I’m very smart and know lots of things, I ranked the Notre Dame defensive line the second worst unit on the team prior to the season. This was in lieu of the assurances from the defensive coaches throughout the ...
Deon McIntosh - Notre Dame RB

Notre Dame 4 Horsemen of the Week: North Carolina ’17

Man did this bye week come at a good time for the Irish and for me.  For the Irish it’s going to allow some of the minor bumps and bruises that have been popping up to heel while for me ...