Noble Nwachukwu

#97 Noble Nwachukwu

DL | r-Sr. | 6-2 | 275 | Wylie, Texas | Wylie HS

2015 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Started all 13 games at defensive end
  • Finished with 47 tackles, including 37 solo stops, a team-leading 8.5 sacks and a team-leading 13 tackles for loss, one pass breakup, six quarterback hurries and a forced fumble
  • Saw action on 873 plays, including 785 defensive snaps
  • Ranked No. 5 in the Big 12; No. 39 nationally in sacks (0.65)
  • Recorded five tackles, all solo, vs. Arizona State
  • Led the team with a career-high-tying three tackles for loss with a sack and six solo tackles at Kansas State
  • Had a sack for a loss of eight yards, assisted on a tackle for a loss of a yard and had six total tackles vs. Iowa State
  • Posted a career-best three sacks with four tackles vs. Texas
  • Recorded a sack for a loss of five yards and five tackles, his second highest total of the season, vs. Texas Tech
  • Had a sack, two tackles for loss and seven total tackles at TCU
  • Had a tackle for loss and three total tackles vs. Oklahoma State
  • Assisted on a sack and had four tackles at Oklahoma
  • Posted three tackles and a pass breakup vs. Maryland
  • Recorded three tackles vs. Liberty
  • Had one sack for a loss of four yards and forced a fumble vs. Georgia Southern

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Started all 13 games 
  • Had 34 tackles for the season, including 21 unassisted tackles, 2.0 sacks, 8.0 tackles for loss and four pass breakups
  • Used on 710 plays, including 643 on defense
  • Season-high 77 plays against Texas A&M
  • Had three solo tackles and a pass breakup at Iowa State
  • Registered three tackles against Texas A&M in the Liberty Bowl, including 1.5 sacks
  • Had three solo tackles and a pass breakup at Iowa State
  • Finished with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Kansas State
  • Tied his career high with five tackles at Texas, including a career-high four unassisted tackles and a team and career high two tackles for loss
  • Had four tackles against Baylor, including two solo stops and a tackle for loss
  • Registered a season-high three tackles, including a tackle for loss at Texas Tech
  • Finished with three tackles against Kansas
  • Earned first career start against Alabama
  • Career-high 1.5 tackles for loss at Maryland
  • Had three tackles at Maryland, including season high two unassisted tackles
  • Finished with a career-high five tackles against the Tide

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Finished with five tackles, including four unassisted tackles, one sack and a forced fumble
  • Forced first career fumble vs. Iowa State
  • Set a career high in solo (2) and total tackles (2) against Iowa State
  • Collected first career sack at TCU
  • Tied career highs in solo and total tackles at TCU
  • Made first solo tackle at Baylor
  • First career tackle vs. William & Mary

2012 (Freshman)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Started two seasons for coach Bill Howard at Wylie High
  • Two-time unanimous All-District 10-4A first team defense member
  • Recorded 53 tackles, eight tackles for loss, four sacks, nine quarterback
  • hurries and one forced fumble in 2011
  • Five-time Wylie News Player of the Week
  • Dallas Morning News Player of the Week honor in 2010


  • Birthday is November 30
  • Son of Emmanuel and Isabel Nwachukwu
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
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Football Award Winners for the TCU Game

By Mike Montoro | October 23, 2016

The WVU football coaching staff has named its award winners for outstanding performances in the Mountaineers 34-10 win over TCU

Life As A Mountaineer: Noble Nwachukwu

By Greg Shock | September 15, 2016

In this week's Life As A Mountaineer, our inside look at Mountaineer football profiles senior defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu. Presented by Panhandle Cleaning & Restoration.

Football Places Two on Big 12 Preseason Team

By Mike Montoro | July 13, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University senior defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu and senior center Tyler Orlosky have been named to the Big 12 Preseason All-Conference Team, today, as selected by media representatives who cover the league.