Selected to Sun Belt All-Conference first team at defensive end ... Awasom is a senior captain who lived up to his Preseason Defensive Player of the Year billing ... Against Sun Belt opponents, Awasom led the conference with 1.4 sacks per game and 2.5 tackles for loss per game ... In 11 games overall he had eight quarterback sacks and 14 tackles for loss ... In his last five games, he had 32 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks ... Although often facing double teams, he was consistently in the opposing backfield ... Led the Mean Green in quarterback hurries and recovered two fumbles ... Was named to the Bronko Nagurski Award and Rotary Lombardi Award watch lists and has twice been named to the all-conference team ... Awasom has missed only two games in his entire career, starting in 36.
Named first-team all-conference after starting in 12-of-13 games, missing the Arkansas State game with an injury ... Was a key part of the defensive front that led the Sun Belt in rushing defense, scoring defense and total defense ... Totaled 44 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and four quarterback sacks ... Helped the defense hold eight of 13 opponents below 100 yards rushing ... Had a season-best eight tackles and one forced fumble against Air Force.
Started all 13 games at defensive end ... Named Sun Belt second team all-conference ... Was second on the Mean Green and third in the conference with a career-best eight quarterback sacks, helping North Texas lead the Sun Belt Conference with 43 team sacks ... Increased his total number of tackles from nine as a freshman in 2001 to 41 in 2002 ... Had four pass break-ups and recovered two fumbles ... Had a career-high eight tackles against TCU and registered two sacks against both Texas and TCU ... Important part of a defensive unit that allowed only one 100-yard rusher all season ... Was presented the team’s Bill Bishop Award for outstanding defensive lineman by the coaching staff.
As a true freshman, played in all 12 games, starting one ... Notched his first career tackle in third game of the season against South Florida ... Recorded two sacks against Middle Tennessee in the Mean Green’s 24-21 victory ... Had three tackles and one tackle for a loss against Arkansas State ... Against Idaho, forced a fumble in the end zone resulting in a safety for North Texas.
Caught 22 passes for 350 yards as a senior at Stafford High School ... Was a first-team all-district 24-3A pick at tight end and a second-team all-district pick at defensive end ... Also an all-district, all-region and all-state basketball player ... Played defensive end ... Was born in Cameroon on October 25, 1983 ... Came to the United States at the age of four ... Mother, Ntum Altorshan, is a doctor.