Joel Nwigwe
Joel  Nwigwe

Alief, TX

High School:
Elsik HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 170

Wide Receiver

Ranked third on the team with 18 catches for 255 yards receiving ... Caught a career-high seven passes for a game-high 117 yards against Florida Atlantic, including a 53-yard touchdown pass from Matt Phillips ... Led the team in yards per catch with 14.2 a grab ... Earned one start against Louisiana Tech, but saw action in all 11 games ... Ranked fifth on the team in all-purpose yards.

Did not play.

Had a breakout year in 2003, catching 11 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns ... His 22.6 yards per reception led the team and his 63-yard touchdown catch against Middle Tennessee was the longest by any Mean Green receiver all season ... Was named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week for his effort against the Blue Raiders when he caught three passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns ... Also had a scoring grab from 37 yards out against Louisiana Monroe. 2002: Played in 12-of-13 games as a true freshman catching one pass for 14 yards.

High School/Personal
Was named second-team all-district his senior season ... Averaged 24.2 yards per catch senior season ... Had 20 receptions for 484 yards senior season to lead the team ... As a junior, caught 35 passes for 400 yards and three touchdowns ... As a junior, earned honorable mention all-district ... Was born June 19, 1984 in Houston ... Son of Victoria and Cyril Nwigwe.

North Texas Mean Green