Racked up 13 tackles against FAU, including nine solo....Had seven tackles against MTSU....Against Alabama Nwigwe had five tackles and two tackles for a loss....Nwigwe had a career-high 15 tackles against Ohio and one tackle for a loss....Led the team in tackles against Ohio....Was the second leading tackler against Ball St. with 11 tackles, nine of which were solo ... Also had one tackle for loss of yards and a forced fumble in a 20-10 win over the Cardinals.
Named second-team All-Sun Belt ... Led the team in tackles with 111 ... Had a team-high three interceptions ... Was named the SBC Player of the Week for his 97-yard interception touchdown return to help beat Western Kentucky ... The 97-yard interception return ranks tied for 4th in school history for longest interception return ... Had a season-high 14 tackles against Troy ... Started all 12 games.
Earned first varsity letter while serving as a reserve linebacker ... Appeared in six games for the Mean Green ... Tallied three tackles against both Oklahoma and SMU ... Recorded first career fumble recovery against Arkansas.
Started first 11 games of the season and played in all 12 ... Ended the year with 35 total tackles to rank 10th on the team ... Finished second on the team with seven tackles for loss including a season-high 2.5 in the game against Tulsa ... Was second on the team in sacks with 2.5 ... His season-best was seven tackles in the win against Florida International ... Had a tackle for loss in four consecutive games beginning with SMU in the second game of the year ... Had one forced fumble against Troy
Was a redshirt
A difference maker on the defensive side of the ball, Nwigwe was selected to the Greater Houston Area Class 5A All-Area Team by Texas Prep Xtra ... Named to District 19-5A First Team Defense ... Listed as a Player to Watch on 5ATexasFootball.com's Super List ... Recorded a season-high 17 tackles against Alief Taylor High School ... Brother, Joel, was a wide receiver for the Mean Green ... Son of Cyril and Victoria Nwigwe ... Born March 8, 1987