|No. 75 Buffalo Bills|
|Birth name:||Ikemefuna Chinedum Enemkpali|
|Date of birth:||July 3, 1991|
|Place of birth:||Pflugerville, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight:||261 lb (118 kg)|
|High school:||Pflugerville (TX)|
|NFL Draft:||2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 210|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2015|
Ikemefuna Chinedum "IK" Enemkpali (born July 3, 1991) is an American football outside linebacker for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana Tech.
Enemkpali was born in Pflugerville, Texas, on July 3, 1991 to Igbo Nigerian immigrants. He attended Pflugerville High School in Texas. Enemkpali was selected to the All-District 25-5A first team and all-Central Texas third team by the American Statesman. He had 64 tackles and 14 sacks in his senior season in high school.
Enemkpali attended Louisiana Tech University from 2009 to 2013. He was selected to the 2012 First Team All-WAC and All-Louisiana First Team in his junior season. He was named as the 2012 Fred Dean Defensive Player of the Year in junior season. He was selected 2013 First Team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana First Team following his senior season. He was selected as the 2013 Willie Roaf Lineman of the Year in his senior season.
New York Jets
On August 11, 2015, Enemkpali got into an altercation with Geno Smith in the locker room regarding $600 Smith allegedly owed Enemkpali. Enemkpali punched Smith in his face, fracturing his jaw. The Jets released Enemkpali shortly thereafter.
On August 12, 2015, one day after being waived by the Jets, Enemkpali was claimed by the Buffalo Bills. He was released by the Bills on September 4, 2015, but signed to the practice squad a few days later. On September 10, nearly a month after attacking Smith, the NFL suspended Enemkpali for four games. On September 11, 2015, the Bills promoted Enemkpali to their 53-man roster; he was placed on the reserve/suspended list on the following day. He played 11 games in 2015 with 13 tackles.
On August 12, 2016, another issue arose as Enemkpali got into an altercation with teammate Cyrus Kouandjio during training camp. A day later on August 13, Enemkpali suffered a knee injury during the first preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts, which was eventually revealed to be a torn ACL, putting Enemkpali out of playing for the entire 2016 season.
Enemkpali's sister, Nneka Enemkpali, was a basketball player for the Texas Longhorns from 2011 until 2015, and was selected by the Seattle Storm in the 2015 WNBA draft in the third round as the twenty-sixth overall pick.
When Enemkpali was 19, he threw a punch at a security guard and was tasered by a deputy. Enemkpali was later charged with simple battery, placed on 13 months of probation, and ordered to undergo 32 combined hours of community service and anger management classes.
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