Julian Okwara

TEAM: Detroit Lions

HOMETOWN: Nigeria

DATE OF BIRTH: December 27, 1997

COLLEGE: University of Notre Dame

POSITION: Linebacker



Julian Okwara spent four years at the University of Notre Dame and appeared in 45 career games. For his career, Okwara totaled 77 tackles (46 solo), 23 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, two INTs and four forced fumbles. Playing in all 13 games as a junior in 2018, Okwara registered 12.5 tackles for loss, which led the team and also recorded 8.0 sacks, which was tied for the team lead. Okwara was born in Nigeria and moved to the United States as a third grader where his family made Charlotte, N.C. home. He attended Ardkey Kell High School and was selected to the North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine Bowl as a senior in 2015.