Bootleg Video: Ekom Udofia

Little has gone as planned for Ekom Udofia in his first year of college football. After tireless rehabilitation and conditioning to play as a true freshman, the wide-bodied defensive lineman suffered an early injury and instead manned the scout defense in the fall. Udofia has played nose tackle rather than defensive end. More injuries have come his way. Yet he is a wild success this spring and smiling wide. He talks with us on camera about his engaging story.

The spring has matched the hype for Ekom Udofia, the 300-plus pound wrecking ball of a nose tackle for the Cardinal.  The first-year playmaker gave his first college interview this week to The Bootleg, and we took the opportunity to discuss at great length his freshman year at Stanford.  We start in the fall, with his injury setback that moved him to the scout team and how he utilized that time to improve his play and his body.  Then he broke his wrist in the winter, but continued one-armed through an intense strength & conditioning program.  Last week he suffered another injury (see photo at right) but wrapped his hand and played on.  How has the frosh made himself not only a first-string player on the depth chart but also one of the great positive surprises this spring?  How is he progressing toward his highly anticipated first start vs. Oregon in September?  Why does the 6'1"/6'2" lineman block so many passes?  Udofia talks on these subjects and much more in this extensive video interview.

Ekom Udofia Scout Profile

Ekom Udofia interview (part I) -
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Ekom Udofia Q&A (part I)
Ekom Udofia Q&A (part II)
Ekom Udofia Q&A (part III)

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