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Getting to know Wake defensive end Duke Ejiofor

Wake Forest defensive end Duke Ejiofor chats with Demon Deacon Digest and the Winston-Salem Journal's Dan Collins after practice this week.

With 4.5 sacks and 6.5 TFLs in the first three games of the season, Wake Forest defensive end is earning the rapt attention of opposing offenses as well as NFL Scouts. 

The Winston-Salem Journal's Dan Collins wrote about Ejiofor earlier this week. Here's some other parts from that interview: 

On his season so far

Ejiofor: "I feel like I've gotten off to a pretty good start. I need to keep it up, stay humble and stay focused. I can't look back. I just have to keep looking forward." 

On dealing with an injury to begin last season and this being his first chance to truly show what he can do

Ejiofor: "I think I showed up a little bit at the end of last season too. I tried to be patient, stay focused and try to get healthy. That's what I want to do this season — stay healthy and play every single game."

On the feeling he has when he gets to the quarterback

Ejiofor: "It's one of the best feelings in the world. Your eyes open real big once you beat the offensive lineman. When you get the sack it's one of the best feelings in the world."

On his family's focus on academics

Ejiofor: "It's always been academics first with my family. My dad and my mom don't accept me putting sports in front of my academics. It's academics first." 

On what drew him to Wake Forest

Ejiofor: "I just took two official visits. I went to Houston and Wake Forest. I basically just compared the two. Wake Forest the better academic program and the better athletic program. I felt at home here, so that's why I came."

On if he's set any personal goals

Ejiofor: "I want to be All-Conference this year."


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