Daniel Ekuale is keenly aware this is his last rodeo at Wazzu; "This is my last year. I've got to make it count."

COUGAR DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Daniel Ekuale, who posted a pair of sacks in the spring game, is feeling a sense of urgency.

It seems like just yesterday Ekuale arrived to Washington State. But as a fifth-year senior headed into 2017, he’s gearing up for his final campaign on the Palouse and this spring moved from d-tackle further inside to nose tackle. 

"I've got to make plays this year -- this is my last year.  I've got to make it count," said Ekuale.

Here's Ekuale following WSU’s spring game in Spokane.

-He started nine games in 2016, posting 23 tackles including 2 1/2 for loss.

-After grayshirting in 2012 and redshirting in 2013, Ekuale has played in every game the past three seasons at Washington State (38).

-Ekuale was still learning the English language when he arrived at WSU in '13.

-When he first got on campus, he weighed 262 pounds.   This spring, Ekuale is listed at 6-3, 297 pounds.

-Primarily  a tight end in high school, he was rated 3 stars and the No. 92 DT prospect nationally. He committed to Washington State over offers from Oregon, Washington, Oregon State, Colorado, Wisconsin and Hawaii.

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