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Tunde Bakare

Position Linebacker
Height 5'10''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Woodbridge, Va.
High School Forest Park HS

2012 (Sr.): Played in 11 games… Missed the Oklahoma State game with an injury… Started first game of season against South Dakota State… Registered 36 tackles on the year, including 4.5 TFLs for a loss of 10 yards and a sack… Made season-high nine tackles, including seven solo stops, versus Rice… Recorded first career sack against Rice… Picked up two assisted stops at Northern Illinois… Recorded three solo stops, including a TFL for a safety, at Kansas State… Racked up four tackles against Texas, Baylor, Iowa State and West Virginia… Collected 2.5 TFLs in final two games.

2011 (Jr.): Played in all 12 games, making six starts … Made first start as a Jayhawk against McNeese State… Recorded seven tackles, including three solo tackles, in season opener … Tallied nine tackles against Northern Illinois … Had eight stops against Texas Tech … Recorded five solo tackles at Oklahoma State… Notched eight tackles against Kansas State, including his first tackle behind the line of scrimmage … Upped his season-high tackle total to 11 at Texas, including three solo stops … Made a pair of assisted tackles at Texas A&M … Recorded a solo tackle versus Missouri at Arrowhead Stadium in team[apos]s final game of 2011 season.

At Highland CC: Earned all-Jayhawk Conference second-team honors as a sophomore in junior college… Recorded 66 tackles with 6.5 for loss, including 1.5 sacks… Also forced five fumbles and recovered one on the season… As a freshman he registered 80 tackles with 6.5 for loss in nine games… Played linebacker and safety.

High School: As a senior at Forest Park High School he was a second-team all-Cardinal District selection after recording 30.5 tackles with eight tackles for loss in eight games… Offensively he scored six touchdowns… Was a first-team all-district selection as a junior… Also played running back and wide receiver… Was an all-district track performer in the 100 and 200.

Personal: Born in Woodbridge, Va… Son of Mohammed and Marie Bakare… Has two brothers and one sister… Undecided on his major… Would like to run a company in the future… Hobbies include playing video games, watching movies and spending time with his family.