91 Mike Ezirike
91 Mike Ezirike
Height: 6-2
Weight: 287
Year: R-SR
Hometown: Laurel, Md.
High School: Palloti
Position: DL
Major: Economics
Last School: Fork Union Military Academy
gp 11
tk 40.0
sac 5.5
int -
ffum 1

Career Honors

  • 2015 CAA Football Third Team All-Conference 
  • Named a team captain in 2017

2017 (Redshirt Senior)

  • Started all 11 games at defensive tackle
  • Led the team with 13.5 tackles for loss, which was tied for second in the league
  • Finished the season with 40 tackles and 5.5 sacks
  • Had two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble on the season
  • Helped the defense set a program record with 32 sacks
  • Had four tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss at Towson (11/18)
  • Forced one fumble, made six tackles and had one sack against Villanova (11/11)
  • Made two tackles against James Madison (11/4)
  • Had four tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and two sacks at Albany (10/28)
  • Had four tackles, including one sack, against Elon (10/21)
  • Made three tackles, including one sack, and recovered one fumble at Maine (10/14)
  • Had four tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery at Brown (9/30)
  • Made four tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, at New Hampshire (9/23)
  • Had three tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, and one quarterback hurry against Harvard (9/16)
  • Had three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, against Stony Brook (9/9)
  • Had three tackles, including one sack, at Central Michigan (8/31)

2016 (Redshirt Junior)

  • Played in 10 games, making four starts at defensive tackle
  • Finished with 14 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and one sack
  • Had three tackles at Elon (11/12)
  • Made one tackle at Villanova (10/8)
  • Had one stop against New Hampshire (9/24)
  • Made three tackles, including .5 for a loss, at Harvard (9/16)
  • Had three tackles, including one sack and one tackle for loss to go with a forced fumble against Albany (9/10)
  • Had three tackles, including one for a loss, at Kansas (9/3). Also served as the team's anchor bearer for the game

2015 (Redshirt Sophomore)

  • Started all 11 games at defensive tackle
  • Earned 2015 CAA Football Third Team All-Conference honors
  • Had 27 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks
  • Had a career-high nine tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss at Towson (11/21)
  • Made three tackles, including one for loss, against Villanova (11/7)
  • Had two tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and one sack at New Hampshire (10/31)
  • Made one stop against Richmond (10/17)
  • Had three tackles, including one for a loss, against Delaware (10/10
  • Recorded two tackles at Brown (10/3) 
  • Had three tackles, including .5 for loss, at Maine (9/26)
  • Had one tackle against Harvard (9/19)
  • Made first career start and had two tackles at Syracuse (9/4)

2014 (Sophomore)

  • Appeared in two games before suffering a season-ending leg injury
  • Was given a medical hardship waiver and retained the year of eligibility
  • Finished the season with three tackles

 2013 (Freshman)

  • Appeared in 10 games
  • Finished the season with 10 tackles
  • Made collegiate debut and had one tackle at Fordham (8/29)

Before URI

  • Played a prep season at Fork Union Military Academy, where he was voted as the team's hardest working player
  • He joins 2012 recruits Andre Scott and Sam Hartman on the trail from Fork Union to Rhode Island
  • As an All-Conference selection during his senior season at Palloti High School, he had 44 tackles and 11 sacks
Recent Games
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 20 16
Assists 20 14
Tackles 40.0 30.0
Tackles per game 3.6 3.8
Sacks 5.5 4
Sack yards 33 24
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries 2 1
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - 0
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - 0
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - 0
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - 0
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - 0
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 - - - - - 0
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 - - - - - 0
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 1 - - - - 0
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 1 - - - - 0
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 1 - - - - 0
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 1 - - - - 0
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 1 - - - - 0
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 1 - - - - 0
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 1 - - - - 0
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 1 - - - - 0
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 1 - - - - 0
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 1 - - - - 0
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Central Michigan L, 30-27 1 2 3.0 1 9 1 9 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 Stony Brook L, 35-18 2 1 3.0 - - 1.5 4 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 16 Harvard W, 17-10 0 3 3.0 0.5 0 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 23 at #15 New Hampshire L, 28-14 2 2 4.0 - - 0.5 0 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 30 at Brown L, 24-21 3 1 4.0 - - 2.5 4 - 1 - - - - - - -
Oct 14 at Maine L, 51-27 2 1 3.0 - - 1 2 - 1 - - - - - - -
Oct 21 #14 Elon L, 35-34 1 3 4.0 1 9 1 9 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 28 at Albany W, 31-14 2 2 4.0 2 12 2.5 15 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 4 #1 James Madison L, 38-3 0 2 2.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 11 Villanova W, 20-6 5 1 6.0 1 3 2 5 1 - - - - - - - -
Nov 18 at Towson L, 29-10 2 2 4.0 - - 1.5 4 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2014-15 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 44 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 2 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 44 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 10 - - - - - - -
2014-15 2 - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - -
Total 44 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 2 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 44 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 2 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 - - - - - - - -
2017-18 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 44 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 1 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
2017-18 - - - - - - - - - -
Total 1 0 0.0 0 0 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2013-14 10 - - - - 0 .0
2014-15 2 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 11 - - - 0 0 .0
2016-17 10 - - - - 0 .0
2017-18 11 - - - - 0 .0
Total 44 - - - 0 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2013-14 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2017-18 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 10 6 4 10.0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 2 0 3 3.0 1.5 - - 0.5 1 - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 12 14 26.0 2.4 2 8 7.5 24 - - - - - - -
2016-17 10 8 6 14.0 1.4 1 10 2.5 16 1 - - - - - -
2017-18 11 20 20 40.0 3.6 5.5 33 13.5 52 1 2 0 - - - -
Total 44 46 47 93.0 2.1 8.5 51 24 93 2 2 0 - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 8 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - -
Losses 8 - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - 0
Away 6 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 8 - - - - - - - 0
-
August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 6 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 - - - - - - - -
Losses 8 - - - - - - - -
-
August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
August - - - - - - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 8 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 .0
Away 6 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 3 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 8 - - - - 0 .0
-
August 1 - - - - 0 .0
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 3 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
August 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 20 20 40.0 3.6 5.5 33 13.5 52 1 2 0 - - - -
Conference 8 16 14 30.0 3.8 4 24 10 39 1 1 0 - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 8 10 18.0 3.6 2.5 12 4.5 18 1 - - - - - -
Away 6 12 10 22.0 3.7 3 21 9 34 - 2 0 - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 3 7 6 13.0 4.3 3.5 15 4.5 20 1 - - - - - -
Losses 8 13 14 27.0 3.4 2 18 9 32 - 2 0 - - - -
-
August 1 1 2 3.0 3.0 1 9 1 9 - - - - - - -
September 4 7 7 14.0 3.5 0.5 0 4.5 8 - 1 0 - - - -
October 3 5 6 11.0 3.7 3 21 4.5 26 - 1 0 - - - -
November 3 7 5 12.0 4.0 1 3 3.5 9 1 - - - - - -