|5 Omeke Alikor
Rice: Former returning starter who was a senior leader at linebacker... Battled with veteran Vernon James and Dietrich Davis and freshman Terrance Garmon at the middle LB position after missing spring drills... Won the Joe Davis Award as the most improved defensive player in 2004 spring drills... Competes for Rice in forensic events and qualified for the Collegiate National Forensic Association meet in 2003.
2006: Started three games this year while providing depth to the linebacker corps....Top game was his return to his hometown of Tulsa....credited with five stops against the Golden Hurricane as the Owls won in double overtime....also made starts at UCF and UTEP....has a total of 12 career starts at linebacker and 118 career tackles....credited with 10 of his 15 tackles on the season in his three starts this season....combined with Brian Raines to sack Jordan Palmer of UTEP and force a field goal for his first career sack...credited with three solo stops at Army.
Alikor 2006 game by game
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2005: Played in 11 games with three starts as a junior... Had 49 tackles (29 primary), including three for nine yards in losses... Had season highs of nine tackles against UTEP and in the win over Tulane... His TFLs came against Texas, UAB and Tulane.
2004: Played in nine games with six starts as a sophomore... Had 40 tackles (22 primary), including one for a four-yard loss against San Jose State... Had a career-high 10 tackles (three primary) at Navy, and had seven tackles at Texas.
2003:Played sparingly in eight games as a redshirt freshman but did not letter... Had 14 tackles on the season (11 primary), including a season-high five stops in the win at SMU... Forced a fumble in the same game.
High School -- 2002 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Okla... All-state selection for coach Antwain Jimmerson... Led the state of Oklahoma in tackles with 214 as a senior, and had a two-year total of 446 tackles, 10 sacks, four fumble recoveries, and three interceptions... Also competed in track... Active in speech and debate... A two-time district champion in dramatic interpretation... Placed in the top 30 (out of 1,239) in dramatic interp. at the Harvard Invitational... Selected to represent Tulsa public schools in the National Forensic League's national championship event.
Personal -- Full Name: Omeke Gerald Alikor (oh-MAY-ke AL-e-kor)... Born: April 5, 1984, at Tulsa, Okla... Mother: Patty "Chi" Alikor, Tulsa (one brother)... Rice Major: sports medicine... College: Sid Richardson.