Hawk-Item – – One of 10 true freshmen to see action in 2016.
2017 – – Redshirted.
2016 – – Saw action in six games, rushing 16 times for 33 yards . . . saw first career action in 45-21 win over Miami, gaining six yards on two rushing attempts . . . saw action in 42-3 win over Iowa State as offense gained 435 yards total offense . . . seven rushing attempts for 21 yards vs. ISU . . . did not see action in 23-21 loss to North Dakota State . . . did not see action in 14-7 win at Rutgers . . . did not see action in 38-31 loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in 14-7 win at Minnesota . . . saw action in 49-35 win at Purdue, rushing three times for minus four yards as offense rushed for 365 net rushing yards and gained 520 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 17-9 loss to #10 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 41-14 loss at #12 Penn State . . . did not see action in 14-13 win over #2 Michigan . . . saw action in 28-0 win at Illinois, rushing three times for eight yards as offense rushed for 262 yards and gained 342 yards total offense . . . saw action in 40-10 win over #15 Nebraska, rushing one time for two yards as offense rushed fror 264 net yards and gained 408 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-3 Outback Bowl loss to #17 Florida, but had no statistics.
High School honors — Honorable mention Class 6A all-state honoree as a senior . . . Career — Holds school records for career rushing yards and touchdowns, along with most rushing yards in a game . . . rushed for 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . scored 15 touchdowns while rushing for 1,200 yards as a sophomore . . . gained 1,100 yards and scored 15 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . set freshmen record for most yards in a season with 908 yards and 13 touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . also competed in track.
Personal — Born Sept. 4, 1997… open major . . . parents are Olufunmilayo and Ebenezer Akinribade . . . high school coach was Brett Comer.