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Chinedum Ndukwe
FS #41
Height:
6-2
Weight:
224
College:
Notre Dame
Hometown:
Powell, OH
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 55 259 183 76 7.5 0 19 7 0 65 -- 44
2011 OAK 2 2 2 0 0 -- 1 1 0 0 -- 0
2010 CIN 12 60 41 19 0.5 -- 3 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 CIN 16 89 63 26 2 -- 5 1 0 9 9 9
2008 CIN 11 64 43 21 3 0 4 1 0 12 12 12
2007 CIN 14 44 34 10 2 0 6 3 0 44 14.7 44

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2010 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Fourth-year pro was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 13, due to major knee injury suffered Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh … Finished his season having played in 12 games (Games 1-6 and 8-13), with 58 tackles, a shared sack, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Through Game 13, led secondary in tackles and ranks fifth on team ... Started Games 5-6 at SS for injured Roy Williams and Games 9 and 11-12 at FS for injured Chris Crocker ... Suffered knee injury in Game 6, Oct. 24 at Atlanta, and inactive for Game 7 ... Also had five special-teams tackles.

GAME-BY-GAME: Three tackles Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, and his INT at Ravens 46 with 2:00 remaining ended Ravens’ final comeback bid ... His five tackles Sept. 26 at Carolina tied for third on team and tied for lead in secondary ... Tied for secondary lead in tackles (six) Oct. 3 at Cleveland and had an end-zone pass defensed ... Also at Cleveland, tied for team lead with two special-teams tackles … Got the start Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, filling in for injured Roy Williams, and posted team-leading 10 tackles (eight solos) and a fumble recovery … Thwarted Bucs scoring threat vs. Tampa Bay by recovering Mike Williams fumble at Bengals three … Started again on Oct. 24 at Atlanta and tied for team lead with eight tackles ... Returned to action Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh and made three tackles ... Three tackles Nov. 14 at Indianapolis, and helped hold Peyton Manning to season-low 185 passing yards and no TDs ... Five tackles Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 25 at N.Y. Jets ... Led secondary with six tackles Dec. 5 vs. New Orleans ... Three tackles Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh before leaving with knee injury, including eight-yard shared sack with Carlos Dunlap of Ben Roethlisberger at Cincinnati 43 in first quarter to force Pittsburgh punt.

2010 HIGHLIGHTS: GENERAL: Fourth-year pro was placed on Reserve/Injured list on Dec. 13, due to major knee injury suffered Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh … Finished his season having played in 12 games (Games 1-6 and 8-13), with 58 tackles, a shared sack, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Through Game 13, led secondary in tackles and ranks fifth on team ... Started Games 5-6 at SS for injured Roy Williams and Games 9 and 11-12 at FS for injured Chris Crocker ... Suffered knee injury in Game 6, Oct. 24 at Atlanta, and inactive for Game 7 ... Also had five special-teams tackles.

GAME-BY-GAME: Three tackles Sept. 19 vs. Baltimore, and his INT at Ravens 46 with 2:00 remaining ended Ravens’ final comeback bid ... His five tackles Sept. 26 at Carolina tied for third on team and tied for lead in secondary ... Tied for secondary lead in tackles (six) Oct. 3 at Cleveland and had an end-zone pass defensed ... Also at Cleveland, tied for team lead with two special-teams tackles … Got the start Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, filling in for injured Roy Williams, and posted team-leading 10 tackles (eight solos) and a fumble recovery … Thwarted Bucs scoring threat vs. Tampa Bay by recovering Mike Williams fumble at Bengals three … Started again on Oct. 24 at Atlanta and tied for team lead with eight tackles ... Returned to action Nov. 8 vs. Pittsburgh and made three tackles ... Three tackles Nov. 14 at Indianapolis, and helped hold Peyton Manning to season-low 185 passing yards and no TDs ... Five tackles Nov. 21 vs. Buffalo and Nov. 25 at N.Y. Jets ... Led secondary with six tackles Dec. 5 vs. New Orleans ... Three tackles Dec. 12 at Pittsburgh before leaving with knee injury, including eight-yard shared sack with Carlos Dunlap of Ben Roethlisberger at Cincinnati 43 in first quarter to force Pittsburgh punt.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2009 - Made first start of season Oct. 4 at Cleveland, and his seven tackles included 12-yard sack of Derek Anderson, plus a stop for no gain of Jerome Harrison on third-and-one play from Bengals nine in third quarter, forcing Browns to settle for FG … Started at SS Oct. 18 vs. Houston and contributed 11 tackles … Five tackles and two passes defensed Nov. 8 vs. Baltimore, and was credited with a shared sack when he teamed with LB Brandon Johnson to bring down Joe Flacco for nine-yard loss late in fourth quarter … Ranked second on team with eight tackles Nov. 15 at Pittsburgh, as Bengals limited Steelers to 226 net yards, and also had a pass defensed … Tied for team lead in tackles (seven) Nov. 22 at Oakland, and forced a fumble against RB Michael Bush that DE Robert Geathers returned 38 yards to Raiders 13, setting up a Bengals FG … Led secondary with seven tackles Dec. 13 at Minnesota … Had a team-leading 12 tackles Dec. 20 at San Diego, had a QB pressure that helped force an INT by CB Johnathan Joseph, and also had a shared sack and one pass defensed … Logged his first INT of season Dec. 27 vs. Kansas City … His 10 tackles tied for team lead in Wild Card 1-9-10 vs. N.Y. Jets, and he led team in solo stops (seven).

2008 - First member of the secondary to claim a share of team sacks lead since S Cory Hall in 2000 ... Led defensive effort Sept. 28 vs. Cleveland, logging 11-yard sack of Derek Anderson among his seven tackles, and had a 12-yard INT among his team-high three passes defensed ... Led team in tackles with 11 Oct. 5 at Dallas, including one for minus-yardage ... On Oct. 12 at N.Y. Jets, returned Brett Favre fumble 15 yards for a TD on game’s third scrimmage play, giving Bengals 7-0 lead ... On Nov. 2 vs. Jacksonville, recorded nine tackles, including a three-yard sack of David Garrard in fourth quarter ... On Dec. 21 at Cleveland, led secondary in tackles (nine), tied for team lead in solos (six), and sacked Ken Dorsey for 11-yard loss to close first half ... On Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City, had eight tackles, a QB hurry and a special-teams tackle.

2007 - Had a seven-yard sack of Damon Huard among his three tackles Oct. 14 at Kansas City ... On Oct. 21 vs. N.Y. Jets, his eight-yard sack of Chad Pennington in fourth quarter came on third down and forced a punt ... Also vs. Jets, tied for team lead in special-teams tackles (two) ... Keyed defensive effort in win Nov. 11 at Baltimore, forcing a third-quarter Steve McNair fumble that Bengals recovered to set up a field goal, and intercepting a Kyle Boller pass in the end zone in fourth quarter ... Tied for first in special-teams tackles (two) on Nov. 18 vs. Arizona ... In fourth quarter Dec. 9 vs. St. Louis, his deflected pass on third down forced Rams to settle for a field goal that left Bengals still leading by 16-10 ... On Dec. 30 at Miami, his 54-yard TD on a fumble recovery gave Bengals a 28-10 lead in fourth quarter.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2003-06) at Notre Dame, seeing action in 46 games with 25 starts ... Began his career at WR, but switched to SS as a sophomore ... Finished second on team in tackles (98) as a senior, helping Irish land a Sugar Bowl bid ... His 22 tackles as a senior vs. Air Force were most in a game by an NCAA Division I player on the season ... Helped preserve 17-10 win over Michigan as a junior with fourth-quarter fumble recovery on goal line that stopped a Wolverine threat.

PERSONAL: Born in Charlottesville, Va., but grew up in Powell, Ohio … Attended Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio, where he played WR and earned All-America honors from CBSSportsLine.com as a senior … In high school, was a prime receiving target of future Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn, now with Denver Broncos … Had dual majors (marketing and psychology) at Notre Dame … Has been chosen twice to participate in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program … Brother Ike, an offensive lineman, has been in NFL with Washington, Baltimore, Miami and Kansas City … First name is pronounced “CHIN-uh-doom,” and last name is pronounced “en-DUKE-way.”

 

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