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Mark Nzeocha

53
LB
Height: 
6-3

Weight:

239

Age

27
Wyoming
3 Years Pro

2017 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

11/18/15: Activated from Reserve/NFI.

09/01/15: Placed on Reserve/NFI with a knee injury suffered in college.

05/02/15: Drafted in the seventh round (236th overall) by Dallas.

Gameday Photos

Biography

Mark Nzeocha was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with their first of three seventh round draft choices (236th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft. Nzeocha, a German national from Neusitz, moved from his homeland to play college football at Wyoming. As a collegian, he amassed 207 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, nine pass deflections and an interception while starting 26-of-39 games. He began his rookie year on Reserve/NFI, rehabbing a knee injury suffered in college. He returned to practice, was inactive for five of the last seven games, but did see action in two games. In 2016 Nzeocha saw time as a reserve linebacker and on special teams, playing in six games. He will look to play a bigger role for Dallas in 2017 utilizing his strength, speed and size.

 

2016:

  • Played in six games, posting four tackles as a reserve linebacker with one stop on special teams.
  • Inactive the first four games of the season but made his debut against Cincinnati (10/9) on special teams.
  • Had his first career stats, playing a majority of the fourth quarter in the finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17), finishing with four tackles and a special teams tackle - his first career stats.

2015:

  • Spent the first part of his rookie season on Reserve/NFI to rehab a knee injury suffered in his last college sea- son, but was added to the active roster to play in two games late in the season.
  • Returned to practice on Oct. 28 and activated from Reserve/NFI on Nov. 18.
  • Was inactive for the first four games on the active roster, made his NFL debut on special teams against the N.Y. Jets (12/19) and played in the finale against Washington (1/3/16).

COLLEGE:

  • Named Academic All-Conference for three straight years, with a cumulative GPA of 3.41 in finance, and was named to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Hampshire Honor Society.
  • Suffered a torn ACL against San Jose State on Oct. 18 and missed the remainder of the 2014 season, limiting his senior season to only seven games - all starts.
  • Led the team in tackles at the time he suffered his injury, averaging 8.4 tackles-per-game (59 total), while also logging three tackles for loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and five pass breakups.
  • Named to the Academic All-Conference team for the second straight season for his work in the classroom.
  • Placed third on the team with a career-best 101 total tackles and tied for second with a career-high 10 tackles for loss while starting all 12 games as a junior.
  • Named to the Academic All-Mountain West team for keeping a 3.24 GPA as a sophomore. Started the first two games of the season at safety and played in 10 contests, finishing with 32 tackles and a forced fumble.
  • Played in 10 games and made five starts at a safety/linebacker spot as a freshman and totaled 15 tackles, one interception and two pass breakups.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended FOS Ansbach High School in Germany, but with no football at his high school, he played club football for the Franken Knights Youth Team.
  • Was a member of the German National Team that played in the 2009 Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio.
  • Majored in finance at Wyoming.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2015 Rookie Club presented by UnitedHealthcare.
  • 2015-17 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2015 Early Thanksgiving Day meal at The Salvation Army.
  • WrestleMania 32 week community event at Children’s Health Medical Center.
  • 2016-17 Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.
  • 2016 Dirk Nowitzki Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game.
  • Annual Team Holiday Hospital Visits.
  • Kick Off Luncheon and Dallas Cowboys Family Cookbook benefiting Happy Hill Farm.
  • Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas Program.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017SF402200-0-----0-
2016DAL503300-0-----0-
2015DAL200------------
TOTAL5500000---000

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
10NYGW 31-211100-0-----0-
9ARIL 10-200------------
8@PHIL 10-330------------
7DALL 10-400------------
6@WASL 24-261100-0-----0-
5@INDL 23-260------------
4@ARIL 15-180------------
3LAL 39-41
2@SEAL 9-12
1CARL 3-23

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017SF42200-0-----
2016DAL53300-0-----
2015DAL20----------
TOTAL 11550000000-0

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20100------------
108/12/2017@LAL 10-13104310-0-----1-
208/19/2017INDW 19-24102110-0-----0-
308/26/2017OAKW 20-24103210-1-----0-
TOTAL

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
410/01/2017@ARI-000------------
510/08/2017@IND-000------------
610/15/2017@WAS-101100-0-----0-
710/22/2017@SFW 40-10000------------
810/29/2017@PHI-100------------
911/05/2017@SF-100------------
1011/12/2017@SF-101100-0-----0-
TOTAL 402200-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals10----------
Dallas Cowboys00----------
Indianapolis Colts00----------
New York Giants11100-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles10----------
Washington Redskins11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division32200-0-----
vs AFC Teams00----------
vs NFC Teams42200-0-----
vs Own Division10----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
November21100-0-----
October21100-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
FedExField11100-0-----
Levi's® Stadium21100-0-----
Lincoln Financial Field10----------
Lucas Oil Stadium00----------
University of Phoenix Stadium00----------

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses31100-0-----
Wins11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Sundays42200-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass42200-0-----
Turf00----------

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games21100-0-----
Road Games21100-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead1100-0-----
Behind1100-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2nd Half2200-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2200-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
4th Quarter2200-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-711100-0-----
Margin 15+10----------
Margin 8-1421100-0-----