Lee Kpogba

12/15/21 | 11:30 a.m.







Winston-Salem, N.C.


East Mississippi CC

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  • Played linebacker for coach Buddy Stephens at East Mississippi CC in Scooba, Mississippi
  • 2021 NJCAA All-Region 23
  • All-Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference First Team
  • All-MJCCC North Division First Team
  • Helped the Lions finish 9-1 overall and No. 7 ranking in the nation
  • EMCC led NJCAA Division I teams in scoring defense (12.8 ppg) and No. 4 in total defense (230.5 yds/gm) as well as having limited seven of 10 opponents to single-digit scoring totals in 2021
  • Led the Lions with 84 tackles, including 34 solo tackles, two sacks, 5½ tackles for loss, an interception, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup
  • Had 10 or more tackles in three games and seven or more tackles in eight games
  • Began college career for coach Dino Babers at Syracuse
  • Played 22 career games for the Orange at linebacker and on special teams
  • As a sophomore, appeared in 11 games, recording 43 tackles, two tackles for loss and had one sack
  • Played in 11 games as a true freshman, primarily playing on special teams in kick return, kickoff coverage and punt returns
  • Two-way starter at outside linebacker and running back for coach Martin Samek at Parkland High
  • 2018 USA Today North Carolina Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2018 USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA North Carolina First Team honoree
  • PrepStar All-Atlantic Region performer
  • Selected to play in the 2018 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, an all-star game between the top senior football players from North Carolina and South Carolina
  • As a senior captain, he recorded 89 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, 16 sacks and four forced fumbles to help Parkland to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the NCHSAA Class 3-AA playoffs
  • Also rushed for more than 600 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior for the Mustangs
  • As a junior in 2017, he earned Central Piedmont 4-A All-Conference honors and was selected to the North Carolina Preps 3-A All-State team
  • Tallied 86 tackles and 21 sacks as a sophomore
  • Parkland team MVP
  • Four-star rating by Rivals and three-star by 247Sports
  • ESPNJC Top 50
  • Rated as the No. 2 junior college linebacker recruit nationally and No. 7 prospect in North Carolina by 247Sports
  • Also offered by Indiana, Louisville and South Carolina
  • Native of Ghana, West Africa

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