Duke Football BIO
54 Greg Akinbiyi
Career: Graduated from Duke in May, 2009 with a degree in sociology, a minor in African and African American studies and a certificate in human development ... four-year letterwinner ... appeared in 45 career games with 19 career starts ... increased his tackle total each season, finishing with 120 career tackles ... posted 21.5 career tackles for loss and six career sacks ...forced two fumbles and recovered two others in his four seasons ... played 1,555 career snaps.
2008: Scheduled to compete for a starting spot on the defensive line as a senior ... listed second on the depth chart at right defensive end following spring practice ... experienced lineman with seven career starts ... has played in 33 career games.
2007: Played in all 12 games with his first seven career starts ... posted his best season with 33 tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... earned his first collegiate start at Virginia and registered a career-high seven tackles ... had five stops, one tackle for loss and a caused fumble against Georgia Tech ... also tallied one tackle for loss versus Wake Forest, Virginia Tech and Clemson ... made three or more tackles in each of the final seven games of the year ... played a total of 509 snaps on the year with 401 on defense and 108 on special teams ... recorded four games with 50 or more plays, including a season-high 64 snaps at Florida State ... named a game captain for the Miami contest.
2006: Saw action in all 12 contests, finishing 11th on the team with 26 total tackles ... posted a season-best four stops against both Boston College and North Carolina ... added two tackles for loss versus the Eagles ... had three stops in tilts with Virginia Tech, Virginia and Alabama ... carded at least one tackle in 10-of-12 games ... played a total of 336 snaps including a career-high 43 at Georgia Tech.
2005: Played in nine games, missing only the East Carolina and Navy contests ... on the field for a total of 71 snaps ... finished the year with six tackles including one for loss ... had four stops with one tackle behind the line of scrimmage at Miami ... one of 12 true freshmen to earn a varsity letter.
Prior to Duke: Lettered his senior season at Chaminade-Madonna for Mark Guandolo ... lettered two seasons at Dade Christian under Bob Osterano ... as a senior, helped Chaminade-Madonna to an 11-1 record and berth in the state semifinals by recording 60 tackles and six sacks ... named First Team All-Broward County by the Miami Herald ... in junior season at Dade Christian, picked up 130 tackles en route to receiving Second Team All-Dade County accolades ... also played basketball.
Personal: Son of Sunday and Josephine Akinbiyi ... born May 11, 1987 ... brother, Kevin, played football at St. Peters College (2002-03) and Florida International University (2004-05).