Posted: 3:42 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013
By John P. Mundy
Fullback Tommy Bohanon was drafted by the New York Jets and cornerback Chibuikem "Kenny" Okoro signed a free agent deal with the San Diego Chargers, as the Wake Forest football program sent two more Deacons to the National Football League.
Bohanon became the first Wake fullback to be drafted since Ovie Mughelli in 2003, and the third overall. A spectacular blocker with great hands, Bohanon scored more touchdowns as a receiver (7) than he did as a rusher (3). Part of what made Bohanon attractive to NFL teams was his versatility, having spent the 2012 season as an H-Back in Wake Forest's offense.
At 6'1, 190 pounds, Okoro roamed the Deacon defensive backfield for four seasons, garnering multiple awards as a redshirt freshman in 2009 including: Freshman All-ACC, second team Freshman All-America and honorable mention All-ACC. Okoro leaves Wake Forest for San Diego with 7 career interceptions, including one of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.