Honors: 2011 – Earned the most improved strength training award for defensive linemen following spring drills … Presented the Jeanne Massaquoi Freshman Academic Award … 2010 – Named the Freshman Academic Award winner at the conclusion of the season.
2013: Played in all 13 games … Had a tackle, pass breakup and a hurry for the season … Most of his 170 snaps came on special teams … Credited with a pass breakup against ECU and a hurry against WCU.
2012: Played all 12 games … Ended the year with two total tackles with one stop coming on special teams … The majority of his 118 total snaps came on special teams … Had a season-high 18 plays at Memphis.
2011: Played in all 12 games … Had 186 total snaps and earned five winning grades from the coaches … Turned in seven total tackles, along with a half sack … Collected two tackles against GT and ULM … Had one stop against Memphis, WKU, and Tennessee.
2010: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Lettered in football, basketball, and track at Hillwood High School ... Earned all-city and all-region honors in football his senior year ... Collected 62 tackles and nine sacks in 2009 to go with 36 hurries, nine pass breakups, and nine tackles for loss ... Also had six receptions for 53 yards ... Received the William Hume award in 2009 for academic excellence ... Played for Coach Mose Phillips.
Full Name: Maxwell Nnamdi Ugboaja ... Parents: Kermayo and Erin Ugboaja ... Born: 4/4/92 ... Major: Aerospace.