SJSU Safety Duke Ihenacho Wants to be a Niner

An article in the Spartan Daily talks about former Spartan safety Duke Ihenacho about how he is ready for the NFL Draft and he’ll be at his mother’s house waiting for Roger Goodell to call his name over draft weekend.

Ihenacho had an injury plagued 2010 season but he bounced back in 2011, becoming a key part of the SJSU defense that led the team to a 5-7 overall record — the most wins for the Spartans since the 2008-2009 season.

As he prepares for the draft he was asked who he would prefer draft him. He has his heart set on his hometown team, the 49ers.

“Tell (Jim) Harbaugh to put me on that Tony Montana team,” he said in reference to the San Francisco 49ers’ aggressive special teams unit from last season. “I want to smack somebody on the kick off.”

Ihenacho said he admires Harbaugh for what he did with the Stanford University football team a couple years ago, and more recently with the 49ers this past NFL season.

“His teams are all hard-nosed, physical and never quit,” he said. “They all love playing for him, and that’s the type of program you want to be a part of.”

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