NU LB Odenigbo to redshirt after injury

October, 1, 2012
10/01/12
1:52
PM CT
Northwestern freshman linebacker Ifeadi Odenigbo will miss the rest of the season and medically redshirt due to a shoulder injury, coach Pat Fitzgerald said on Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Odenigbo is one of four true freshmen to play for the Wildcats this season. He made his debut against Vanderbilt in the second week and has not played since.

“We’ll get a medical redshirt for him and have him back for four years,” Fitzgerald said.

Odenigbo was one of the program’s most highly-touted recruits. He was ranked No. 51 overall in the Class of 2012 and the No. 6 defensive end by ESPN.

Fitzgerald also announced senior linebacker Roderick Goodlow will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. He had three tackles in three games this season. He sat the 2010 season with an ACL injury.
Scott Powers is a general reporter for ESPNChicago.com. He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.

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