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Folarin Orimolade
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Folarin Orimolade 1235440
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 235
Year: Senior
Hometown: Burtonsville, Md.
High School: Blake
Major: Economics

Folarin Orimolade Finished career second among Dartmouth all-time sack leaders with 23.5 in his four years.

SENIOR (2016)
Tri-captain ... second-team All-American as selected by the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association ... Bushnell Cup winner as the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year ... Buck Buchanan Award Finalist ... All-Ivy League First Team at linebacker ... played in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl ... led the nation in forced fumbles per game, ranked 10th in sacks per game and 22nd in tackles for a loss per game ... led the league in forced fumbles and sacks, plus was second in TFL ... 83 tackles were fifth-most in the conference ... named College Sports Madness Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19 after helping the Big Green defeat No. 22 New Hampshire for the first time in 40 years with a team-high nine tackles, one for a loss, two forced fumbles and two passes broken up ... Defensive Player of the Week for the Ivy League and honorable mention for FCS from STATS the following week for his role in the 35-10 win at Holy Cross ... half of his eight tackles against the Crusaders went for a loss, including two sacks ... collected 10 tackles for the first time in his career versus Penn ... dropped the Yale QB for a sack twice ... contributed seven stops with a sack in the 20-17 triumph over Towson ... once again posted 10 tackles, this time at Columbia as the Big Green limited the Lions to just three field goals ... two of his six tackles in the 17-13 win at Cornell were sacks, one of which jarred the ball loose, earning Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors once again ... final sack of his career came against Brown in his final home game ... collected a career-high 13 tackles at Princeton to end the season. Preseason honors: STATS Preseason FCS All-America Second Team ... STATS Defensive Player of the Year Watch List ... College Sports Madness Ivy League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and All-Ivy League First Team

JUNIOR (2015)
All-Ivy League First Team at linebacker ... earned the Big Green’s Kenneth T. Young Award, given to the top defender among the junior and sophomore classes ... started every game and led the team in both tackles for a loss (12.0) and sacks (8.0) for the second straight year ... ranked second in the league in both categories, and 13th in the FCS in sacks per game ... also tied for the conference lead and was sixth nationally in forced fumbles per game (4.0) ... exactly one-third of his stops went for a loss ... among his four tackles in the season-opening 31-10 win at Georgetown were three assisted sacks, including one to halt the first drive of the season ... collected five stops, a pass breakup and a forced fumble during the 49-7 stomping of Sacred Heart ... stuffed a Quaker for a four-yard loss on third down, then sacked the quarterback on the next play, forcing a fumble to start the second half during the 41-20 victory at Penn ... had a solo sack on a third-down play against Yale, and later assisted on a fourth-down sack in the 35-3 homecoming win over the Bulldogs ... registered a nine-yard sack to force a punt in the third quarter with Dartmouth leading by just a touchdown at Central Connecticut State in an eventual 34-7 victory ... posted a huge third-down sack in the final minute against Columbia, helping thwart the Lions in a 13-9 triumph ... had three tackles with a third-down sack, a pass breakup and a forced fumble that led to a Big Green score at 15th-ranked Harvard ... one of his three tackles in the 34-18 win at Brown went for a loss ... his tackle for a four-yard loss on a 3rd-and-1 against Princeton left the Tigers lining up for a 41-yard field goal, which was missed, and his forced fumble on a sack in the waning seconds of the half ended a Princeton drive in the red zone as Dartmouth beat the Tigers, 17-10, to earn a share of the Ivy League title for the first time in 19 years. Preseason honors: College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy League Third Team.

SOPHOMORE (2014)
One of the most disruptive defenders Dartmouth showcased ... started every game and led the team in both tackles for a loss (6.5) and sacks (4.5), ranking fifth in the league in sacks per game ... more than one-third of his stops went for a loss ... pounced on a blocked field goal attempt during the 35-25 win over Central Connecticut ... both tackles in the 31-13 victory versus Penn were sacks, first a six-yard solo, then an assist on a one-yard loss on the very next play ... collected a season-high four stops in the 24-21 win over Holy Cross ... forced an incomplete pass with a quick rush on a third-down play, forcing Columbia to punt ... finished the year with a flourish with five tackles for a loss over the final three contests ... came up with four stops, matching his season best, to help beat Cornell, 42-7 ... two of those tackles went for a loss, including a seven-yard sack to push the Big Red out of the red zone ... also dropped a Cornell ball carrier a yard short on fourth down ... sacked the Brown quarterback to force a fumble, then recovered the ball to set up a third-quarter touchdown in a 44-21 triumph ... of his three tackles in the 41-10 win at Princeton to end the season, one dropped a receiver seven yards behind the line of scrimmage, pushing the Tigers out of field goal range, and another sacked the QB for an 11-yard loss on third down.

FRESHMAN (2013)
Played in all 10 games for the varsity ... recipient of the team’s Earl Hamilton Freshman Award, given to the freshman who made the most outstanding contribution to his team ... of his six tackles, four came on third down to force punts ... also broke up a third-down pass at Penn to force a punt ... made a pair of tackles in the opening quarter against Bucknell ... one of those two stops was an 11-yard sack as well ... boasted a 25-yard sack when he doggedly chased the Brown quarterback and forced an intentional grounding ... other tackle against the Bears came on a 3rd-and-7 in the final two minutes with Dartmouth leading by four; the Big Green defense also held on fourth down to win on the road ... also helped out on special teams coverages, collecting an assisted tackle on a kickoff against 19th-ranked Princeton.

HIGH SCHOOL
Posted 15 tackles for loss, 12 sacks and 10 pancakes as a senior captain ... selected honorable mention all-league despite being limited to five games ... helped team to first playoff berth in school history ... also saw time on the offensive line ... threw weights and even did some sprinting on track team as a senior ... ranked third in the country in his weight class as a wrestler.

PERSONAL
Majoring in economics ... full name is Adefolarin Adebayo Orimolade ... born on Nov. 23, 1995 ... son of Taiye and Ibigola Orimolade has one brother ... of Nigerian descent.


Complete Career Statistics

TACKLESguaatotaltfl-ydspdfffrblk
2013 10 5 1 6 2.0-36 1 0 0-0 0
2014 10 13 5 18 6.5-45 0 1 1-0 0
2015 10 19 17 36 12.0-66 4 4 0-0 0
2016 10 49 34 83 14.5-60 3 5 0-0 0
TOTAL 40 86 57 143 35.0-207 8 10 1-0 0
 
SACKSguaatotalyards
2013 10 2 0 2.0 36
2014 10 4 1 4.5 36
2015 10 6 4 8.0 54
2016 10 9 0 9.0 47
TOTAL 40 21 5 23.5 173
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