All he wanted, really, was a second chance. He just wanted to redeem himself in the eyes of his coaches and teammates.
A talented 6-foot-1-inch, 213-pounder from Lanham, Md., Okechukwu Okoroha played in 21 football games at Boston College, making six starts at the end of the 2010 season. Projected as the Eagles’ starting free safety in 2011, Okoroha was dismissed from the team for disciplinary reasons before the start of the season. He had failed a drug test.