Blazers return to Legion Field face Thundering Herd at 3:30 p.m. CT
UAB 38, Marshall 31 - AP Photos
Redshirted in 2009 in his first year at UAB, Ike finished his career with the 2013 season and was a two-year starter for the Blazers ... saw his first action on the offensive line in 2011 when he played in a reserve role ... assumed an integral role on the offensive front in 2012 -- starting all 12 games at tackle -- and started the first 11 of 2013.
2013: Played and started in 11 of 12 games ... missed final game of season due to injury ... was key performer on offensive line for unit that again put up big number for the Blazers.
2012: Played and started in all 12 games of the season for the Blazers ... helped UAB's offense produce one of the Blazers' most prolific seasons in school history ... helped pave way for first-team running back Darrin Reaves who rushed for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns,
2011: Saw playing time in all 12 games last season.
2010: Did not see any action for the Blazers.
2009: Did not see any action and was redshirted.
High School: Played for head coach Ed Stokes at Central Gwinnett High School ... graded out at 93 percent blocking as a senior in 2008 ... totaled 18 pancake blocks and allowed just one sack for the season ... named all-county honorable mention by the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett ... was a two-year starter ... picked up a Gwinnett County Player of the Month honor during senior season ... selected to play in the Rivalries of Gwinnett All-Star Football Game.
Personal: Born July 23, 1991 at Norcross, Ga. ... son of Ijeoma and Damran Ike ... recent graduate of UAB with major in exercise science.