MYCW Alumni

A.J. Okereke

Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5-11
Weight: 178
Class: Junior
Hometown: Randolph, MA
High School: Boston College HS

At Cornell

Okereke played in one game in 2011 after seeing action at Bucknell in his first varsity appearance in 2010. He spent a majority of his first two seasons on the two-deep at cornerback. He saw significant time as the starter during the spring of 2011 and will attempt to earn more field time, as well as find a spot on special teams, in the fall of 2012.

At Boston College HS

A member of two Massachusetts Division I Super Bowl championship squads at Boston College HS, Okereke was given the 2009 Boston College HS Scholar-Athlete Award. He was a wide receiver and defensive back on a pair of league championship squads, earning preseason All-Metro honors by the Boston Herald in 2009. The three-sport athlete (basketball, track & field) was a conference all-star on the track.


Alex Anozie Okereke is the son of Akex and Uduak Okereke and has two brothers and two sisters. Okereke is enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Learn More About What AJ Did After College

Taariq Allen

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011; Spring, 2012)

Sophomore wideout Taariq Allen expects to be a key part of one of the nation’s deepest receiving units in the 2013 season. The 6-3, 195-pound Allen was a part of Nebraska’s regular receiving rotation as a redshirt freshman last fall, before a serious knee injury sidelined him for the season in late October.

Allen is sitting out this spring while continuing his rehabilitation, but is ahead of schedule on his recovery. Allen is part of a group of six returning wideouts with extensive playing experience who helped NU lead the Big Ten in total offense last season.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Allen played in the first eight games of the season at receiver and on special teams. He caught two passes for 11 yards at Northwestern, highlighted by an eight-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The TD catch pulled Nebraska within five points as NU rallied from a 12-point deficit for a win. Allen suffered a knee injury on kickoff coverage the following week against Michigan and missed the rest of the season.

2011 (Redshirt)

Allen redshirted in his first year in the program and made a strong impression on the scout team.

Shyheim Davis

Height: 6-4
Weight: 160
Class: Freshman
Hometown: Boston, MA
High School: Needham


As a freshman Shyheim played in 11 games for the Vikings. In limited time he had 9 rebounds, 1 assist and 10 points for the year. Shyheim looks to play a competitive role in his next season with the Vikings.

Yemi Ajoa

Framingham State – Junior Year

Anthony West

Springfield College

Justin McAfee

Height: 6-3
Weight: 230
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Boston, MA
High School: Bedford
Position: F
Major: Elementary Education