Kenny Anunike


position Graduate Assistant – Defense

Kenny Anunike is in his second season as a graduate assistant with the Ohio State football program. He works with coach Larry Johnson and the team’s defensive linemen, and he was a part of the Buckeyes’ 2018 Big Ten Conference championship and Rose Bowl championship season. The team finished third nationally in both major polls.

An Ohio native and graduate of Olentangy High School, Anunike played collegiately at Duke University. A two-time all-ACC honoree, he left Duke as the program’s all-time leader in career sacks (15) and he also contributed 148 total tackles and 26 tackles-for-loss. He earned two degrees while in Durham: his bachelor’s degree in biological anthropology and anatomy and a master’s in liberal studies.

Anunike was signed as a rookie free agent by the Denver Broncos in 2014. He spent two seasons in Denver, including being a part of the Super Bowl 50 winning team (over Carolina), before signing as a member of the New York Jets’ practice squad in 2016. In 2015 he was awarded the Broncos’ Community Ambassador Award for unparalleled commitment in volunteering, inspiration and leadership in the Denver community.

Anunike returned to Columbus in early 2017 and joined the Ohio State coaching staff that summer.