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Happy Birthday, Austinite Alex Okafor

Former Pflugerville High and UT Standout Celebrates Feb. 8

Wishing a happy 27th birthday to current NFL New Orleans Saint, Alex Okafor!  Alex was born in Dallas, but played his high school sports just north of us in Pflugerville.  Alex was a 3-sport athelete for the Panthers, excelling in all 3.  He was named a USA Today All Amercian for his play under coach Tom Hermann, before signing with the Texas Longhorns in 2009.

Okafor did his thing on the 40 Acres under head coach Mack Brown, earning himself a 4th round selection in the NFL Draftt (Arizona Cardinals) in 2013.  Six years later, Okafor is still in The League, currently playing for the Saints.  He still represents Austin, even hosting youth camps in the area from time to time.  So proud of you, Alex!  Happy birthday!!