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Former Sea and University of Notre Dame player Pete Mokwuah surfaces at Wagner College

Former St. Joseph by-the-Sea defensive lineman Pete Mokwuah, who played sparingly at the University of Notre Dame the past four seasons, has showed up on Wagner College's football roster.

Mokwuah, who signed with Notre Dame in January of 2014 after starring at Sea for four seasons, is a graduate student at Wagner College and has one more season of eligibility remaining.

The 6-foot-4, 315-pounder currently doesn't have a uniform number on the Seahawks' roster, but Wagner head coach Jason Houghtaling says Mokwuah will be given every chance to get on the field this season.

"He's here. He's working hard after spending four years at Notre Dame," said Houghtaling. "He wanted to come home and he's working on his masters degree.

"He's a big body with good feet and great hands and is working himself back into shape. He wasn't involved in spring practice or winter workouts, but he continues to try and get himself back into playing shape."

Mokwuah did not see any game action for Notre Dame in 2017, but appeared in four games in 2016. He played in two games his sophomore season in 2015 after spending his freshman year on the scout team.

Mokwuah is the nephew of Gabe Mokwuah, who played defensive tackle at American International and was an 11th-round selection by the Green Bay Packers in the 1992 NFL Draft.

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