A veteran and key reserve on the Tech defensive line his entire career... would have started for many teams... played behind two All-ACC tackles... had 17 tackles, 2.5 tackles-for-loss and 1.5 sacks... had a pair of tackles vs. LSU (Dec. 31)... recorded three tackles and had a half-sack in the win at 13th-ranked Georgia (Nov. 29)... made his first career start vs. Miami (Nov. 20) when Vance Walker sat out with a sore ankle... responded by tying a career-high with five tackles and had a sack for a loss of 10 yards against the Hurricanes... played very well in the win over Florida State (Nov. 1) with two solo tackles and a tackle-for-loss... served as a game captain and had two solo tackles vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20)... a part of the regular rotation on the line for the second straight year... uses his quickness to be a good pass-rusher.
Played in all 12 regular season games as a top reserve... credited with 10 tackles on the season including 3.5 tackles-for-loss... had seven solo tackles... recorded 1.0 sacks... had one quarterback hurry... made a mark in the season opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 1) with a sack and 1.5 tackles-for-loss... had two solo tackles, including a tackle-for-loss, vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... matched a season-high with two tackles and forced a fumble at Virginia (Sept. 22).
Saw action in the first 10 games of the season... was injured against North Carolina and did not return until the bowl game... had a pass break-up against Samford... credited with tackles against Troy and Virginia Tech.
Played in every game... had a tackle-for-loss and a fumble recovery against Wake Forest... season-high five tackles, including one shared sack, against Virginia Tech... had one of Tech's season-high seven sacks in the Jackets' victory at third-ranked Miami... redshirted in 2004.
Named to the Top 100 in Texas and Top 75 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram... also tabbed to the Dallas Morning News Area Top 100... rated among the top 100 prospects in Texas on SuperPrep's Texas 134... earned all-district honors as a senior at DeSoto High, when he had 11 tackles-for-loss.
Full name is Elris Chibuikem Anyaibe... pronounced ER-iss on-YA-bee... parents are Mary and Christopher Anyaibe... born April 20, 1986... majoring in science, technology and culture.