Syracuse defensive back Ifeatu Melifonwu selected by the Detroit Lions

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Courtesy: Syracuse Athletics

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) –

Syracuse standout Ifeatu Melifonwu is headed to Detroit. The former SU defensive back was selected by the Lions in the 3rd round (101 pick overall).

Melifonwu started 19 games at Syracuse. This past season, Ifeatu was named to the second team All ACC by the Associated Press. He also played in the Senior Bowl.

In 29 career games at Syracuse, Melifonwu had three interceptions, 88 tackles and 26 pass break ups.

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