Defensive lineman Suleiman Masumbuko, a three-year letterman, is transferring from Baylor to Tulsa, where former BU offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery is the new head coach.
Masumbuko, who spent four years at Baylor and earned his degree in communication studies this past summer, will be eligible immediately and help anchor the Golden Hurricane defensive line that returns three starters in 2015. Masumbuko played 38 games in his three seasons and tallied 22 career tackles.
In 2014, Masumbuko was credited with five tackles and one sack for -6 yards, while playing in 13 games for the Bears. As a sophomore, Masumbuko played in 12 games with two starting assignments and totaled 16 tackles, including nine solo and 2.5 for loss. He made his first career start over UL-Monroe in the third game and had one QB hurry and two tackles. In his second start, Masumbuko tallied a career-high five tackles over West Virginia in the fourth game of the season.
Masumbuko sat out his true freshman in 2011 at Baylor.
As an all-state defensive lineman at Euless Trinity (Texas) High School, Masumbuko was the nation’s 36th-best defensive tackle by Scout.com and 50th by ESPN.com his senior season. He totaled 106 tackles, 19 for loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior. Masumbuko earned 2010 first-team Class 5A all-state accolades after leading Trinity to a 15-1 record and the D1 state championship game.