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Published: 2016/09/19
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Osi Umenyiora picks up a fumble and goes 84 yards to the house! (Week 16, 2014)
Osi Umenyiora picks up a fumble and goes 84 yards to the house! (Week 16, 2014)
Published: 2015/09/08
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NFL Show (BBC 6th Feb 2017) Osi Umenyiora Eats Humble Pie
Published: 2017/02/08
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NFL's Osi Umenyiora learns how to play cricket with Jason Roy - BBC Sport
Published: 2016/11/15
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Published: 2016/11/21
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Published: 2016/10/04
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Two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora visits Wimbledon
Two-time Super Bowl winner Osi Umenyiora visits Wimbledon
Published: 2016/07/08
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Osi Umenyiora tells a funny story about Giants co-owner Steve Tisch
Osi Umenyiora tells a funny story about Giants co-owner Steve Tisch
Published: 2015/08/26
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How to win the Super Bowl, according to Osi Umenyiora
How to win the Super Bowl, according to Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2017/02/02
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Osi Umenyiora on what it takes to Win From Within
Osi Umenyiora on what it takes to Win From Within
Published: 2012/02/01
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Wimbledon 2017: NFL's Osi Umenyiora touches down - BBC Sport
Published: 2017/07/11
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Osi Umenyiora and his wife Leila Lopes
Osi Umenyiora and his wife Leila Lopes
Published: 2016/05/27
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Osi Umenyiora enjoys the full Wimbledon experience with strawberries and cream
Osi Umenyiora enjoys the full Wimbledon experience with strawberries and cream
Published: 2016/07/08
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How Hard: Osi Umenyiora
How Hard: Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2016/11/23
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KSI DESTROYS THE NFL BAG! | Rule
KSI DESTROYS THE NFL BAG! | Rule'm Sports
Published: 2016/09/16
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Sam Quek trolls Osi about NY Giants
Sam Quek trolls Osi about NY Giants
Published: 2016/12/22
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Published: 2015/08/26
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VIDEO: Eli Manning on former Giant Osi Umenyiora need to stay away from him.
VIDEO: Eli Manning on former Giant Osi Umenyiora need to stay away from him.
Published: 2014/10/01
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Strongest Man Competition (2006) | NFL Pro Bowl Skills Challenge
Strongest Man Competition (2006) | NFL Pro Bowl Skills Challenge
Published: 2016/12/14
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NFL's Osi takes on Stoke's Cameron and Arnautovic - BBC Sport
Published: 2016/11/06
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Osi Umenyora Highlight 2011-2012
Osi Umenyora Highlight 2011-2012
Published: 2012/04/21
Channel: Samuel Thompson
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The NFL Show's Osi Umenyiora takes on West Ham's Adrian - BBC Sport
Published: 2016/10/31
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Osi Umenyiora retires as a New York Giant
Osi Umenyiora retires as a New York Giant
Published: 2015/08/27
Channel: SNY
Eagles vs. Giants Recap
Eagles vs. Giants Recap
Published: 2007/10/01
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Osi Umenyiora on Soccer
Osi Umenyiora on Soccer
Published: 2016/10/03
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Osi Umenyiora Training
Osi Umenyiora Training
Published: 2008/08/20
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Osi Umenyiora Retires Following an Illustrious Giants Career
Osi Umenyiora Retires Following an Illustrious Giants Career
Published: 2015/08/28
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Osi Umenyiora Inside the NFL
Osi Umenyiora Inside the NFL
Published: 2014/10/06
Channel: Liz Jerry
Michael Strahan & Osi Umenyiora
Michael Strahan & Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2007/05/08
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Spurs star Jan Vertonghen gets NFL tips - BBC Sport
Spurs star Jan Vertonghen gets NFL tips - BBC Sport
Published: 2016/10/07
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Osi Umenyiora joins Giants ring of honor
Osi Umenyiora joins Giants ring of honor
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: YESNetwork
Osi Umenyiora & Justin Tuck- Interview
Osi Umenyiora & Justin Tuck- Interview
Published: 2008/05/16
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TBJZL GETS DEMOLISHED BY NFL PLAYER  | Rule
TBJZL GETS DEMOLISHED BY NFL PLAYER | Rule'm Sports
Published: 2016/11/24
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1-on-1 with Osi Umenyiora
1-on-1 with Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2013/03/28
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Published: 2012/01/04
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Osi Umenyiora:
Osi Umenyiora: 'Now's The Time To Do It'
Published: 2013/06/20
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Thomas Decoud Photo-bombs Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2013/08/09
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Beyonce -- BET ON CLEAVAGE Says Ex-NFL Star | TMZ Sports
Beyonce -- BET ON CLEAVAGE Says Ex-NFL Star | TMZ Sports
Published: 2016/02/04
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Ex-Falcon Osi Umenyiora Says Pence is Welcome But No Kneeling, Please | TMZ Sports
Ex-Falcon Osi Umenyiora Says Pence is Welcome But No Kneeling, Please | TMZ Sports
Published: 2017/02/04
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the Best Not Messi or Ronaldo - Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2017/09/21
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Christian Fuchs dreams of being NFL kicker - BBC Sport
Christian Fuchs dreams of being NFL kicker - BBC Sport
Published: 2016/09/20
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Osi Umenyiora's NFL Career Stats
Published: 2016/10/03
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Giants Talk...Osi Umenyiora out, Mathias Kiwanuka in.
Published: 2008/08/30
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Osi Umenyiora
Osi Umenyiora
Published: 2007/10/06
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Osi Umenyiora of the NY Giants talks to Jim Silver at the M&M Personalize Your M&M
Osi Umenyiora of the NY Giants talks to Jim Silver at the M&M Personalize Your M&M's Launch Party
Published: 2012/07/25
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OSI UMENYIORA @ nDEX
OSI UMENYIORA @ nDEX
Published: 2007/11/04
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2013 Training Camp: Osi Umenyiora Getting Comfortable with Playbook
2013 Training Camp: Osi Umenyiora Getting Comfortable with Playbook
Published: 2013/07/27
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Osi Umenyiora
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Position: Defensive end / Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-16) November 16, 1981 (age 35)
Place of birth: London, England
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Auburn (AL)
College: Troy
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 435
Sacks: 85.0
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 35
Touchdowns: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Ositadimma "Osi" Umenyiora (born November 16, 1981) is a British[1][2] sports pundit and former American Football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Troy University and was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. Umenyiora was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and holds the Giants franchise record for most sacks in one game. He is one of four British-born players to have won a Super Bowl, joining Marvin Allen, Scott McCready and former Giants teammate Lawrence Tynes.[3]

Early years[edit]

Umenyiora was born in Golders Green, London to Nigerian parents.[4] He is of Igbo descent.[5] His full first name means in Igbo "from today on, things will be good".[6][7]

Umenyiora's family moved from London to Nigeria when he was seven years old. At fourteen years old, Umenyiora moved to Auburn, Alabama to live with his sister and pursue a better education.[8] Umenyiora played only two years of high school football at Auburn High School where he was sixteen years old as a senior.[9] Umenyiora was high school friends and teammates with fellow future NFL defensive lineman DeMarcus Ware.[8]

College career[edit]

Umenyiora played college football for the Troy State Trojans, the only program to offer him an athletic scholarship.[10] At Troy, Umenyiora was moved from nose guard to defensive end.[10] In 2002, He set school records in tackles for loss in a single season (20.5) and sacks in a single game (four against Florida A&M). He finished the 2002 season with 15 sacks, the second-most in NCAA Division I. He was inducted into the Troy University Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.[11]

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Despite not being invited to the 2003 NFL Draft Combine,[11] Umenyiora was drafted in the 2nd round (56th pick overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of Troy University.

Umenyiora established himself as a premier pass rusher in 2005, his first year as a starter.[4] His stellar play earned All-Pro recognition and a trip to the Pro Bowl. Umenyiora achieved 14.5 sacks and 70 tackles, second only to the sixteen sacks obtained by Derrick Burgess of the Oakland Raiders.[4]

On December 23, 2005, the Giants signed Umenyiora to a six-year contract extension for $41 million with $15 million guaranteed.[12]

In the fourth game of the 2007 season, Umenyiora set a Giants franchise record by recording six sacks against the Philadelphia Eagles. At that point in the season, the Giants had 12 sacks, tying the NFL record.[13] He recorded his first career touchdown on October 21 against the San Francisco 49ers when he sacked Trent Dilfer, forced a fumble, recovered the fumble and ran 75 yards for the score.[14]

By the end of the season, Umenyiora's 13 sacks helped the Giants to an NFL regular season-leading 53 sacks.[4] The Giants had a surprise victory in Super Bowl XLII over the New England Patriots, in part because of their strong pass rush performance. Umenyiora had four tackles in that game, three of which were solos.[4]

During a preseason game against the New York Jets, Umenyiora suffered cartilage damage in his left knee and was required to undergo season-ending surgery.[15] The finding by team physician Dr. Russell Warren was that Umenyiora suffered a torn lateral meniscus.[16]

Umenyiora joined ESPN's Monday Night Football crew on October 13, 2008.[17]

In week 1 of the 2009 season against the Washington Redskins, Umenyiora recorded his second and final career touchdown, also on a sack, forced fumble, and recovery.

On November 5, 2010, Umenyiora was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month after recording 18 tackles (10 solo), 7.0 sacks, and six forced fumbles in the Giants' four October wins.[18] Umenyiora and teammate Justin Tuck recorded 11.5 sacks for the year, and combined for 16 forced fumbles.

On July 29, 2011, Umenyiora did not report on the opening day of the Giants' training camp. As a result, the Giants placed him on Reserve/Did Not Report. He reported to camp late the following day. Umenyiora has claimed that general manager Jerry Reese promised to renegotiate his contract after the 2010 season, but failed to do so.[19][20]

Umenyiora began practicing with his teammates on August 15, but after three practices he had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The team expected him to miss the season opener against the Washington Redskins on September 11.[21]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Umenyiora signed a two-year deal worth $8.55 million with the Atlanta Falcons on March 27, 2013.[22]

Retirement[edit]

On August 26, 2015, he retired from professional football as a New York Giant after signing a one-day deal.[23][24][25]

Statistics[edit]

Umenyiora in the Giants NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on January 15, 2012.

Source:[26]

Tackles Fumbles
Year Team G GS Total Solo Sck Sfty FF FR
2003 NYG 13 1 20 13 1.0 0 1 0
2004 NYG 16 7 58 40 7.0 0 3 4
2005 NYG 16 16 70 48 14.5 0 4 2
2006 NYG 11 11 31 24 6.0 0 1 0
2007 NYG 16 16 52 40 13.0 0 5 2
2009 NYG 16 11 29 19 7.0 0 4 4
2010 NYG 16 16 48 33 11.5 0 10 1
2011 NYG 9 7 25 16 9 0 2 0
2012 NYG 16 4 43 28 6 0 2 0
2013 ATL 16 13 47 31 7.5 0 3 0
2014 ATL 16 0 12 9 2.5 0 0 1
Total 129 92 376 261 75 0 32 13

Media career[edit]

After retiring in 2015, he joined BBC Sport as a pundit for their NFL coverage working on the NFL International Series matches from London, a new NFL highlights show which is on every week of the season and the Super Bowl. He worked alongside Match of the Day 2 host Mark Chapman, Jason Bell, Nat Coombs, and Mike Carlson and their coverage has gained rave reviews from NFL fans in the UK.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Umenyiora resides in Cleveland, Georgia and Edgewater, New Jersey.[28] In 2008, he made a cameo appearance in the music video "I Luv Your Girl" by The-Dream.

In February 2013, he became engaged to Miss Universe 2011, Leila Lopes.[29] They married May 29, 2015 in Luanda, Angola, the bride's home country, and he is fluent in Portuguese.[30][31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Picker, David (25 October 2007). "Umenyiora Returns to Second Home". New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Who knew? Osi Umenyiora heading home". NY Daily News. 25 October 2007. 
  3. ^ Ralston, Gary; Mcdonald, Craig (5 February 2008). "Delight Of Super Bowl Hero Scot Lawrence Tynes". Daily Record. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Osi Umneyiora speakers bureau biography
  5. ^ "Igbo-Nigerians bring global presence to NFL Super bowl". Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  6. ^ Altobelli, Lisa (February 18, 2008). "Osi Umenyiora". Time Warner Company. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  7. ^ Jenkins, Lee (February 13, 2008). "Everywhere Man". Time Warner Company. Retrieved 2009-01-26. 
  8. ^ a b Garber, Greg (13 January 2008). "Garber: Friends and foes". ESPN. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  9. ^ Thomas, Ben. "Counting down Alabama's 10 most underrated former high school football stars". AL.com. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  10. ^ a b Piellucci, Mike (February 5, 2016). "How Troy University Became An Unlikely Breeding Ground For Super Bowl Rushers". VICE Sports. Vice Media. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  11. ^ a b "Hall of Fame - The Official Site of Troy Athletics". www.troytrojans.com. Troy University Athletics. Retrieved 8 January 2017. 
  12. ^ ESPN article
  13. ^ MSNBC article
  14. ^ Litsky, Frank (October 22, 2008). "Umenyiora Sets Mood, and Giants Join the Fun". Article. New York Times Company. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  15. ^ Schwartz, Paul (August 24, 2008). "Umenyiora Out for Season;MRI Exam Reveals Serious Ligament Damage". New York Post. Retrieved 2008-08-24. 
  16. ^ Giants Headlines
  17. ^ Page, Matt. "Umenyiora joins the MNF Crew". Retrieved 2008-10-13. 
  18. ^ "Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October", November 5, 2010. "Osi Umenyiora was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month after recording 18 tackles (10 solo), 7.0 sacks, and six forced fumbles in the Giants' four October wins."
  19. ^ "Giants transactions". Giants.com. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  20. ^ "Umenyiora reports to training camp". NFL.com. 2011-07-30. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  21. ^ "Knee surgery to keep Giants DE Umenyiora out up to a month". NFL.com. 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-08-22. 
  22. ^ FALCONS ADD DE OSI UMENYIORA
  23. ^ [1]
  24. ^ Darcy, Kieran (August 26, 2015). "Osi Umenyiora retires after signing 1-day deal with Giant". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  25. ^ Orr, Conor (August 26, 2015). "Osi Umenyiora announces his retirement". NFL.com. Retrieved 2015-08-26. 
  26. ^ "Osi Umenyiora, DE for the New York Giants". NFL.com. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  27. ^ "NFL on the BBC". Derby Telegraph. Derby Telegraph. Retrieved February 8, 2016. 
  28. ^ Jenkins, Lee. "Global Warning: Born in Britain, nurtured in Nigeria and baptized for football in Alabama, Osi Umenyiora is ready to rock the Patriots' world", Sports Illustrated, 28 January 2008. Accessed 7 March 2008. "'I feel like I come from everywhere,' says Umenyiora, who now splits time between Atlanta and Edgewater, N.J."
  29. ^ New York Giants player Osi Umenyiora is engaged to former Miss Universe. dailymail.co.uk, from 19 February 2013
  30. ^ Bella Naija
  31. ^ BBC Sport (2016-10-04), Chelsea keepers' NFL challenge - BBC Sport, retrieved 2017-08-12 

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