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Sounds of the Game: Sam Acho
Sounds of the Game: Sam Acho
Published: 2015/11/10
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho Highlights
Sam Acho Highlights
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: GameDayNation
Big Guys in Compact Cars: Sam Acho
Big Guys in Compact Cars: Sam Acho
Published: 2015/10/20
Channel: Chicago Bears
"I Love You Sam (Acho)"
"I Love You Sam (Acho)"
Published: 2012/07/29
Channel: Brandon Carrasco
Sam Acho helps people of Nigeria
Sam Acho helps people of Nigeria
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: Chicago Bears
My Life Story (In 4 Verses or Less) - Sam Acho
My Life Story (In 4 Verses or Less) - Sam Acho
Published: 2013/09/06
Channel: Sam Acho
Sam Acho Highlights #2
Sam Acho Highlights #2
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: SamAcho81
Sam Acho talks Bears pass rush
Sam Acho talks Bears pass rush
Published: 2015/11/03
Channel: Chicago Bears
Catching up with Sam Acho [May 20, 2015]
Catching up with Sam Acho [May 20, 2015]
Published: 2015/05/20
Channel: Texas Longhorns
Quick Hits: DE Sam Acho
Quick Hits: DE Sam Acho
Published: 2011/03/02
Channel: Atlanta Falcons
Sam Acho on playing his former team
Sam Acho on playing his former team
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho Highlights
Sam Acho Highlights
Published: 2015/04/16
Channel: Wuerffel Trophy
Sam Acho Prepares for NFL Draft
Sam Acho Prepares for NFL Draft
Published: 2011/04/04
Channel: CoxSportsTV
Sam Acho hosts celebrity waiter night
Sam Acho hosts celebrity waiter night
Published: 2016/11/24
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho Highlights
Sam Acho Highlights
Published: 2013/05/04
Channel: Sam Acho
Win a trip to Super Bowl XLIX with Sam Acho
Win a trip to Super Bowl XLIX with Sam Acho
Published: 2014/12/26
Channel: Omaze
Sam Acho Draft Profile
Sam Acho Draft Profile
Published: 2011/04/05
Channel: Pro Football Weekly
Sam Acho - Scholar-Athlete Video
Sam Acho - Scholar-Athlete Video
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: NFFOnDemand
"The Road Less Traveled"  With Sam Acho
"The Road Less Traveled" With Sam Acho
Published: 2016/01/27
Channel: Fuel Up to Play 60
Chicago Bears Player Sam Acho Answers Student Q&A
Chicago Bears Player Sam Acho Answers Student Q&A
Published: 2016/01/27
Channel: Fuel Up to Play 60
Sam Acho fields questions from Kids Club members
Sam Acho fields questions from Kids Club members
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho Highlights
Sam Acho Highlights
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: SamAcho81
Sam Acho postgame talk with Screeden
Sam Acho postgame talk with Screeden
Published: 2015/11/02
Channel: Chicago Bears
Acho hosts celebrity waiter night
Acho hosts celebrity waiter night
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho - 2011 NFL Combine - Eastbay
Sam Acho - 2011 NFL Combine - Eastbay
Published: 2011/03/17
Channel: Eastbay
Sam Acho for Fuel Up to Play 60: Breakfast Mouthful
Sam Acho for Fuel Up to Play 60: Breakfast Mouthful
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Midwest Dairy
Sam Acho
Sam Acho
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: Eric Marselle
Dontay Moch 4.44  40-yd dash, Sam Acho runs 4.68 at combine 2011
Dontay Moch 4.44 40-yd dash, Sam Acho runs 4.68 at combine 2011
Published: 2011/02/28
Channel: jkkkhhkjhk
Sam Acho Speaking Reel
Sam Acho Speaking Reel
Published: 2014/05/02
Channel: Sam Acho
Sam Acho: 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee
Sam Acho: 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nominee
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho
Sam Acho
Published: 2010/01/05
Channel: AIAUSA
This is Sam Acho. This Is Diabetes.
This is Sam Acho. This Is Diabetes.
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: American Diabetes Association
MMQB w/Cheeks Magee and Sam Acho
MMQB w/Cheeks Magee and Sam Acho
Published: 2011/11/29
Channel: MMQBCheeksMagee
Sam Acho for Fuel Up to Play 60: Breakfast
Sam Acho for Fuel Up to Play 60: Breakfast
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Midwest Dairy
Sam Acho: Being at a point to compete
Sam Acho: Being at a point to compete
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: Chicago Bears
Sam Acho gives his glove to one lucky fan.
Sam Acho gives his glove to one lucky fan.
Published: 2012/12/25
Channel: maiteharrell34
M.A.D. House Ministries: Sam Acho on Prayer
M.A.D. House Ministries: Sam Acho on Prayer
Published: 2012/09/30
Channel: MADHousePHX
Sam Acho smart on the field
Sam Acho smart on the field
Published: 2011/04/03
Channel: WIVBTV
Texas D-Lineman Sam Acho talks about hard work
Texas D-Lineman Sam Acho talks about hard work
Published: 2011/03/16
Channel: classactsports
Chicago Bears Sam Acho, Fox 32 Chicago Reporter on The FInal Word 5-1-1016
Chicago Bears Sam Acho, Fox 32 Chicago Reporter on The FInal Word 5-1-1016
Published: 2016/05/02
Channel: foxchicagosports
Sam Acho cross training at Ignition
Sam Acho cross training at Ignition
Published: 2011/03/21
Channel: CoachBenCreamer
Sam Acho honored for giving back
Sam Acho honored for giving back
Published: 2016/12/14
Channel: Chicago Bears
Let
Let's Freakin GO!! - Sam Acho
Published: 2014/05/02
Channel: Sam Acho
Sam Acho - PhoenixONE 1.15.13 Part 1
Sam Acho - PhoenixONE 1.15.13 Part 1
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: PhoenixONEorg
Sam Acho and Emmanuel Acho Tackle Race and Faith
Sam Acho and Emmanuel Acho Tackle Race and Faith
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: Jason Romano
Sam Acho At His Finest
Sam Acho At His Finest
Published: 2016/02/11
Channel: Chicago1234ish
I Love You Sam (Acho)
I Love You Sam (Acho)
Published: 2012/08/18
Channel: TechReviewer
Sam Acho -- Campbell Trophy Acceptance Speech
Sam Acho -- Campbell Trophy Acceptance Speech
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: NFFOnDemand
WTF is Sam Acho doing? Lol say ahhhhhh
WTF is Sam Acho doing? Lol say ahhhhhh
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: 666Smack
Texas DE Sam Acho talks about Orakpo
Texas DE Sam Acho talks about Orakpo
Published: 2011/02/26
Channel: Ryan Van Bibber
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Sam Acho
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Acho with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014
No. 93 – Chicago Bears
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1988-09-06) September 6, 1988 (age 29)
Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Dallas (TX) St. Mark's
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2017
Total tackles: 211
Quarterback sacks: 14.0
Forced fumbles: 9
Interceptions: 3
Pass deflections: 10
Player stats at NFL.com

Samuel Onyedikachi Acho (born September 6, 1988) is an American football outside linebacker for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Texas. He was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Acho attended St. Mark's School in Dallas, Texas. Starring for the football team, Acho had 12 sacks as a senior and 10 as a junior and was a team co-captain both years. He was also the state private school champion in both the shot put and discus.

College career[edit]

As a freshman at the University of Texas, Acho played in 11 games, recording six tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2008, he recorded 15 tackles and three sacks. As a junior in 2009, Acho started all 14 games and was named honorable mention All-Big 12 by The Associated Press after recording 55 tackles and eight sacks.

After his senior season in 2010, Acho was voted team MVP.[1] He also won the William V. Campbell Trophy, given annually to college football's top scholar-athlete, as well as the Wuerffel Trophy, college football's premier award for outstanding community service,[2] and was a finalist for the Lott Trophy. During his senior year, the Sporting News named Acho one of the 20 smartest athletes in sports, a list that included two other college players and 17 professionals from the four major American sports.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Acho was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round with the 103rd pick overall of the 2011 NFL Draft. In his rookie season as a Cardinal, he made 40 tackles, had seven sacks, and generated four forced fumbles. Acho's seven sacks are the second most ever by a Cardinals rookie, trailing Simeon Rice’s 12.5 in 1996.[3] On October 23, 2011, Acho recorded his first career sack in a 32-20 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4] On October 30, 2011, Acho recorded his first career forced fumble in a 30-27 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.[5] On October 21, 2012 Acho recorded his first career interception in a 21-14 loss against the Minnesota Vikings.[6] Acho started all 16 contests for the Cardinals, putting together career-highs in tackles (45), sacks (4), interceptions (2), pass break-ups (3), quarterback hits (12) and tackles for losses (6) in 2012.[3] On September 23, it was announced that he would miss the rest of 2013 season and be placed on injured reserve due to a break in his leg in the Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints.[7][8]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On April 1, 2015, Acho signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.[9] During the preseason, Acho was sidelined for three weeks after suffering from mononucleosis.[10] In his first season with the Bears in 2015, Acho recorded 60 tackles, three tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery while appearing in 15 games with seven starts.[11]

Acho signed on for an additional year on March 28, 2016.[11]

On September 18, 2016, Acho was credited with a sack against quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles, his first sack since the 2014 season.[12]

On April 15, 2017, Acho signed a one-year contract with the Bears.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Acho during the 2012 NFL season.

Acho's brother, Emmanuel Acho, also played football for Texas, where he was a consensus All Big 12 linebacker in 2011.[14] Emmanuel is currently a free agent.

In 2015, Sam earned an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.[15] In 2016, both Sam and Emmanuel Acho went to Nigeria to participate in Living Hope Christian Ministries' medical mission Operation Hope.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas teammates name Sam Acho their top player
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ a b "Chicago Bears: Sam Acho". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2015-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Steelers vs. Cardinals - Box Score - October 23, 2011 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  5. ^ "Sam Acho: Game Logs at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  6. ^ "Cardinals vs. Vikings - Box Score - October 21, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  7. ^ Urban, Darren (September 23, 2013). "Linebacker Loss With Sam Acho, Lorenzo Alexander". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  8. ^ Gantt, Darin (September 23, 2013). "Cardinals put Alexander and Acho on IR". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Bears ink Sam Acho to one-year deal". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  10. ^ Campbell, Rich (2015-09-24). "Bears' Sam Acho reveals his mystery illness". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 
  11. ^ a b "Bears agree to 1-year deal with Acho". www.chicagobears.com. Retrieved 2016-03-29. 
  12. ^ Mayer, Larry (2016-09-20). "3 things that stood out in Bears loss". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 2016-09-26. 
  13. ^ Bergman, Jeremy (April 15, 2017). "Chicago Bears re-sign linebacker Sam Acho". NFL.com. 
  14. ^ Brothers Sam and Emmanuel Acho star on defense for Texas Longhorns while maintaining academic excellence
  15. ^ Why Sam Chose Thunderbird
  16. ^ "Acho brothers take part in medical mission to Nigeria". NFL.com. 2016-07-06. Retrieved 2016-07-26. 

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