|Uchenna Nwosu Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||December 28, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Uchenna Nwosu is an American professional football player who has represented the Los Angeles Chargers (2018-2021) and the Seattle Seahawks (2022-Present), as a linebacker, in the NFL (National Football League – an American football league regarded as the highest professional level of the sport in the world). He had been picked 48th overall in the 2nd round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers.
Anon Uchenna Nwosu, Jr.
Carson, Los Angeles County, California, United States
California, United States
Uchenna had attended the Nathaniel Narbonne High School, located in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles, California. After his high school graduation, he joined the University of Southern California, a private research university in Los Angeles. There, he represented the USC Trojans football team between 2014 and 2017.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Henry Nwosu
- Mother – Amara Nwosu
He has been represented by Joseph Mugrabi, Manager and Booking Agent, Sparx Marketing Group, Athlete Management Firm, New York City, New York, United States.
- 42 – USC Trojans, Los Angeles Chargers
- 10 – Seattle Seahawks
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
114 kg or 251.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Nigerian descent.
- Toned physique
- Close-cropped, afro hair
- Sports a thin beard
- Affable smile
- Often wears ear studs
Uchenna Nwosu Facts
- The meaning of his first name is ‘God’s will’.
- Uchenna, after his freshman season with the University of Southern California, was unable to participate in the 2014 edition of the Holiday Bowl (a post-season college football bowl game that has been played in San Diego, California, since 1978) due to unspecified team rules violations.
- Reportedly upset by this, Uchenna did not enroll with the university for the following spring semester. This led to speculation that he was about to leave the university’s USC Trojans football team. However, he undertook summer classes and rejoined the team for the 2015 season.
- For his performances for the USC Trojans, he was included in the ‘First-Team All-Pac-12‘ in 2017. The Pac-12 Conference is a collegiate athletic conference in the Western United States. Its football teams compete in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (the highest level of college football in the United States).
- After his senior season with the University of Southern California, Uchenna was named the co-‘MVP’ (Most Valuable Player) of the USC Trojans. Following this season, he also participated in the 2018 Senior Bowl – an all-star college football exhibition game featuring players from the 2017 NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision season, and prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft.
- In his debut NFL season (2018), his team (the Los Angeles Chargers) finished with a 12-4 regular season record and, consequently, reached the playoff stage of the competition. In the ‘Wild Card Round’ (the 1st stage of the NFL’s playoff (postseason) phase) of the 2018 NFL season, against the Baltimore Ravens, Uchenna made a critical play at the end of the game.
- He forced the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback to fumble on what would have otherwise been a potential game-winning drive. The Los Angeles Chargers then recovered the fumble and sealed a 23-17 victory.
- In March 2022, Uchenna signed a 2-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. In ‘Week 1’ of the 2022 NFL season, he recorded 7 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble in a narrow 17-16 victory over the Denver Broncos.
- He won the ‘NFC Defensive Player Of The Week’ award for this performance. The NFC (National Football Conference) is one of the two conferences of the NFL – the other being the AFC (American Football Conference). Both conferences contain 16 teams separated into 4 divisions (East, North, South, and West).
- In his first year (2022) with the Seattle Seahawks, Uchenna recorded career highs in both total tackles and sacks. In July 2023, he signed a 3-year contract extension with the team.
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