Former NFL star Adewale Ogunleye joins the I Am Athlete crew to discuss financial literacy and what players should do with their money in the latest episode. I thought this was a great conversation amongst these former players that can apply to everyone not just athletes. Last year, Ogunleye was announced as UBS Global Wealth Management Head of Sports & Entertainment with the goal to offer financial advice to athletes and entertainers.
Check out a clip of the conversation below, but the full interview can be found here.
This past Saturday, Prince Tega Wanogho NFL dream came true when the Philadelphia Eagles selected him in the 6th round. If you haven’t heard Prince’s journey, please check out his story below that the NFL put together.
The 2020 NFL Draft concluded last night and we had eleven Nigerians drafted. There will probably be more guys that get signed as undrafted free agents, but we wanted to highlighted guys that were blessed to get call during the three day virtual NFL Draft.
The 2020 NFL Draft took place last night and we had two of our guys drafted in the 1st round. The Detroit Lions selected Jeff Okudah with the 3rd pick. Okudah is the All-American cornerback out of The Ohio State University. The Lions will look for Okudah to make an immediate impact this season.
I’m going to start trying to highlight the next generation of Nigerian athletes every Wednesday with this Player To Watch series. For this week, we’ll start with the NFL. The NFL Draft is coming up next month (pending any changes given the current climate in the world) and teams are preparing to find the next stars to join their teams. The best cornerback in the 2020 class is Jeff Okudah from The Ohio State University. He is a complete cornerback and one of the best overall prospects in this draft class. Most mock drafts have Okudah as a top 10 draft pick. While some even have Okudah going in the top 5. Okudah definitely has the ability to make an immediate impact during his rookie season.
After 10 seasons in the National Football League, Brian Orakpo announced his retirement from the league. Orakpo spent his career with both Tennessee (4 seasons) & Washington (6 seasons). He finished his career with 423 tackles, 66 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, 1 interception, & a defensive touchdown.
his press conference, Orakpo stated “I always wanted to be able to walk away from the game on my
terms, healthy and in a great state of mind”.
was 13th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft to Washington after a standout
career for the University of Texas Longhorns.
It may be only the second preseason game, but Dallas Cowboys second year Cornerback Chidobe Awuzie is already in regular season form. Awuzie made a spectacular one-handed interception vs. the Cincinnati Bengals.
David Njoku, the second year Tight End on the Cleveland Browns, had a great start to the 2018 NFL Season last night. Njoku had two catches and two touchdowns with 46 receiving yards. Although, it was only the first game of the preseason, it’s always a good sign to have early connection with the two new quarterbacks on the Browns roster. Njoku is poised for a breakthrough year as the starting Tight End and should get plenty of opportunity to showcase his ability regardless of who the Browns choose for the starting quarterback.