The 4 Igbo sons that made Nigeria proud in America’s Superbowl XLVI

Osi Umenyiora is perhaps one of the most popular American Footballers. An indigene of Anambra  State, Osi  has  established himself as one of the NFL’s very best defensive ends. He plays  He has led the Giants in sacks each of the last 4 seasons with 7.0 in 2004, 14.5 in 2005, 6.0 in 2006 and 13.0 in 2007.  Umenyiora is also one of three British-born players to have won a Super Bowl ring. He has been selected for the Pro Bowl twice, and holds the Giants franchise record for most sacks in one game, coming against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2007.

Aside from Sports, Osi Umenyiora also floats a non-profit organization. The STRIKE 4 A CURE Foundation is dedicated to inspiring hope and providing economic resources to researchers in the quest to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer’s disease.

Those who know Osi personally say he is very humble and down to earth. He mixes freely and unlike most celebrities of his status, he does not walk around with an air of arrogance.

 

Those who know Osi personally say he is very humble and down to earth. He mixes freely and unlike most celebrities of his status, he does not walk around with an air of arrogance.

 Tony” Ugoh: The South East yet again produces our second personality.  Tony plays offensive tackle for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He signed with the New York Giants on December 7th, 2011. Prior to this, Ugoh was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas. He has also played for the Detroit Lions.

 

 

 

Prince Amumakara: Prince hails from  Awo-Omamma in Imo State and   plays cornerback for the New York Giants. Prince has enjoyed a very successful career in Sports. Wikipedia notes that ,  prior to enlisting with the New York Giants in 2011, Amukamara was a track & field standout in several events, and was one of the Hawks’ most explosive weapons on the football field.

Prince Amumakara in action!

 

James Ihedigbo:  An indigene of Umuahia , Abia State, Ihedigbo joined the New England Patriots in 2011 after four seasons with the New York Jets. He attended the University of Massachusetts. Throughout his  professional career, he has been known  for his intensity and passion on the field. Among his team mates, he is regarded as a leader and motivational force.

 

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The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL), the highest level of professional American football in the United States, culminating a season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. This game is held at a selected site, usually a city that hosts an NFL team.   The Super Bowl XLVI was played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, on February 5, 2012, to determine the champion of the 2011 season.

*COUGH* For the  Umu Ada’s who may be wondering if these our brothers have been taken, IMO STATE BLOG is pleased to announce that to the best of our knowledge, they are still single. If they are available, we do not know.  GOODLUCK!!

James Ihedigbo poses for Umu Ada…..

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