Osi Umenyiora - Biography & Images

Osi Umenyiora at Super Bowl 58 on ITV

Ositadimma “Osi” Umenyiora – born November 16, 1981 – is a 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.

Umenyiora was born in Golders Green, London to Nigerian parents. He is of Igbo descent.

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.

After retiring from football 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.

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