Osi Umenyiora is a prominent former American football defensive end. It offers highlights of the NFL season on ITV from 2022. Prior to that, Umenyiora served on the BBC’s weekly NFL highlights shows.
Osi was first drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football for Troy University and also for the Atlanta Falcons.
Osi Umenyiora Age
Osi Umenyiora was born in London, England, United Kingdom on November 16, 1981. He is 41 years old.
Height of Osi Umenyiora
Umenyiora is a tall man standing at 6 feet 3 inches (about 1.91 m).
Osi Umenyiora Education
He attended Auburn High School, where he played high school football for two years as a senior. As Osi was serving an in-school suspension, his team coach called Tracy Rocker, his student, and told him about Osi being offered a scholarship.
Umenyora played college football for the Troy State Trojans, the only program to offer him an athletic scholarship. Further, Osi finished the 2002 season with 15 sacks, the second most in NCAA Division I. In 2014, he was inducted into the Troy University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Osi Umenyiora Family
Osi was born in London, England, United Kingdom to his working-class Nigerian parents. He is of Igbo descent, hailing from Ogbunike town in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State in Nigeria. When he was 14, Umenyiora moved to Auburn, Alabama, United States to live with his sister. His adorable family moved from London to Nigeria when he was seven years old.
Husband Osi Umenyiora
He is happily attached to his beautiful Miss Universe 2011 wife, Leila Lopez. She is a 36-year-old model and beauty queen from Angola who was crowned Miss Universe 2011. Leila was also Miss Angola UK 2010 and Miss Angola 2010.
In February 2013, she got engaged to Osi. The duo are parents to two amazing children. He lived in Cleveland, Georgia and Edgewater, New Jersey.
Osi Umenyiora Salary
Osi’s annual salary is $83,590 per year. This is in line with the salaries of ITV News presenters and reporters.
Osi Umenyiora Net Worth
Umenyiora has an approximate net worth of $7 million.
Osi Umenyiora Career
After his retirement, Osi joined BBC Sport as a pundit on NFL coverage working on the NFL International Series games from London and the Super Bowl in 2015. He served alongside hosts Jason Bell, Nat Coombs, Mike Carlson, Mark Chapman and Dan Walker on Match of the Day 2. Umenyiora also served on the BBC’s weekly NFL highlights every week of the season.
Further, from the 2022 NFL season, the highlights show moved to ITV. Osi won two Royal Television Society Interpretation Awards for Best Sports Commentator, Presenter or Commentator in 2017 and 2019. Additionally, he received the 2018 British Sports Journalists’ Association British Sports Pundit of the Year award.
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