Nnamdi Obukwelu

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Nnamdi Obukwelu
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 26)
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
High school: Boston College High School
College: Harvard University
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Ivy League (2013)
  • 2013 George "Bulger" Lowe Award (New England Defensive Player of the Year)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Nnamdi Obukwelu (born April 13, 1991) is a former American football defensive tackle.

College career[edit]

Obukwelu was a standout at Harvard University playing on the defensive line, primarily as a defensive tackle, and winning two Ivy League Championships while at Harvard. A three time All-Ivy selection, in 2013 he was tabbed as the winner of the George "Bulger" Lowe Award, awarded to New England's top defensive player. He graduated from Harvard with a degree in economics.

Nnamdi is also a member of The Phoenix - SK Club, one of the eight male Final Clubs on the Harvard campus.

Professional career[edit]

On May 13, 2014, Obukwelu was signed to an undrafted free agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts. He was released in August and then resigned to the practice squad on September 1, 2014. Three weeks later, Obukwelu was released after agreeing on an injury settlement.[1] Obukwelu was featured on the NFL Network Show "Undrafted".[2]


  1. ^ "Nnamdi Obukwelu on NFL Undrafted has a Haravard Economics Degree". 2paragraphs.com. Retrieved October 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Nnamdi Obukwelu released". fantasysp.com. September 23, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014. 

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