Ty Nsekhe

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Ty Nsekhe
Nsekhe with the Rams in 2012.
No. 79 Washington Redskins
Position: Offensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-10-27) October 27, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
Career information
High school: Arlington (TX) Bowie
College: Texas State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Games played: 2
Games started: 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics
Receptions: 13
Receiving yards: 3
Receiving Touchdowns: 3
Tackles: 6
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Attauyo 'Ty' Nsekhe (born October 27, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas State. He signed with the Corpus Christi Sharks of AF2 as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

Professional career[edit]

Ty Nsekhe began his Professional career in the Arena Football League in 2009 when he was selected for the Corpus Christi Sharks. From 2009-2012 Nsekhe played for the Arena Football League. In the Summer of 2012, Nsekhe came to the attention of the Indianapolis Colts under the tutelage of Head Coach Jeff Fisher and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. He was selected by the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent on August 1, 2012. He was signed by the Saint Louis Rams on the active roster on September 2, 2012. Nsekhe was later released to the Saint Louis Rams' practice squad on September 27, 2012 and released by the team on August 31, 2013.[1] Nsekhe has not seen active play in the NFL since September 23, 2012.

Corpus Christi Sharks[edit]

In 2009, he signed with the Corpus Christi Sharks of the AF2.

Dallas Vigilantes[edit]

He signed with the Dallas Vigilantes of the Arena Football League.

Philadelphia Soul[edit]

On March 1, 2011, he was signed by the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League.

San Antonio Talons[edit]

On April 26, 2012, he signed with the San Antonio Talons of the Arena Football League.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On August 1, 2012, He signed with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League after the team released OT Ben Ijalana.[2][3] On September 1, 2012, He was released.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

On September 2, 2012, he was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams.[4] On September 27, 2012, he was released after team claimed Joseph Barksdale off waivers.[4] On September 29, 2012, He was signed to the team's practice squad.[5] On August 31, 2013, he was released.[6]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On January 6, 2014 the New Orleans Saints signed Nsekhe to a reserve/futures contract.[7] The Saints released Nsekhe on August 25, 2014,[8] then placed on the injured reserve list after clearing waivers. On September 9, 2014, the Saints waived Nsekhe from injured reserve list on a no-recall basis.[4]

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

Nsekhe was signed to the Montreal Alouettes' practice roster on October 4, 2014. He was released by the Alouettes on November 24, 2014.[9]

Washington Redskins[edit]

On February 10, 2015, Nsekhe signed with the Washington Redskins.[10] He was waived by the Redskins on May 4.[11]

Los Angeles KISS[edit]

On May 6, 2015, Nsekhe was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS.

Second Stint with Redskins[edit]

On May 11, 2015, Nsekhe re-signed with the Washington Redskins.[12]


On September 23, 2013, Nsekhe was the subject of a controversy after he responded to a tweet originally written by Morgan Reed and retweeted by actor and model Daniel Bostic whom Nsekhe follows. The tweet read, "Hard to believe that a player in a helmet defendin’ a football makes more money than a soldier in a helmet defendin’ his country." “It doesn’t take much skill to kill someone,” Nsekhe answered. Bostic responded quoting Nsekhe and adding "The epitome of ignorance." Although Nsekhe's tweet was deleted, the story went viral, eventually moving from blogs to the mainstream media. On September 24, the Rams issued a statement rejecting Nsekhe's expressed opinion and emphasizing that he had no connection with the team after having been released on August 31. Nsekhe also issued his own apologies via Twitter.[13]


  1. "Statement from the St. Louis Rams (regarding Ty Nsekhe's anti-military comment)". stlouisrams.com. Retrieved September 24, 2013. 
  2. "Colts sign lineman Ty Nsekhe". espn.go.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  3. "Colts sign OT Ty Nsekhe, waive OT Ben Ijalana". cbssports.com. Retrieved August 1, 2012. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Ty Nsekhe". kffl.com. Retrieved November 30, 2014. 
  5. "NFL transactions for September 29, 2012". profootballweekly.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  6. "Rams Announce Roster Moves". stlouisrams.com. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  7. "Saints sign safety Jordan Pugh", ESPN.com, January 6, 2014.
  8. New Orleans Saints on Twitter: Payton said the #Saints have waived WR Tanner, S Zimmerman and OT Nsekhe
  9. "Transactions". cfl.ca. Retrieved December 9, 2014. 
  10. Walker, Andrew (February 10, 2015). "Redskins Sign Offensive Linemen Larsen, Nsekhe". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2015-02-10. 
  11. Keim, John (May 4, 2015). "Redskins cut 13 players, start adding UDFAs". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-05-04. 
  12. Keim, John (May 11, 2015). "Redskins sign eight draft picks, only Brandon Scherff hasn't agreed to terms". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  13. Chuck Schilken, "Rams officials distance team from Ty Nsekhe after controversial tweets", Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2013.

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