Ukeme Eligwe

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Ukeme Eligwe
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Eligwe in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 45 – New York Giants
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-27) April 27, 1994 (age 24)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Stone Mountain
(Stone Mountain, Georgia)
College:Georgia Southern
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 183
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:12
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Ukeme Markuss Eligwe (born April 27, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State and Georgia Southern, and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Eligwe was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, 183rd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[2]

On September 1, 2018, Eligwe was waived by the Chiefs.[3]

New York Giants[edit]

On September 3, 2018, Eligwe was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.[4] On October 16, 2018, Eligwe was elevated to the active roster.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Eligwe is of Nigerian descent.[6]


  1. ^ Palmer, Tod (April 29, 2017). "Chiefs select Georgia Southern linebacker Ukeme Eligwe in fifth round of NFL Draft". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Thorman, Joel (April 29, 2017). "Chiefs draft picks 2017: LB Ukeme Eligwe is the 5th round pick". Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". September 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Giants add several players to practice squad". Giants Wire. USA Today. September 2, 2018.
  5. ^ Eisen, Michael (October 16, 2018). "Giants sign WR Bennie Fowler, waive CB Donte Deayon among roster moves".
  6. ^ Okupa, Francis (May 2, 2017). "Plenty of African players picked up during the 2017 NFL Draft". Retrieved April 8, 2018.

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