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Nnamdi Asomugha is a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League. He signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens in 2011. In 2015, he signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders.
Nnamdi Asomugha (/ËˆnÉ‘Ëmdi ËˆÉ‘ËsÉ™mwÉ‘Ë/ NAHM-dee AH-sÉ™m-wah; born July 6, 1981) is an American actor, producer and former football cornerback. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. For many years he was considered one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL.
Asomugha attended the University of California, Berkeley, where he played for the California Golden Bears football team.)Nnamdi Asomugha (/ËˆnÉ‘Ëmdi ËˆÉ‘ËsÉ™mwÉ‘Ë/ NAHM-dee AH-sÉ™m-wah; born July 6, 1981) is an American actor, producer and former football cornerback. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, and was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. For many years he was considered one of the best shutdown corners in the NFL.
In 2006, he recorded his first two career interceptions against the Cleveland Browns. He got his third interception four weeks later against the Pittsburgh Steelers and returned it 24 yards for the first touchdown of his career. Though the team suffered through a 2–14 season, Asomugha's 2006 campaign was his finest yet as he finished the season with 50 tackles (48 solo), eight interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and one touchdown. His interception total tied him for second highest total in the National Football League along with four other players (including former Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson). After the season, Asomugha was invited to the Pro Bowl as an alternate but because of late notice he was not able to attend the annual all-star game.
A free agent in the 2008 offseason, the Raiders placed the exclusive franchise tag on Asomugha on February 20, 2008.
On February 19, 2009, the Raiders re-signed Asomugha to a complex three-year deal that made him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history. The first two years, worth $28.5 million, were fully guaranteed. In the third year of the contract, if Oakland wanted to keep Asomugha, it had to pay him the average of the top five highest-paid cornerbacks or $16.875 million, whichever was higher. If the Raiders failed to pick up the option, Asomugha became a free agent with Oakland not having the ability to tag him again.)He finished the 2008 season with 40 tackles, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 9 pass deflections. He received the Oakland Raiders "Commitment to Excellence" Award for the second time and was named the team's 2008 Co-Most Valuable Player along with running back Justin Fargas. Asomugha was selected as a starter for the 2009 Pro Bowl. He was selected onto The Sporting News 2008 All-Pro Team (Source:
A team captain again in 2009 and the NFL's least targeted cornerback by an extremely wide margin, Asomugha was challenged by opposing quarterbacks only 27 times and allowed 13 completions the entire season. After his performance against the Houston Texans, head coach Gary Kubiak said "Asomugha is the best (corner) I've seen in a while throughout this league. He's big, he's fast, they put him out there on an island the whole game. He's an exceptional player." Similar to the past three seasons, Asomugha finished the 2009 season with 34 tackles, 1 interception, and was second in the league with 8 tackles for loss from the cornerback position. Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said "The guy is truly unbelievable. He made himself the best corner in football by his work ethic, the way he studies tape, and he's so smart."
In 2010, Asomugha was selected as a member of the Fox Sports's
Entering the 2011 season, Asomugha was regarded as the top free agent available on the market. On July 29, 2011, Asomugha agreed to a five-year, $60 million deal, and at least $25 million guaranteed, contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nnamdi Asomugha (born July 6, 1981) is a former All-Pro NFL defensive back from Los Angeles, California. Nnamdi began his professional football career with the Oakland Raiders after being selected in the first round of the 2003 NFL draft. A four-time All-Pro selection, Asomugha emerged as one of the League's best defensive backs, earning him starting positions in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Pro Bowls. During the 2011 off-season, Asomugha was considered the top free agent on the market, and was featured on the cover of 'Sports Illustrated' after signing with the Philadelphia Eagles. On December 27, 2013, he signed a one-day contract with the Oakland Raiders and retired after 11 seasons in the NFL. Prior to joining the NFL, Asomugha was a standout free safety at the University of California, Berkeley, from which he graduated with a degree in corporate finance. (Source: www.imdb.com)
Asomugha made his professional acting debut in 2008 on the CW Network sitcom The Game (2006). In 2009, he played the role of Ken Shaw in the season premiere of Friday Night Lights (2006) Season 4 (Friday Night Lights: East of Dillon (2009)). In 2010, he appeared on the TNT drama Leverage (2008) as Walle in the Season 3 episode Leverage: The Scheherazade Job (2010). In the fall of 2012, Nnamdi appeared in his first feature-length film, Fire with Fire (2012), alongside Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel, and Rosario Dawson. He wrote, produced and starred in his first short film, Double Negative (2013). (Source: www.imdb.com)
Nnamdi is the chairman of the Asomugha Foundation, a 501(3)c he founded with his family. The foundation works to support two key programs: Asomugha College Tour for Scholars (ACTS) and Orphans and Widows in Need (OWIN). ACTS is an 18-month-long mentorship program through which he personally takes a group of high-achieving high school students on an all-expenses-paid trip to a city where they visit the local colleges and universities. Upon their return home, the students engage in leadership, civic, and humanitarian activities, demonstrating that success is also found in giving back. OWIN, which was founded by Nnamdi's mother, Dr. Lilian Asomugha, works to position widows and orphans in Africa for economic success and independence through education, spiritual guidance, and vocational training. (Source: www.imdb.com)
In 2010, Asomugha was presented with the 44th annual Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year prize, the NFL Players Association's (NFLPA) highest honor. (Source: www.imdb.com Asomugha distributes backpacks to the incoming freshmen each year at Narbonne High School in Los Angeles. He also outfits the football and basketball team with shoes, a mandate he wrote into an endorsement contract he signed with Nike. (Source:www.imdb.com w
In 2007 Nnamdi formed ACTS (Asomugha College Tour for Scholars), a college mentoring program through which he annually takes a group of high-achieving high school students from underserved communities in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Philadelphia on an all-expenses-paid trip to a city where they visit local colleges and universities. The Tour has visited New York; Boston Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; New Orleans; and Chicago. (Source: www.imdb.com)In June 2010, Asomugha was the first athlete presented with the Jefferson Award for Public Service, which honors volunteerism in America and is considered a Nobel Prize for community service. (Source:ww.imdb.com)))
Wife Kerry Washington gave birth to their daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha on April 21, 2014. (Source: www.imdb.com Wife Kerry Washington gave birth to their son Caleb Kelechi Asomugha on October 5, 2016. (Source:www.imdb.com wThe San Francisco 49ers waived Nnamdi Asomugha on Monday. The team also activated wide receiver Mario Manningham and cornerback Eric Wright. (Source:ww.nfl.com)))
Nnamdi Asomugha recently offered San Francisco 49ers teammate Anthony Dixon $24,000 in exchange for his No. 24 jersey. Crazy right? Even crazier? Dixon turned down Asomugha's generous proposal. (Source: www.nfl.com Eric Wright is a week or two away from returning to the active roster for the San Francisco 49ers, coach Jim Harbaugh said. Could that signal the end for Nnamdi Asomugha? (Source:www.nfl.com wSan Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio wondered if Nnamdi Asomugha had any gas left in the tank. Ahead of the season opener, Asomugha has earned his keep. (Source:ww.nfl.com)))
Nnamdi Asomugha, once considered one of the two best cornerbacks in the NFL, was in danger of losing his San Francisco 49ers roster spot. But it sounds like Asomugha has turned a corner. (Source: www.nfl.com Nnamdi Asomugha appeared to be on the San Francisco 49ers' roster bubble early in camp. But the former All-Pro cornerback has impressed the past few weeks and is on the cusp of earning a roster spot. (Source:www.nfl.com wFrom Peyton Manning in the pistol to Nnamdi Asomugha's precarious status on the San Francisco 49ers' roster, Gregg Rosenthal dives deep into Thursday's six preseason games. (Source:ww.nfl.com)))
Amazon Studios has closed a first-look deal with Nnamdi Asomugha, who produced and starred in the Amazon film “Sylvie’s Love,” as well as his company iAm21 Entertainment. Asomugha will develop and produce projects for both theatrical and Amazon Prime Video premieres. (Source: variety.com Is Nnamdi Asomugha still on the roster bubble after Chris Culliver tore his ACL on Thursday? San Francisco 49ers coordinator Vic Fangio says he hasn't seen enough just yet to reach a verdict. (Source:www.nfl.com))
Asomugha is a former professional football player, having been a cornerback for the Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers. He retired from football in 2013, then founded his production company in 2015 in partnership with producer Jonathan T. Baker. (Source: variety.com)
Asomugha’s first collaboration with Amazon was in 2017 when the company distributed the biographical drama “Crown Heights,” which he produced and starred in as Carl King. Then, he played Robert opposite Tessa Thompson’s Sylvie in “Sylvie’s Love.” (Source: variety.com “I’m thrilled to be joining forces with Jennifer Salke and the entire Amazon team,” Asomugha said. “Since ‘Crown Heights,’ Amazon has been an inspiring and rewarding creative home for me and they’ve consistently supported my desire to tell compelling and authentic stories. I couldn’t be more excited to continue our collaboration.” (Source:variety.com))