Oladele Brendon Ayanbadejo was also born in Chicago but is from Nigeria as well. He has been in the league for about 9 years and played for Chicago Bears and now plays for Baltimore Ravens. His first name means “wealth follows me home:
Oladele Brendon Ayanbadejo,
Baltimore Ravens #51
Years in the league
Boy oh Boy, I would not want to be in this guys way!!!
Minnesota Vikings, Kenny Onatolu is from Nigeria but was born in Chicago and has an identical twin brother, name Taiwo, who was his teammate at Nebraska-Omaha. His full name is Olayiwola Kendae Onatolu and he has aspirations to get into broadcasting. However he does have bachelor’s degree in communications at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
Minnesota Vikings #55
Years in the league:3
Israel Idonije is one of those rare specimen, not only is he fiooooonnnnneeee as hell, (in my Liberia English “that man drop straight from heaven”) he is an incredible human being. On a serious note, Mr. Idonije might look like a giant from on the onset but he has a heart of gold. His story is so incredible that he needs to be nominated for CNN hero award.
Israel was on of the finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Not only has he excelled on the field, his community and abroad, he is also a savvy businessman. I can’t say enough good things about this man, but you can read for yourself.
The Israel Idonije Foundation Israel Idonije
Chicago Bears #71
Years in the League: 8
James Ihedigbo went to University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is the son of Nigerian immigrants. He also founded the Hope Africa Foundation, which focuses on assisting Nigerian youth and those from other parts of Africa in receiving higher education.
New England Patriots but used to play for the New York Jets!!