American people of Igbo descent: Paul Robeson, Forest Whitaker, Nnamdi Asomugha, John Amaechi, Ogonna Nnamani, Igbo American, Blair Underwood

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Paul Robeson, Forest Whitaker, Nnamdi Asomugha, Ogonna Nnamani, T. D. Jakes, Blair Underwood, Igbo American, William Drew Robeson I, Chukwu Octuplets, Amobi Okoye, Chikezie, Maria Louisa Bustill, Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze, Chinedum Ndukwe, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Robeson, Jr., Ikechuku Ndukwe, James Wheaton, Chike Okeafor, Iheanyi ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Paul Robeson, Forest Whitaker, Nnamdi Asomugha, Ogonna Nnamani, T. D. Jakes, Blair Underwood, Igbo American, William Drew Robeson I, Chukwu Octuplets, Amobi Okoye, Chikezie, Maria Louisa Bustill, Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze, Chinedum Ndukwe, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Robeson, Jr., Ikechuku Ndukwe, James Wheaton, Chike Okeafor, Iheanyi Uwaezuoke, Ngoli Onyeka Okafor. Excerpt: Okoye in 2007 item Roster status : Active item Career highlights and awards item item Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009 item Tackles : 94 item Sacks : 8.0 item Interceptions : 0 item Stats at NFL.com Amobi Okoye (born June 10, 1987 in Anambra , Nigeria ) is an American football defensive tackle for the Houston Texans of the National Football League . He was drafted by the Texans 10th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville . Early years Okoye was born in Anambra State , Nigeria , a member of the Igbo ethnic group . He moved to Huntsville , Alabama , United States when he was 12 years old. After only spending two weeks in middle school, he tested into the 9th grade. He first started playing football as a sophomore at Lee High School , knowing virtually nothing about the game before his high school coach suggested he go play Madden NFL football to learn. By the time he was a senior, he won first-team All-State honors as both a defensive lineman and offensive lineman. Because he shares the same surname as former Kansas City Chiefs running back Christian Okoye , some sources have claimed that the two are related. Amobi says they are not related, but the two families live on adjoining land in Nigeria College career At age 15 Okoye chose the University of Louisville over Harvard , privileging the strong football program of the former over the academic reputation of the latter. Neverth...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781155315683
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/3/2010
  • Pages: 40
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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