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Chidi Ahanotu
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Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-10-11) October 11, 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth: Modesto, California
Career information
College: California
NFL Draft: 1993 / Round: 6 / Pick: 145
Debuted in 1993 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2004 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     436
Sacks     46.5
Fumble recoveries     7
Stats at NFL.com

Chidi Obioma Ahanotu (born October 11, 1970) is a former American football defensive end in the NFL.[1]

Ahanotu was born in Modesto, California to Nigerian father and a mother from Tuskegee, Alabama.[2] He was originally selected with the fifth pick of the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of California; he spent the first 8 years of his career with the Buccaneers. He then played for one year at the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins before returning to the Bucs for one final year. He is currently ranked 5th all time in quarterback sacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise history with 34.5 Sacks.[3] He had 46.5 total Sacks in his 12 year NFL career.[4] Chidi Ahanotu was also named to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List coming in ranked #46th on this list.[5] Of all the Left Defensive Ends to ever play for the Buccaneers, Chidi Ahanotu is ranked the best ever for the Buccaneers according to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List.[5] Of all the defensive linemen to ever play for the Buccaneers, Chidi Ahanotu is ranked 6th best ever according to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List, behind Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, Simeon Rice, Dave Logan and Dave Pear.[1][5]

Early lifeEdit

Chidi grew up in Berkeley California, the middle son of three boys. His father was on the Nigerian national team and taught him and his 2 brothers how to play soccer when they were 5 years old.[6]

College careerEdit

Chidi Ahanotu attended Berkeley High School where he lettered in football and rugby. He was accepted into Columbia University, Hampton University, UCLA, and CAL. Ahanotu decided to attend CAL and try his hand at walking on to the team. After his redshirt freshman year Chidi began to play during his 2nd season. After this season Chidi earned a full athletic scholarship and became the starting left defensive end for the Golden Bears. Chidi went on to be the starter for 3 more football seasons and earned 1st team All Pac-10 honors as the best at his position. Chidi majored in Integrative Biology and intended to go to medical school to become a doctor. However, the NFL came calling and drafted Chidi to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL Franchise.[7]

NFL careerEdit

He was originally selected with the fifth pick of the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of California; he spent the first 8 years of his career with the Buccaneers. He then played for one year at the St. Louis Rams, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers, and Miami Dolphins before returning to the Bucs for one final year. He was named the Tampa Bay Buccaneers "Franchise Player" in 1999.[8] He is currently ranked 5th all time in quarterback sacks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise history with 34.5 Sacks.[3] He had 46.5 total Sacks in his 12 year NFL career.[4] Chidi Ahanotu was also named to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List coming in ranked #46th on this list.[5] Of all the Left Defensive Ends to ever play for the Buccaneers, Chidi Ahanotu is ranked the best ever for the Buccaneers according to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List.[5] Of all the defensive linemen to ever play for the Buccaneers, Chidi Ahanotu is ranked 6th best ever according to the Top 100 All Time Buccaneers List, behind Lee Roy Selmon, Warren Sapp, Simeon Rice, Dave Logan and Dave Pear.[5]

Post NFL CareerEdit

Chidi Ahanotu retired from the NFL in 2005. After retiring he became the founder of Magellan Entertainment Inc a full service Talent Management Firm. One the firms biggest clients is World Champion Sprinter and World's Fastest Man Usain Bolt from Jamaica. Magellan Entertainment co-manages Usain Bolt with its partner Gina Ford of G2 Marketing. The firm also touts as one of its clients 3 time light heavyweight boxing champion Antonio Tarver. As president and founder of Magellan Entertainment Chidi has grown the firm's clients list to include musicians, producers, actors, models, digital media companies and professional athletes. Chidi himself as also grown his own repoire as an actor and a musician as a rapper, song writer, arranger, and executive producer.[7]

Chidi has most recently made it on the Historical Births List as one of only famous historical people to be listed under his birth day and year Oct 11th 1970.[9]

ReferencesEdit

http://historical-births.blogspot.com/2010/10/famous-births-on-11-oct.html http://magellanentertainment.com http://www.bucpower.com/feature-top100.html http://www.buccaneers.com/team-and-stats/history/all-time-records/all-time-leaders-top-ten-career-sacks.html

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