Ifeadi Odenigbo
No. 95 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-08) April 8, 1994 (age 25)
Bayonne, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school:Centerville (Centerville, Ohio)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second-Team All-Big Ten (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2018
Total tackles:1
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Ifeadikachukwu Anthony Odenigbo (born April 8, 1994) is an American football defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northwestern, and was drafted by the Vikings in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.[1]

College careerEdit

Ifeadi played college football at Northwestern. He recorded the second most sacks in school history with 23.5. On October 1, 2016, Odenigbo tallied 4 of the Wildcats’ 6 total sacks against the Iowa Hawkeyes. In 2016, he led the Big Ten Conference in sacks with 10 and was voted to the All-Big Ten First-Team (Coaches) and Second-Team (Media).[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 258 lb32 58 in10 12 in 4.72 s 4.40 s 7.26 s 31.5 in 10 ft 9 in 25 reps

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Odenigbo was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, 220th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[3][4] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[5][6] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 22, 2018.[7]

On September 1, 2018, Odenigbo was waived by the Vikings.[8]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Odenigbo was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns on September 2, 2018.[9] On September 22, 2018, Odenigbo was waived by the Browns.[10]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 24, 2018, Odenigbo was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals.[11] He played in one game for the Cardinals before being waived on October 23, 2018.[12]

Minnesota Vikings (second stint)Edit

On October 31, 2018, Odenigbo was signed to the Minnesota Vikings practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2019.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

He is of Nigerian descent. His brother Tito Odenigbo also plays for the Vikings.[15]


  1. "Ifeadi Odenigbo".
  2. "7 Ifeadi Odenigbo".
  3. "Ifeadi Odenigbo drafted in seventh round by the Minnesota Vikings".
  4. Smith, Eric (April 29, 2017). "Vikings Draft Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo in 7th Round". Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  5. "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Roster". September 2, 2017.
  6. "Vikings Sign 7 Players To Practice Squad". September 3, 2017.
  7. "Vikings Sign 6 to Reserve/Future Contracts". January 22, 2018.
  8. "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". September 1, 2018.
  9. Gribble, Andrew (September 2, 2018). "Browns claim 5 players in latest moves to reshaped 53-man roster".
  10. "Browns sign LB D'Juan Hines". September 22, 2018.
  11. Williams, Charean (September 24, 2018). "Cardinals claim Ifeadi Odenigbo off waivers, cut Jacquies Smith". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  12. "Cardinals Sign Guard Oday Aboushi". October 23, 2018.
  13. "Defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo returns to Vikings practice squad". October 31, 2018.
  14. "Vikings Announce Reserve / Future Free Agent Signings". January 2, 2019.
  15. Okupa, Francis (May 2, 2017). "Plenty of African players picked up during the 2017 NFL Draft". Retrieved April 8, 2018.

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