|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:November 24, 1986|
|Place of birth: Los Angeles, California|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)|
|College: UNLV, Central Oklahoma|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|Debuted in 2009 for the St. Louis Rams|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Ekenemchukwu "K. C." Dennis Asiodu [ah-see-OH-due] (born November 24, 1986) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Asiodu was a football-track standout at Ayala High School in Chino Hills, California, earning All-Sierra League honors on both sides of the ball as a senior. He scored nine TDs and rushed for more than 800 yards to go with over 600 receiving yards in final high school season. He also ran the 100- and 200-meter dashes in track.
In 2004 he redshirted. In 2005 he played 10 games and totaled 26 tackles as a defensive back, including 3.5 TFL and also had one sack and forced one fumble and blocked a punt.
In 2006 he played in 10 games, starting six at linebacker and finished with 35 total tackles, and recovered two fumbles and forced another. Asiodu moved to linebacker in 2006 after spending 2004 and 2005 as a defensive back. He also earned Academic All-Mountain West Conference honors in 2006.
Asiodu sat out the 2007 season after transferring from UNLV to Division II Central Oklahoma. At UCO, he was named Second-team NCAA Division II All-Super Region 4 as a senior in 2007. He was also a First-team All-Lone Star Conference North Division pick and the Co-Linebacker of the Year after playing in 11 games made 74 tackles (12.5 for a loss) and had 4.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, broke up five passes, forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles. He returned the three interceptions for 104 yards.
First stint with RamsEdit
After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft Asiodu was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent. He was waived during final cuts on September 5 and re-signed to the practice squad. The Rams released Asiodu from the practice squad on September 17.
Second stint with RamsEdit
Asiodu was again signed to the St. Louis Rams practice squad on October 12, 2009, then moved to the active roster on October 20. He played in 10 games. Asiodu was waived by the Rams on June 29, 2010 with an injury settlement.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
The Saints signed Asiodu to a one-year contract on August 24, 2010.
Green Bay PackersEdit
The Packers signed Asiodu on August 3, 2011. He was waived/injured on August 30.
- ↑ Howard Balzer, "Rams finally work out injury settlement, waive K.C. Asiodu", St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 2, 2010.
- ↑ Brian Allee-Walsh, "New Orleans Saints cut ties with LB Troy Evans, 4 others; sign LB K.C. Asiodu", NewOrleans.com, August 24, 2010.
- ↑ "Bears make roster moves on defense". www.chicagobears.com. http://www.chicagobears.com/DailyBlogs.asp?DAILY_BLOG_POST_ID=686. Retrieved 2012-08-11.
- ↑ "Hardin placed on IR, Knox goes on PUP". Chicagobears.com. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/NewsStory.asp?story_id=9011. Retrieved 2012-08-27.