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Kofi Amichia
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Amichia with the Green Bay Packers in 2017
No. 79 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-07-29) July 29, 1994 (age 25)
East Point, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:McEachern
(Powder Springs, Georgia)
College:South Florida
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 6 / Pick: 212
Career history
* Green Bay Packers ( 2017 2018)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Waived/injured
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-AAC (2016)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kofi Kaku Amichia (born July 29, 1994) is an American football tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Florida, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

College careerEdit

Amichia attended the University of South Florida, where he played on the South Florida Bulls football team from 2012 to 2016.[1] He was named first-team All-AAC as a senior in 2016.[2]

Professional careerEdit

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16px Amichia gets drafted by Green Bay
Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 3 ⅝ in 302 lb 4.99 s 1.74 s 2.82 s 33 ½ in 9 ft 6 in 32 rep 31[3]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Amichia was selected by the Green Bay Packers with the 212th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.[5] On May 5, 2017, he signed a contract with the Packers.[6] On September 2, 2017, he was released by the Packers during final team cuts.[7] He was signed to the practice squad the following day.[8] Amichia remained on the Packers' practice squad for the entire regular season. On January 3, 2018, he re-signed with the Packers.[9]

On September 1, 2018, Amichia was waived by the Packers.[10]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On October 24, 2018, Amichia was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.[11] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Ravens on January 8, 2019.[12] He was waived on May 16, 2019.

Carolina PanthersEdit

On May 29, 2019, Amichia signed with the Carolina Panthers.[13] He was waived/injured during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Amichia is the son of Ghanaian immigrants.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "South Florida Bulls: Kofi Amichia". GoUSFBulls.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180505191820/http://gousfbulls.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=6661. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  2. "American Athletic Conference announces 2016 football honors". TheAmerican.com. November 30, 2016. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180505193739/http://theamerican.org/news/2016/11/29/FB_1129160456.aspx. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  3. "2017 NFL draft: Green Bay Packers picks". PackersNews.com. April 30, 2017. Archived from the original on April 21, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180421132959/https://www.packersnews.com/story/sports/nfl/packers/2017/04/21/2017-nfl-draft-green-bay-packers-picks/100752396/?from=new-cookie. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  4. "Kofi Amichia – South Florida, OG : 2017 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180505194626/http://draftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=121855&draftyear=2017&genpos=c. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  5. Spofford, Mike (April 29, 2017). "Packers draft guard from South Florida in sixth round". Packers.com. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180505200433/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-draft/article-1/packers-draft-guard-from-south-florida-in-sixth-round/33acd720-2dcf-40ec-a79d-b18c10588237. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  6. "Packers sign five draft picks, 15 rookie free agents". Packers.com. May 5, 2017. Archived from the original on May 5, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180505201404/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-press-release/article-1/packers-sign-five-draft-picks-15-rookie-free-agents/59429000-4dd0-49bc-a103-9df1aef245a2. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  7. "Packers announce roster moves to reduce roster to 53". Packers.com. September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on May 6, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180506153343/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-roster-moves/article-1/packers-announce-roster-moves-to-reduce-roster-to-53/94349c91-be80-4c10-b860-36a5a83c78cd. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  8. "Packers sign LB Brooks, claim LB Odom, place OL Barclay on IR". Packers.com. September 3, 2017. Archived from the original on May 6, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180506154215/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-roster-moves/article-1/packers-sign-lb-brooks-claim-lb-odom-place-ol-barclay-on-ir/55088b56-9bbc-490e-922a-830955c21f3f. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  9. "Packers sign G Kofi Amichia". Packers.com. January 3, 2018. Archived from the original on May 6, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180506154520/http://www.packers.com/news-and-events/article-roster-moves/article-1/packers-sign-g-kofi-amichia-/d45c3d2b-7847-473f-89d3-d1d845ccc5e7. Retrieved May 6, 2018.
  10. "Packers announce roster moves". September 1, 2018. https://www.packers.com/news/packers-announce-roster-moves-1.
  11. "Ravens Sign G Kofi Amichia To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors. October 24, 2018. http://nfltraderumors.co/ravens-sign-g-kofi-amichia-to-practice-squad/.
  12. "Ravens sign 8 players to reserve/futures contracts". Ravens Wire. USA Today. January 8, 2019. https://ravenswire.usatoday.com/2019/01/08/ravens-sign-8-players-to-reserve-futures-contracts/.
  13. Henson, Max (May 29, 2019). "Panthers sign guard Kofi Amichia". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-sign-guard-kofi-amichia.
  14. Henson, Max (August 30, 2019). "Panthers announce first wave of 2019 roster cuts". https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-announce-first-wave-of-2019-roster-cuts-artis-payne-corn-elder. Retrieved August 30, 2019.
  15. Okupa, Francis (May 2, 2017). "Plenty of African players picked up during the 2017 NFL Draft". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on May 6, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180506155142/http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/19285401/http-wwwespnfccom-blog-football-africa-80-post-3116887-africans-europe-weekend-review. Retrieved May 6, 2018.

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