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Ukeme Eligwe
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Eligwe in the 2017 NFL season.
No. 52 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-04-27) April 27, 1994 (age 26)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Stone Mountain
(Stone Mountain, Georgia)
College:Georgia Southern
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 5 / Pick: 183
Career history
* Kansas City Chiefs ( 2017)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:12
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Ukeme Markuss Eligwe (born April 27, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida State and Georgia Southern, and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Eligwe was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fifth round, 183rd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[2]

On September 1, 2018, Eligwe was waived by the Chiefs.[3]

New York GiantsEdit

On September 3, 2018, Eligwe was signed to the New York Giants' practice squad.[4] On October 16, 2018, Eligwe was elevated to the active roster.[5] He was waived on May 6, 2019.[6]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On August 10, 2019, Eligwe was signed by the Tennessee Titans.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

Eligwe is of Nigerian descent.[8] He is also purportedly a Flat Earther, as in he does not believe in the theory of the globe being a globe, one of a few members of the NFL to be so.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Palmer, Tod (April 29, 2017). "Chiefs select Georgia Southern linebacker Ukeme Eligwe in fifth round of NFL Draft". The Kansas City Star. http://www.kansascity.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article147628714.html. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. Thorman, Joel (April 29, 2017). "Chiefs draft picks 2017: LB Ukeme Eligwe is the 5th round pick". http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2017/4/29/15486734/chiefs-draft-picks-2017-olb-ukeme-eligwe-is-the-5th-round-pick. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  3. "Chiefs Roster Down to NFL-Mandated 53". September 1, 2018. https://www.chiefs.com/news/chiefs-roster-down-to-nfl-mandated-53.
  4. "Giants add several players to practice squad". Giants Wire. USA Today. September 2, 2018. https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2018/09/02/new-york-giants-sign-to-practice-squad/.
  5. Eisen, Michael (October 16, 2018). "Giants sign WR Bennie Fowler, waive CB Donte Deayon among roster moves". https://www.giants.com/news/giants-sign-wr-bennie-fowler-waive-cb-donte-deayon-among-roster-moves.
  6. "Giants add shot put champion to roster, waive three". Giants Wire. USA Today. May 6, 2019. https://giantswire.usatoday.com/2019/05/06/new-york-giants-add-shot-put-champion-to-roster-waive-three/.
  7. Wyatt, Jim (August 10, 2019). "Titans Add Four – And Subtract Four - While Also Moving DL Jurrell Casey from PUP to the Active Roster". https://www.titansonline.com/news/titans-add-four-and-subtract-four-while-also-moving-dl-jurrell-casey-from-pup-to.
  8. Okupa, Francis (May 2, 2017). "Plenty of African players picked up during the 2017 NFL Draft". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/19285401/http-wwwespnfccom-blog-football-africa-80-post-3116887-africans-europe-weekend-review. Retrieved April 8, 2018.

External linksEdit

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