Bobby Okereke

Nigerian-American professional football player

bobby okereke
American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts Source: ESPN

Bobby Okereke is an American football linebacker for the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts. He attended Stanford University and was selected by the Colts in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early Life, Family, and Education

Bobby Okereke was born to Kingsley and Sandra Okereke in Santa Ana, California, USA.

Similarly, he had two elder sisters and one younger sister. Furthermore, because their parents were Nigerian, they desired for their kid to be an all-American lad.


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As a result, he joined the Eagle Scouts at the age of six and continued scouting into college. During that period, he earned several badges and developed a feeling of responsibility.

Similarly, as a child, he played score since his Nigerian parents were huge fans of the game. He was also quite proficient at it, winning several prizes.

Not to add that he used to be in singing class at Foothill High School. However, as several of his friends began playing football, he became interested as well.

As a result, he quit playing score and began playing football. This choice astounded his parents, who couldn’t believe someone would abandon something they adored.

As a result of his outstanding intellectual and athletic abilities, he was offered scholarships from a number of colleges.

Bobby eventually decided to attend Stanford University, where he soon rose to the position of squad leader.

Collegiate Career

After demonstrating his supremacy at linebacker in high school, the six-foot-one athlete went on to study at Stanford.

As a result, as a sophomore, he participated in six games, making six tackles and zero losses.

He also appeared in 12 games, recording 39 tackles and four losses. So his game was becoming better with each game.

As a result, he was selected team captain and Pac 12 Honorable Mention in both of his senior years.

He has 227 total stops, 10.5 sacks, one interception, eight passes defended, one fumble recovery, and three forced fumbles.


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NFL Career

He was destined to be an NFL player after showing to be a legitimate defensive threat. Despite scouts projecting him to be a lottery choice, numerous clubs passed on him.

Nonetheless, the Indianapolis Colts were interested in him and hoped he might fall to them. Many clubs misjudged his athleticism, which contributed to his selection by the Colts.

As a consequence, Okereke was selected with the 89th selection in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. On June 14, 2019, he signed a four-year rookie deal with the organization.

Furthermore, the youngster made his NFL debut against the Los Angeles Chargers in the season opener.

Not to add, against the Tennessee Titans, the linebacker earned his first sack of Ryan Tannehill.

Controversies| Sexual Assult Accusation

In June of 2015, the former Stanford football captain was accused of sexual assault. The news quickly circulated and reached the university disciplinary board.

However, in order to avoid the trauma of a police investigation, the complainant elected not to file a complaint.

Nonetheless, Title IX of the US Department of Education requires universities to conduct investigations into sexual offenses on campus.

As a result, a five-person panel was formed to investigate the issue and impose discipline.

During the investigation, the panel reached a 3-2 conclusion. Nonetheless, it was insufficient to convict the player since it did not exceed the 4-1 level required to seek further action.

As a result, the institution determined Bobby was not culpable for the attack. In light of the judgment, the ladies sought a restraining order against Okereke.

Nonetheless, a court denied the request, citing a lack of solid proof. Similarly, the same issue surfaced during his draft night, as several media outlets reported it.

Aside from that, the athlete maintained that the accusation was false and that he discussed the matter with the Colts during tryouts.

A similar response was offered by Colt’s spokeswoman, who stated that no disciplinary action or charges were filed against him.

Net Worth and Salary

The NFL linebacker has amassed a sizable fortune during the course of his career in the National Football League.

Aside from that, on June 14, 2019, he inked a four-year, $3.6 million contract with Indianapolis. Furthermore, he has already completed two years of his contract.

As a consequence of his two seasons with the Colts, he has already earned $2,439,405 in earnings. Not to add, after signing with them, he received a signing bonus of $883,116.

Aside from that, the player got a $386,289 incentive in his second season with the squad. Similarly, he will earn $1.5 million more over the following two seasons.

Relationship Status| Girlfriend, Wife, and Kids

Bobby is unmarried and focuses all of his attention and energy on establishing a successful NFL career for himself.

In addition, he spends most of his free time training and planning. As a result, he has little time for dating.

Aside from that, he has always been rather discreet about his personal life. The sportsman hardly acknowledges his family and friends on his social media sites.


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Age, Height, and Weight

Okereke will be 26 years old on December 25, 2020.

The athlete stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 107 kgs. Furthermore, he trains every day to keep his physique in peak condition.


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Social Media Presence

Bobby has an active social media presence. He also has an Instagram account with over 21 thousand followers and 26 posts.

Furthermore, Okereke mostly discusses his life as an NFL athlete on Instagram. As a result, he has uploaded several images of himself playing in the NFL.

Similarly, the athlete has a Twitter account with almost 8,000 followers. Furthermore, he primarily tweets about sports news, particularly football.


What is Bobby Okereke’s jersey number?

The Indianapolis Colts NFL linebacker uniform number is #58.

What are Bobby Okereke’s 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle times?

Bobby Okereke runs the 40-yard sprint in 4.58 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.26 seconds.

When was Bobby Okereke hurt?

Bobby Okereke had an ankle injury at the end of November 2020 and missed his game against the Titans in Week 12. KLater, in December 20202, his ankle ailment flared up again, and he was forced to miss Week 13 versus the Texans.

Quick Facts

Full Name Bobby Okereke
Birth Date July 29, 1996
Birth Place Santa Ana, California, USA
Nick Name Not Available
Religion Not Available
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Education Stanford University
Horoscope Leo
Father’s Name Kingsley Okereke
Mother’s Name Sandra Okereke
Siblings Three Sisters
Age 26 Years Old
Height 6’1″ (1.85 m)
Weight 235 lb (106 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Profession Football Player
Position Linebacker
Current Club Indianapolis Colts
Active Years 2019 – Present
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend None
Kids None
Net Worth Approx. $1 Million
Social Media InstagramTwitter



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