Nnamka Samson Ebukam was born on May 9, 1995. He is a Nigerian-American football defensive end for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers. He attended Eastern Washington University and was taken in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams.

Born on May 9, 1995, in Onitsha, Nigeria, and moved to the United States at the age of nine. He attended and graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon, in 2013.

While there, he played high school football for the Scots. As a senior, Ebukam played at defensive end, tight end, and fullback, earning First Team All-Mount Hood Conference honors as a defensive end and also earning honorable mention honors as a tight end.

Ebukam received only two Division I scholarship offers after graduating from high school. He picked Eastern Washington University over a scholarship offer from Portland State University.

Ebukam was a three-year starter for Eastern Washington. Ebukam recorded 188 tackles, 44 tackles for loss, and 24 sacks in 38 career collegiate start. He recorded 15 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks as a senior, in addition to three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, eight quarterback hits, and an interception.

List of Samson Nnamka Ebukam Awards

First Team All-Big Sky (2016)
First Team FCS All-American (AFCA) (2016)
Third Team FCS All-American (AP, STATS) (2016)
Second Team All-Big Sky (2014-15)


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