Emmanuel Ikechukwu Ogbah was born on November 6, 1993, he is a Nigerian American football defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL).
He played college football at Oklahoma State and was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Ogbah was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round, 32nd overall, of the 2016 NFL Draft.
On May 25, 2016, he signed a four-year contract worth $6.6 million, which included a $3 million signing bonus. Ogbah was listed as a starter for the Browns for the season opener. He started all 16 games for the Browns as a rookie, finishing sixth on the team with 53 tackles and leading the team with 5.5 sacks.
Ogbah was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs on April 1, 2019, in exchange for safety Eric Murray. In week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens, Ogbah sacked Lamar Jackson 1.5 times as the Chiefs won 33-28.
In Week 10, Ogbah suffered a torn pectoral and was ruled out for the rest of the season. He finished the season with 32 tackles and tied his career-high with 5.5 sacks. Without Ogbah, the Chiefs won Super Bowl LIV against the San Francisco 49ers.
On March 20, 2020, Ogbah signed a two-year, $15 million contract with the Miami Dolphins. In Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers, Ogbah recorded a strip sack on C. J. Beathard late in the fourth quarter which was recovered by the Dolphins to secure a 43–17 win.
In Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals, Ogbah recorded a strip sack on Kyler Murray which was recovered by teammate Shaq Lawson who returned it for a 36-yard touchdown during the 34–31 win. On March 14, 2022, Ogbah signed a four-year, $65 million contract extension with the Dolphins.
Emmanuel Ogbah signed a 4 year, $65,400,000 contract with the Miami Dolphins, including a $13,000,000 signing bonus, $32,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $16,350,000.