Ogbonnia “Obo” Okoronkwo is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. He played college football at Oklahoma.

Born on 24 April 1995(age 26 years), in Gainesville, Florida, in the United States of America Ogbonnia started his education at the  Taylor High School.

As a junior in 2016, Okoronkwo had 71 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and nine sacks. As a senior in 2017, he won the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and was named an All-American while recording 75 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, and eight sacks.

In the 2018 NFL Draft, the Los Angeles Rams selected Okoronkwo in the fifth round (160th overall) as a defensive lineman. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list to begin the 2018 season as a result of the foot surgery he underwent in May of that year. On November 5, 2018, he was deactivated from the PUP.

After suffering an elbow injury on October 20, 2020, Okoronkwo was placed on the injured reserve by the National Football League. On the 5th of December, 2020, he was officially activated.

Who are the Parents of Ogbonnia Okoronkwo?

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo’s parents are Benson and Augusta Okoronkwo.

Meet Benson and Augusta

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo’s parents Benson and Augusta Okornkwo are both Nigerians who moved to the United States of America to live their life.

To his Nigerian-born parents, Obo’s future was in academics. Benson moved to America to pursue his pharmacy degree and Augusta was a nurse.

Augusta and Benson had different ideas for their firstborn son. He wouldn’t be a linebacker. He wouldn’t go anywhere near a football field. Instead, he would be a doctor, a lawyer, or a pharmacist but Ogbonnia chose to play football.


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