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PRO CAREER: Appeared in 83 contests with 69 starts over seven seasons for the New York Giants (2011-15), Jacksonville Jaguars (2016) and Chicago Bears (2017) ... compiled 359 tackles, 7 interceptions, 56 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 7 TFLs ... won a Super Bowl as a rookie for the New York Giants in 2011.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the New York Giants in the 1st round (19th overall) of the 2011 draft ... signed one-year con­tract with JAX (3/11/16) ... signed one-year contract with Chicago (3/10/17) ... re-signed with Chicago (3/14/18). SIGNED THROUGH 2020.

2017 SEASON: Appeared in 14 games (12 starts), recording 48 tackles, 7 pass defenses and 1 fumble recovery. Inactive for Games 1 and 2.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2016: Appeared in 14 games with 12 starts for the Jacksonville Jaguars, recording 49 tackles, 6 pass break­ups and 1 TFL. 2015: Played in 11 games with 10 starts and totaled 63 tackles (55 solo), 9 passes defensed, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery ... missed five games due to a pectoral injury. 2014: Started each of the season's first eight games ... recorded 46 tackles and a career-high 3 interceptions which tied for 2nd on the team. Suffered a torn right bicep on 11/3 vs. Indianapolis and was put on injured reserve. 2013: Started every game for the first time in his career ... fin­ished 4th on the team with 83 tackles and was second with 14 passes defensed ... also had an interception and 2 forced fumbles. 2012: Played in 13 games with 11 starts at RCB ... finished the season with 59 tackles, 1 interception and 6 passes defensed. 2011: Played in the final seven regular season games and all four postseason contests as a rookie for the Super Bowl winning New York Giants, recording 14 tackles, 1 interception, 2 pass breakups and 1 fumble recovery ... season was shortened because of a fractured foot suffered in training camp ... was inactive for the season's first nine games.

COLLEGE: Played in 49 games with 31 starts, recording 161 tackles, 5 interceptions, 26 pass breakups, 4 sacks, 6 TFLs, 3 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery ... as a senior, was a unanimous All-America selection and All-Big 12 Conference first team choice ... named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, joining Ndamukong Suh and Grant Wistrom as the only Corn huskers to win the award ... the defensive captain started all 14 games and ranked 6th on the team with 59 tackles, including 1 sack.

PERSONAL: Starred at Apollo High School (Glendale, Ariz.) and named the state's player of the year by the Arizona Republic and All-Arizona Informant Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... two-way starter at running back, rushing for nearly 50 touch­downs and 3,389 yards over his final two seasons, adding 664 receiving yards and 125 tackles ... helped the Apollo basketball team win three straight Class 4A state titles ... member of the track and field squad, where he won the Class 4A state titles in both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes as a senior ... married (Pilar) with a daughter Princess Paisley and a son, Princeton ... family comes from royal bloodlines in Nigeria, as his great grandfather was the king of the Awo-Omamma in lwo State of Nigeria, while Romanus Amukamara was chief ... has five sisters whose names are Princess, Precious, Promise, Peace and Passionate.



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