Bet you didn’t know Umenyiora is engaged to Miss Universe, starred in a rap video and was born in London
The Atlanta Falcons reeled in a Pro Bowl defensive end on Wednesday night by signing Osi Umenyiora to a two-year deal worth $8.5 million, FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer learned. Here’s the full story. What I bet you didn’t know is that Umenyiora is a playmaker on the field, but an even bigger superstar away from it. Don’t believe us? Here are some facts you probably didn’t know about the newest Atlanta Falcon.
He’s engaged to Miss Universe 2011
Umenyiora popped the question to Leila Lopes back in February and the couple looked ecstatic as they were vacationing in Europe at the time.
Made a cameo in the rap video
Don’t believe that Umenyiora starred in a rap video? See it for yourself, looking like the man with the plan in the club. Umenyiora is featured in The Dream’s I Luv Your Girl music video at the 49-second mark.
Born in London
Umenyiora is one of three British-born players to have a Super Bowl ring. The other two, you ask? His former teammate Lawrence Tynes and Scott McCready. He lived in London for seven years before moving to Nigeria.
Holds Giants record for most sacks in one game
Who can forget Umenyiora’s legendary 6-sack performance back in 2007? It was the most ever in one game for a New York Giant. The premier defensive end was a terror off the edge and made former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb’s life hell on that Sunday.
So … what’s his name mean?
Umenyiora is of the Igbo descent and his first name, Ositadinma, means from today things will be good.
James Franco is his favorite actor
True story. Just check out Umenyiora’s tweet from Saturday.
By the way, the movie “spring breakers” is crazy. James Franco is my new favorite actor. He better win an Oscar
— Osi Umenyiora (@OsiUmenyiora) March 23, 2013
The Falcons clearly look to be loading up for a Super Bowl run. Could 2013 be their year? Well, if it’s up to Umenyiora, it certainly could be.
— Osi Umenyiora (@OsiUmenyiora) March 28, 2013