Saturday, 17 January 2009
Nnamdi Asomugha is an American Football cornerback for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft (31st overall) by the Raiders. He played college football at California (UC Berkeley).
Nnamdi attended and played high school basketball and football at Leuzinger High School in Lawndale, California and Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, California before transferring to and graduating from Narbonne High School in Los Angeles, California.
Asomugha was selected as the Oakland Raiders Team Captain for the 2008 season. Universally considered one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, the 2008 season proved to be a spectacular season for Asomugha. He finished the 2008 season with 40 tackles, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, and 9 pass deflections.
He received the Oakland Raiders "Commitment to Excellence" Award for the second time and was named the team's 2008 Co-Most Valuable Player along with running back Justin Fargas. Asomugha was selected to the 2009 Pro Bowl to be played on February 8, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Asomugha was also selected onto Peter King's Sports Illustrated 2008 All-Pro team as well as The Associated Press 2008 All-Pro Team.