Monday, 13 February 2012
Prince Amukamara [@PrinceAmukamara], born in 1989, is an American football cornerback for the Super Bowl 2012 winners New York Giants. He was drafted by the Giants in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.
Amukamara was born in Leominster, Massachusetts to parents Romanus and Christy Amukamara, both natives of Awo-Omamma in Imo State. He soon moved to New Jersey before moving to Glendale, Arizona when he was five years old. He has five sisters and his mother competed for Nigeria at the 1984 Summer Olympics in track and field.
He attended Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona, where he excelled in multiple sports. The Arizona Republic named him the "Big School Player of the Year" in Arizona. Amukamara was also named to the Arizona All-State team by Scout.com.Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Amukamara was listed as the 11th best prospect from Arizona. On December 29, 2006, Amukamara committed to play college football at Nebraska. He made his debut for Nebraska on September 22 against Ball State, playing on special teams.
While at Nebraska, Amukamara majored in political science and received his degree in sociology in December 2010.On April 28, 2011, Amukamara was selected 19th by the New York Giants in the 2011 NFL Draft.