- Full Name Prince Kelechi Amukamara
- Occupation Professional Football Cornerback
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
- Birth Date Jun 06, 1989
- Age 34 Years, 8 Months
Prince Amukamara | BiographyNew Orleans Saints released him in August 2021 in just two weeks
After playing for teams like New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Chicago Bears, Amukamara then signed with the Las Vegas Riders in May 2020. However, he was released by the team in August 2020. After that, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals practice squad in October 2020. He was released by the team after his practice squad contract expired in January 2021. In August of that year, he signed with the New Orleans Saints, but the team released him in just two weeks.
Prince Amukamara is a professional American football cornerback. He is a free agent.
Who is Prince Amukamara?
Born in Leominster, Massachusetts, on 6 June 1989, Prince Amukamara, full name, Prince Kelechi Amukamara attended Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona. During his high school years, he played six games throughout the 2006 season as a running back and as a defensive back. That year, he was named the Arizona All-State team by Scout.com. He was also regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and was also chosen as the 11th best prospect from Arizona.
Upon graduating from high school, Amukamara attended the University of Nebraska, where he played college football from 2007 to 2010. As a freshman, he recorded four tackles in eight games. In his sophomore year, Amukamara played in all 13 games and finished the season with 34 tackles. He then played as a starter at cornerback in his junior season and recorded five interceptions, 11 pass breakups, 64 tackles, and two sacks. That year, he was named to the first-team All-Big 12. As a senior, he finished the 2010 season with 59 tackles and one sack. After the season, he was recognized as a unanimous first-team All-American and the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. Amukamara graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science and sociology from Nebraska in 2010.
Amukamara’s professional career began when he was selected 19th by the New York Giants on 28 April 2011 in the first round of the NFL Draft. In his rookie season with the Giants, he recorded a season-high five solo tackles, two pass deflections, and one interception in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Amukamara finished his rookie season with 14 combined tackles, three pass deflections, and one interception in seven games and won the Super Bowl XLVI with the New York Giants. He played for the New York Giants for four seasons.
In March 2016, Amukamara signed a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his initial season with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he finished with two combined interceptions, one tackle, and one pass deflection in a game against the Green Bay Packers. He missed the rest of the season because he suffered a hamstring injury.
The following year, Amukamara signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Bears. He missed his pre-season with the Chicago Bears because of an ankle injury. Later, he resumed in October and recorded four solo tackles. He re-signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears in March 2018, and the team released him on 21 February 2020.
Amukamara then signed with the Las Vegas Riders in May 2020 but was released by the team in August 2020. After that, he signed with the Arizona Cardinals practice squad in October 2020. He was released by the team after his practice squad contract expired in January 2021.
In August 2021, he signed with the New Orleans Saints, but the team released him in just two weeks.
Family & Siblings
Amukamara was born to his parents, Christy and Romanus Amukamara. He has five siblings - all sisters named Passionate, Precious, Peace, Promise, and Princess.
Promise and Peace played for Arizona State University. In the 2015 WNBA Draft, Promise was named “Miss Irrelevant,” an honor given to the final person selected in a sporting draft. She was selected 36th in the third round by the Phoenix Mercury. Later, in February 2020, she was qualified to play for the Nigerian national team in Tokyo Olympics.
In March 2014, Amukamara married his wife Pilar Davis, whom he met at a Manhattan nightclub in the early 2010s. The couple has two children together.
Net Worth and Salary
According to Spotrac.com, Amukamara has estimated total career earnings of approximately $46 million as of 2021, which he amassed through the one decade of his career as a professional football cornerback.