Nigerian-born American Football star, Emmanuel Ikechukwu (DE) Ogbah has achieved a successful franchise shift in USA’s National Football League (NFL), as he leaves Cleveland to join Kansas City Chiefs.
Ogbah is the latest star who moves out in the ongoing revamp of the squad at Cleveland, as the general manager, John Dorsey traded the ace defensive end to Kansas, along with safety star, Derrick Kindred and wide receiver, Ricardo Louis.
Ogbah (born November 6, 1993 in Lagos) is a defensive end in the NFL, who played college football at Oklahoma State University, and was drafted by Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Ogbah moved to Houston, Texas, USA at the age of nine, then attended George Bush High School in Fort Bend County, Texas, and later on chose Oklahoma State based on recommendations from Russell Okung, who had also attended both of the same schools DE went to.
After redshirting as a true freshman in 2012, Ogbah played all 13 games of the 2013 season and finished the year with 20 tackles and four sacks.
As a sophomore in 2014, he was named the Big-12 Defensive Lineman of the Year after recording 49 tackles and 11 sacks, as he went on to hit a chain of really high marks with Cleveland.
However, the first sign of Ogbah’s impending exit came on Monday, when he did not report for the start of The Browns’ off-season program and the 25-year-old, who was No. 32 pick three years ago by Cleveland, was on his way to Kansas two days later.
During his high-points in Cleveland, Ogbah had 12+ sacks in 40 games but became expendable when Browns acquired edge rusher, Olivier Vernon from New York in the deal for Odell Beckham Jr.
The day they introduced Beckham at a packed news conference, Browns also re-signed wide receiver, Rashard Higgins (a restricted free agent) as well as defensive back, Juston Burris (free agent), plus defensive tackle, Trevon Coley and Jermaine Whitehead (both exclusive rights free agent).
The Browns went 7-8-1 last season and expectations are soaring high, following the team’s acquisition of Beckham and other off-season moves.