Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho
No. 51     Philadelphia Eagles
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-10) November 10, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 6 / Pick: 204
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active

Emmanuel Chinedum Acho (born November 10, 1990) is an American football linebacker who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

Early years

Acho attended St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, where he also lettered in basketball and track and field. As a senior, he was tabbed the state's top linebacker by Dave Campbell's Texas Football and one of the 150 top recruits in the country by ESPNU. In track, he recorded personal bests of 57-4 (shot put) and 177-3 (discus).

College career

Acho played in 48 games during his 4 year career at Texas, including 26 starts. As a senior, he was consensus first-team All-Big 12 linebacker (Coaches, AP, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram). He won the 2010 Arthur Ashe Award, was named to the 2011 AFCA Good Works Team, and was a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection. He was also a finalist for the 2011 Lott Trophy for college football's Defensive IMPACT Player of the Year, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award and Wuerffel Trophy. He led his team in tackles in 2011 and, over his 4-year career, recorded 278 tackles (159 solo), 41 TFL, eight sacks, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two INTs, 13 PBU and 26 pressures.

He graduated in December, 2011 with a degree in sports management.

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was placed on injured reserve after a leg injury missed the entire 2012 season.

Philadelphia Eagles

On April 11, 2013, Acho was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Dion Lewis.[1] He was released on September 2, 2013.

New York Giants

On September 10, 2013 Acho was signed to the New York Giants practice squad.

Philadelphia Eagles

On October 21, 2013 Acho was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' active roster.[2]

Personal

Acho's brother, Sam Acho, won similar awards at both St. Mark's and Texas for his academics, athletics, and community service, and is now a linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals.[3][4]


References

External links

  • Texas Longhorns bio

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