Player Name: Nnamdi Asomugha
Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Born: July 6, 1981 in Lafayette, Lousiana
Turned Pro: 2003
Asomugha went to college at the University of California, Berkeley, where he finished his career with 187 tackles, three sacks, 19 stops for losses, eight interceptions, three touchdowns, 15 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble in 41 games as a free safety. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate Finance.
He won 3ï¿½ Pro Bowl selection (2008, 2009, 2010), 4ï¿½ All-Pro selection (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010), 2ï¿½ Oakland Raiders MVP (2006, 2008), The Home Depot Neighborhood MVP award (2007), "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year (2009)
Asomugha was again selected a team captain before the 2008 season. Opposing quarterbacks tested him only 27 times the entire season resulting in just 8 completions. Only perennial all-pros Randy Moss (3 receptions, 40 yards) and Tony Gonzalez (2 receptions, 34 yards) would catch more than one ball on him during the year. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Asomugha is "as complete a cornerback as he has seen all year". 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 as a starter for the 2009 Pro Bowl. He was selected onto The Sporting News 2008 All-Pro Team  as well as the Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL Team for 2008. Asomugha was also selected onto Peter King's Sports Illustrated 2008 All-Pro team  as well as The Associated Press 2008 All-Pro Team.
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