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Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnamdi Asomugha is a former defensive back of the National Football League. Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the first round of the 2003 draft, Nnamdi played eleven season in the NFL before retiring as a Raider. During his career he also played for two seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and one season with the San Francisco 49ers. He is a four-time All-Pro selection and three-time Pro-Bowl athlete. In 2010, Nnamdi received the NFL Players Association prestigious Byron “Whizzer” White Award, for his work representing his team, family and community. In June 2010, he was presented with the Jefferson Award, a national honor which recognizes public service and counts Oprah Winfrey, Gen. Colin Powell, and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor as past recipients.

He has also been recognized for his community service by Home Depot and Essence Magazine and was awarded the prestigious Presidential Service Award, the highest honor conferred upon a civilian for public service. He has spoken nationally on the merits of volunteerism and education and is regularly invited by former President Bill Clinton to participate in the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative University and Annual Clinton Global Initiative Conference. He currently serves as a national spokesperson for United Way’s “Live United” campaign and NFL Network’s “Keep Gym in School” initiative. Nnamd is a board member of the United Way Worldwide. He has also been invited to serve as a panelist at NBC’s Education Nation. Nnamdi earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Finance at the University of California, Berkeley.