Prince Amukamara is a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL) who is special in every way. He is a practicing Christian who abstained from alcohol and was chaste until marriage, he comes from a royal family and is the next in line to the throne. He also won a Super Bowl in his rookie year with the New York Giants.
The story of his life is interesting and you will be glad you found it here. In order to give you a balanced reading, we also provide information about his family, his wife, body statistics, and other interesting things we learned about the heir to the throne in Africa.
Prince Amukamara’s Family and Siblings
Prince was born on June 6, 1989, in Leominster, Massachusetts, into the family of Romanus and Christy Amukamara. The delighted parents named their new blissful baby Prince Kelechi Amukamara.
The Amukamaras come from the town of Awo-Omamma in the state of Imo, a predominantly Christian and Igbo-speaking region in southeastern Nigeria. The Igbo’s are known for working hard and having a knack for making the best out of life, no matter where they are. The Amukamaras are royal, for Kelechi’s grandfather was the supreme ruler of his city, his father is the current ruler and he is next in line to the throne.
The prince must have inherited his sporting genes from his mother, who was an athlete in her youth and competed in athletics for the Nigerian Olympic team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. His father, however, is a teacher. The family also includes his five siblings, who are all girls. We have received their names: Princess, Promise, Peace, Precious, and Passionate.
His Education and Football Career
When Prince Amukamara was about 5 years old, his family moved to New Jersey before he moved again to Glendale, Arizona, where he would later start high school.
In Glendale, the young prince was enrolled at Apollo High School, where he excelled in sports, especially athletics, like his mother, and of course in America’s top-selling sport, American football. After his impressive high school achievements, he was named Arizona Republic’s “Big School Player of the Year” in Arizona, Rivals.com saw him as a three-star recruit, while Scout.com listed him on the Arizona All-State Team.
This made the boy a top target for most colleges that offered him scholarships. Amukamara pledged to play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team at the University of Nebraska in 2007. He studied political science and earned a degree in sociology from the university in 2010.
Here he significantly improved his soccer skills in every game of the three seasons. In his final year, an NFL scouting service rated the Prince 7.3, the highest rating of any 1,400 senior college students in the country, just as NFLdraftscout.com ranked him second-best cornerback prospect in the draft. So Prince Amukamara, the American-born Nigerian, was drafted by the New York Giants in the first round (19th in total) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
Amukamara’s professional career has seen him play for the Giants starting in 2011 after he signed a four-year contract for $8.18 million, with 90% guaranteed until 2015 when his contract expires. He then contacted the Jacksonville Jaguars, who offered him a one-year $5.5 million contract, including a $3 million guaranteed contract with a signing bonus of $1.5 million. On March 10, 2017, the Super Bowl Champion (XLVI) joined the Chicago Bears, who offered him a fully guaranteed one-year contract for $7 million, including a signing bonus of $3.5 million. His first season with the Bears proved to be promising and Amukamara signed a three-year $27 million contract extension on March 13, 2018.
Wife (Pilar Davis)
As a devout Catholic Christian, his life is worthy of imitation for many, even if some might describe his “religious discipline” as extreme for a football star who, as it turned out in his 24 years, had never had a strong drink before, nor known the pleasures of a woman. Yes, that is true!
Prince Amukamara met his wife Pilar Davis in 2011 in a Manhattan nightclub when he went to a club with his friends. First, she brushed him off and he couldn’t score a touchdown. However, the company of his teammates off the pitch proved to be the turning point in the game as they made pep passes to him, with which he approached her again, approaching her subtly but seriously with his intentions. Before Pilar could cut him off again, Amukamara was well beyond her goal line and was already making herself comfortable in her end zone (football field term) when they began exchanging e-mails.
Their platonic relationship was completed after a journey to the altar in 2014. His teammates at the time described his improved playing style and his “bragging” on the pitch as a result of the “bedroom touchdowns” he undoubtedly enjoyed.
Prince and Pilar currently have two children. Their first child is Princess Paisley Amarachi Amukamara (girl), who plays the role of an older sister of her little brother Princeton Amukamara.
As a footballer, Prince Amukamara certainly has an impressive size with a healthy body weight to be at the top of his game. The athlete stands at an impressive height of 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) and weighs 93 kg (204 lb).