- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $1 500 000
- Ethnicity: black
- Nationality: American
- Education: Cedar Grove High School; University of Miami
- Weight: 112.0
- Hair color: Dark brown
- Eye color: Dark brown
David Njoku: biography
David Njoku who was born on July 10, 1996 is an American professional football player of Nigerian descent. Since 2017, he has been playing as a tight end for the Cleveland Browns team. Before that, David played college football for the Miami Hurricanes team.
Childhood and youth
The football star was born and raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. His parents, Innocent and Stella, immigrated to the United States from Nigeria. David has 8 siblings. His younger brother, Evidence, is a Miami Hurricanes wide receiver. David's other brother graduated from medical school at Cornell and is working as a neurosurgeon in New York. Many of Njoku's family members still reside in Nigeria, and he frequently travels there to visit them. David believes it's important to remember where you came from and stay connected to your culture.
The future NFL star was so successful in playing high school football that he received offers from colleges in Massachusetts, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. David decided to commit to the University of Miami, where he joined the Miami Hurricanes team.
After playing for the Miami Hurricanes for two years, Njoku decided to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, where he was one of the top-rated prospects in his position. During the first round, David was selected by the Cleveland Browns team and signed a four-year contract. In 2022, David became the Cleveland Browns' №1 tight end after the team decided to release their free agent Austin Hooper.
In October 2022, the player suffered an ankle injury, but is recovering fast.
His overall career earnings are estimated at $28,135,968. David's NFL career stats are 182 receptions, 2,172 receiving yards and 16 receiving touchdowns.
Njoku is considered one of the best tight ends of the 2022 season, alongside Gerald Everett, Hunter Henry, Evan Engram and Albert Okwuegbunam. He is also one of the most promising tight ends of the season according to fantasy football rankings.
Njoku prefers to keep his love life private, so we are not sure if he is dating anyone. He once shared a photo of his daughter on his Instagram page. However, any other details about David's kid, including her name, are not available.
The NFL star is passionate about helping others and uses his platform to make a difference for people who were less fortunate than he was. David volunteered at a food bank in Cleveland, visited sick children in hospitals, and raised money for an organization that helps children and teenagers affected by hunger.
Football isn't the only sport David is interested in. He also was a competitive high jumper in high school and college.
His nickname is "Chief".
In 2017, Sports Illustrated magazine named Njoku the third-best tight end available in that year's NFL draft. According to the ESPN website, he was ranked as the second-best tight end in the draft.
In May 2022, David signed a four-year contract extension with The Cleveland Browns, which he considers his greatest achievement.