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Encyclopedia > Chukky Okobi
Chukky Okobi
Date of birth November 18, 1978 (1978-11-18) (age 28)
Place of birth Flag of United States Pittsburgh, PA
Position(s) Center
College Purdue
NFL Draft 2001 / Round 5/ Pick 146
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2001-present Pittsburgh Steelers

Chukwunweze Sonume Okobi or "Chukky Okobi" (born November 18, 1978 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He is 6'1 and weighs 318 lbs. He is of Nigerian descent. He attended Trinity Pawling High School in New York, where he was All-conference twice. Now, he is also involved in real estate investment and is a principle partner in the Prodigy Group, Inc. is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2001 NFL Draft // 2001 NFL Draft Category: ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...

College career

Okobi attended Purdue University, where he majored in telecommunications. After redshirting as a freshman, he started 12 games at right guard for the Boilermakers. The following season, he played 11 games at guard and two at center. The offensive line as a whole allowed only 16 sacks all season (one every 37.1 pass attempts). He injured his arm before the 1999 season, but he came back and started the final six games of the season; the offensive line improved to allow a sack every 37.9 attempts. In his senior year, he switched to center and started every game, snapping the ball to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He was the starting center in the Rose Bowl. Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... In college sports, a player may redshirt one athletic season. ... In American football and Canadian football, a quarterback sack occurs when the quarterback is tackled behind the line of scrimmage before he can throw a forward pass. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Pro career

He was selected with the 15th pick of the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He has placed in many games since then, usually platooning the center position with Jeff Hartings, and replacing Hartings when he is injured or otherwise unable to play. During the 2006 season, Hartings suffered a minor knee injury that thrust Okobi into action: he started the last five games. On February 2, Jeff Hartings retired from the NFL, most likely leaving Okobi as the starter. Many Pittsburgh fans would love to see Okobi start, believing he could be the next Mike Webster. The 2001 NFL Draft // 2001 NFL Draft Category: ... Jeff Hartings (born September 9, 1972 in St. ... Michael Lewis Webster (March 18, 1952 - September 24, 2002) was an American football player who played center in the National Football League from 1974 to 1990. ...


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