|No. 40, 29, 28|
|Born:||February 19, 1978|
Los Angeles, California
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||189 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Pasadena (Pasadena, California)|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com|
Chidi Francis Iwuoma (born February 19, 1978) is a former American football cornerback who is currently a scout for BLESTO. He was signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2001. He played college football at California.
Iwuoma has also played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans. He won Super Bowl XL over the Seattle Seahawks with the Steelers.
Iwuoma's parents were Nigerian immigrants. Chidi Iwuoma attended Pasadena High School in Pasadena, California. He then attended the University of California, Berkeley where he played football. At California, Iwuoma returned kicks and punts while also playing cornerback.
Chidi Iwuoma is a member of Iota Phi Theta fraternity.
Iwuoma signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent following the 2001 NFL Draft.
Iwuoma primarily played on special teams while with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers following the 2005 season. Iwuoma was elected the special teams co-captain for two consecutive seasons. In 2006, he underwent shoulder surgery but returned in time for pre-season camp. During the pre-season he suffered a concussion and was released on September 6.
Iwuoma signed with the New England Patriots on October 4, 2006. He was released on October 31.
A few weeks after his release from the Patriots, Iwuoma signed with the St. Louis Rams on November 14. He was released again on November 28.
On December 5, 2006, with four games remaining in the season, the Steelers re-signed Iwuoma. Iwuoma ended his 2006 season with the Steelers but dislocated his wrist. He was re-signed on March 16, 2007 as an unrestricted free agent. The Steelers waived Iwuoma as a final cut on September 2.
He was signed by the Titans on December 26, 2007. He became an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Iwuoma worked with the University of California's Athletic Study Center from 2009–2012, where he served as Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Development. In May 2013 he joined the Steelers as their designated BLESTO scout.
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