Noah Igbinoghene
No. 9 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1999-11-27) November 27, 1999 (age 22)
Trussville, Alabama
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:197 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Hewitt-Trussville (Trussville, Alabama)
College:Auburn (2017–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 30
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:19
Fumble recoveries:2
Pass deflections:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Noah Igbinoghene (/ɪɡbɛˈnɔːɡɪn/ igg-beh-NAWG-ih-nee;[1] born November 27, 1999) is an American football cornerback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school career

Igbinoghene is of Nigerian descent, and lived in Nigeria for part of his life.[2] Both of his parents, Festus Igbinoghene and Faith Igbinoghene, were Olympic athletes in track and field.[3]

Igbinoghene attended Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Alabama. He played on the football team as a wide receiver. He committed to Auburn University to play college football.[4][5] In addition to his football ability, he was a multiple state champion in track and field, claiming eight Alabama High School Athletic Association titles between the long jump and triple jump.[6]

College career

Igbinoghene played at Auburn from 2017 to 2019. As a freshman he played wide receiver. Prior to 2018, he switched to cornerback.[7][8] He became a starter that season and returned as a starter in 2019.[9] After the 2019 season, he entered the 2020 NFL Draft.[10][11] He finished his career with 92 tackles and one interception. He also had 2 kick return touchdowns in his career.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10+38 in
(1.79 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
31+34 in
(0.81 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.48 s 37.0 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine[12]

Igbinoghene was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round with the 30th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[13] The Dolphins previously moved down from the draft selection they acquired in the trade that sent Kenny Stills and Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans. In his rookie season he played in all 16 games, and started 2.[14]

References

  1. ^ "Player Name Pronunciations". MiamiDolphins.com. Retrieved September 4, 2020.
  2. ^ Habib, Hal (April 3, 2020). "NFL Draft: Auburn's Nigerian Prince could be on Miami Dolphins' radar". The Palm Beach Post. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  3. ^ Wolk, Benjamin (July 5, 2017). "Family's Olympic legacy prepares WR Noah Igbinoghene for 2-sport career at Auburn". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  4. ^ Champlin, Drew (November 25, 2016). "Hewitt-Trussville speedster Noah Igbinoghene commits to Auburn". AL.com.
  5. ^ Vitale, Josh. "4-star WR Noah Igbinoghene '110 percent committed' to Auburn after official visit". OANow.com.
  6. ^ Mull, Cory. "The Track Resumes Of First Round NFL Draft Choices". Milesplit USA. Flosports. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  7. ^ Vitale, Josh. "Kodi Burns' loss of Noah Igbinoghene at wide receiver is Auburn's gain at cornerback". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  8. ^ Vitale, Josh. "Auburn 'very happy' with Noah Igbinoghene's transition to cornerback". OANow.com.
  9. ^ Ferguson, Justin. "'Sky's the limit': How Noah Igbinoghene went from budding..." The Athletic.
  10. ^ Han, Giana (January 3, 2020). "Cornerback Noah Igbinoghene declares for NFL Draft". al.
  11. ^ Vitale, Josh. "Noah Igbinoghene's fast rise at cornerback continues with early entrance into NFL Draft". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  12. ^ "Noah Igbinoghene Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  13. ^ White, R.J. (April 23, 2020). "2020 NFL Draft grades: Dolphins get an 'A+' for selecting Noah Igbinoghene at No. 30 overall". CBS Sports. Retrieved April 23, 2020.
  14. ^ "Noah Igbinoghene Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 17, 2021.