Prince Tega Wanogho
Wanogho with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020
No. 70 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-22) November 22, 1997 (age 24)
Delta State, Nigeria
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Edgewood Academy (Elmore, Alabama)
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 6 / Pick: 210
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-Team All-SEC (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Games played:3
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Prince Tega Wanogho (born November 22, 1997) is a Nigerian-born American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Early years

Wanogho was born in Delta State, Nigeria and moved to Alabama in 2014 in hopes of becoming a basketball player.[1][2][3] He attended Edgewood Academy in Elmore, Alabama, where he learned to play football as a defensive lineman.[4][5] Despite playing only one year of football, Wanogho was a 4-star recruit, committing to Auburn University to play college football over offers from Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State, and Texas, among others.[6][7]

College career

Wanogho redshirted his first year at Auburn, recovering from a leg injury he suffered while playing basketball his final year of high school.[8] As a converted offensive lineman, he played in 10 games as a backup in 2016. In 2017, he took over as the starter at left tackle and remained there throughout his senior season in 2019, starting a total of 32 games.[9]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
308 lb
(140 kg)
33+12 in
(0.85 m)
10+38 in
(0.26 m)
All values from NFL Combine[10]

Philadelphia Eagles

Wanogho was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round with the 210th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He was waived from the team on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[11] He was elevated to the active roster on January 2, 2021, for the team's week 17 game against the Washington Football Team, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[12] His practice squad contract with the team expired after the season on January 11, 2021.[13]

Kansas City Chiefs

On January 16, 2021, Wanogho signed with the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs.[14] Nine days later, he was released.[15] On January 26, 2021, Wanogho signed a reserves/futures contract with the Chiefs.[16] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[17][18] He was elevated from the practice squad on October 12, 2021.[19]

References

  1. ^ "The improbable journey of Auburn OT Prince Tega Wanogho". NFL.com.
  2. ^ "Prince Tega Wanogho's goals have shifted at Auburn". al. February 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "How a Nigerian prince incredibly went from 'the next LeBron James' to touted NFL prospect". sports.yahoo.com.
  4. ^ "The incredible journey of Auburn's Prince Tega Wanogho". ESPN.com. August 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Prince Tega Wanogho Jr.'s "Coming to America" story is just beginning". al. January 15, 2015.
  6. ^ "Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. commits to Auburn". al. February 3, 2015.
  7. ^ "Prince Tega Wanogho Jr. Recruit Interests".
  8. ^ Bernal, Ethan. "Edgewood's 4-star suffers leg injury". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  9. ^ Vitale, Josh. "'A better life for them': Why Prince Tega Wanogho's NFL dream is bigger than himself". The Montgomery Advertiser.
  10. ^ "Prince Wanogho Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  11. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 5, 2020). "Eagles announce initial 53-man roster". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 2, 2021). "Eagles elevate Blake Countess, Joe Ostman, and Prince Tega Wanogho for Sunday night's game". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved February 13, 2021.
  13. ^ "Three have contracts expire". EliteFantasy.com. January 11, 2021. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  14. ^ Erby, Glenn (2021-01-16). "Chiefs sign former Eagles 6th-round pick Prince Tega Wanogho to practice squad". Eagles Wire. Retrieved 2021-01-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ Goldman, Charles (2021-01-25). "Chiefs release OT Prince Tega Wanogho from practice squad". Chiefs Wire. Retrieved 2021-01-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ Goldman, Charles (2021-01-26). "Chiefs sign OT Prince Tega Wanogho to reserve/future contract". Chiefs Wire. Retrieved 2021-01-27.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  17. ^ "Chiefs Announce Roster Moves to Meet NFL-Mandated 53 Players". Chiefs.com. August 31, 2021.
  18. ^ "Chiefs sign 14 players to practice squad". Chiefs Wire. USA Today. September 2, 2021.
  19. ^ "KC Chiefs place Clyde Edwards-Helaire on IR, but that doesn't mean his season is over". KansasCity.com.