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Isaiah Ekejiuba #50 LB


DETROIT LIONS
HEIGHT: 6-4 WEIGHT: 240 AGE: 29
BORN: 10/5/1982 Nigeria
COLLEGE: Virginia
EXPERIENCE: 7th season
HIGH SCHOOL: Suffield Acad. [CT]

Early years

Isaiah Ekejiuba was born in Nigeria and lived throughout parts of Africa, China and London while his mother worked for the United Nations, before moving to upstate New York where his mother taught at Colgate University. Isaiah attended high school at Suffield Academy, a boarding school in Connecticut. At Suffield, Isaiah played football his senior year and excelled in soccer, basketball and track.

College career

In 2002, Isaiah joined the Virginia Cavaliers in the NCAA. Ekejiuba was on the Virginia football roster in the 2002 season as a wide receiver, but did not play in the whole season. Prior to the 2003 season, he switched his position to linebacker. Leading the special teams, Isaiah was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of the season. He played on the punt, punt return, kickoff and kickoff return units.

Oakland Raiders

On September 6, 2005, Ekejiuba was signed to the practice squad of the Oakland Raiders. He spent the first seven weeks of the season there before being promoted to the active roster on October 28.A restricted free agent in the 2008 offseason, Ekejiuba was tendered a one-year contract by the Raiders. He was re-signed on April 14. Isaiah Ekejiuba was a 3rd alternate for the 2009 Pro Bowl on special teams.

Detroit Lions

Ekejiuba signed with the Detroit Lions on July 23, 2010.

Defensive Stats

Tackles Interceptions
Year Team G Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int TDs Yds Avg Lng
2011 Detroit Lions 2 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2010 Detroit Lions 9 10 8 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2009 Oakland Raiders 16 16 13 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2008 Oakland Raiders 16 8 8 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2007 Oakland Raiders 10 12 11 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2006 Oakland Raiders 12 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2005 Oakland Raiders 10 8 7 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
TOTAL 75 61 53 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0