Who is David Njoku?

David Njoku is a famous American professional football tight end for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Njoku played college football at Miami (FL) and was drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

David Njoku Career

College career

Following redshirting his first year at Miami in 2014, he played in all 13 games with 4 starts in 2015 and had 21 receptions for 362 yards and 1 touchdown. Njoku had 43 receptions for 698 yards ad 8 touchdowns in 2016. Following the season, he opted to forgo his remaining 2 years of eligibility and join the 2017 NFL Draft.

Professional career

He earned an invitation to the NFL Combine and finished all of the combine and positional drills. He also attended Miami’s Pro Day and decided to again perform the vertical jump, broad jump, short shuttle, 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, and 10-yard dash. NFL draft experts and analysts projected Njoku to be picked in the first round of the draft. Njoku was then ranked the 3rd best tight end available in the draft by Sports Illustrated and was ranked the 2nd best tight end by ESPN, NFL analyst Mike Mayock, and NFL analyst Bucky Brooks.

He was picked in the first round (29th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Njoku was the third tight end to be picked in the draft.

2017 season

The Cleveland Browns signed him to a fully guaranteed, four-year, $9.52 million deal which included a signing bonus of 45.06 million on June 15, 2017. On September 10, he made his NFL debut in a 21-18 defeat by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Njoku had 2 receptions for 20 yards. He then had 3 receptions for 27 yards and his first NFL touchdown in the 24-10 defeat by the Baltimore Ravens in the Week 2 game. Njoku completed his rookie year with 32 catches for 386 yards and 4 touchdowns.

2018 season

Njoku joined the season as the Browns starting tight end in 2018. He played in all 16 games with 14 starts, posting 56 catches for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns.

2019 season

He was upended and landed on his head and left the game over the New York Jets because of a concussion in Week 2 of the 2019 season. However, it was announced that he suffered a broken wrist in the same play later in the week. Njoku was then placed on injured reserve on September 20, 2019. On November 20, 2019, he was designated for return from injured reserve and started practicing with the team again. Njoku was activated on December 7, 2019.

2020 season

The Browns exercised the 5th-year option on his deal on April 27, 2020. He was then placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on September 14, 2020, a day following posting 3 catches for 50 yards and a touchdown over the Baltimore Ravens. Njoku was later activated on October 10.

2021 season

Njoku caught 7 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming off a 71-yard catch and run in Week 5 over the Los Angeles Chargers.

2022 season

On March 7, 2022, the Browns placed the franchise tag on Njoku. He then signed a four-year, $56.75 million deal extension on May 27, 2022.

A photo of David Njoku
A photo of David Njoku

How old is David Njoku?

David Njoku is aged 26 years as of 2022, born on July 10, 1996, in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Mason Thames, Queen Cheryl, Perrie Edwards, Sofía Vergara, Isabela Merced, Antonio Brown, Jessica Simpsons, and many more.

David Njoku Family

Who are David Njoku’s parents?

David Njoku was born to Nigerian parents, Innocent Njoku and Stella Njoku in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. His parents immigrated to the United States from Nigeria.

Does David Njoku have siblings?

He was born to his parents among nine children in the family. Njoku has three brothers, namely Innocent Jr. Njoku, Charles Njoku, Evidence Njoku, and five sisters.

David Njoku Education

Njoku attended Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, where he played football. He also competed in the high jump, while in high school, winning the national championship at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor in 2014. Njoku then joined Miami University in Florida in 2014 to play college football until 2016.

David Njoku Partner

Njoku has not been linked to any relationship by the media and is currently single and not married. He has also not shared his personal life with the media.

David Njoku Kids

Njoku is currently single and not married and does not have any children of his own to date.

David Njoku Height

Njoku has a well-built, athletic, and muscular body with a height of 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) and a weight of 112 kg (246 lbs).

David Njoku Net Worth

American professional football tight end Njoku has been active in the NFL from 2017 to the present. He has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.

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