Godwin Igwebuike

American football player (born 1994)

American football player
Godwin Igwebuike
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Igwebuike with Northwestern in 2017
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-10) September 10, 1994 (age 29)
Pickerington, Ohio, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Pickerington North (OH)
College:Northwestern (2013–2017)
Position:Running back
Undrafted:2018
Career history
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2018)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2018)
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2019)*
  • New York Jets (2019)*
  • Seattle Dragons (2020)
  • Detroit Lions (2021)
  • Seattle Seahawks (2022)
  • Atlanta Falcons (2023)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Rushing attempts:21
Rushing yards:122
Receptions:8
Receiving yards:63
Return yards:1,287
Total touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Godwin Eric Igwebuike (born September 10, 1994) is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Northwestern, Igwebuike was an undrafted free agent in 2018.

College career

Igwebuike played college football at Northwestern as a safety from 2013 to 2017.[1]

College statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Total Solo Ast Sack PD Int Yds TD FF FR TD
2013 Northwestern 0 0 DNP
2014 Northwestern 11 5 51 34 17 0.0 6 3 11 0 0 0 0
2015 Northwestern 13 13 87 51 36 0.0 5 0 0 0 1 1 0
2016 Northwestern 13 13 108 78 30 0.0 9 2 15 0 1 1 0
2017 Northwestern 13 12 78 51 27 0.0 11 2 6 0 1 1 0
Career 50 43 324 214 110 0.0 31 7 32 0 3 3 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+38 in
(1.81 m)
213 lb
(97 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
9+34 in
(0.25 m)
4.44 s 1.57 s 2.60 s 4.12 s 6.56 s 35.5 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 8 in
(3.25 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2][3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Igwebuike was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2018.[4] At this point in his career, he played safety. He was waived on September 1, 2018, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[5][6] He was promoted to the active roster on November 16, 2018.[7] He was waived on November 26, 2018.[8]

San Francisco 49ers

On November 27, 2018, Igwebuike was claimed off waivers by the San Francisco 49ers.[9] He was waived on April 29, 2019.[10]

Philadelphia Eagles

Igwebuike was claimed off waivers by the Philadelphia Eagles on April 30, 2019.[11] He was waived on August 2, 2019.[12]

New York Jets

On August 4, 2019, Igwebuike was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[13] He was waived on August 31, 2019.[14]

Seattle Dragons

Igwebuike was selected by the Seattle Dragons in the 2020 XFL Supplemental Draft on November 22, 2019. He had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10, 2020.[15]

Detroit Lions

On January 14, 2021, Igwebuike signed a reserve/futures contract with the Detroit Lions.[16] The Lions converted him to running back two weeks before training camp, and he made the active roster to start the season.[17] He scored his first career touchdown on a 42-yard run on November 14, 2021, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[18]

On August 30, 2022, Igwebuike was waived by the Lions.[19]

Seattle Seahawks

On September 28, 2022, Igwebuike was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad.[20] On December 26, 2022, Igwebuike was signed to the Seattle Seahawks active roster.[21]

Atlanta Falcons

On July 30, 2023, Igwebuike signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[22] He was waived on August 29, 2023, and re-signed to the practice squad.[23][24] He was promoted to the active roster on September 9, 2023.[25] He was waived on September 11 and re-signed to the practice squad.[26][27]

Pittsburgh Steelers

On September 20, 2023, Igwebuike was signed by the Steelers off the Falcons practice squad.[28]

NFL career statistics

Year Team GP Rushing Receiving Returning Tackles
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Cmb Solo Ast
2018 TB 1 1 0 1
SF 5 1 1 0
2021 DET 17 18 118 6.6 42 1 7 60 8.6 18 0 28 697 24.9 47 0 7 4 3
2022 SEA 5 3 4 1.3 4 0 1 3 3.0 3 0 11 308 28.0 50 0 3 1 2
2023 ATL 2
PIT 10 11 282 25.6 36 0
Career 40 21 122 5.8 42 1 8 63 7.9 18 0 50 1,287 25.7 50 0 12 6 6

Personal life

Igwebuike is married to Ari Igwebuike.[29] Igwebuike is a Christian.[30][31] His first cousin once removed is former NFL kicker Donald Igwebuike.[32] Igwebuike is also a musician and has released a Christian single called "Long Nights".[30] He also helps to host the Favor Farms Festival, a Christian music festival in his hometown.[30][31]

References

  1. ^ https://nusports.com/sports/football/roster/godwin-igwebuike/5203
  2. ^ "Godwin Igwebuike Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "Godwin Igwebuike, Northwestern, FS, 2018 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved August 22, 2021.
  4. ^ "Bucs Add 14 Undrafted Free Agents". Buccaneers.com. April 30, 2018. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Smith, Scott (September 1, 2018). "Robinson, Tandy Among Cuts as Bucs Get to 53". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Scott (September 2, 2018). "Bobo Wilson Returns on First Practice Squad". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved November 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Smith, Scott (November 16, 2018). "Bucs Promote Godwin Igwebuike". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  8. ^ Smith, Scott (November 26, 2018). "Bucs Waive Rookie Safety Godwin Igwebuike". Buccaneers.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  9. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". 49ers.com. November 27, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  10. ^ "San Francisco 49ers Waive Seven Players". 49ers.com. April 29, 2019. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  11. ^ McPherson, Chris (April 30, 2019). "Eagles claim safety Godwin Igwebuike off waivers from the 49ers". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  12. ^ Erby, Glenn (August 2, 2019). "Eagles officially sign Johnathan Cyprien; Waive S Godwin Igwebuike". The Eagles Wire. USA Today. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  13. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (August 4, 2019). "Jets Claim S Godwin Igwebuike, Waive CB Jeremy Clark". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  14. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2019). "Jets Announce 38 Moves to Get Down to 53-Man Roster". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  15. ^ Condotta, Bob (April 10, 2020). "XFL suspends operations, terminates all employees, but Jim Zorn says he has hopes league will continue". SeattleTimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  16. ^ "Lions announce Reserve/Future signings". DetroitLions.com. January 14, 2021. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  17. ^ Mercer, Kevin (August 23, 2021). "Detroit Lions' Godwin Igwebuike walks by faith, says God told him he'd be switched to running back". SportsSpectrum.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  18. ^ "Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers – November 14th, 2021". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 2, 2022.
  19. ^ "Lions announce roster moves". DetroitLions.com. August 30, 2022.
  20. ^ Boyle, John (September 28, 2022). "Seahawks Place Travis Homer On IR, Sign CB Xavier Crawford To 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com.
  21. ^ Bell, Greg (December 26, 2022). "A roster reward for Seahawks' best player recently, kickoff returner Godwin Igwebuike". The News Tribune. Retrieved May 17, 2023.
  22. ^ "Falcons Sign Lions, Seahawks Ex Godwin Igwebuike". Sports Illustrated Atlanta Falcons News, Analysis and More. Retrieved July 30, 2023.
  23. ^ "Falcons announce initial 53-man roster for 2023". AtlantaFalcons.com. August 29, 2023.
  24. ^ Bair, Scott (August 30, 2023). "Falcons announce additions to practice squad". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  25. ^ "Falcons make a flurry of moves before Sunday's opener against the Panthers". AtlantaFalcons.com. September 9, 2023.
  26. ^ "Falcons release running back Godwin Igwebuike". Falcons Wire. September 11, 2023. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  27. ^ "Falcons sign RB Godwin Igwebuike to practice squad". Falcons Wire. September 13, 2023. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  28. ^ Varley, Teresa (September 20, 2023). "Steelers make additional roster moves". Steelers.com.
  29. ^ "Hard Knocks: Godwin Igwebuike Net Worth Breakdown and Salary In Practice Squad". celebseek.com. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  30. ^ a b c "Aces of Trades: Godwin Igwebuike uses faith in God to deal with pressures of NFL career". Lancaster Eagle-Gazette. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  31. ^ a b Ellis, Nate. "Godwin Igwebuike to hold Favor Farms Festival with focus on unity, community support". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved October 2, 2023.
  32. ^ Auman, Greg (May 1, 2018). "Rookie safety Godwin Igwebuike proud to bring familiar name to Bucs". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved January 2, 2022.

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