The story of Nelson Agholor – Born in Lagos but becomes the first Nigerian to play in the Super Bowl


He was born in Lagos, was taken to the United States of America as a five year old and today plays in his first super bowl as an Eagle – nothing could be more Naijablazing than this!

Agholor was born in Nigeria. He moved to the United States when he was five years old. He attended Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida where he played running back, wide receiver, and defensive back for the Berkeley Buccaneers. He was rated by as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the third-best wide receiver in his class. He committed to the University of Southern California in January 2012 over Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, and Alabama.

College career

Agholor playing for USC against the Utah Utes in 2013
As a true freshman in 2012, Agholor played in all 13 games as a backup wide receiver and recorded 19 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

As a sophomore in 2013, he became a starter. Agholor started all 14 games, totaling 56 receptions, 918 yards, and six touchdowns as a receiver. Along with being the leading receiver, Agholor returned punts and kicks for the Trojans. He returned 18 punts for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and 10 kickoffs for 175 yards. Agholor was recognized as a second-team All-American by numerous sports outlets for his punt returning. Agholor returned as a starter his junior season in 2014. He led the team with 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns.

After his junior season, Agholor decided to forego his senior season and entered the 2015 NFL Draft


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