Emmanuel Acho

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Emmanuel Acho

Emmanuel Acho

Who is Emmanuel Acho?

Emmanuel Acho is a former football player, commentator, and sports analyst. Emmanuel Acho previously worked as a commentator for ESPN, a famous sports network. He is also the younger brother of NFL linebacker Sam Acho.

Emmanuel is also the co-host of “Speak For Yourself,” a sports talk show. In the afternoon studio show, he co-stars with Marcellus Wiley

Early Life, Family, And Education

Emmanuel Acho was born on November 10, 1990, in Dallas, Texas to Dr. Sonny Acho and Christie Acho.

His parents are Nigerian immigrants who came from Isuikwuato. Sonny is a professional in the field of mental health.

In addition, he is a pastor at Living Hope Bible Fellowship Church in North Dallas.

The parents are also members of the boards of Living Hope Christian Ministries and Operation Hope.

Sonny and Christie travel to Nigeria every year to provide medical assistance.

Furthermore, their children continue the mission journey.

Emmanuel is the youngest of three brothers and sisters.

Chichi Echo and Stephanie Acho are his older sisters, and Sam Echo is his older brother.

His older brother was a standout high school football player who went on to play professionally. To summarize, Sam motivated and influenced the analyst to pursue a career as a football player.

The former NFL player attended Texas’ St. Mark’s School for his high school education. Before Sam graduated, he spent two years playing with his brother.

Aside from football, he received letters in basketball, track, and field. After that, Acho decided to continue his education at the University of Texas. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management.

Age, Height, and Weight

In 2022, Emmanuel Acho is 31 years old. The host lives a healthy lifestyle and maintains a fantastic physique as a former athlete.

As a result, Acho weighs roughly 240 pounds (109 kilograms) and is 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Facts of Emmanuel Acho

Full Name Emmanuel Chinedum Acho
Birth Date November 10, 1990
Birth Place Dallas, Texas
Nick Name Promposal
Religion Christian
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Education University of Texas
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Dr. Sonny Acho
Mother’s Name Christie Acho
Siblings Three; Chichi, Stephanie, And Sam Acho
Age 31 years old
Height 6 feet 2 inches
Weight 240 lb
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Former NFL Player, Sports Analyst, Host, And Author
Former Team Cleveland Brown, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles
Position Linebacker
Active Years 2012 – 2015
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend/Wife Ex-girlfriend: Yvonne Anuli Orji
Kids None
Net Worth Approximately $1.2 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Merch Books
Last Update April 2022

Net Worth & Salary

Emmanuel Acho’s exact net worth and salary are unavailable. However, with a successful career in sports and media, we can assume he is wealthy.

Acho earned a total of $1,227,097 while serving as a linebacker in the NFL. Although his salary amount is undisclosed, an average FOX Sports analyst earns $66,916 to $71,509.

We are all familiar with his fantastic analyst and hosting skills. We can safely say he earns a lot more than the estimated amount.

Furthermore, the analyst is the author of Uncomfortable Conversations With A Black Man book. He is also the producer of the same-name series on Youtube.

Not to mention, he is invited to many TV shows and has been on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.

Professional Career

Football Careers in High School and College

As a high school football player, the former Giant linebacker was a standout performer. Acho used to play football with his brother, Sam, who was the team’s co-captain. The brotherly combo broke numerous records.

Emmanuel also received letters in football, basketball, field, and track from the school. Dave Campbell’s Texas Football named him the best linebacker in the state his senior year.

Acho was also named one of America’s top 150 recruits by ESPN’s worldwide digital cable, ESPNU.

Recognition and Awards

After that, he played 48 games for the University of Texas during his college career. He received the Arthur Ashe Award in his junior year.

He was named to the Academic All-Big 12 first team three times as a college senior, as well as the AFCA Good Works Team.

He was a consensus first-team All-Big 12 linebacker aside from that. He was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, the Wuerffel Trophy, and the Lott Trophy, among others.

Career Sports in the NFL

The Cleveland Browns selected the sports analyst in the 2012 NFL draft shortly after he graduated from college. The Browns selected him in the sixth round with the 204th pick.

He did, however, miss the entire 2012 season due to a leg injury. As a result, he was dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles. However, he was quickly dismissed by the Eagles.

As a result, he was signed to the New York Giants practice squad. Despite this, Philadelphia re-signed Emmanuel after linebacker Jake Knott was injured.

In the six games he participated, the co-host recorded his first NFL tackle. Regardless, as their injured linebacker returned, he was placed on the inactive list.

Career in ESPN

The Fox Sports Analyst is a member of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

The former ESPN analyst was eventually waived by the Philadelphia Eagles. In any case, he was added to the practice squad.

Acho was released and added to the practice squad despite resigning on January 6, 2014. He was placed on the active list after some linebackers were injured.

Emmanuel appeared in 14 games and registered 31 tackles. After Jordan Hicks’ injury in 2015, he was waived and re-signed.

He had little to no playing time despite being an active member of the team.

Career as an Analyst and Host

While waiting to be called back to the field, he took a temporary job as an analyst.

He worked for a regional sports network that was owned by a multinational corporation.

The Longhorn Network was owned and operated by ESPN. Acho was promoted to ESPN2’s college football program shortly after.

He also co-hosted Cover Four, which aired on the official website of the Dallas Cowboys.

He also served as the host of Longhorn’s Texas Gameday Desk.

Emmanuel Acho
Emmanuel Acho reporting. Source: osgmkv

He did, however, leave ESPN after four years of success to join Fox Sports. Currently, the former NFL player co-hosts Speak For Yourself with Jason Whitlock, a sports journalist.

He also hosts the activist webcast Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man on a weekly basis. The webcast was started by Emmanuel to provide a nonjudgmental space for white people to ask questions about race and racism.

At a time when the racial divide between black and white Americans is at an all-time high, he created it as an educational tool. Similarly, Acho hopes that the series will be able to bridge the gap by utilizing communication.

Furthermore, he has conducted interviews with a number of high-profile individuals, including Matthew McConaughey and Chelsea Handler, to discuss and address racism issues in the series.

Aside from that, Emmanuel has spoken with children and police officers about America’s systemic racism. In collaboration with Oprah Winfrey, he also published a book of the same name.

Not to mention, at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys, the analyst won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series.

Marriage And Kids

Emmanuel Acho is not married or rumored to be in a relationship with anyone.

However, he used to date Nigerian-American actress Yvonne Anuli Orji.

She is also a comedian. Yvonne is well-known for starring in tv series Insecure.

Besides that, she has made an appearance in a movie with comedian Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.

The actress is very religious and believes in Jesus. She got quite the attention when she revealed being a virgin.

Even now, she abstains from physical relationships and is waiting for the right one.

Acho and Orji dated for a long time before parting their ways.

Nevertheless, the separation was mutual, and the former pair maintain a friendly relationship.

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Social Media Presence:

The host is very active on social media. He has an Instagram account with 750 thousand followers.

He usually promotes his Youtube series and book on his account.

Furthermore, he has over 236 thousand followers on Twitter.

He joined in 2011 and followed less than 500 people. Not to mention, Emmanuel is also available on Linkedin.

Acho utilizes his platform to educate people on the existing racial issues.

Moreover, he starts up difficult conversations to help non-color people understand the struggle of people of color in America.