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Victor Abiamiri
No. 95     Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: January 14, 1986 (1986-01-14) (age 24)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Debuted in 2007 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2009
Tackles     22
Sacks     2.0
INTs     0
Stats at NFL.com

Victor Ikechukwu Abiamiri (born January 14, 1986 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Notre Dame.

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Early years

Victor Abiamiri grew up in Randallstown, Maryland and attended high school at the Gilman School where he earned First-team USA Today All-American honors as a defensive lineman .[1] He led the team in 2002 with 52 tackles, 17 stops for losses, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception as a defensive end, while helping the Greyhounds to a 10-0 record, #15 national ranking from USA Today and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title. Coming out of high school he was rated in ESPN's list of the nation's top 100 players[2] and first on The Sporting News Hot 100.[3] He was named Defensive Player of the Year on the Baltimore Sun's All-Baltimore City/County team and won All-Metro honors as a junior with 16 sacks. During his high school career, Abiamiri totaled 45 sacks and 63 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Victor has two older brothers who played for the University of Maryland: Rob Abiamiri—who had a brief stint on the Baltimore Ravens practice squad, and Paschal Abiamiri.

College career

Abiamiri played college football at the University of Notre Dame. In 49 games at Notre Dame, Abiamiri started 30 times. He registered 128 tackles (84 solos) with 20.5 sacks and 40 stops for losses. He was credited with 21 quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles and two pass deflections.

As a freshman Abiamiri started 5 of 12 games, recording 22 tackles and one sack. He was named a Rivals.com honorable mention Freshman All-American. As a sophomore he played in every game and had 15 tackles and two sacks.

As a junior in 2005 Abiamiri started all 12 games at defensive end. He was Notre Dame's Lineman of the Year as voted by the Moose Krause Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He was also one of ten players selected to the team's leadership committee by a vote of his teammates. He finished the season with 48 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and one forced fumble. As a senior he made 43 tackles, 15 tackle of them for loss, and had a career high 10.5 sacks and was honorable mention All-American and All-Major Independent Defensive Player of the Year by The NFL Draft Report. He was named Notre Dame's Lineman of the Year for the second-straight season.

Professional career

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Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-4¼ * 267 * 4.77 ** 1.67 * 2.77 * 4.39 ** 7.54 ** 34" ** 10'04" ** 26 ** 27 *
* represents NFL Combine **represents Notre Dame Pro Day

Philadelphia Eagles

Abiamiri was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft. On July 22, 2007, he signed a four-year, $3.2 million contract with the Eagles. The deal contained $1.3 million guaranteed, including an $800,000 signing bonus. In his rookie season he played six games with one start and totaled 5 tackles. In the 2009 season, Abiamiri was named the starter at left defensive end, winning the job over the previous season's starter, Juqua Parker.

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