Who Is Nnamdi Asomugha, Kerry Washington’s Husband?
Kerry Washington’s pregnancy with her first child with new husband Nnamdi Asomugha was reported earlier this week. While Washington is a household name from starring on NBC drama Scandal and on the big screen in Django Unchained, the announcement left many asking who is Nnamdi Asomugha?
Asomugha is an NFL cornerback, who currently plays for last season’s Super-Bowl finalists the San Francisco 49ers. He’s previously played the position for the Oakland Raiders and the Philadelphia Eagles. Asomugha might be looking for a new team soon, however, as the 49ers might be looking to make room for 28-year old Eric Wright, who’s coming back from an injury.
While at 31, Asomugha might be a disposable player for one of the NFL’s top teams, in past years he was often thought of as one of the league’s best corners. He was named to the All-Pro team as an alternate in the 2007 and 2008 seasons, before getting a starting spot in 2009. He continued to be thought of as one of the best CBs in the league, but his mediocre stint with the Eagles in the 2011 and 2012 season somewhat injured his reputation.
In college at the University of California, Berkeley, in addition to being a standout on the football field as a free safety, Asomugha studied corporate finance. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 2003. Asomugha has leveraged his education into philanthropic work, serving as the chairman for the Asomugha Foundation, which funds both the Orphans and Widows in Need program (OWN) and the Asomugha College Tour for Scholars program. The former currently has two centers in Nigeria, Asomugha’s native country, and has plans to branch out to other African nations.
For his service work, Asomugha has received a number of awards, including the Home Depot Neighborhood MVP, The Presidents Volunteer Service Award, Sport’s Illustrated Sportsman of the Year and a number of others.
Asomugha is also an aspiring actor. His television credits include guest parts on Friday Night Lights, The Game and Leverage. On the big screen, he’s appeared in Fire with Fire with Bruce Willis, Josh Duhamel and Rosario Dawson.
Nnamdi Asomugha (right) in 'Fire with Fire'
Asomugha married Washington on June 24 in Blaine County, Idaho, in a private ceremony where both of Washington’s parents served as witnesses. Washington is reportedly four months pregnant with his child. It will be the first for both of them.
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