Brian Orakpo Celebrates His 34th Birthday Today


Brian Ndubisi Orakpo (born July 31, 1986) is a former American football outside linebacker who played 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Texas, was recognized as a unanimous All-American, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the thirteenth overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He also played for Tennessee Titans, and was selected to four Pro Bowls.

Orakpo was born on July 31, 1986, in Houston, Texas to parents Gloria and Arthur Orakpo, who are immigrants from Nigeria. He has two younger siblings, Jennifer and Michael. Orakpo played high school football at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. He played defensive end and tight end and was a two-time First-team all-district selection for the Texans football team. In addition, he played basketball from his freshman to junior years.

Among Orakpo's endorsement contracts included one he signed in August 2011 with Geico, and he has appeared in several commercials with one of that company's "caveman" spokespeople. While with the Redskins, Orakpo also appeared in several commercials for Eastern Motors, a D.C. area car dealership. Brian married his wife Bitura in 2009. They have three children together: Brian, Brianna (2013), and Brea (November 2017).

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