Sam Acho Brother Emmanuel Acho: Age Gap And Family Tree

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Sam Acho has a younger brother, Emmanuel Acho, who is two years younger than him.

Coming from an athletic family with their collegiate track athlete mother, the two Acho brothers were into football.

They both attended the same high school and college and were members of the varsity football teams.

Moreover, Sam and Emmanuel played professional football in the NFL with different teams.

The Acho Brother, Sam And Emmanuel, Both Played In The NFL
The Acho Brother, Sam And Emmanuel, Both Played In The NFL (Source: Instagram)

Samuel Onyedikachi Acho, born September 6, 1988, is a Nigerian-American ESPN sports analyst and a former football player who played 9 years in the NFL.

The Vice President of the NFL Players Association attended St. Mark’s School of Texas and was on the academic honor roll for 4 years of high school.

Similarly, in his collegiate career at the University of Texas, Acho earned several honorable mentions, including the All-Big 12 by The Associated Press.

As a seventh-best outside linebacker by, the Arizona Cardinals selected Acho in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Moreover, he played with other teams like the Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL.

Brothers Emmanuel Acho: Age Gap

Emmanuel Chinedum Acho, born on November 10, 1990, is a Nigerian-American former linebacker who currently works as an analyst for Fox Sports.

The younger brother of Sam was lettered in football, basketball, and track & field during his high school years at St. Mark’s School of Texas.

Despite offers from several colleges, he opted to join his brother at the University of Texas and play football.

Emmanuel graduated with a degree in sports management in 2011 and a master’s degree in sports psychology in 2017 from Texas.

During his collegiate years, he was named consensus First-Team All-Big 12 Linebacker, the 2011 AFCA Good Works Team and three-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

Sam Acho's Brother, Emmanuel Acho, During A TED Talk
Sam Acho’s Brother, Emmanuel Acho, During A TED Talk (Source: Instagram)

Acho’s professional journey began as the sixth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL draft.

However, his NFL career was short-lived and mostly featured in the practice squad of the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants.

Nonetheless, after his football career, he turned into an analyst for the Longhorn Network and later got promoted to cover ESPN2’s college football.

The 2021 PrimeTime Emmy winner for Outstanding Short from Nonfiction or Reality Series joined Fox Sports in 2020.

Sam Acho Family Tree

Sam was born as one of the four children of Igbo immigrant parents, Dr. Sonni and Christie Acho.

Dr. Sonni and Christie shared their vows on March 26, 1982, and have been married for 42 years now.

Moreover, Sam started his own family with his wife, Ngozi Ebichi, sharing their wedding vows on March 15, 2014.

They initially met each other in Nigeria, started dating around 2004 and after dating for several years tied the knot.

From their marriage, the pair welcomed three kids. Their eldest child, Caleb, was born in December 2014, followed by their second child, a daughter Sophia in October 2016.

Additionally, the youngest member, a son, joined their family in 2022.

Sam Acho Sisters: Chiamaka Acho And Stephanie Acho

Besides a younger brother, Emmanuel, Sam grew up with two sisters, Chiamaka and Stephanie Acho.

The eldest Acho sibling, Chiamaka Acho Oforeh, attended Northwestern University and completed her undergraduate degree in 2006.

Continuing her educational journey, she enrolled at Baylor University and earned a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration.

However, pursuing her passion for nursing, she attended Baylor University- Louise Herrington School of Nursing from 2013-14.

After completing her nursing degree, she was stationed at Parkland Hospital and later, in 2018, she started working as an Assistant Nurse Manager.

Chiamaka started her current job as a Unit Manager at Parkland Hospital in 2019.

On a personal note, Sam’s sister, Chiamaka, married Afam Kenway Oforeh in 2016.

Sam Acho With His Brother And Sisters
Sam Acho With His Brother And Sisters (Source: Instagram)

On the other hand, Sam’s other sister, Stephanie Acho Mbah, is a Hospitality Management Consultant and a PhD holder.

She attended Syracuse University and earned her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Food Service Management in 2008.

Later, she graduated with dual masters (MBA/MS) in Strategic Management and Hospitality Management in 2012.

Similarly, Sam’s sister did her PhD in Hospitality Administration/Management from Texas Tech University.

Besides working as a graduate teaching fellow at different institutions, she has experience working as a general manager at Asian Mint.

Moreover, the Hospitality Services Manager of the Federal Reserve Bank married her partner on July 18, 2016.



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