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Nelson Agholor
Nelson Efamehule Agholor (born May 24, 1993) is a Nigerian American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League

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Nelson Agholor Agholor in 2017No. 13 – Philadelphia EaglesPosition: Wide receiverPersonal informationBorn: (1993-05-24) May 24, 1993 (age 25)
Lagos, NigeriaHeight: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)Career informationHigh school: Berkeley Preparatory School
(Tampa, Florida)College: USCNFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20Career history Roster status: ActiveCareer highlights and awards Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2018 Receptions: 129Receiving yards: 1,449Total touchdowns: 12 Player stats at NFL.com

Nelson Efamehule Agholor (born May 24, 1993) is a Nigerian American football wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at USC. He was the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. With the Eagles, he won Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots.

Contents Early years

Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Agholor moved to the United States when he was five years old.[1] He attended Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida where he played running back, wide receiver, and defensive back for the Berkeley Buccaneers. He was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the third best wide receiver in his class.[2] He committed to the University of Southern California in January 2012 over Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Florida, Florida State, and Alabama.[3]

College career Agholor playing for USC against the Utah Utes in 2013

As a true freshman in 2012, Agholor played in all 13 games as a backup wide receiver and recorded 19 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

As a sophomore in 2013, he became a starter.[4] Agholor started all 14 games, totaling 56 receptions, 918 yards, and six touchdowns as a receiver. Along with being the leading receiver, Agholor returned punts and kicks for the Trojans. He returned 18 punts for 343 yards and two touchdowns, and 10 kickoffs for 175 yards. Agholor was recognized as a second-team All-American by numerous sports outlets for his punt returning. Agholor returned as a starter his junior season in 2014. He led the team with 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns.

After his junior season, Agholor decided to forgo his senior season and entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[5][6]

Statistics Career statistics Receiving Punt Return Kick Return
Season REC YDS AVG LNG TD PR YDS AVG TD KR YDS AVG TD
2012 19 340 17.9 76 2 0 0 0.0 0 5 121 24.2 0 2013 56 918 16.4 62 6 17 351 20.6 2 10 175 17.5 0
2014 104 1,313 12.6 87 12 20 197 9.9 2 9 147 16.3 0
Career 179 2,571 14.4 87 20 37 548 14.8 4 24 443 18.5 0

[7][8]

Professional career Pre-draft measurables Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP 6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m) 198 lb
(90 kg) 32 1⁄4 in
(0.82 m) 9 1⁄4 in
(0.23 m) 4.42 s 1.59 s 2.59 s 4.34 s 6.83 s 36 1⁄2 in
(0.93 m) 10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m) 12 reps All values from NFL Combine and USC Pro Day

Agholor was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the first round with the 20th overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed a four-year contract on May 7, 2015, worth around $9.4 million with a signing bonus of $5.1 million.[9]

On December 13, 2015, Agholor scored his first NFL career touchdown, a 53-yard reception from quarterback Sam Bradford, in a matchup against the Buffalo Bills.[10] During his rookie season in 2015, Agholor played 13 games with 283 receiving yards and a touchdown. During his second season in 2016, Agholor played 15 games with 365 receiving yards and two touchdowns.[11]

Agholor breaking a tackle before scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in 2017

On March 13, 2017, it was reported that Agholor would switch from the #17, which he wore in his first two seasons, to the #13. He opted to give the #17 to newly acquired free agent wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.[12]

During the 2017 season, Agholor found more success when he was switched to a slot receiver role. On September 10, 2017, in the season opening 30–17 victory over the Washington Redskins, Agholor had a 58-yard receiving touchdown from quarterback Carson Wentz in the first quarter. He finished the game with six receptions for 86 yards.[13] On September 17, in a Week 2 27–20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he recorded his second touchdown of the season late in the fourth quarter to cut into the Chiefs' lead.[14] He would end the 2017 regular season with his best season yet, getting more receiving yards and touchdowns than his previous two seasons combined.

During Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots, Agholor finished with 84 receiving yards as the Eagles won 41-33, giving them their first Super Bowl championship in franchise history.[15]

On April 30, 2018, the Eagles exercised the fifth-year option on Agholor's contract in order to retain him for the 2019 season.[16]

Career statistics Season Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost 2015 PHI 13 12 23 283 12.3 53 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2016 PHI 15 14 36 365 10.1 40 2 5 14 2.8 5 0 1 0 2017 PHI 16 10 62 768 12.4 72 8 1 7 7 7 0 0 0 Total 44 36 121 1,416 11.7 72 11 6 21 3.5 7 0 2 1 Legal issues

In June 2016, Agholor was accused of sexually assaulting a dancer at Cheerleaders Gentleman’s Club.[17] Agholor was at the club located nearby the team’s off-season practice site with two Eagles teammates.[17]

On July 15, 2016, it was announced that Agholor would not face charges in the investigation.[18]

References
  1. ^ "Florida high school sports - A glimpse into the enigma that is Nelson Agholor". www.tampabay.com. 
  2. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com. 
  3. ^ "Trojans secure commitment from WR Agholor". 
  4. ^ "Nelson Agholor aims to step up for Trojans". 
  5. ^ "WR Agholor leaving USC to enter NFL draft". 
  6. ^ Klein, Gary (3 January 2015). "USC receiver Nelson Agholor will enter the 2015 NFL draft" – via LA Times. 
  7. ^ "Nelson Agholor". ESPN.com. 
  8. ^ "Nelson Agholor College Stats - College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. 
  9. ^ "Eagles sign Nelson Agholor to 4-year contract". 
  10. ^ "Nelson Agholor: Career Stats at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2016-01-05. 
  11. ^ "Nelson Agholor: Career Stats at NFL.com". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  12. ^ Zach Berman (March 3, 2017). "Alshon Jeffery to wear No. 17 with Eagles". Philly.com. Retrieved May 21, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins - September 10th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 October 2017. 
  14. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs - September 17th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII". NFL. Retrieved February 4, 2018. 
  16. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 30, 2018). "Eagles exercise fifth-year option on WR Nelson Agholor". NFL.com. 
  17. ^ a b "Eagles WR Nelson Agholor accused of sexual assault". SportsIllustrated. June 10, 2016. Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Source: No charges expected for Eagles' Agholor". 
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