Ifeatu Melifonwu is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Syracuse University’s Syracuse Orange recruited Ifeatu Melifonwu in the third round (pick 101st).
Melifonwu was born on May 2, 1999, in Grafton, Massachusetts. So is he 22 years old. He is of African American descent and holds American citizenship.
Despite being drafted as a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Melifonwu in the third round. Likewise, within four years after his brother Obi Melifonwu was selected in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders.
After missing the first two years of his college career with a hamstring injury, the Grafton native played in every game for the Syracuse Orange (2019-2020 season). He spent most of his pre-draft training in Tampa, Fla. with Yo Murphy at the same facility where Heisman Trophy winner DeVonta Smith trained.
Melifonwu had three interceptions, 88 tackles, five for losses, a sack, 19 passes defended and 23 passes broken in three seasons of college football. In the season leading up to 2021, he had 55 tackles, three for losses, ten pass blocks and one interception.
He was a member of the football team at Grafton Memorial Senior High School in Massachusetts. His length, strength, athleticism, and skill make him a formidable cornerback or safety.
Melifonwu’s net worth is still a mystery to someone just about to embark on their dream journey. Some might argue that he couldn’t have made as much money during his college career, but several studies have shown that athletes receive some form of compensation.
Five-star players are estimated to make $650,000 a year during their college careers. In conclusion, the researchers came to this conclusion after considering all the wins and bowl appearances that players like Melifonwu brought to their teams.
Should the Detroit Lions officially sign him, could his new contract with the team be worth around $1 million, assuming the usual payout for a third-round pick?
The 6-foot-2 cornerbacks don’t seem to care about love. As a result, based on his social media accounts, the 22-year-old NFL rookie has been noticeably absent from the dating scene.
The punishing tackler has been frank with his fans about his life on and off the field and he doesn’t seem like the type of guy to keep his love life a secret. Assuming he seems to be singles At the moment, he’s unlikely to be dating anyone.
Body Measurements and Social Media
he stands a height of 1.9 m tall. He also weighs around 97kg.
He is active on both Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram Account with username @ifeatu_mel gained more than 17.4k followers. Likewise, his Twitter account @Ifeatu_Mel is over 7.5k Follower.