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Colts Sign Nigerian-Born Eze Obiora

Intro: On Wednesday night, the Colts signed outside linebacker Eze Obiora, who brings quite the unique resume to the team’s roster.


INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts first (outside) signee of the 2016 offseason is one with quite the decorated resume.

On Wednesday night, the Colts signed outside linebacker Eze Obiora to a reserve/future contract.

The Nigerian-born Obiora grew up in England, started his collegiate career at Purdue University and has made professional stops in the Indoor, Arena and Canadian Football Leagues.

At 6-4 and 240 pounds, Obiora has past experience in a 3-4 defense and most recently played for the Sioux Falls Storm in the Indoor Football League. There, Obiora had 6.5 sacks and 18.0 tackles for loss this season.

Obiora first came to the United States in the summer of 2008.

Thanks to his father having some connections to Indiana, Obiora initially attended Purdue University.

Due to financial and academic struggles, Obiora had to leave Purdue for a junior college before finally settling in at Southern Illinois University.

At SIU, Obiora piled up 9.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss in 22 career games.

This time of year is when teams typically sign players with similar playing backgrounds to Obiora.

With rosters growing to 90 players, the Colts added a player in Obiora who will be part of the team's offseason program in April.

Like former Colt Daniel Adongo, Obiora has a rugby background.

Below are some highlights from Obiora playing for the Sioux Falls Storm this past year:

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