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Osi Umenyiora grew up playing soccer in Nigeria but was pushed toward football after settling in Alabama as a teenager. Following a successful run at Troy State University, he was drafted by the New York Giants in 2003. In 2005, he had a breakout season with the second-highest number of sacks in the league, winning All-Pro recognition and playing in the Pro Bowl. His strong play continued when the Giants won the Super Bowl in 2008—and again in 2012. He signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons in 2013.