Brian Orakpo Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Nov 14, 2023 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 20, 2022
Brian Orakpo won the All-American honors during his senior year while playing for the Texas Longhorns.
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About Brian Orakpo

Brian Orakpo, the star linebacker, was picked as the 13th pick by the Washington Redskins in the 2009 NFL Draft.
Orakpo is a former soccer player whose playing position was outside linebacker, and he hails from Houston, Texas. Orakpo played for nearly ten seasons in the NFL (National Football League).
Brian Orakpo was recognized by the All-American (an American sports team composed of outstanding players) when he played for the University of Texas during his college days.

Brian Orakpo's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Brian Orakpo’s net worth?

The net worth of Brian Orakpo is approximately $12 million.

How much does Brian Orakpo earn per year?

No details are available regarding the yearly income of Brian Orakpo.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Brian Orakpo?

Brian Orakpo stands at 6 ft 4 in (193 cm).

How old is Brian Orakpo?

Brian Orakpo was born to Gloria and Arthur Orakpo on July 31, 1986, and as of 2022, he is 36 years old.

Childhood And Education

Orakpo completed his high school studies at Lamar High School, Houston, Texas. He started developing an interest in football during his school days. During his school days, Orakpo played two positions the defensive end position and the tight end position for the Texans soccer team. Brian Orakpo also played basketball during his college days.
The sporting news honored Orakpo as the Defensive Freshman of the Year. He graduated from the University of Texas, where he played college football from 2004-2008 for the Longhorns football team. He made a tremendous impact by recording 27 tackles, recovered humble, forced humble, and a half-sack in the league by helping Texas Longhorns to finish the tenth position and obtain the National Championship for the fourth time.
Other details on his family life are unavailable.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Brian Orakpo’s partner?

Brian got married to Bitura in 2009, and they have three children whose names are Brian Jr., Brianna, and Brea.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Orakpo is best known as an American football player with 396 tackles, 66 sacks, 12 forced fumbles, an interception, 31 pass deflections, and one defensive touchdown for his entire career.
In 2006, Orakpo played 13 games and was honored as Most Improved Defensive Player. In 2007, he missed four plays out of nine games against Arkansas State due to a right knee injury.
When playing against Arizona State, Orakpo was honored as Defensive MVP of the 2007 Holiday Bowl, with six tackles and two sacks against them.
In 2008, Brian Orakpo recorded 40 tackles and 11.5 sacks and was the winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. This trophy is given to the best defensive player in the league. Orakpo received first-time honors from American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association (America), and the Walter Camp, a football foundation.
Orakpo has the honor of being the first defensive Texas Longhorn to receive the All-American award. Orakpo is the winner of the Lombardi Trophy, given to the best linebacker in the league. He is the winner of the Bill Willis Trophy, given to the top defensive lineman.
In 2015, the Tennessee Titans signed an agreement with Orakpo for four years for a $31 million contract with an additional signing bonus of $5 million.
Orakpo completed the 2016 season with a total of 46 tackles and was placed 78th in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

Charity Work

No details are available regarding the charity works of Brian Orakpo.

What awards has Brian Orakpo won?

Orakpo has won four Pro Bowls in 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2016 seasons. Brian Orakpo won the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for his team in the 2008 season.
Orakpo was the winner of the Ted Hendricks Award in 2008. In 2008, Orakpo got rewarded with Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year. In 2005, Orakpo won the championship called BCS National Champion.

Brian Orakpo’s Hobbies And Interests

No details regarding his hobbies and interests of Brian Orakpo are available on social media sites.

Other Interesting Brian Orakpo Facts And Trivia

  • In 2009, the Washington Redskins fired their head coach Jim Zorn, hired Mike Shanahan, and installed a 3-4 defense. The head coach of the Washington Redskins assigned Brian Orakpo and Andre Carter as the outside linebackers, and London Fletcher and Rocky McIntosh as inside linebackers to play the regular season.
  • In 2018, Orakpo and his friend Micheal Griffin, one of his teammates of the Tennessee Titans, opened Gigi’s Cupcakes along with their friend Bryan Hynson outside of Austin, Texas.
  • Orakpo was born to Gloria and Arthur Orakpo, immigrants from Nigeria. Brian Orakpo has two younger siblings Jennifer and Michael.

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Brian Orakpo Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Brian Ndubisi Orakpo

Date of Birth

1986-07-30

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Houston

Age

Height

193 cm

Child Star?

No

Occupation

Football Player

Education

University of Texas

Net Worth

12000000

Partner

Bitura Orakpo

Parents

Arthur Orakpo, Gloria Orakpo

Siblings

Michael Orakpo
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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