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Nnamka Samson Ebukam (born May 9, 1995) is an American football linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Washington and was drafted by the Rams in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Early years


Ebukam was born in Nigeria, West Africa. He attended and graduated from David Douglas High School in Portland, Oregon, in 2013. As a senior, Ebukam played at defensive end, tight end, and fullback, earning First Team All-Mount Hood Conference honors as a defensive end, and also earning honorable mention honors as a tight end.

College career


Coming out of high school, Ebukam received only two Division I scholarship offers. He chose to attend Eastern Washington University over an offer from Portland State.

Ebukam would play for Eastern Washington as a three-year starter.

Professional career


Ebukam was not selected to participate in the 2017 NFL Combine, but he did participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the fourth round, (125th overall), in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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