Sam Acho, born on September 6, 1988 (Age: 35 years old), in Dallas, Texas, is more than just a former NFL player. After a successful nine-season career as a linebacker, he smoothly transitioned into being a football analyst on ESPN. Acho also served as the vice president of the NFL Players Association, showing his dedication to his fellow athletes.

Beyond the field, he authored the book “Let the World See You: How to Be Real in a World Full of Fakes,” a thoughtful guide on staying true to oneself, published in late 2020. For further details about his Salary, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Height, Brother you can explore Sam Acho’s Wiki.

Sam Acho Wiki & Early Life

Sam Acho Wiki
Full NameSamuel Onyedikachi Acho
Nick NameSam
ProfessionSports Analyst
Age35 years old
Date of Birth6 September 1988
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States
Current AddressYet To Update

Sam Acho’s Wife, Girlfriend and Relationship

Sam Acho with his Family and Friends
Relationship StatusMarried

Sam Acho Family

Sam Acho with his Brother

Sam Acho, whose parents are Sonni and Christie Acho, is a Christian. He got married to Ngozi in 2014, and they have four kids. Sam comes from a football-loving family; his younger brother Emmanuel Acho was an All Big 12 linebacker at Texas and later played in the NFL.

In 2017, Sam started a podcast called “Relevant is Doing a Sports Podcast,” where he talks about faith, pop culture, and sports with Jesse Carey and Steve Carter.

Parent’s NameFather: Sonni Acho
Mother: Christie Acho
SiblingsBrother: Emmanuel Acho
Wife/GirlfriendWife: Ngozi Ebichi
Children 4 Kids


Sam Acho excelled at St. Mark’s School of Texas, where he made the academic honor roll for all four years. His skills on the football field earned him a spot on the all-conference team for three years, and he led the team as co-captain in junior and senior years.

Acho’s talents weren’t limited to football; he was also the state private school champion in shot put and discus. In 2018, he still held the school record for the 12-pound shot put at an impressive 57’9.25.

Even his brother Emmanuel couldn’t top that, coming in at 57’4.25 for second place. Acho’s time at St. Mark’s left a lasting legacy of academic and athletic achievement.

SchoolSt. Mark’s School Of Texas
Alma MaterThunderbird School of Global Management
Highest QualificationGraduated,


College Journey

During his college years, Sam Acho made a mark as a defensive end at the University of Texas. In his freshman year, he contributed in 11 games, securing six tackles and a sack. Acho’s sophomore season saw an improvement with 15 tackles and three sacks. The highlight came in his junior year when he started all 14 games, earning him an honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition for recording 55 tackles and eight sacks. His stellar senior season in 2010 culminated in being voted team MVP.

Professional Debut and Cardinals Era

Acho entered the NFL in 2011 when the Arizona Cardinals drafted him in the fourth round. His rookie season showcased his prowess with seven sacks, the second-highest ever by a Cardinals rookie. In 2012, Acho continued to shine, recording a career-high 48 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions. However, his 2013 season was cut short due to injury. Acho remained with the Cardinals until 2015, contributing significantly to their defensive efforts.

Transition to the Bears

In 2015, Acho joined the Chicago Bears, displaying resilience with 39 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in his first season. He continued to be a key contributor in the following years, demonstrating his versatility with tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles. Despite a brief stint on injured reserve in 2018, Acho’s impact led to a contract extension with the Bears, but unfortunately, a torn pectoral muscle ended his 2018 season prematurely.

Later NFL Career

After his release from the Bears in 2019, Acho had brief stints with the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Beyond his on-field achievements, Acho engaged in various off-field activities, serving as an NFL Players Association representative and Vice President in 2018. Throughout his career, Acho garnered accolades for his academic achievements, winning the William V. Campbell Trophy and the Wuerffel Trophy during his college years, and being recognized as one of the smartest players in the NFL by various publications.

Sam Acho Net Worth, Salary

Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$1.5 Million
Salary Annually (Approx.)$628k

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Sam Acho Height

Sam Acho Height
HeightIn centimeters: 191 cm
In meters: 1.91 m
In Feet: 6′.2″
Weight117 kgs
259 lbs

Sam Acho Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

TwitterTwitter Icon@TheSamAcho
InstagramInstagram Profile@thesamacho

10 Interesting Facts About Sam Acho

  1. Sam Acho, born September 6, 1988 (35 years old), is an American sports analyst and former NFL player.
  2. He played nine seasons as a linebacker and was vice president of the NFL Players Association.
  3. Acho authored “Let the World See You: How to Be Real in a World Full of Fakes” in 2020.
  4. He excelled in college football at the University of Texas, earning leadership and scholarship awards.
  5. The Arizona Cardinals picked Acho in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
  6. In his rookie season, Acho impressed with 40 tackles, seven sacks, and four forced fumbles.
  7. Joining the Chicago Bears in 2015, he contributed 39 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.
  8. Acho continued with the Bears in 2016, recording three sacks, a pass deflection, and a forced fumble.
  9. Apart from sports, he earned an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in 2015.
  10. Acho engages in philanthropy, participating annually in “Operation Hope,” a medical mission in Nigeria.


Are Sam and Emmanuel Acho related?

Yest they are brothers and Sam is Elder.

What teams did Sam Acho play for?

Sam Acho played linebacker for the Texas Longhorns, later joining the Arizona Cardinals and contributing to the Chicago Bears’ special teams. He received multiple awards for leadership and scholarship.

How tall is Sam Acho?

He is 1.91 meter tall.

Who is Sam Acho wife?

His wife name is Ngozi Ebichi.