NFL CAREER – Fifth-year defensive back spent his first three NFL seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, where he appeared in 47 regular season games with 11 starts and in three postseason contests. He split the 2022 season between the Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs, playing in three games and recording five stops (four solo) and on coverage tackle. Originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Oregon, the Nashville, Tenn. native has career totals of 112 tackles (92 solo), one interception, 13 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, 19 coverage stops and one special teams fumble recovery. He will compete for snaps on both defense and special teams in New Orleans.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints, 3/7/23; Elevated from practice squad to active roster by Chiefs (standard), 11/12/22; Signed by Chiefs to practice squad, 11/3/22; Waived by Titans, 10/31/22; Acquired by Titans from Eagles in exchange for future considerations, 8/24/22; Acquired by Eagles from Seahawks in exchange for WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, 8/15/22; Signed by Seahawks to a four-year contract, 5/6/19; Selected by Seattle in the fourth round (132nd overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.
2022 – Played in two games for the Titans and recorded five tackles (four solo) in contest vs. N.Y. Giants, Sept. 11…Joining the Chiefs practice squad at midseason, for whom he was a member of the remainder of their Super Bowl LVII Championship season, Amadi was active for the team's victory at Jacksonville on Nov. 13, contributing one coverage stop. 2021 – Started seven of 17 games played for the Seattle Seahawksand recorded a career-high 51 tackles (39 solo) and posted his first-career interception to go with three coverage stops…Recorded two solo tackles and a forced fumble vs. New Orleans, Oct. 25…Started at NCB vs. Jacksonville, Oct. 31 and finished with a career-high nine tackles (career-best eight solo) and a pass defense…Had first career interception to go with two tackles (one solo) and one pass defense vs. Detroit, 1/2/22. 2020 – Saw the most playing time of his career, primarily at nickel for Seattle. Started four of 14 games played and recorded 49 tackles and finished fifth on the team with seven passes defensed to go with five special teams stops. 2019 – Played in 16 games or Seattle as a rookie, primarily on special teams, but took over nickel duty late in the season…Posted three tackles (two solo) and a team-best 10 special teams tackles (eight solo)…Recorded two tackles one solo) and career-high two special teams stops vs. Arizona, Dec. 22…Recovered a muffed punt in the fourth quarter at L.A. Rams, Dec. 8.
COLLEGE – Played in all 51 of Oregon's games from 2015-18…Scored four touchdowns over his final four two seasons with three coming on interception returns for touchdowns…First FBS player with two pick-6s and a punt return for a touchdown in the same season (2018) since 2015 and first Pac-12 player to accomplish the feat since 2007…Only player in the Pac-12 and one of just 11 FBS players with three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2017…Was AP Pac-12 coaches All-Conference honorable mention…Started all 13 games as a senior as the Lombardi Award winner, as the top FCS player regardless of position based on performance and leadership as well as character and resiliency, when he finished with 55 tackles, including 5.0 for loss and 1.5 sacks. Turned two of three interceptions into TDs. Totaled 223 yards and one TD on 14 punt returns…Shared Oregon's 2018 team Most Valuable Player award with QB Justin Herbert…As a junior, was the only player in the Pac-12 and just one of 11 FBS players with three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2017, adding 43 tackles, including 2.5 for loss and 1.5 sacks…Graduated with a bachelor's degree in business.
PERSONAL – Accounted for 15 touchdowns for Overton (Nashville, Tenn.) HS, which finished 2014 advancing to 6a playoffs…Credited with 25 tackles and two interceptions his senior year in addition to breaking up five passes. Also returned three punts and a kickoff for touchdowns…Tallied 49 tackles, five interceptions and nine pass defensed as a junior in 2012 to earn a spot on the Tennessean's Dandy Dozen…Name pronounced ooh-go uh-MAH-dee…Ugochukwu (pronounced oo-go-choo-koo) Amadi, was born in Nashville, Tenn. on May 16, 1997.