Had Nelson Agholor not moved from Nigeria to the United States, the chances of him becoming a full NFL star would have been unlikely. He currently plays as a wide receiver in the National Football League with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nelson has lived the dream of many American footballers as a professional player and has even gone one step further to win the Super Bowl. Since he comes from an athletic family, we don’t need to look far to find what inspired his career path. From the basic details of his biography to his body statistics and his stunning girlfriend, the following is a list of facts about Nelson Agholor’s life and career.
Nelson Agholor Biography
Nelson Agholor was born on May 24, 1993, in Lagos, Nigeria, the fourth of five children of Caroline and Felix Agholor. His father Felix was a soccer player in Nigeria and moved with his family to the United States when Nelson was just five years old. Nelson has four siblings – two brothers and two sisters. His full name is Nelson Efamehule Agholor. When the Agholors moved to the United States, they lived in a three-room house in Florida, which meant that Nelson shared a room with his older brothers.
He attended Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. At Berkeley, Nelson played as a running back, wide receiver, and also as a defensive back for the Berkeley Buccaneers. He was selected for college and Agholor chose the University of Southern California in January 2012. Other institutions interested in him included Oklahoma, Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, and Florida State.
Upon arrival at USC in 2012, Nelson played 13 games that year, scoring 19 receptions for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns as a reserve wide receiver. In 2013 he became the starter in all 14 games of the year – he recorded 56 receptions for 918 yards and six touchdowns. 2014 was an even better year with 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. After that year he decided to participate in the NFL Draft 2015.
Agholor was selected in the first round with the 20th overall selection by the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFL Draft 2015. The contract he later signed with the site in May 2015 was worth approximately $9.4 million with a signing bonus of $5.1 million.
He scored his first touchdown in the NFL career in a game against the Buffalo Bills. Nelson Agholor is one of the players who have continually improved their game. In his 2015 rookie season, he scored a touchdown with 283 receiver yards in 13 games. By the next year, he played two more games with 365 receiving yards and two touchdowns. In the 2017 season, his role was changed and he was named slot receiver. This season is his most successful so far, as he scored more receiver yards and touchdowns than in his two previous seasons combined.
The biggest game in Agholor’s career was the game against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl 52, which he finished with 84 receiver yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles won the game, which ended 41-33, winning their first Super Bowl in the franchise’s history.
Everywhere in the world of male sports, the partners of these athletes have the ability to absolutely blow you away with their beauty. The same goes for Nelson Agholor’s girlfriend, Viviana Volpicelli.
Volpicelli is a famous beauty blogger and Instagram model born in Los Angeles on May 8, 1995. She was born the daughter of Diane and Anton U. Volpicelli, her mother works as a real estate manager and her father is a doctor. She graduated from high school in Palos Verdes before moving on to college.
Viviana met Nelson when the couple attended the University of Southern California. She graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development. Volpicelli is famous for her work in the beauty blogging with her website vivianavolpicelli.com. She writes about fashion, make-up, skincare, and more. She also supports, promotes, and recommends products with a preference for natural products. In the run-up to the Super Bowl and during the season, Volpicelli constantly commuted back and forth between California and Philadelphia to be with her partner.
Weight, Height, and Body Stats
When Nelson Agholor started out in competitive sports, he was not the most physically imposing figure, but over time he has grown and currently weighs 198 lb, which is 90 kg and corresponds to a height of 90 centimeters. His arm length measures 32 1/4 in (0.82 m) and his hand size is 9 1/4 in (0.23 m).