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Three Things to Know About New Chiefs LB Ukeme Eligwe

Posted Apr 29, 2017

The Chiefs selected Eligwe with their fifth-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft

First thing’s first.

The Kansas City Chiefs’ selected Georgia Southern linebacker Ukeme Eligwe in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft with the 183rd overall pick.

As we did with Friday night’s selection of Tanoh Kpassagnon, here is a quick guide on how to pronounce Eligwe’s name:

UKEME ELIGWE is pronounced “ew-KIM-ay | ee-LEEG-way“

Eligwe played on the Florida State national championship team in 2013.

Eligwe started his career with Florida State, where he contributed as a redshirt freshman in 2013.

Eligwe later moved on to Georgia Southern, where he played just one year in 2016 and earned honorable mention All-Sun Belt honors. He was on the field for 631 defensive snaps and led the team in tackles with 104.

Here are some highlights of Eligwe from Georgia Southern. 

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