David Onyemata Re-Signs with New Orleans Saints

David Onyemata

Veteran NFL defensive tackle David Onyemata has agreed to return to New Orleans. Terms of the deal have not yet been announced. Onyemata, a Manitoba product, spent the first four years of his career with the New Orleans Saints.

David Onyemata, New Orleans Saints Agree to New Deal

Professional football players usually have played the game since they could walk. Their first time holding a football could be way in their younger years. Their dreams of making it big in the league manifested in little league football. Then there are some who did not have that familiarity. For Nigerian native, David Onyemata this was the case. Onyemata did not play football until attending the University of Manitoba. Onyemata played for Manitoba for three years from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he finished the year with 34 solo tackles and 5 sacks.

In 2016, the New Orleans Saints drafted Onyemata in the fourth round of the draft. This made him the first player of the University of Manitoba to be drafted to the NFL. It is no secret the New Orleans Saints have always struggled with defense. While the offense was high rolling, the defense seemed to barely keep up. As a tackle, Onyemata has insisted in improving the overall characteristic and performance of defense. In 2016, Onyemata ended his rooking season with 18 tackes. 11 of those were solo tackles. He continued to add onto his statistics the next year with 38. His solo tackles prove an increase in Onyemata as a player and a teammate. It exemplifies his commitment to the team and football. In 2018, he recorded 23 solo tackles with 35 overall tackles.

In the previous year, Onyemata recorded 22 solo tackles with 32 overall tackles. For the past 3 years, Onyemata has recorded at least one sack for the year. At 27, David Onyemata is on the brink of peaking in his career. With the new contract, David Onyemata will enter the new season with the mindset of breaking records and, of course, help the organization reach its ultimate goal.

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