If Nelson Agholor had not moved from Nigeria to the United States, chances of him becoming an accomplished NFL star would have been impractical. 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 pro player and has even gone a step further to win the Super Bowl. Coming from a sporting family, we need not look far for what inspired his career path. From the basic details of his biography to his body stats and stunning girlfriend, the following are the facts of Nelson Agholor’s life and career.
Nelson Agholor Biography
Born in Lagos, Nigeria on May 24, 1993, Nelson Agholor is the fourth child of five children born to Caroline and Felix Agholor. His dad, Felix was a soccer player back in Nigeria and he moved his family to the United States when Nelson was just five years old. Nelson has four other siblings – two brothers and two sisters. His full name is Nelson Efamehule Agholor. When the Agholors moved to the States, they lived in a three-bedroom home in Florida which meant Nelson shared a room with his elder brothers.
He attended Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Florida. At Berkeley, Nelson played as running back, wide receiver, and also as a defensive back for the Berkeley Buccaneers. College selection came 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 his arrival at USC in 2012, Nelson played 13 games that year, he recorded 19 receptions for 340 yards and 2 touchdowns as a backup wide receiver. In 2013, he became a starter playing all 14 games of that year – he recorded 56 receptions for 918 yards and six touchdowns. 2014 was even a better year as he accumulated 104 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 touchdowns. After the year, he decided to enter for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Agholor was selected in the first round with the 20th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2015 NFL Draft. The contract he later signed with the side in May 2015 was worth around $9.4 million with a signing bonus of $5.1 million.
His first NFL career touchdown came in a match against the Buffalo Bills and, Nelson Agholor has been one of the players that have consistently improved their game. In his rookie season in 2015, he scored a touchdown with 283 receiving yards in 13 games. By the next year, he played two more games with 365 receiving yards and with two touchdowns. In the 2017 season, he had his role changed and became a slot receiver. Thus far, the season is his most successful as he pulled-off more receiving yards and touchdowns than in both of his previous seasons combined.
The biggest game of Agholor’s career was against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl 52. He finished the game with 84 receiving yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles won the matchup which ended 41-33; winning their first Super Bowl in franchise history.
Across the world of men’s sports, the partners of these sportsmen have the ability to absolutely blow you away with their beauty. The same can be said for Nelson Agholor’s girlfriend, Viviana Volpicelli.
Volpicelli is a famous beauty blogger and an Instagram model who was born on May 8, 1995, in Los Angeles. She was born to Diane and Anton U. Volpicelli, her mother works as a real estate manager and her father is a doctor. She graduated from Palos Verdes High School before moving to college.
Viviana met Nelson when the pair were attending the University of Southern California. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development from USC. Volpicelli is famous for her work in beauty blogging with her website, vivianavolpicelli.com. She posts about fashion, makeup, skincare and more. She also endorses, promotes, and recommends products with a preference for natural products. In the lead up to the Super Bowl and during the season, Volpicelli constantly shuttled between California and Philadelphia to be with her partner.
Weight, Height, and Body Stats
When Nelson Agholor started out in competitive sports, he wasn’t the most physically imposing figure, but over time, he has bulked up and currently weighs in at 198 lb which is 90 kg and stands at a height 6 ft 0 inches. His arm length measures 32 1⁄4 in (0.82 m) and his hand size is 9 1⁄4 in (0.23 m).