Akbar Gbajabiamila Biography
A native of, Los Angeles, California, United States, Akbar Gbajabiamila is a commentator on the American Ninja Warrior television series and a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He is also a co-host of The Talk on CBS, as well as one of the sports analysts for the NFL Network.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Age
Gbajabiamila is 43 years old as of 2022. He was born on 6 May 1979 in Los Angeles, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 6 May every year.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Height
Gbajabiamila stands at a height of 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) tall. He weighs 119 kg(263 lbs).
Akbar Gbajabiamila Education
Gbajabiamila attended Crenshaw High School in South Los Angeles, where he was a star basketball player on teams that were part of the Willie West Jr. coaching era. He and his teammates won back-to-back City and State Championships in 1996 and 1997.
Gbajabiamila moved to play football during his senior year. He was an all-league and all-conference choice. He was also named the team’s defensive lineman of the year, compiling 11 sacks and 74 tackles in his senior campaign.
In his senior year, he received scholarship offers from San Diego State, the University of California, Oregon University, Colorado State, Berkeley, and Fresno State. He decided to go to San Diego State University, where his older brother also attended.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Family
Gbajabiamila was born and brought up in Los Angeles, California, the United States by his parents Bolatito (the mother) and Mustapha (the father).
He lost his mother in 2002 as a result of an automobile accident. He has also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which his father was diagnosed within 2000.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Wife
Gbajabiamila has been married to his lovely and beautiful wife, Chrystal Gbaja, since 2005The partners have four kids: two boys, Nasir, and Elijah, and two daughters, Naomi, and Saheedat. Elijah and Nasir are the oldest of the two sons.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Net Worth
Gbajabiamila has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Miami Dolphins
On February 6, 2007, it was announced that Gbajabiamila had been autographed to a future contract worth $7.4 million with the Miami Dolphins.
The move reunited him with new Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron, who was the abusive coordinator in San Diego the season before when GbajaBiamila was a member of the Chargers. On September 11, 2007, he was released by the Dolphins. He spent the season out of football.
Akbar Gbajabiamila Career
Gbajabiamila went undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft and later signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent. He made the team out of training camp and played in 13 of the team’s 16 regular-season games.
He recorded seven tackles (four solos) on the season, with his first and only sack of the season coming against Daunte Culpepper, then with the Minnesota Vikings.
In 2004, GbajaBiamila divided time between defensive end and linebacker, sometimes filling in for players such as Tyler Brayton and Travian Smith. He appeared in 14 games for the Raiders during the regular season and was inactive for two games.
He earned a career-high 14 tackles (11 solos) and added a sack on the year. That sack came against Brad Johnson and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while he recorded a season-high three tackles in games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Denver Broncos.
Gbajabiamila also recovered a blocked punt against the Carolina Panthers which led to a Raiders touchdown.
Battling injuries during the 2005 training camp, Gbajabiamila was released by the Raiders on September 3. He had a workout with the Green Bay Packers two days later, but he was not signed and spent the season out of football.