Benedict Umunakwe Wiki
Benedict Umunakwe Biography
Benedict Umunakwe is a native of the Bronx, New York. According to his Towson soccer bio, cited by 247Sports, Umunakwe was a backup linebacker and special teams player during the 2019 season. He recorded a total of 37 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss, including multiple saves over a course of 10 different games.
Towson’s Tigers website claims that he started the year with three tackles and a blocked field goal in a road win over The Citadel, followed by five tackles against N.C. Central. In 2018, he was one of two true freshmen who played all 12 games for Towson, mostly playing on special teams.
While at Trinity-Pawling High School, Umunakwe played a graduate season for head coach Nick LaFontaine, where he was selected as the offensive MVP. He earned All-League NEPSAC and Erickson League Team honors. He also played for head coach Augustine Tieri at Kennedy High School and rushed for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns in 10 games as a senior.
He specializes in communication studies, according to the website. He was one of forty Towson University soccer student-athletes named to the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Soccer Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in 2019.
Benedict Umunakwe Age
Benedict Umunakwe is 22 years old.
Missing – Searching
Benedict “Chiz” Umunakwe disappeared four days ago. Concerns have risen as Baltimore County police search for the Towson University football player who may be suffering emotional distress.
Umunakwe was last seen on Monday, March 15, at around 7 a.m. The 22-year-old was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt with the number 21 in gold on the back. He plays linebacker on the college football team. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson joined the cause of the search for the missing soccer player, sharing a post about him Wednesday with a praying hands emoji.
Umunakwe is 6’4 ″ tall and weighs 240 pounds, according to Nottingham MD. Police said he could be driving a dark blue Hyundai Sonata with a New York City license plate, numbered JJZ5811. They added that he may be suffering emotional distress. “Benedict may be suffering emotional distress, so I’m just wondering if any of you are friends with him or know his whereabouts, just give us a call,” Danielle Moore of the Baltimore County Police Department told CBS Baltimore.
“If he knows where he is going, please give us a call and let us know so we can see how he is doing,” Moore added. “We want to bring Benedict home.”
Towson University issued a statement that said, “We continue to cooperate with the Baltimore County Police Department in an effort to help get our student home safely. We encourage anyone with information to contact the county police at 410-307-2020. “