Obi Melifonwu was born in London, England and moved to Connecticut at the age of three years old. Melifonwu’s prodigious football career at Grafton High School has opened up an array of doors of which he has been able to select his career path. After graduating,he attended the University of Connecticut and was a top player his senior year.
After college, he then traveled to the Senior Bowl, NFL Combine, and Connecticut's Pro Day where he proved to be exceptionally talented and prepared for a professional career in the NFL. Obi was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2017 draft and later signed to the New England Patriots where he plays the safety position and was part of their Super Bowl LII championship team.
Through many obstacles, Melifonwu has proved to be an astounding player and wishes to see the youth of tomorrow have the opportunity excel in the manner he has. He views EYI as a program that allows generations to come to perform to the best of their abilities through proper training and exposure.