Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here is some stranger with a familiar name. So familiar I had to dig deeper into his origin and this is what a found: "The Nigerian Nightmare" - He was called those early years. His attainments yet so far reaching and yet not close to home as could be much desired.

CHRISTIAN OKOYE, former All-Pro running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, created Okoye Fitness and Nutrition to help individuals redesign their health, fitness and nutrition. In 1990, The Christian Okoye Foundation was created to help underprivileged children assume their role in society. “The Nigerian Nightmare”, as he was known, has spent his adult years perfecting the art of sculpting the human body.

Christian OkoyeGrowing up in Nigeria, Christian played soccer until he was 17, and was a sprinter and thrower on his high school track team. When he arrived to Azusa Pacific University in 1982, Christian won seven National Titles in shot Put, discus and the hammer and amassed 17 All American honors in track & field and football.

In 1984, despite having attained marks more than sufficient to qualify, Christian was omitted from his Country's 1984 Olympic team. Frustrated, Christian abandoned track and field and joined his college football team. Having played football for a mere three years, Christian was drafted in 1987 by the Chiefs in the second round. During his seven seasons in Kansas City, Christian set a number of Chiefs rushing records, including total yards in a season, attempts in a season, touchdowns in a season, attempts in a single game, 100-yard games in a season, and was the first Chiefs running back to rush for 1,000 yards for more than one season.

Christian's outstanding 1989 season culminated in an array of awards, including Running Back of the year (101 in Kansas City & NFL Alumni) and first team All-Pro. The National Football League Players Association voted Christian the American Football Conference MVP, and he received the Mackie award for most touchdowns in the AFC. Christian garnered Most Valuable Player honors from the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Quarterback Club of Washington DC named him the League MVP. Christian received the Courage Award in Baltimore, which was named after Ed Block.

Motivational Speaker guest Speaker and celebrity appearances keynote speaker and autographs He currently holds four Hall of Fame honors including: NAIA Track & Field Hall Of Fame, KC Chiefs Hall of Fame, Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and Senior Bowl Hall of Fame. The only one eluding him so far is the National Football League Hall Of Fame, which many say he will make.

According to Okoye, he left the game when he realized that he no longer could perform at the top of his abilities. And not being accustomed to the game from the beginning, it was easy for him to retire when he did. During the 1993 season, Christian retired in order to face different challenges in his life, which includes spending time with his daughter Tiana.

Christian now dedicates his time to assisting individuals’ address and correct their health and weight problems, and running The Christian Okoye Foundation since 1990. His fitness and nutrition company, Okoye Fitness, Inc., offers scientifically advanced nutritional products designed to facilitate weight loss and weight management for better health. His Foundation works with inner-city kids to provide them with the means and desire to focus their goals on bettering themselves--and the community--through education and sports. Mr. Christian Okoye is now a member of National association of Intercollegiate Athletics Track and Field Hall Of Fame, Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame/Ring Of Fame, Missouri State Sports Hall Of Fame and recently on January 24th 2004, Senior Bowl Hall Of Fame.

Christian works with organizations to motivate their members to focus on, and achieve, their goals by emphasizing drive and commitment. Christian is available for motivational speaking, and can work with your team, business, church or other organization to help its members achieve their goals. If you are interested in his speaking services, send e-mail to

Through his no-nonsense advice and state-of-the-art product line, Christian has helped many lose the weight they thought was impossible to lose. If you have the dream of attaining a new, higher level of fitness and nutrition, you are a few clicks away from achieving your healthy lifestyle. We encourage you to log on and discover for yourself what a difference Okoye nutritional products will make in your life.

  • Inducted into the NAIA Track & Field Hall of Fame.

  • In 2000, Christian Okoye was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall Of Fame, and his Name was added in the Arrowhead Stadium ring of honor.

  • February, 2003, Christian was inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

  • January 24th, 2004, Christian was inducted into Senior Bowl Hall of Fame in Mobile, Alabama

  • President/Founder : California Sports Hall Of Fame

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