Kansas City Chiefs, NFL
- Led the NFL with 1,480 rushing yards (1989)
- 2x single-season 1,000-yard rusher (1989, 1991)
- Played entire six-year career with Kansas City Chiefs (1987-1992)
- 2x NFL Pro-Bowl selection (1989, 1991)
- AFC Conference Player of the Year (1989)
Christian Okoye is a former running back who starred for six seasons with the Kansas Chiefs from 1987 until 1992. During his career, Christian ran for 4,879 yards and 40 touchdowns. In 1989, Christian led all running backs in the NFL with 1,480 rushing yards. He would named by UPI as the AFC Conference Offensive Player of the Year in 1989 as well. Christian again broke the 1,000-yard rushing barrier in 1991. During his career, Christian was selected to two AFC Pro Bowl teams. At 6’1” and 260 pounds, Christian was a bruising runner who specialized in short-yardage and goal line situations.
Christian was born in Enugu, Nigeria and went to college at Azusa Pacific University in California. Christian excelled in track and field at Azusa, becoming an NAIA All-America in the discus, shot put and the 35-pound-weight and hammer throws. Christian didn’t even take up football until he attended Azusa, but he certainly excelled quickly. By his senior season in 1986 he had become a two-time NAIA All-American and led the entire nation with an average of 186.7 rushing yards per game. In the Senior Bowl in early 1987, Christian ran for four touchdowns while dozens of NFL scouts were in attendance. The Kansas City Chiefs selected Christian in the second round of the 1987 NFL Draft. In Christian’s rookie year he ran for 660 yards in 157 carries. By the time Christian ended his career he was at the time the all-time leading rusher in Chiefs history.
After his playing days ended, Christian has become a successful businessman, opening the company Okoye Health and Fitness which supplies and distributes nutritional supplements. Christian also founded the California Sports Hall of Fame, which had its first induction in 2007 by honoring sports legends such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marcus Allen and Jackie Robinson.
Lunch or Dinner$1,000Christian will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Christian will share stories from his career. (Up to 90 minutes) Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$1,000Surprise your football buddies by inviting Christian to a live fantasy draft!
Flag Football$1,000Make your next flag football game unforgettable by inviting Christian to join.
Round of Golf$1,000Christian will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Attend a Game$1,500Have an extra seat at the game? Christian will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Christian's career with the Chiefs and his trajectory in becoming a professional football player.
Celebrations$3,000Invite Christian to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Q&A$3,500Christian will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Christian’s path to success.
Appearance$3,500Hire Christian Okoye to make an appearance at your next event! Christian Okoye’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Private Coaching$250Christian will be your personal coach giving you access to a former NFL running back. Christian will take you through NFLdrills and plays. You'll learn firsthand what it takes to be a professional football player. (Up to 60 minutes)
Group Coaching$500To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Christian as a coach will give you access to a former NFL running back. Christian will coach a group of 2-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete. (Up to 60 minutes)
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Football League NFL Team
- Kansas City Chiefs (1987-1992)
Position Running Back College Azusa Pacific University