The NFL officially lists Danny Ezechukwu as 6-foot-2, 250 pounds. He started three years as a linebacker and defensive end for Purdue. He earned an honorable mention on the All-Big Ten team last season and made the Academic All-Big Ten team twice. He earned his degree in industrial management in 2017 and was working on a graduate degree.
Impressive credentials, but far from a sure thing in pro football, so he moved with his wife and son from Indiana to Austin.
“She got a job down here and I was onboard immediately,” Ezechukwu said. “She fell in love with it, moved down here. And after OTAs [offseason workouts] finished, I was on a plane.”
Since then, he’s been spending as much time as he can with the family, working out and doing what he calls his side hustle.