Prior to Stanford

  • Played at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut for head coach Jonathan Wholley
  • A unanimous four-star recruit and a consensus top-200 recruit nationally
  • Ranked as high as the No. 7 defensive lineman recruit in the nation by On3 and the consensus No. 1 defensive lineman recruit in Connecticut
  • Also competed in Wrestling, Track & Field, and Volleyball
  • Junior Avon Old Farms Athlete of the Year
  • 2022 All-NESPAC Honorable Mention
  • 2022 First-Team All-Founders League
  • Avon Old Farms Track & Field’s Most Improved award
  • 2024 All-American Bowl roster member


  • Son of Innocent and Ogonna Umeh
  • Has four siblings: Basil, Michael, Paula, and David
  • Enjoys reading, cooking, writing, and video games
  • Was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma in spring 2023 and beat it by November 2023 
  • Hopes to major in Computer Science