Christian Okoye was born in Enugu, Nigeria, and came to the United States to attend college. He received his bachelor's degree from Azusa Pacific University in athletic training and physical education. He then joined the NFL and played professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he led the NFL in rushing yards for the 1989-1990 football season. Since retiring, he's founded the Christian Okoye Foundation, a charity organization whose primary mission is to capture the passion children have for sports and direct that energy to enhance their educational and personal goals. His foundation draws at-risk and underprivileged youth by hosting free athletic clinics, where well-known professional athletes coach the kids. He also has a health and fitness business that primarily sells protein powders and multivitamins. He describes himself as very competitive, friendly and strong-minded. He enjoys jogging, lifting weights, golf, movies and travel. He has two children, Tiana (15) and Kosi (2).
Okoye currently resides in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
His birth date is Aug. 16, 1961.