Ifeadi Odenigbo says early Northwestern games prepared him for empty NFL stadiums
Not often do you see an NFL player take a shot at his former college program. But Ifeadi Odenigbo thought a reference to Northwestern’s early-game attendance was appropriate when asked about playing in empty NFL stadiums this year.
Odenigbo, who played at Northwestern from 2013-16 and is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings, took to Twitter to explain why he feels comfortable playing in empty stadiums. He says it dates back to his playing days with the Wildcats.
“People keeping asking me ‘Hey Ifeadi is it going to be weird not playing with fans?” Odenigbo wrote on Twitter. “I tell these suckas ‘Clearly you’ve never watched an 11 am Northwestern game! I was born to do this.”
People keep asking me “hey ifeadi is it going to be weird not playing with fans?” I tell these suckas clearly you’ve never watched an 11am Northwestern game! I was born to do this🤩🤩🤩
— Ifeadi The Storyteller (@IfeadiOdenigbo) July 22, 2020
Ryan Field has never really been known for its intimidating atmosphere. The 47,000-seat stadium has seen some big crowds in the past, but clearly those aren’t the 11 am contests.
Odenigbo was a seventh-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. He carved out a roster spot with the Minnesota Vikings in 2019 and is now entering his fourth season in the professional ranks.