Wale's World

About Wale

Adewale Ogunleye was born August 9, 1977, in Brooklyn, New York. Both his parents were from Nigeria as well as his grandfather who was the king of the city of Emure, hence Adewale or "Wale" for short is affectionately referred to as The Prince. Wale attended Tottenville High School in Staten Island, New York and went to college at Indiana University.

In 2000 Wale signed with the Miami Dolphins and played 4 seasons with the team. In 2003 he led the AFC with 15 sacks and was named to his first Pro Bowl. Just before the start of the 2004 season he was traded to the Chicago Bears.

He has registered 8 fumble recoveries since coming to Chicago in 2004, the most by an active Bear over that span. Wale was named to USA Today's "2007 All-Joe Team", was named NFL's Defensive Player of the Week for the 2008's first week of the season and currently ranks ninth in the NFL with 60 sacks since 2002.

In the off-season Wale spends a considerable amount of time in the community and more specifically educating America's youth. In 2005 he founded Goal Power, an organization that encourages children to understand the importance of education by looking beyond the field and exposing them to the array of jobs available in the sports industry - ticket sales, publicity, broadcasting, and how these professions play a key role in Chicago's economic viability.

Has done work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association...Read Across America and Habitat for Humanity.

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