Romeo Okwara was selected by his teammates as the Detroit Lions Courage Award Recipient for 2022.
Okwara continued to be a disruptive force on defense for the Lions in the 2020 season, recording a career-high 10 sacks and earning Second-Team All-Pro honors. He signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions in March 2021, solidifying his place on the team’s defense for the foreseeable future.
Off the field, he is known for his philanthropic work including his Romeo Okwara Foundation that focuses on promoting education and supporting underserved communities. In 2020, Okwara was also a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award that recognizes NFL players for their excellence on and off the field.