Jonathan Polynice Vilma is a former American football linebacker and current ESPN college football analyst. He played college football at the University of Miami, winning a National Championship in 2001. He would go on to be drafted by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Vilma won a Super Bowl championship with the New Orleans Saints. In July 2016 he joined ESPN as a college football commentator and studio analyst. Vilma was elected as a member of the Orange Bowl Committee in 2018.
|Date of birth:||April 16, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Coral Gables, Florida|
|High school:||Coral Gables Senior, (Coral Gables, Florida)|
|NFL Draft:||2004 / Round: 1/ Pick: 12|
About Jonathan Vilma
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker who famously fought the NFL over a suspension for his role in the New Orleans bounty scandal in 2012. He was drafted 12th overall by the New York Jets in 2004.
He led the Miami Hurricanes in tackles during three different seasons at the University of Miami.
He was on the Saints team that beat Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 Super Bowl.
His parents, Fritz Vilma and Nelly Banatte, were born in Haiti.
He anchored the Saints defense, while Drew Brees headed the team's offense.
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