Thursday, September 24, 2020

American Dream: From immigrant to NFL veteran



2020 sure is a bleak year.  It is time for some good sports news.  Ryan O'Hallaran for the Denver Post tells about an immigrant from Nigeria who has made it to the National Football League.

Born in Nigeria, Jeremiah Attaochu moved to the Washington, D.C., area with his family in 2001.  The story is simple:  "Immigrant. High school star. All-time sack leader at Georgia Tech. Second-round draft pick in the NFL. And, after starts and stops in his pro career, a prominent role on the [Denver] Broncos’ defense. Signed last year . . . , Attaochu, 27, is [now] a starter . . . . In last week’s opener against Tennessee, Attaochu had four tackles, including a sack."


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