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Nat Berhe picked by the Giants

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Ethiopian-American Natneal Berhe was the Giants’ 5th draft NFL pick.

Nat Berhe is considered a strong performer, statistically.  He played as a safety at San Diego State where he was the team captain.  With over 100 tackles over his career, he is fast and strong, and has great instincts (he reads plays well and reacts very quickly).

He would like to take over the family group homes (Berhe Group Homes–group homes for abused children and children with psychological issues).  The group homes help boys and Tam, Nat Berhe’s older brother is looking to work with kids in the probation system and use his law degree to help them.

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Prince Amukumara – New York Giants cornerback

Written by Shirlene Brown | November 5, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Prince Amukamara | New York Giants #20 | Corner Back

Prince Amukumara was born in Leominister, Massachussetts, to Nigerian parents.   The grandson of the Chief of Awo-Omamma in Imo State in Nigeria, he is next in line to be Chief.

Prince Amukamara

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Amobi Okoye Teaches American football in Nigeria

Written by Shirlene Brown | May 2, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Amobi Okoye is determined to help his country in several ways using his celebrity status to garner support.  Okoye is a defensive tackle for the Houston Texans and was the youngest player ever to be drafted into the NFL in the first round (he was 19 years old).

Amobi Okoye

Amobi Okoye

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Akwasi Owusu-Ansah – Dallas Cowboys’ Cornerback

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 27, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Akwasi was chosen to fill a spot that is much needed by the Dallas Cowboys.  With only three cornerbacks, they have struggled to get a  fourth that they can train to be a strong starter cornerback in the future.  Akwasi seems to fit this mold–tall with speed.   An All-American Honorable Mention at Ohio State University he recorded the fastest 40 yard dash time.

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

Akwasi Owusu-Ansah

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Osi Umenyiora says sorry to the fans

Written by Shirlene Brown | January 4, 2011 | Leave a Comment

I have to give it to him.  Osi seems to be a class act when it comes to the game and the fans.  In an interview with the media, he apologized for a relatively poor show by the Giants team.

Osi Umenyiora

Osi Umenyiora

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Tamba Hali – Kansas City Chiefs’ linebacker

Written by Shirlene Brown | October 27, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Tamba Hali, the Liberian playing for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been touted as one of the most gifted and valuable players.  He leads the team in sacks (4.5) and fumbles (2) and has been far and away the most consistent force rushing the passer. Some feel that he is directly responsible for drastically improving the Chiefs’ pass rush game.

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New York Jets stars David Clowney and Santonio Holmes tour Ghana

Written by Ameyaw Debrah | July 31, 2010 | Leave a Comment

100_5271American Football player David Clowney and his New York Jets teammate, Santonio Holmes recently visited for some charity football related activities in Ghana. Through donations to the David Clowney Foundation, the group brought about 250 pounds of children’s clothing to Ghana for donations.

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Anthony Alabi – Free Agent

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | November 14, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Anthony Alabi, a Nigerian/Puerto Rican, played for the Miami Dolphins but spent more time on injury reserve then he did playing. This did not help his career and in February 11, 2006 he was finally released.

Anthony Alabi

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Stephen Cooper – San Diego Chargers

Written by Shirlene Alusa- Brown | August 28, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Stephen Cooper, Inside Linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, is serving a four game suspension for violating the NFL’s banned substance policy.  He tested positive for Ephedra in December 2007, but claims that he was unaware that it was a banned substance despite the fact that it has been illegal in the league since 2001.  Tsk, tsk, Stephen.  What would your mother say (and a Cape Verde mama at that!)?

Stephen Cooper - San Diego ChargersThis is not Cooper’s first brush with the substance abuse police.  His history dates back to 2002 when he was playing for University of Maine and he was caught with possession of 1000 steroid pills.  He was not penalized as possession of steroids as possession of steroids was not an offense by N.C.A.A. standards.  Consequently he went undrafted in 2002 and was drafted by San Diego in 2003.

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Madieu Williams – Minnesota Vikings

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | May 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Madieu Williams - Minnesota Vikings

Madieu Williams is one of the highest paid safeties in the NFL today, thanks to a deal that he signed earlier this year with the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings signed a 6-year, $33 million contract with him in the hopes that he will help build their pass coverage.

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NFL Draft 2008 Recruits Some Africans

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | April 29, 2008 | Leave a Comment

NFL Draft 2008 Recruits Several Africans

Well the NFL Draft was very exciting with lots of unexpected drafts and trades. My focus was on the Africans in the Draft. How many of them made it?

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