Monday, November 1, 2010

Ansah learns all about football, America and life

Here's a Daily Universe story that I'm especially proud of.

Way back in August, I learned about BYU's Ezekiel Ansah on Twitter. According to one of Dick Harmon's tweets after one fall practice, Ezekiel was a transfer from the track team, and one his first day of practice he didn't even know how to put on the pads.

I thought this was really interesting, so I started doing some research. Ezekiel is 6'6", 250 lbs. and can run 200 meters in 21.9 seconds. Pretty impressive. The only thing he had to do now was learn how to play football.

The reason he knew so little about football is because he is from Ghana, where of course American football doesn't exist. But his senior year in high school he joined the church and became interested in BYU. He came here, joined the track team, and then decided to try out football.

And, after 12 weeks of practice and no game time, he finally got to play in the Wyoming game a couple weeks ago.

Anyway, before I tell the whole story, click here and read it:

Ansah learns all about football, America and life

And you can go to my J Squared blog post to learn more.