Sierra Leone: Amara Darboh in the big league of American football

Amara Darboh is a Sierra Leonean playing in the top level of American football. He was born on February 1, 1994, and is now a professional wide receiver (offensive runner and ball-catcher) for the Seatle Seahawks. He was drafted to the NFL in 2017. Darboh was orphaned during the Sierra Leone Civil War and moved to Iowa at age seven. He attended High School and then enrolled at the University of Michigan in 2012. He was the team’s leading receiver with 58 catches in 2016.
He flourished with his university team. His best game of the 2014 season was against Indiana on November 1, as he had nine receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown. Over the course of the entire 2014 season, Darboh was Michigan’s second leading receiver with 36 catches for 473 yards and two touchdowns. Over the course of the 2015 season, he led the Wolverines with 58 receptions, and his 727 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns ranked second among the Michigan receivers. Darboh was the leading Michigan receiver with 38 catches for 664 yards and five touchdowns. During the 2016 season, Darboh was the team’s leading receiver with 52 receptions for 826 yards and seven touchdowns. He clearly has a bright future in the highest league of American football.

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