Los Angeles, CA – Former NFL Star Nnamdi Asomugha and Olympic Gold Medalist Allyson Felix will host the 2014 ACTS College Summit for local High School juniors and seniors this weekend….
The 32-year-old former All-Pro announced his retirement in December after 11 seasons in the NFL, but he doesn’t miss the game yet.
He’s been focusing his energies on his foundation and providing new experiences and college visits for at-risk high-school students from low-income communities
Recently retired NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha visited Chicago on Mar. 29 to receive the Common Ground Foundation’s Global Impact Award. Asomugha, married to actress Kerry Washington, was honored for work his Asomugha Foundation does with inner-city youth across the country and with widows and orphans in his native Nigeria and in South Africa. | Jeff Schear for the Common Ground Foundation
The former NFL player shows inner city students the value and promise of college.
I’ve always believed that success is like a roll of film; in order for it to develop, you need exposure.
I grew up in Los Angeles, in a Nigerian household, with my parents and my three siblings. Throughout my childhood, my parents opened our home to family and friends who moved from Nigeria and didn’t have a place to live. They’d stay with us for days, weeks or even months, depending on how long it took them to get on their feet. Sometimes our house got so crowded I’d have to forfeit my bedroom and sleep on the couch.
Right after the 49ers football season ends, Nnamdi Asomugha starts his full-time offseason volunteer job – college tour guide.
Nnamdi Asomugha of the San Francisco 49ers joins NewsNation to discuss how the latest jobs report stressed the importance of a college education. Asomugha talks about the mission of his foundation to help kids from low-income families achieve the dreams of higher education.
Nnamdi Asomugha is known for his moves on the field during the NFL season but it’s what he’s doing in the off season that’s so impressive. The San Francisco 49er cornerback talked to Steve and Maria about his program, The Asomugha College Tours for Scholars.
All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles cornerback and lead Philly 360° Ambassador Nnamdi Asomugha is not only known for his abilities on the field, but also for his charitable work off the field.
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As we prepare for Pro Bowl Sunday, you’ll hear me and my fellow NFL all-stars thank our teammates and coaches for their support throughout the season. It is a priority for me, as I’m interviewed this week, to emphasize that individual achievements are not usually attained without the dedication of a group of people working together to succeed. As someone who relies on others to reach my goals on the field, I know that having a strong team is essential to success.
Nnamdi Asomugha of the Oakland Raiders, Madieu Williams of the Minnesota Vikings and NFL newcomer Ndamukong Suh of the Detroit Lions are distinguished members of the growing fraternity of NFL players with African roots.
Four Supreme Court Justices, a former president, several Secretaries of State and now Nnamdi Asomugha and Tyrus Thomas. The Oakland Raiders cornerback (left) and Charlotte Bobcats forward on Monday became the first to win the new athletes category of the Jefferson Award, a public-service prize founded in part by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in 1972.
CARSON – On April 10, 2010, Dr. Lilian Asomugha, President of the Asomugha Foundation, was honored by City of Carson Councilman Mike Gipson at the 4th annual Women in Leadership Breakfast. The annual awards ceremony highlights extraordinary women in Southern California having a profound impact, both locally and abroad, through their exemplary leadership in service. Among the honorees were California State Senator Gloria Romero, Councilwoman Janice Hahn, and FM radio personality Nautica De La Cruz.
Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha remembers the moment as if it happened just yesterday.
A native of Nigeria, Asomugha grew up in Southern California after his parents fled the impoverished country. “My favorite piece of clothing as a boy was a purple Magic Johnson jersey from the Los Angeles Lakers,” Asomugha recalls. “I wore that jersey every day until it didn’t fit any longer.” On his first visit back to his homeland as a 7-year-old, “I saw another little guy wearing my old favorite jersey. I could tell by looking at it that it had been mine.
OAKLAND, Calif. — A few miles northeast of the Raiders’ practice field, Nnamdi Asomugha stood on the playground of Garfield Elementary School in the middle of a line of children with arms linked at the elbows.
Every year Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha takes a group of Bay Area youth to the East Coast for a college tour.
Los Angeles, California (CNN) — The high school honor student and the NFL’s highest-paid defensive back stroll down the destitute streets of Skid Row.