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Emmanuel Acho Talks About the Platform that Football Provides

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BEREA, OH - MAY 12: Linebacker Emmanuel Acho #59 of the Cleveland Browns during the second day of minicamp at Cleveland Browns training facility on May 12, 2012 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
BEREA, OH - MAY 12: Linebacker Emmanuel Acho #59 of the Cleveland Browns during the second day of minicamp at Cleveland Browns training facility on May 12, 2012 in Berea, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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In an article by Pat McManamon of Fox Sports Ohio, Cleveland Browns sixth-round draft choice Emmanuel Acho was interviewed to talk about the opportunities that being a player in the NFL provide other than playing the game:

"I just like what football allows you to do as far as what platform it puts you on," the Browns' sixth-round draft choice out of Texas said recently. "For no other reason, people respect you because you’re talented at playing a game. It allows you to impact people’s lives for the better. ...being able to play football will give me that platform to do more impactful things than winning games."

In other words, being a part of the league puts him in a better position to make a difference off the field, especially in his parents' home country of Nigeria, where Acho has witnessed first-hand the difficult living conditions he could have been in had he not been more fortunate. Check out the rest of the article to gain some more background information on Acho, who will battle for a spot at outside linebacker in training camp.