But he’s smart, too. Real smart.
And his toughness doesn’t keep him from sharing the story about when he got an A-minus in grade school and broke down crying when he found out another student got an A-plus.
As a finalist for the Campbell Trophy, awarded to the top senior scholar-athlete in college football each year, Asamoah boasts brain power that will surely be an asset along the Falcons offensive line for years to come.
The Big Ten Network profiled Asamoah during his senior season at Illinois and it provides a behind-the-scenes look at his upbringing by a father who grew up in Ghana and a mother who grew up on a farm in Indiana. The two backgrounds came together to teach Asamoah about the importance of hard work and that it doesn’t matter where you start, it’s the work you put in to do better that counts.
His parents, Samuel and Geraldine, have earned five college degrees, including two masters degrees.
Asamoah’s backstory is remarkable. I highly recommend you watch the video below from the Big Ten Network.