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Episode 63: Sam Acho | Chicago Bears Linebacker

Episode 63: Sam Acho | Chicago Bears Linebacker

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Rich Take On Sports

Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Sam Acho
    • Became involved with being a podcast co-host after Willow Creek Church Pastor Steve Carter invited him to participate
    • Loved the idea of “Relevant Is Doing A Sports Podcast” and knew he wanted to be involved
    • Sam never had a sole dream of playing in the NFL because he never really believed it could become true
    • First noticed as a football player after him and his brother Emmanuel attended a camp in Southern California although they didn’t know that it was an invite-only camp
    • USC Head Coach Pete Carroll and assistant coach Ken Norton, Jr. quickly noticed him and would offer him a scholarship
    • Attended the University of Texas with Head Coach Mack Brown because Texas never pressured him to commit and it was close to his hometown of Dallas, TX
    • Still thinks that the National Championship game against Alabama would have been different if Colt McCoy wouldn’t have gotten hurt in the opening minutes of the game
    • Thought he would play his whole career in Arizona after being drafted by the Cardinals in the 4th round of the 2011 NFL Draft
    • A broken leg changed his path in Arizona and he would eventually sign with the Chicago Bears and then signed a two-year extension with the Bears in March 2018
    • Sam’s passionate about encouraging people and helping motivate people which is why he continues to pursue opportunities as a speaker
    • Part of what he loves is also being on TV after he had his TV show in Arizona, “The Sam Acho Show”
    • CTE is something that he does think about each day as he plays but he will continue to play until he doesn’t have the passion anymore
    • He’s been involved with Living Hope Christian Ministries since he was 15-years old with mission trips and continues to give back with annual mission trips to help provide medical care in Nigeria
    • Loves sports because you get to be on a team with people that you may have never been able to meet
    • Words of Wisdom from Sam Acho: “Seek God whole-heartedly and you will find Him.”

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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